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Learning and instructional design

Design, develop and assess meaningful student learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

Course design

Conceptualize a new course or re-design an existing course to develop learning outcomes, assessment and activities for student-centred learning.

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Blended and online learning

We offer support for all experience levels, whether you want to integrate learning technologies into your class, try a flipped or blended approach or go entirely online. 

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Consultations can help you identify and achieve specific goals in relation to course design and teaching and learning.

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Helping you design meaningful learning experiences

Whether you are enriching a current course or teaching for the first time, we promote evidence-informed practices and help you implement strategies for designing meaningful learning experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom.

We support instructors in all aspects of instructional design including: student assessment, student engagement, course design, flipped learning and blended and online learning.

We can help you with:

  • writing course outlines
  • planning teaching and learning activities
  • flipping your classroom
  • engaging students online
  • designing student assessments and rubrics

Not sure where to start?

We invite you to consult with our learning and instructional design team. Consultations can help you explore new ideas and techniques to enhance student learning or to address challenges or constraints in the learning environment. Single visits or continued follow-up consultations can help you achieve specific goals in relation to teaching and learning.

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Customized workshops

We can customize our workshops for faculties, departments or teaching teams. In consultation with you, we can design workshops to enhance teaching and learning in areas relevant to your group's current needs and interests.

See a workshop or program you would like personalized for your faculty needs? Book a consultation and let’s start the conversation. 

Is your department looking for a way to ensure consistent and reliable assessment practices? Let’s explore the potential of rubrics as meaningful measures of student learning and co-construct a rubric for your course together.

Are instructors in your department looking for just-in-time feedback on their course design? Contact us and we can help arrange drop-in times to support your process.

Course Design Program

This program will help you to develop an overall course design plan and identify practical strategies for designing, teaching and evaluating your course.

Teaching Online Program

The Teaching Online Program (TOP) is an immersive, online professional development program delivered entirely online using D2L and Zoom.

Course Design Resources

Review resources and templates related to course design and assessment in both online and face-to-face contexts.

Courses and workshops

Visit the Taylor Institute course calendar to view all upcoming courses and workshops.