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.

Valencia Lagbo

UVA student

David Edmunds

Director, Global Development Studies


Alexa Quinn

Lead Instructor
School of Education and Human Development

Steven L. Johnson

Associate Professor
McIntire School of Commerce


Mike Lyons

Assistant Professor of Education
School of Education and Human Development

Amanda Cowen

Associate Professor
McIntire School of Commerce

Elizabeth Hall

Assistant Professor, General Faculty
Department of French

Zaida Villanueva García

Lecturer of Spanish
Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese


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