Successful teaching depends on careful planning and design of the course. It helps you well prepared for teaching and it facilitates student learning to the deeper level. As we heard such buzz words, active learning and flipped classes, focusing on successful student learning is an issue these days. The following resources will help you to design your course to be effective.

Backward Design: An overview of Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe's influential book Understanding by Design and links to resources that assist instructors in applying the book's principles in their course planning.

Planning Your Course: A Decision Guide: This site offers an overview of course design process that begins with identifying significant learning experiences and then basing activities and assignments on helping students gain those experiences.

Defining Objectives

Define Your Learning Objectives: The starting point for any course design activity is to define the learning objectives.

Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy & Revised Taxonomy

Writing Learning Objectives

Writing Learning Objectives: Beginning With The End In Mind

Writing Instructional Objectives


Creating An Assessment

Align Assessments with Objectives: Having objectives clearly defined before starting thinking what to teach and how to teach, the next step is to prepare the evidences of learning and assessment tasks.

Creating an Assessment Plan


Selecting Instructional Strategies

How to Identify Appropriate Instructional Strategies: After defining the learning objectives and creating the assessments for the given course content, you will need to think about what instructional strategies can be used to engage students to meet the objectives


Planning Learning Activities

Assignment Instructions

Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips - IDEA Paper #40, Eric H. Hobson • Georgia Southern University