Centre for Teaching Excellence


Whether you are building a new course from scratch or adapting and updating an existing one, our course development resources provide support using evidence-informed principles of teaching and learning and estimated timelines based on many years of experience. Along with our workshops and symposiums we offer one-on-one consultations with Educational Developers and Educational Technology Specialists to help you put together a strong foundation for your course.

You can build flexibility into your course to allow for emerging learning and interests or to make space for collaboration and co-creation with your students. We can introduce you to approaches such as backwards design, authentic assessment and open pedagogy as well as support and resources for decolonizing and Indigenizing your curriculum. These templates are meant to give you a foundation and a clear pathway for students, but course development is an iterative, ongoing process with ongoing adaptation and refinement.


Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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