1. What is the cuLearn online course template?
  2. Set up and start using the template
  3. Course template workshops
  4. Need help?

What is the cuLearn online course template?

The cuLearn course template is designed to help you get off to a running start when building your courses online and facilitating them in a way that will foster student learning and save you time.

We’ve taken a few proven strategies and built them into a framework that you can use to streamline the development of your online course. The template includes:

  • Student-centred pre-populated blocks (quick links to course content, MacOdrum Library, student resources and technical help)
  • Placeholders for recommended content (to be customized to your needs)
  • Weekly topics format with pre-built elements (to be customized to your needs)
  • Instructor resources for course building and facilitation (easily customizable PowerPoint templates, an online course facilitation template, links to additional online resources, and more)

To fully explore the template and experience it from a student’s perspective, you can self-enroll in the cuLearn Course Template course.

template example

A preview of the cuLearn course template for Fall 2020

Set up and start using the template

To get started, download the template for the appropriate term from the Course Facilitation and Building Resources section in the cuLearn Course Template course. Next, follow the three quick guides below for steps to import, customize and populate the template for your course.

Course template workshops

Throughout the summer, we’ll be hosting workshops called Engage Students, Save Time: Successful Integration of the cuLearn Online Course Template to walk you through customizing the template for your course, as well as discussing strategies you can utilize to structure your course in an organized, accessible and engaging way. Check our events page for details about upcoming sessions.

Need help?

If you need help setting up the template or if you would like to discuss a customized template for your department or group, please email us at edc@carleton.ca.

For more resources and tools that you can use to help make informed decisions about your course, visit our Transitioning to Online Teaching page.