About the CDI

What is the Course Design Intensive?


instructors in discussion around a table.

Course Design Intensive – CTLT

The Course Design Intensive (CDI) is a 3-day workshop in which participants work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching.  Throughout the workshop, participants will acquire a broadened understanding of course design concepts, and will gain skills and tools they can apply to their own course. The focus of the workshop is on having participants work with the major concepts and questions that need to be considered as they design a course. Ultimately, the goal of the CDI is to support instructors as they work to enhance their students’ learning.

What Will I Learn?

Over the three days you will be working to envision your course from a learner’s perspective and design the components of a course plan that can be further developed and used to create a learning centered course syllabus.

By reflecting on your course and engaging with your peers and with the course activities, you will have an opportunity to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Approach the design of your course from a learning centered orientation.
  2. Apply principles of alignment to develop learning outcomes and to select assessment methods and learning activities.
  3. Assess various learning activities and technologies for their value in supporting the learning outcomes you have developed and propose how they may be incorporated into your course design.
  4. Engage in peer learning as a means of enhancing your teaching practice and student learning.calendar

Offerings: The CDI is usually held twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.

Spring 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018

Registration for spring 2018 is now open!

Have questions or need more information? Please contact Sue Hampton, susan.hampton@ubc.ca

Image attribution: Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology on Flickr – used with permission.