CELT Summer Course Design Institute

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 9:00 am to Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:00 am
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Location: Online

We will meet daily from 9-10 a.m. for a synchronous hands-on workshop (required) followed by a 30-minute guided discussion and Open Labs (individual and group consultations).


  • Online Course Essentials (ONCE)
  • Fundamental course design tools, processes, and support
  • Learning Assessments Techniques (LAT)
  • Transparent teaching framework (Transparency in Learning and Teaching)
  • Inclusion and accessibility


  • Describe the primary dimensions of learner-centered course design.
  • Use the tools and course design processes (e.g., ISU Template, worksheets, Quality Matters rubric)
  • Align assessments, engagement strategies, and learning objectives that promote college students’ success.
  • Implement inclusive pedagogical components into a course (e.g., inclusive syllabus, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning principles).
  • Locate ISU’s teaching and learning support resources.

Who can attend?

  • Each offering of the four-day Course Design Institute is open to 20 faculty or staff (with teaching responsibilities) from Iowa State University. 
  • The Condensed Course Design Clinic is open to anyone interested in teaching and course design at Iowa State University.
  • All disciplines are welcome and encouraged to participate in either of the offerings.


  • Receive a certificate of completion and recognition of participation shared with their department chair(s).
  • Customize your Canvas course using the highly adaptable ISU Template in preparation for Fall 2020.
  • Build or assess your course design using the Quality Matters Self-Review tool.
  • Connect with peers.
  • *Participants who fully engage in a four-day Institute and complete all of the requirements listed below will receive a $500 professional development stipend from the Senior Vice President and Provost. Note: This benefit is only available to those who complete the Institute.