It can be difficult to estimate how much time it takes the average college student to complete the common academic tasks that are often assigned in college courses. This tool is intended to help you plan the appropriate workload for your students, not to reduce rigor, but to reduce barriers to student success.
This is an estimate of course, but it will help you to get a better feel for the amount of work you are assigning to your students. Additional insights on the research, how these estimates are calculated, and additional resources can be found on workload estimator webpage.
The course workload estimator is hosted on this page, with permission, from the Rice University Center for Teaching Excellence.