Course Design Basics

I’ve been teaching this class for years now, and it’s starting to feel a little stale…

I inherited this course, and I’d like to make it my own…

I’m creating a brand new course, and I’m just not sure where to start…

Designing a course, whether you’ve been teaching it for years or are teaching it for the very first time, can be an exciting as well as daunting task. However, you can design a successful course by developing a plan that takes into account student needs, determines learning goals, develops authentic and engaging assessments, and applies active learning strategies.

This section provides an overview of course design basics:

  • Analyze and Design: Read more about the benefits of analyzing student needs and course goals and creating a course map.
  • Develop and Implement: Learn more about ways to develop and implement course that is rigorous, challenging, and well-aligned.
  • Evaluate and Revise: Find out ways to ensure the quality of your course by using learning analytics and student feedback.

Request Assistance

For personal assistance in course design, you may request assistance from the Center for Instructional Technology and Training.