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Course Design

Introduction to Backward Design


Interested in creating a course from scratch? In this interactive workshop, you will learn and apply strategies for effective course design. Topics include goal-setting and assignment creation. You will leave with a preliminary course outline.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the value and structure of the backward design process
  • Draft learning goals, assessments, and learning experiences that align with each other
  • Outline a syllabus and plan for further development

Workshop Resources:

In the Library:
Online Resources:


Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoc certificates: