At some point in the course design process, you will need to make decisions about how to structure the course overall. Take into consideration the learning outcomes, course topics, content, assessments and modality. To start, view this basic template and/or a much more detailed course map. As you organize your course, also consider these following tips.
Break up long segments of content. Establish a module-, unit-, or week-based framework for the various instructional topics and components. This approach is what’s known as “chunking.” Include summary statements after each chunk of content, transition statements connecting adjacent chunks and introductory statements for each subsequent chunk.
Content for Each Unit
As you map content into your calendar, aim for a consistent workload across the semester.
A clearly-defined weekly or regular rhythm can help learners manage their time, understand expectations, and complete tasks.