The Course Design Program uses evidence-based practical strategies to help inform and direct your course design. The online program includes student-centred learning topics to help you through complete course designs or re-designs, developing your course outline, planning assessments, and promoting student engagement. The flexible format uses both online asynchronous and synchronous approaches for participants to engage with the material, each other and the facilitators. This program will help you to develop an overall course design plan and identify practical strategies for designing, teaching, and evaluating your course, whether your course is online, in the classroom, or blended.
This program is open to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, academic staff, and non-academic staff with the University of Calgary.
You will have opportunities to engage in the following:
- Conduct a front-end analysis in order to identify important elements in your course design
- Write effective course learning outcomes for your course Select and sequence course content
- Identify practical constraints for your course and select strategies to mitigate them
- Choose student assessment strategies that are an accurate measure of the course learning outcomes
- Select teaching and learning activities in alignment with course learning outcomes and assessment strategies
- Evaluate your course design
Please note: Registration will close within 1 week of the course start date. Participants will be contacted with relevant course information via email – as well as enrolled on D2L – once the course begins.