20-Minute Mentors

How Can I Create a Memorable Course Finale?

Discover how to create memorable and meaningful course conclusions in just 20 minutes with esteemed educators, ensuring both instructors and students feel accomplished and satisfied while avoiding the negative impact of dull final exams.


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How Can I Create a Memorable Course Finale?

Last impressions leave lasting impressions. The importance of ending your course on a positive note can sometimes be overlooked. It’s the standard to conclude a course with a final exam, but is that how you want students to remember your course?

To help overcome this challenge, four esteemed educators, Caralyn Zehnder, PhD, Karynne Klein, EdD, Cynthia Alby, PhD, and Julia Metzker, PhD, collaborate to share innovative ways to make the final days of your course positive and engaging.

In only 20 minutes, you’ll gain practical insights and actionable tips to revamp your course structure. These expert educators:

  • discuss how to add exciting activities and celebrations to the closing stages, ensuring both instructors and students feel accomplished and satisfied
  • detail how to restructure the course schedule to allocate time for enriching events on the last day
  • address the negative impact of ending a course with a dull final exam
  • dispense their recommendations on shifting towards fun and low-stress finales

Join these four educators in redefining the art of course conclusions and learn how to make your final class sessions memorable and meaningful!

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how their course finale can affect student experiences
  • Recognize what makes a memorable course finale
  • Create a memorable course finale in several different ways

Topics Covered

  • How last impressions leave lasting impressions
  • What makes a memorable course finale
  • Several suggestions for course finales


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty teaching in any modality
  • Instructional Designers
  • Faculty Developers


Product Code: PM23UA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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