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Creating Effective Courses

Advice and support on how to effectively design the layout and structure of courses.


How easy is it to navigate your course to find materials and activities? Think about the different reasons why a student may be visiting your course in Learn. For example, they might be accessing materials for preparation for a teaching activity, revision prior to an exam, taking part in an online learning activity.


There is a requirement to make course materials that do not put any person on the course at a disadvantage. The University Disability office will inform you if you have to make any adjustments to your materials for a student who may require materials in alternative formats.


Find out about the Learning Design roadmap (ELDeR) at the University of Edinburgh.