The most successful learning environments are designed. There is a better way to creating or revising a course than going to the textbook or previous syllabi, it’s backward design. The basics of backwards design and alignment between learning objectives, activities and assessments are discussed.
The syllabus is usually the first introduction students have to your course. This Teaching Tool provides you with tips to ensure that the syllabus is a document that can engage students in their learning.
Teaching Tools—Successful Syllabi (PDF)