Center for Teaching and Learning

Course Design

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Blended Learning

Are you interested in a blended course or flipped class design? Pre-recording lectures for the students to watch at home can be challenging, but it also gives you the ability to move away from the "sage on the stage" model and incorporate more active learning in your classroom. The resources below will tell you the why and how of blended learning.

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Syllabus Assistance

Bb Page Layout

That being said, the Center for Teaching and Learning at CLU can help create templates that will help students locate items that their instructors want them to have, while making it easier for instructors to know where to add content.

BPS- Sample Online Course Template

Course Design Maps

When planning how you will get from point A to point B, it is good to have a map. Instructional Designers use Course Design Maps (CDMs) to start at your destination (what you want your students to learn) and helps you work backwards to develop an effective, quality course.

Course Design Map

Instructor Led Hours

There are several types of instruction that count as instructor-led Carnegie hours. This document describes several of them, and some tips to be aware of when using them.

What counts as Instructor Led Time of Carnegie Hours


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Bb Rubrics

Do you like using Bb for assignments? Download these rubrics that you can import into Bb, or email and he will upload them to your course for you.


    Civic Engagement

    Creative Thinking

    Critical Thinking

    Ethical Reasoning

    Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning

    Global Learning

    Information Literacy

    Inquiry and Analysis

    Integrative Learning

    Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

    Oral Communication

    Problem Solving

    Quantitative Literacy



    Written Communication