Course Design Basics

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The support I received from HSPH’s learning design team as I developed a new course was truly invaluable. Drawing on best practices from other courses, the team offered guidance on the syllabus and student assignments, recorded and edited video lectures, and through regular meetings during the semester helped answer questions and keep the course on track. As a first time instructor, I could not have succeeded without them.

Natalia Linos, MSc, ScD
Executive Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard

Here you will find resources that help you design a successful course. Learn about the steps for developing a plan that takes into account student needs, learning objectives, engaging assessments, and the teaching practices to help students reach their learning goals.