Not really. But perhaps that grabbed your attention?
Quizzes are a great way to give rapid feedback to the learners (and to the instructors!). Quizzes also provide verification that learners have, in fact, engaged with specific pieces of content.
This being the start of the semester, it’s the perfect time for a syllabus quiz.
Does this experience sound familiar?
I can ask if anyone has any questions [about the syllabus]. I can look for nodding heads or confusion on faces, and I can address any issues in class. And if I really want to be a stickler, I can have students sign a page stating that they have read and understand the syllabus. . . . That isn’t good enough, I’ve found. I still have students come to me saying that they didn’t realize such-and-such and that it would affect so-and-so.
Syllabus quiz to the rescue! Maybe we need a superhero graphic?