I am not a teacher of any sort except the occasional lecture on farming stuff to local groups so my way may not be appropriate.
Originally Posted by RichB
I would make every course you teach an area of focus of sorts with separate projects for each major section. So I would have separate distinct projects for Chapter 13 work, Chapter 14 work and so on. In my tool, Omnifocus, I use folders to be areas of focus or groupings I want to keep together. Because I like to view only the next actions not all available I'd rather have more projects and no sub-projects. It just works better for me.
For example in the traditional GTD approach I have an AOF of Personal Development. That is a folder. Within that I have folders for things like Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle, Spinning, Weaving and Scrapbooking. All my projects go under those folders. In Scrapbooking right now I have a project for each week's assignments for an on-line class I am taking.
I'd suggest trying one course that way, set up as many separate projects as you need for each multi-step task and then try one that is more granular with only large chunks as projects and see which works best for you.
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