Course Design Intensive – May 2019

Event Date & Time

  • May 27, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 31, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The Course Design Intensive (CDI) is an intensive program in which participants work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Throughout the workshop, participants will acquire a broadened understanding of course design concepts, and will gain skills and tools they can apply to their own course. The focus of the workshop is on having participants work with the major concepts and questions that need to be considered as they design a course. Ultimately, the goal of the CDI is to support instructors as they work to enhance their students’ learning.

Once you have completed this initial registration process for the CDI, you will be asked to complete a pre-survey to establish your eligibility for the CDI, and to ensure we best meet your needs during the CDI. Once you’ve completed the pre-survey, you’ll be contacted by email to complete your registration.

Upon completion of the Course Design Intensive you will be able to:

1.  Approach the design of your course from a learning centered orientation.

2. Apply principles of alignment to develop learning outcomes and select aligned assessment methods and learning activities.

3. Assess various learning activities and technologies for their value in supporting the learning outcomes you have developed and propose how they may be incorporated into your course design.

4.  Engage in peer learning as a means of enhancing your teaching practice and student learning.

Registration Deposit:

In order to confirm your CDI registration, you will be required to pay a $60 deposit. This deposit is refundable (via direct deposit) and will be returned to you upon successful completion of the workshop. If you have to cancel before the workshop starts or if you are otherwise unable to complete the workshop once it has started, the deposit cannot be refunded or transferred to another date or person.

Non-UBC and/or members who are not a part of the teaching and learning community are welcome to attend; however, you will be charged a participation fee of $600, which is non-refundable. The participation fee will be collected at the first session of the Intensive and a receipt will be provided.

Please note this program runs during the week of May 27 to 31. There are 3 mandatory face-to-face sessions which run from 9am to 5pm on these days:

  • Monday, May 27
  • Wednesday, May 29
  • Friday, May 31

*Registering through this page does not guarantee registration in the course – approval is based on participants responses to a survey, which will be sent out once a participant has filled out the online registration form. You will be notified if you have been accepted into the workshop*

Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre

  • May 27 & 31: Seminar Room 2.22
  • May 29: Dodson Room 302

Questions: If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z4