Course design


Create courses with an effective blend of learning activities before, during and after class. The workshop will also help you become more systematic when you decide, which teaching and learning activities should take place face-to-face, and which would work better online.


The workshop prepares the participants to design a course using relevant planning tools. Participants work on the basis of their own teaching to design a course of shorter or longer duration, including: 

  • Identifying contextual factors of the course and the students. I.e. who are the students, how many are they, what is the teaching format, the exam form, the number of ECTS points and reservations from the board of studies.
  • Defining intended learning outcomes. What should the students be able to do after having participated in the course
  • Discussing the overall pedagical idea. Why and to what level should something be learned. Which learning activities do the students have to participate in in order to be able to accumulate the expected competencies?
  • Selecting course content. Based on the intended learning outcome of the course, which topics, perspectives, concepts and relationships are relevant to present to the students. Which materials do the students have to process?
  • Choosing teaching methods and activities. Which approach to learning is being used? Which teaching activities should be planned in order to help the students achieve the intended learning outcomes? Which activities should take place in-class and which activities should take place out-of-class?
  • Choosing feedback formats. Students learn from giving each other feedback, and from this process students learn to become more independent in their work. Which feedback activities should the students participate in in order to be able to meet the criteria for the course?
  • Creating alignment. Is there a connection between the intended learning outcomes, learning activities and assessment? 


The participants must identify a problem they want to work with, before the workshop. Choose/bring concrete courses. Participants must fill in the workshop template and submit it before the workshop.

General information

Target audience: All employees at Aarhus BSS 

Scope: 30 minutes preparation, 1½ hours workshop

Number of participants: max. 20 

Venue: Campus Aarhus

Price: The workshop is free of charge for employees at AU

Language: Danish / English

CUL reserves the right to change the workshop programme and language of instruction


This workshop can be requested as a 'tailor-made' workshop if you and 3-5 of your colleagues are interested or as a specially adapted presentation at academic events at Aarhus BSS.

Workshop responsibles/lecturers

Anne-Mette Alsholm

Educational it consultant

Workshop secretary

Julie Lykke Facius

Member of Administrative Staff