March 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm #1227
The thought of creating an online course for the first time can be daunting. Providing faculty with a planning tool such as a blank Course Map can simplify the task. The UNF ID Team offers this tool as a starting point for course development.
Completing a Course Map can help to:
Chunk content into a modular structure
Plan for multiple means of content delivery to accommodate varied learning styles
Organize online activities and assessments
Check for alignment in objectives, instruction, activities, and assessments
Attached is an example of a blank Course Map document.
March 22, 2017 at 11:12 am #1265
This is an excellent resource. Thank you for sharing.
March 22, 2017 at 11:22 am #1268
This is a really great idea. I can’t believe I never thought of doing this before, but the course map could be helpful for both faculty and students. I think that just the process of creating the course map would be helpful for solidifying your ideas about organization and progress in the course. Building on this, I could imagine that a visual, “mind map” style course map could help represent sections, subsections, and connections among pages even more clearly. Thanks for the great concept–I’ll have to put this in my next class!
March 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm #1475
I agree this is a great idea Ryan.
When I first read Allison’s post I was thinking in terms of designing a new course, but as I read your reply I started thinking this could also be a great tool for updating an older course. I suspect through the process of mapping out the current course organization, one would spot gaps or areas for improvement. This could serve as a catalyst for rethinking or redesigning a course that may have gone stale over time.
March 22, 2017 at 11:23 am #1270
Thank you for sharing this resource! We utilize a similar document at Indian River State College when designing and developing online courses. The faculty member/subject matter expert utilizes it primarily. After the instructional designer has evaluated and approved the document, it becomes the blueprint for course development.
Virtual Campus Technician
Indian River State College
March 22, 2017 at 11:29 am #1277
Thanks for sharing! We use a similar course map (attached) organized in a slightly different format. I like your final row – to identify the alignment in the module. I will work to add that into our course map!
November 18, 2019 at 11:32 am #3804
We also have something similar that we call a Course Plan. Faculty fill this in as the first step. Then we have another document called our Unit template where they fill in all the details for each unit including an area where they note the connection between the activities and the unit objectives.
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