Supports curriculum design team collaboration and constructive alignment.
An effective and engaging course requires the careful alignment of outcomes, assessments, student activities, learning resources, and lecturer support and involvement. Course mapping highlights each of these areas, so that they can considered separately and together.
Tip: Consider completing user personas before starting the course mapping to first identify your user groups and their needs.
13 weeks template:
16 weeks template:
If you need assistance thinking of learning activities to support the course design in the online space, see the Activity Cards for some ideas.
Biggs, J. (1996). Enhancing teaching through constructive alignment. Higher Education, 32: 347-364. Available online.
Biggs, J. (2003). Aligning teaching and assessing to course objectives. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: New Trends and Innovations. University of Aveiro, 13-17. Available online.