Course Design Program

Course Design Program

The Course Design program is a one-quarter workshop where faculty design and build a digitally-mediated course in ways that reflect Seattle University’s Jesuit approach to education. With the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm as the foundation, you will use Design Thinking methodology to uncover the real objectives of your course, the unique needs of your students, and how these can be met using digital learning technologies. There are two versions of Course Design, each catering to the needs of a specific audience.

Course Design for Online Courses

This course is for faculty who are developing fully online courses and meets twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-12:00pm, for the duration of the quarter. It is offered in the Fall and Winter terms. Participants should plan to devote 8-10 hours per week and be proficient with Canvas before enrolling. After the quarter, regular one-on-one sessions with a CDLI instructional designer will be held until the course is complete.

Course Design for Hybrid and Web-Facilitated Courses

Instructors who are interested in using digital tools to enhance their teaching practice, but are not developing a fully online course, should consider this version of Course Design. This course places more focus on the flow between online and face-to-face sessions. This course meets once a week, on Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:30am and is offered in the Fall and Winter terms.