Design and Teach a Course

Carnegie Mellon offers an extensive, well-organized process of how to design and teach a course. Includes: First Day of Class, Instructional Strategies, Teaching Across Cultures, Inclusive Learning Environment, Course Management, Assessments, and Problematic Student Behavior.

Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences presents the process of course design from multiple, important perspectives. The Center for Faculty Development houses his book and his 35-page "A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning" (.pdf).

Writing Learning Outcomes

The Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Windsor offers suggestions on how to write learning outcomes (.pdf) in relation to Bloom's Taxonomy (older version of Bloom's, but nonetheless, relevant) and contains "Critically Reflective Questions to Ask When Writing Learning Outcomes" to support faculty in identifying and writing learning outcomes.


Carnegie Mellon also offers information on assessment, including assessment basics, students' prior knowledge, assessment basics, assessing students' learning and performance.