You can place the link anywhere in your online classroom: in your syllabus, in Course Content, etc. You can use this or similar language, and of course include the link to TRAC:
Direct your students to TRAC when you have assigned a large research project, such as a term paper. TRAC assists students with their time management by breaking down a project into the following steps, providing a due date for each step, and linking to helpful resources:
If your research assignment is already staged (that is, divided into steps, with a due date for each), then you have already structured the assignment for your students, and TRAC will not be needed.
If you want to convert a large assignment into a staged one, you can take the steps and scheduling used in TRAC and adapt them to your class’s needs. When designing an assignment, please feel free to consult a UMGC librarian on any aspect of the assignment that involves library research. You can contact us via Ask a Librarian.