This Week for Faculty: Planning for Fall 2020: Course Design and Course Materials

by | Jul 13, 2020

Course Design Essentials 

Designing or redesigning a course? Take a deep dive into the essentials of course design for any classroom format—online, in-person, or hybrid. Self-enroll in this online CourseWorks offering and design your course anytime and from anywhere.

Watch narrated videos and design your course using downloadable worksheets. Upon completing this asynchronous experience, you should have a plan and the resources needed to continue the design process.

For: all Columbia faculty woman at computer
Format: self-paced
Time Commitment: six hours

The five modules include:
1) Course Design: Getting Started
2) Articulating Learning Objectives
3) Assessing Student Learning
4) Planning for Teaching and Learning Activities
5) Putting It All Together

Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute

Join over 750+ Columbia faculty in the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute! 

To prepare Columbia faculty for the Fall 2020 semester, the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute guides faculty through adapting their courses from face-to-face to online or hybrid formats. This offering provides instructors a foundation that can serve across all formats of teaching with the capacity to adapt quickly to whatever mode of teaching makes the most sense at any given time. The institute provides faculty with a comprehensive toolkit they can apply to their own course context whether this may be a seminar, small lecture, or large lecture class.

For: all Columbia faculty
Format: mix of self-paced and live sessions
Time Commitment: six hours

Details of synchronous and asynchronous sessions

Resources from Columbia Libraries Butler Library

  • Find out what course materials and remote research support is available to you for the upcoming semester by contacting a library subject specialist.  
  • As the Libraries restore services, stay up to date by visiting their Alerts page.

The CTL is Here to Help All Summer

CTL staff are holding daily virtual Office Hours Monday through Friday to help faculty with questions related to teaching online, as well as any other teaching-related inquiries. 

You can also arrange a one-on-one consultation by phone or via Zoom for support. Please email to set up a time to meet with one of our consultants. You can also request a CTL session for your next department or school gathering.