The AU Teaching Commons is Augusta University's digital repository of original educational work and teaching resources created by faculty for faculty. The Commons is managed by the University Libraries and published by the Center for Instructional Innovation.

The AU Teaching Commons is an open, double-blind peer-reviewed digital repository that provides faculty with a space to share and discover original educational work and teaching resources. Faculty can submit original work or a teaching resource from online, hybrid and face-to-face courses. Original work or teaching resources include but are not limited to:

• Assessments, including assignment prompts

• Instructional materials, including text, visuals and videos

• Learning activities, including discussion and reflection prompts

• Practical strategies to increase student engagement with content, with one another, and with the instructor

• Innovative use of technology


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  • The CORAL Collection (Concepts in Online Resources for Accelerated Learning)

    Moon, Henry; D’Eon, Marcel; Medical College of Georgia
    The CORAL Collection is designed for education committee members, course and program directors, and dedicated teachers at every level to help people learn important concepts and principles in education. Refer to
  • Writing a Literature Review One Step at a Time

    Griffith, Candace; Department of Social Sciences
    Teaching students how to write a literature review can be challenging. This resource allows students to break down the process into finding articles, creating a reference list using a specific citation style, writing an annotated bibliography to help summarize the articles, write a synthesized paragraph, and finally a literature review using all 10 sources.
  • Protein Structure Using Mini-Toobers

    Wilson, Christina; Department of Biological Sciences
    This activity uses hands-on materials to allow students to represent the structure of a protein and how the properties of amino acids affect both the structure and function of proteins.
  • CSCI 3410 - Database Systems -- Lecture Notes

    Aubert, Clément; Department of Computer Science
    You will find here the draft of the lecture notes used to teach CSCI 3410 - Database Systems Lecture Notes at Augusta University. This document contains: - A large collection of exercises, exams, problems, as well as selected solutions, - A "hands-on" guide to install, configure and run various database management systems (MariaDB, MySQL, mongodb) - A compact guide to the most fundamental definitions and notions of the topic at stake, - Organized and up-to-date references. If you are interested in contributing to this document, you can consult the CONTRIB file. A list of bugs and the detailed license can also be consulted: more information at
  • Crossword Puzzle

    Williams, Katherine; Department of Psychological Sciences
    This course activity can be utilized with a variety of topics as a low-stakes assignment to review terminology and re-review the terminology as the students answer each question. This activity was modified from
  • Spanish Translation Assignment

    Biasetti, Giada; Department of English and World Languages
    Students work in groups to complete a Spanish translation and then review the translations done by other groups. Virtual class time is dedicated to work on the translation and carry out the editing process by using BOX and the Discussion Board on D2L.