Course design involves discovering your own teaching philosophy, shaping learning goals and objectives, applying core learning principles to your design, and working with available technologies.
CELT’s Canvas Course Design Tutorial guides you through the process of designing a new course or revising an existing course with a lens of inclusive, learner-centered teaching at Tufts.
The resources below can also help you get started –
Articulating Your Teaching Philosophy
- Why Don’t Students Like School? (Daniel Willingham) – how students learn and strategies for helping them learn effectively
- Learning Principles (Carnegie Mellon) – a list of basic principles which underly basic learning
- The Teaching Philosophy/Teaching Statement (UMich) – approaches to making your views on teaching learning explicit
- Creating Inclusive Courses (Tufts) – a collection of resources for supporting diversity and creating a welcoming class climate
Setting Goals and Objectives: Backwards Course Design
- Working Backwards from Learning Goals and Objectives (Tufts)
- Professor Dancelot and the Perils of a Misaligned Course (Brigham Young)
Applying Learning Principles to Course Design
- Universal Design for Learning and Seven Principles of Learning -Tufts University (Tufts)
- Universal Design on Campus (CAST) – a collection of resources for understanding and practicing Universal Design for Learning
Course Design with Canvas and TUSK