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Course (Re)Design Tools
Course Planning Table guides you through the course (re)design process. (Use after the Learning Outcomes are established.) Click here to download a fillable Word document on Sharepoint.
Course Syllabus Map is for creating the course schedule. Can be shared with students so they see how course elements build toward their learning goals. Click here to download a fillable Word document on Sharepoint.
How to write/revise course calendar descriptions helps you create effective, engaging course descriptions that meet the Registrar and Enrolment Services guidelines.
Learn More About Course Design
The Backwards Design Framework (9:36 minutes) is a clear and easy to understand video about backwards design, a highly effective approach to course (re)design
Design & Teach Your Course from Carnegie Mellon University offers excellent advice and practical tips on course design
Effective practices in course redesign from University of Windsor walks readers through the redesign process
Instructors’ guide to course design: Learning outcomes & constructive alignment from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
Lesson Planning & Active Learning module introduces faculty to many effective course design strategies
Outcomes-based teaching & learning teaches you how to align outcomes, assessments and teaching and learning activities
A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning is an in-depth discussion of how to (re)design courses and assess their success
Longer Reads and Deeper Dives
Applying Science of Learning in Education: Infusing Psychological Science into the Curriculum is an ebook focusing on the science of learning and how to apply it
Enhancing Teaching Through Constructive Alignment by J. Biggs is a deep dive into the theory behind course (re)design (Higher Education, 32(3), 1996 pp. 347-364)
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