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Course Design

  • Frameworks & Taxonomies of Learning

    Frameworks and taxonomies of learning can help you design your courses​ rapidly and effectively.
  • Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

    Creating objectives and learning outcomes can help you choose the right kind of assessments, materials, and activities for your course.​
  • Course Modalities

    Course modality refers to how a course is offered by the instructor.​ Examples include on-campus, hybrid, and online asynchronous.​
  • Instructional Time

    Guidance for calculating instructional time in online and hybrid courses.​
  • Alignment in Course Design

    Alignment refers to how critical course elements work together to promote students' achievement of your course​ learning outcomes.​
  • The Syllabus

    The most effective syllabus​ goes beyond listing the logistics and the topics covered in the course.
  • Attendance, Participation & Late Work Policies

    Setting clear attendance and late work policies can help minimize confusion.​
  • Zoom Camera Guidelines

    Guidelines for establishing camera policies in your Zoom-enabled classes.​  
  • Learning Materials

    Learning materials are resources that you use as an instructor to help your students meet the learning outcomes for your course.
  • Course Calendar

    A recommended timeline and commons events to keep in mind each​ academic quarter .

  • Content Warnings

    ​​​​Content warnings precede and flag sensitive themes and content.