Inform your course design with Indigenous educational resources!

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 an online 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 consider a variety of strategies and 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 taught on campus, in a blended manner, and fully online.  


While this web page is accessible worldwide, McGill University is on land which has served and continues to serve as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. Teaching and Learning Services acknowledges and thanks the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps mark this territory on which peoples of the world now gather. This land acknowledgement is shared as a starting point to provide context for further learning and action.

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