• Training Room

    STEP: Blended/Online module design for course teams 2021 Cohort 2
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This course is designed to support programme leaders and module design teams with the development of blended/online learning for this time of crisis and beyond.

Duration 2 sessions

Course Type Series

Booking Status Waiting List

Is this course right for me?

Target Audience: Staff involved in the design and delivery of teaching, learning and assessment

Course Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the higher education landscape in the UK and elsewhere. The response of our staff at Strathclyde to campus closures and the pivot to blended/online learning since early 2020 has been truly outstanding. However, it is clear that this ‘ global crisis’ will have long-term repercussions for learning and teaching. Planning for an uncertain future, we must now consider how we can design evidence-based blended and online programmes with the resilience to support student and staff well-being.

 This course is designed to support staff involved in the design and delivery of teaching to develop or redevelop academic classes for blended and online.

 It explores concepts such as ‘Constructive Alignment’ and ‘Backwards Design’, to promote a student-centred, objective-driven, inclusive approach to curriculum design. These models are at the heart of a number of Strathclyde policies and processes, including the Course Approval Process (C-CAP), the Assessment and Feedback Policy, and so on. As facilitators, we will work with you to designing a complete storyboard for each class in your programme. The model we use allows mapping of learning objectives, assessment and feedback opportunities, and learning activities within the storyboard as well as resource curation, allowing the design to take place within a single online space. Collaboration is encouraged and supported through the model.

Course Format

The format of this course is self-paced study with two short online sessions; one at the start of the course and one to consolidate learning at the end.

Cohort 1 – Introductory Session

Thursday 22nd April


Cohort 1 – Consolidation Session

Thursday 6th May




Myplace course link;


Delivered By: Dr Sean Morrissey (OSDU)


participants are to attend both sessions