Designing for learning involves the intentional process of planning programs, courses, and assignments to provide meaningful learning experiences to students and align with learning goals. Instructional design, backwards design, and understanding by design are among the approaches used for this process and for which we are able to provide guidance.
Often, designing for learning can benefit from collaboration. As you go through any of the design processes described below, visit the Teaching section for strategies and techniques to include, and reach out to meet with us at any point.
Whether planning for a new course or redesigning an existing one, the careful process of considering the various elements of teaching – students, course goals, our passions, and institutional needs – are all a part of course design. Explore our resources for course design – online and on campus.
Assignments fill many roles – engaging students with course concepts, providing insight into student learning, contributing to program assessment. They also are significant course activities. Creating assignments that meet all of these needs can take careful planning. Consider some of these resources to support the process.
The ATL team holds a wide range of experience and knowledge to help you meet your teaching and learning goals, regardless of modality, level of experience teaching, or discipline.Book a Consultation