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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

Information on preparing a course outline in keeping with current McGill policy as well as sample course outlines from McGill instructors.

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

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Course Design Essentials is a three-part webinar series designed to fast track your course planning efforts. You will apply principles of backward design to (re)design one of your courses and create an overall course plan. The need to adapt your course to promote student learning in the remote context will be taken into consideration.


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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