Course Design Foundations (CTE6642)Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 — 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

Location: MC 2036  

Facilitator: Trevor Holmes (Centre for Teaching Excellence) and Veronica Brown (Centre for Teaching Excellence)

Notes: Open to faculty and staff (including new faculty)


This six-hour workshop introduces the principles of sound course design to faculty and teaching staff with little or no prior teaching experience running courses of their own. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Define intended learning outcomes
  • Select assessments that demonstrate achievement of defined intended learning outcomes
  • Identify  teaching activities  to support students in preparing for the selected assessments
  • Evaluate your course for alignment between intended learning outcomes, teaching / learning activities and formative / summative assessments
  • Create a concept map for your course


Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you've created an account, you can register for this workshop.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email ( or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.

Math and Computers
Room 2036
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1