Course Design

The FDC is in the process of redeveloping this webpage in order to clarify for our clients the process of course development.  Expect changes—and let us know if there's anything missing or if there is something you would like to see here.

Start by viewing the Course Development and Planning Manual.  

Editable for your course is the Start Here module. This module includes great information for students, which introduced them to the structure of your course. The zip folder contains the following HTML files & links: Overview Page, Syllabus Checklist, Accessibility, Course Schedule, Communication Rules, netiquette, Technology Requirements, and University Policies. Each of this documents may be edited once they've been added to course. 

Find out what others are doing: search for offerings and for free online courses.

Additional Resources

Quality Matters


Design & Development 

Learning Objectives & Assessments

  • Bloom's Revised Taxonomy - St. Edward's University Center for Teaching Excellence Task-Oriented Question Construction Wheel [PDF] 
  • Metacognition - Vanderbilt University: Thinking about thinking, learning about learning—making it explicit in your classroom.
  • A Model of Learning Objectives - A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Iowa State University|Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

updated November 21, 2014, JAL