TLSS - Teaching and Learning Support Service

Course Structuring

Establishing the structure of a blended course is an important step in the course design process. To help you complete this step, we have developed two tools to facilitate the process of dividing your course time between online and in class activities.

Excel Tool 

The excel version of the course structuring tools gives you the same options as our online tool but, with added benefit of being able to save your work to your computer. You can choose how each week will be broken down (percentage online versus face-to-face), add the learning outcomes for each week, and break down the activities students will be required to complete.

The excel tool has been formatted to print on a standard letter (8.5 x 11) page.  

You will notice that only areas of the excel sheet that require information can be modified, all other areas have been restricted. A set of instructions has been provided within the excel sheet and can be viewed by clicking on headings.

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Online Tool

Our online course structuring tool gives you a calendar view of the semester where you can add online and face-to-face classes and their associated activities. The final product gives you a printable calendar which lists how the different weeks are divided - including their format, the activities you’ve described, and any other notes you have chosen to write.




Licence Creative Commons
The Course Structuring Tool created by the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) of the University of Ottawa (Canada) is made available under the terms of the Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International.
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