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Course Planning

Regardless of your discipline, you have to carefully plan your course.  The resources below will provide you with some guidelines on how to go about planning a course as well as some questionnaires to ensure that you consider all the steps of planning.  You can add your comments and recommendations concerning these materials by simply clicking on the “Write a comment” link that’s on the right side of the webpage containing a full description of the material.

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Rubric for Online Instruction

Laura Sederberg, CSU- Chico

This site is designed to answer the question of what a high quality course looks like. The Rubric helps one to evaluate a current course but importantly, to design a course from the beginning

Step by Step: Planning a College Course

Graduate Student Development at University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

This guide provides steps that describe alternative planning decisions you can make in regard to your own course. They are ideas taken from a P. Ryan and G. Marten's, Planning a College Course, published by The National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning

Course Development Project Plan

Distributed Learning Technologies - California State University, Chico

This is an 8 page form that one can use in developing a course to ensure that all course content is covered.

Course Planning and Design

Fred Evers - University of Guelph

This site provides links to information on a number of topics concerned with course planning and will assist the instructor from Getting Started to Lesson Planning.

Planning a Course The Teaching Center - Washington University in St. Louis This resource is included as part of the Teaching Tips that can help you improve your teaching effectiveness and strengthen student learning.