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Course and Program Design

Find resources for designing and preparing curriculum, programs, or individual courses.

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Program design strategies

These strategies help prioritize student development and improve student retention, engagement, and academic performance.

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Course Outline Guide

This guide provides information on preparing a course outline in keeping with current McGill policy.

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This suggested timeline shows required and recommended actions, starting 6 months before the course starts, including ongoing actions.

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Course Design Essentials is a blended offering designed to fast track your course planning efforts. It consists of a three-part webinar series on Zoom along with activities in myCourses. You will apply principles of backward design to (re)design one of your courses and create an overall course plan. Note that these principles apply to courses designed for on-campus, blended and fully remote delivery. 


McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

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