Course Mapping Camp


Follow course design best practices to create a pedagogically sound blueprint for any course at this 2-day in-person workshop (9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day). Instructors from all disciplines are welcome to attend, and no educational background is necessary. We will teach you to create or modify course goals and learning objectives, and align them with a variety of assessment types.

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Upcoming Camps

  • Thursday and Friday, August 6-7, 2020
  • Thursday and Friday, Dec 3-4, 2020

Course Mapping

Mapping Objectives

At camp we will define student-centered goals, student learning objectives, assessments, and course content in the context of course mapping, and discuss the connection between course mapping and curriculum mapping at department or degree program levels. Camp instructors guide attendees through creating a course map that ensures alignment between goals, objectives, and assessments, and discuss course design approaches for organizing content into weeks, units, or modules.


Interactive and Hands On

Participants work using post-it notes, index cards, and flip charts to maximize flexibility. This face-to-face format also allows for interaction and collegiality across disciplines, and attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and challenges as they work. Participants may also discuss instructional technology questions with the instructional designers during workshop.

Hands on activities



course mapping home

Each attendee is given access to the workshop course shell where they will have access to all camp resources, including terminology and examples, information on learner-centered design, Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs, and an example Module Outline. Opportunities for further interaction among attendees is available via online discussion, and details about all of the CITT services are provided.


Certificate of Completion

Participants who attend the two-day workshop and complete a course map will earn an open badge and certificate. This includes a course description and the criteria required to receive the badge.

Course Mapping Badge