Teaching & Learning

Planning your Unit

Planning tools when (re)designing your Unit

When planning and (re)designing an award Unit, there are a lot of details that need to be mapped out, thought about, modified, moved and so on.  When going through a planning or reviewing process, having this information organised together can be beneficial in helping to maximise efficiency of effort, as well as making it easy for colleagues to provide feedback and input into the design process.

Course and Unit Builder

There are many different approaches to mapping out and going through a unit design process. We recommend you use the UTAS Course and Unit Builder (CUB), which is a web-based application that supports different facets of curriculum design. The CUB provides different pathways through the design process to accommodate different needs of users. You can use the other pages on this website to help inform the decisions that you make.

Other templates

Below are also links to a few different static resources and templates which can be used to help your with the planning process. These are incorporated in an interactive way in the CUB.

Unit Planning Templates [download word doc]

    This document (above) contains three templates which can be used together as part of a process, or used separately:
  • ILO + Assessment Criteria used to measure attainment of the ILO (with some examples to get you started)
  • Assessment Criterion + Learning Activities to support student development of the skills and knowledge needed for the criterion and associated ILO
  • Learning activities + resources and feedback = timed to ensure occurrence prior to assessment tasks measuring associated assessment criteria.

Planning Your Online Unit [interactive web resource]

Unit Concept and Assessment Details [link to downloadable doc]

Unit Sequence Template [link to downloadable doc]

A brief guide to using the Unit Sequence Template  [link to downloadable doc]


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