Homework is intended to reinforce the key concepts reviewed in the pre-work and expanded on in the live virtual class.


  • Homework should take the participant no longer than 30 minutes to complete.
  • Limit homework tasks or project elements to 3 or fewer (keeping in mind the 30-minute time limit).
    • Use questions that help the participant reflect on and apply key concepts to their personal or organization’s situation.
    • Use practice templates for participants to complete using the insights and concepts they’ve gained in the pre-work and virtual class.
  • To reiterate, the homework should be tied directly to the content of the live class.


  • All homework assignments must be made available in a widely available and editable format such as Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word.
  • NTEN’s logo should be placed at the top right of the document header of word documents.
  • The font should be 12pt Helvetica or another similar web safe font.

Examples of homework used by some of the NTEN faculty.

Pitfalls to avoid

  • Editable PDF forms may present challenges for participants, as there is a wide range of compatibility issues across operating systems.
  • Do not use zip files or any other compression when submitting content as this can result in corruption or loss of formatting.