Course Design Intensive

Will you be teaching a course in the next year? Design or re-design your course now, by participating in the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and Partners Course Design Intensive (CDI).

What is the CDI?

An intensive three days in a supportive atmosphere, working both individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course that you teach or are planning to teach. You must register for and attend the entire three-day Intensive.

Upon completion of the CDI 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 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.

Who is it for?

You are a post-secondary educator or instructor, faculty, post-doc, staff, or graduate student. To participate, you must have a course that you would like to design or re-design, regardless of the mode (face-to-face, blended, or online). You will be asked to bring any existing course documents and materials with you to the Intensive.

Faculty members and instructors teaching academic courses have priority for the CDI. Non-UBC members and staff outside of the teaching and learning community will be charged a non-refundable participation fee of $600. Please contact the CDI coordinator, Sue Hampton, at, to explore your eligibility for the CDI.


We offer two Course Design Intensives throughout the year. Please see our list of upcoming sessions below. If you are interested and are eligible to apply, please click on the link below and fill in an application.

June 2018 CDI Dates

Monday, June 18, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
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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.