Small Changes, Big Impact

Discover instructional practices and tools used by instructors at the University of Virginia to improve the teaching and learning experience. The following short videos share the small yet meaningful ways instructors across Grounds are engaging students, building community in their courses, and maximizing UVA's learning technologiesduring the pandemic and beyond. We hope these stories leave you feeling inspired and with ideas for your own courses.

Click the ▶️ button to watch each video. You can also click on the video's title, which will take you to a page where you can view the video, read a description, and explore any accompanying resources.

This series is a project of the University Teaching and Learning Technology Committee. If you're interested in sharing your story or have any feedback on this site, email Kristin Sloane at Use #smallchangesbigimpact on social media to continue the conversation.




Faculty, staff, and students: tell us about a small change that's had a big impact in the classroom!

Kimberly Acquaviva

Betty Norman Norris Endowed Professor
School of Nursing

Jacob Resch

Associate Professor
School of Education and Human Development


Rachel Brozenske

Darden School of Business

Ottilie Austin

Associate Professor
School of Education and Human Development

Jessamyn Manson

Assistant Professor, General Faculty
Department of Biology

Wendy Martin

Mathematics Instructor
UVA's College at Wise

Emily Salpini

Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics
UVA Health

Anne Jewett

Assistant Professor
School of Education and Human Development


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