Course Design Support
Whether designing or redesigning a face-to-face, hybrid, HyFlex, or online course, the CTL is here to help! Engage in the CTL offering that meets your needs.
Course Design Essentials (Online) for Faculty
Design or redesign a course from anywhere and at any time.
Are you looking to design a new course or change the design of an existing course (face-to-face, blended, or fully online)? Enroll in our online, self-paced Course Design Essentials (Online) course.
Within the CourseWorks site, you will be guided through the fundamentals of learner-centered course design and a series of activities and downloadable worksheets.
The five modules include:
Module 1: Course Design: Getting Started
Module 2: Articulating Learning Objectives
Module 3: Assessing Student Learning
Module 4: Planning for Teaching and Learning Activities
Module 5: Putting It All Together
Upon completing the asynchronous experience, you should have a plan and the resources needed to continue the design process.
Who is this self-paced course open to?
Course Design Essentials (Online) is open to all Columbia instructors.
Course Design Video Playlist
Video 1: Course Design: Getting Started
Video 2: Articulating Learning Objectives
Video 3: Assessing Student Learning
Video 4: Planning Teaching and Learning Activities
Course Design Readings
At the CTL, we draw on two course design frameworks:
- Backward Design, informed by Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe, 2005)
- Integrated Course Design (Fink, 2013)
Explore these sources (ebooks available, log in with your UNI to access):
- Fink, L. D. (2013). Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses. Second Edition. John Wiley & Sons.
- Wiggins, G. and McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
Consultations on Course Design
Looking for one-on-one course design or redesign support? CTL staff can assist you as you draft your learning objectives, assessments, teaching and learning activities, and syllabi. To schedule a consultation, please contact CTLfaculty@columbia.edu
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