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Course Planning

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How do you plan your course? In this section, we offer broad strategies to inform your overall course design plan.

Creating Learning Outcomes

Developing clearly articulated learning outcomes is often one of the first steps in planning a course.

Design Principles for Canvas

A well-designed Canvas course can make a big difference in the quality of your students' learning experience.

TAs and the Teaching Team

This page offers suggestions for working effectively with TAs, who are an important part of any teaching team.

Using Academic Technologies

These strategies will help you to effectively integrate technology tools and know-how into your course design.

Optimizing the Syllabus

This page offers some advice on how you can optimize your syllabus for course planning and for communicating important class policies and expectations.
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