Course design support
The Office of Teaching and Learning offers dedicated support for the design, redesign,
and continuous development of courses and full programs, regardless of the mode of
Our team of instructional designers, faculty developers, and course specialists will
work alongside faculty members and academic departments to design high quality, engaged
Flexible course design and the University’s growth strategy
As the regional population continues to grow, the University is working to develop
more course offerings and full programs for flexible delivery. This strategy helps us reach more students, who may be otherwise
hard to reach.
This work includes:
- Redesigning existing courses for online and hybrid delivery
- Designing brand new courses for online and hybrid delivery
- Redesigning full academic programs for online delivery
How to engage in course design activities
- Faculty members and Departments who have ideas for course design, redesign, or curriculum
development need to seek approval from their Department Chair.
- Once Department Chair approval is received, individual faculty members can contact
the Office of Teaching and Learning to share their ideas for course design.
- Generally speaking, all design projects are assigned to a dedicated Instructional
Designer for one-to-one support.
- Depending on the nature of the project, some faculty may be eligible to participate
in a ‘fast-track’ program that is 50% workshop-based and 50% one-to-one consultancy.
- In many cases, faculty are eligible to receive a stipend for their collaboration in
developing online courses.
- Most projects require a semester-long development period. Please reach out to the
Office of Teaching and Learning early so support can be provided throughout the design process.