My experience from nearly thirty years of college teaching is that good course design is startlingly important: seemingly small details can spell the difference between success and mediocrity. This is particularly true when the textbook has an unusual design and/or you have high expectations for students learning difficult material.
The guidelines summarized below should help instructors design the sort of class schedule and grading policies that (in my experience) will undergird a successful undergraduate general relativity course using this textbook. The links send you to pages that explore the issues in greater depth.
To see how I teach the course at Pomona College, look at the syllabus I used when I last taught the course.
If you are a professor thinking about using the book in a course, go to the professors' resources page at University Science Books, where you can request an examination copy (if you are not quite sure) or a desk copy (if you are). In the latter case, be sure to request an instructor's solution manual that provides complete solutions to all box exercises and homework problems.
You can purchase a copy directly from the publisher here.
New! Online Student Manual available here.
Thomas A. Moore has been a professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Pomona College since 1987. He does theoretical research on detecting gravitational waves using LISA (now eLISA). Send him a message.