Virginia Tech™home

Course Design Clinic

The Course Design Clinic has been developed to provide you with focused support as you are planning for a new course or revising an existing course. During the two-day session, you will be guided through several stages of course design to include:

 1) identifying goals and learning outcomes 

2) organizing the syllabus and schedule

3) designing individual class meetings, activities, and assignments

 4) planning for assessment of student learning

Through working with the staff at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, you will receive guidance on rigorous instructional design, assignment-based assessment, active learning strategies, and inclusive course design. The goal of this clinic is to get you to think through multiple levels of granularity for your course and complete much of planning at once while having instructional experts on hand. You will leave the clinic well on your way to having a complete course, syllabus, and task list for implementation.