Online Learning Outcomes

Determine the meaningful changes you want to see in your students.

What are learning outcomes?

Learning outcomes are the high-level changes you want to happen in your students because they’ve experienced your course. Determining learning outcomes is the first step of course design because all other elements of the course must support these.

Creating high quality learning outcomes

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Step one:

Begin by going to our Learning Outcomes page to better understand what they are, as indicators of high-quality learning outcomes, and how to create them.

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step two:

Using the Worksheet for Designing a Course, draft your learning outcomes.

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Step three:

Ensure that your learning outcomes:

Next steps

When you have finished drafting your learning outcomes, the next step is to take a tour of an exemplary course for more ideas.