How to Promote Inclusive and Accessible Practices using UBC’s Curriculum MAP

Event Date & Time

  • May 12, 2022
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

This event is part of the 2022 Celebrate Learning Week.

In this poster session, we showcase UBC’s Curriculum MAP as an open source platform that can facilitate syllabus planning using the ‘syllabus generator’ as well as alignment between course and program objectives. Generating consistent and clear syllabi responds to students’ need for clarity and attends to the concern for accessible learning when they view an organized document.

The digital mapping tool uses backward design to facilitate course planning, which draws one’s attention to inclusive teaching and learning practices. Curriculum MAP promotes inclusivity and accessibility by drawing the attention of course and program developers to consider UBC’s strategic priorities such as, “thriving communities” (UBC, Strategy 3) and “inclusive excellence” (UBC, Strategy 4) when planning for teaching and learning goals and outcomes statements. The ease with which one can build and collaborate using the tool is a distinct feature that supports user experience and encourages conversations amongst colleagues.

The poster will present sample course level mapping to demonstrate how the platform can facilitate “ideation, creation and evaluation” (UBC’s Curriculum MAP) of learning objectives, choice of activities, and assessment that contribute towards reflexive and scholarly practice. Curriculum MAP offers a distinct way to visualize not just the course components but also build a narrative on quality assurance that can aid departmental review of course effectiveness and systematic as well as accessible learning opportunities. By developing opportunities to represent curriculum maps in multiple modes – textual and visual, the tool can support conversations on inclusive and community focused learning amongst institutional stakeholders.


  • Dr. Anita Chaudhuri, English and Cultural Studies
  • Janine Hirtz, Centre for Teaching and Learning
  • Laura Prada, Provost and Vice-President Office
  • Dr. Bowen Hui, Associate Professor of Teaching and Associate Head, Undergraduate


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