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Badge programs

Course Design Program

The Course Design Program uses evidence-based practical strategies to help inform and direct your course design. This program will help you to develop an overall course design plan and identify practical strategies for designing, teaching, and evaluating your course, whether your course is online, in the classroom, or blended.

Designing a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience

This badge provides proven strategies, resources, exemplars and critical friendships for instructors in designing course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). Participants will proceed step-by-step toward (re)envisioning class or lab-based activities as an independent or collaborative research project for students.

Teaching Online Program

The Teaching Online Program (TOP) is an immersive, online professional development program delivered entirely online using D2L and Zoom. Develop a research-informed approach to your online teaching practices. Build confidence in navigating asynchronous and synchronous learning environments, exploring best practices for online teaching and learning, and collaborating with your peers to explain and expand your learning.

Ready for Research

Undergraduate research is a signature form of Experiential Learning at UCalgary that allows you to “learn by doing” as you conduct a research project. The Ready for Research badge will prepare you to confidently participate in research within your undergraduate studies.