Designing Your Course

How can you plan what students will be doing without first knowing what you want them to learn? By focusing course planning around clear learning objectives, instructors can have a better sense of how students should demonstrate their learning, and then consider what day-to-day experiences may best support students’ learning.

Establish Course-level Learning Objectives

Empower your students with clearly defined and measurable learning objectives that guide your teaching strategies and assessment methods and ensure your students understand the skills and knowledge expected throughout the course.

Design Your Syllabus

Craft a comprehensive and accessible syllabus that serves as the roadmap to your course, outlining clear expectations, assignments, and support mechanisms to guide students through their learning journey.

Flip Your Classroom

Explore the flipped classroom model, where students engage with content before class through digital resources, freeing up classroom time for collaborative learning and problem solving.

Communicate Values in Your Syllabus

Shape your classroom culture with your syllabus, communicating your values and setting clear expectations and roles for students to foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment.