Course development

Whether you are creating a face-to-face, blended or online course for the first time or you would like to change an existing course, The Centre’s course development experts can help you define your learning objectives, design aligned learning activities, and formulate effective assessments to improve learner outcomes. 

Our Educational Developers can help with your face-to-face courses and our Instructional Designers are on hand to help with your blended and online courses.

We also have digital media specialists who can help enhance student engagement in your online course by supporting you with the development of media assets and high quality videos.

If you need help developing your face-to-face course or are undecided on whether to teach your course in a face-to-face, blended or online modality, email catl_info@umanitoba.ca to book a consultation with one of our Educational Developers or Instructional Designers.

If you would like to discuss creative media or video options, book a consultation with one of our Digital Media Specialists or videographers.

Developing a face-to-face course

Getting started with your course design

  1. Choose your modality. You’ve chosen to design your course as a face-to-face course.
     
  2. Apply evidence-based pedagogical principles. The following resources are available to assist you:
  3. Consider what Equity, Diversity and Inclusion means in your course design.
  4. Explore Indigenous ways of knowing and identify how you can integrate these in both your course design and pedagogical approach.
     
  5. Decide how will you ensure Academic Integrity in your course design.
     
  6. Technology
    • Digital pedagogy asks you to consider whether technology should be part of your course design
    • Select learning technologies that will enable you to integrate technology into your course design.
    • Consider adding digital media that can enhance your course by displaying complicated data, difficult concepts, and enhance student engagement with interactive elements. Consult with a Digital Media Specialist to understand the available options.
    • Refer to UM Learn and Cisco Webex training resources.
       
  7. Consider adding digital media. Digital media can enhance your course by displaying complicated data, difficult concepts, and enhance student engagement with interactive elements. Consult with a Digital Media Specialist to understand the available options.
     
  8. These ready-to-use to use tools have been designed to support your course design:

Developing an online or blended course

  1. Choose your modality. You’ve chosen to design your course as a online or blended course.

  1. Apply evidence-based pedagogical principles. The following resources are available to assist you:

  1. Consider what Equity, Diversity and Inclusion means in your course design.

  1. Explore Indigenous ways of knowing and identify how you can integrate these in both your course design and pedagogical approach.

  1. Decide how you will ensure Academic Integrity in your course design.

  1. Technology
    • Digital pedagogy asks you to consider whether technology should be part of your course design
    • Select learning technologies that will enable you to integrate technology into your course design.
    • Refer to the learning technologies pages for information about UM supported teaching technologies, related workshop listings, and one-on-one technology consultations.

  1. Consider adding digital media

  1. These ready-to-use to use tools have been designed to support your course design:

Curriculum review and development and accreditation support

The Centre’s curriculum specialists can provide support and guidance in a faculty-driven, collaborative and evidence-based curriculum review and renewal process.
We provide consults on a variety of topics and at every stage of the planning:

  • Initial stages of program planning
  • Creating program goals and outcomes
  • Curriculum alignment
  • Collecting curriculum data
  • Mapping the curriculum
  • Planning a curriculum retreat
  • Assistance with Program Accreditation documents and reports

Need help using learning technologies?

Contact us

The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
65 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, MB
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8708
204-474-7514