Course Design Workshop


Is your goal to become a teacher? Take your first step with this workshop!

This workshop provides tools for teaching at a university level. Participants will learn how to write a course description, to organize class content using a concept map, and to create learning objectives. They will also learn how to assess, grade and give applicable feedback to students keeping in mind the course alignment.  

In addition, participants will discover how to efficiently use different technologies and how to plan effective teaching strategies that can be used in class. Finally, they will apply this knowledge and draft a one week course plan. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to plan and design their course for effective teaching at an introductory level.

Requirements to attend the workshop:

  • Participants are encouraged to bring the outline of a course they are familiar with or that they would like to teach. T-Pulse will provide a generic course outline to those participants that do not bring their own. The course outline will be used constantly during the workshop and participants are expected to be familiar with the course outline (either their own or the T-Pulse one) before coming to the workshop

Who should attend?

Post-docs and Ph.D. students, from STEM and STEM related fields, hopefully with some teaching experience/knowledge who want to improve their skills and knowledge in teaching.

NOTE: In the past participants from other faculties have attended and benefited from the workshop and are welcome to come. New faculty are encouraged to attend the Course Design Workshop offered by Teaching and Learning Services (TLS).

Who facilitates the workshops?

T-PULSE workshops are facilitated by Tomlinson Graduate Teaching Fellows, who are graduate students in the Faculty of Science, committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning of science at McGill. T-Pulse fellows will be available online to help the participants during the week before the workshop.

When and where? 

This is a one day workshop and will take place on Wednesday February 12th, 2020 from 9:00-5:00.  Lunch will be provided. The workshop will take place at Carrefour Sherbrooke Residence, 475 Sherbrooke St., 2nd floor room 215 Ballroom, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2L9. (2 short blocks east of the McGill Campus) Check-in starts at 8:45 am.

How much does it cost?

The workshop is free.

To Register:

Registration is now open for the February 2020 workshop. Go to  the Minerva Registration Form (the form will open in a new tab), and enter your Minerva ID and password. Click on Registration for Tomlinson Project Workshops. Select TPW 600, Course Design Workshop, Section 607. When it asks for your supervisor’s workshop you may just enter your own email address again. Once you’re done click on “Submit Registration Request” You’ll receive confirmation of your registration by return email. Please note that you are not registered until you receive the confirmation email. If you are unable to access the Minerva Registration form please send an email to tomlinson.project [at] with Course Design Workshop in the subject line. Include your Name, Department, Status (ie Post Doc, Instructor, Teaching Assistant etc.) and email contact information. You will receive confirmation of your registration by email.



Back to top