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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Course Design Basics

Explore your options

  • If you have a new course to design or an existing course that you would like to redesign, we welcome you to schedule a meeting to consult with one of our educational developers. We can help you through this process by meeting with you on a regular basis to discuss your vision for the course, provide relevant resources and give feedback based on the type of course, the available timeline, your teaching philosophy and your learners.
  • If multimedia development may be a component of the design process for your course, you may also be paired with a multimedia developer from the TLC.

Ask questions

Some of the questions that an educational developer would explore with you when planning or updating a course include:

  • What are your own beliefs about teaching and learning?
  • How does this course fit into the overall program?
  • What are the course learning outcomes?
  • Will it be offered online, face-to-face or in a hybrid (blended) format?
  • What do you know about the students who may take this course?

Additional Resources

For more questions you might consider when planning or redesigning a course, review the Analyze Context, Content and Process handout shared with a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) through the CU Open site.

If you are interested in learning more about the various elements of course design, you might also explore the following pages: 

Help and Support

The educational developers at the Teaching and Learning Centre are available for one-on-one sessions in course design. Contact the Teaching and Learning Centre at