A Legacy of W.K. Kellogg


The Design phase is the first and in many ways the most important process in course creation. Course design guides the building, teaching, and improvement of the course in the same way that creating a blueprint guides the building and use of a structure.

The key activity in course design is articulating effective learning objectives. This step leads to planning appropriate assessments and successful course activities, creating or finding valuable materials, selecting useful learning technologies, and constructing a strategic sequence of events and course calendar.

In the Design phase, you will:

  • Write or revise course learning objectives.
  • Select the course format: Face-to-face, hybrid, or online.
  • Compile or create learning materials and activities, and assessments that are aligned with learning objectives.
  • Create a course plan: Generate the syllabus and weekly plans.