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Creating Effective Courses

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

Looking for Help with Learn?

From the beginning of the 23/24 academic year, all new courses will be delivered using an updated Learn interface. In order to ensure that users can access support materials for current and previous year courses we have kept old support materials on Edweb pages and created a new Sharepoint Learn site full of useful resources for the new interface.

For Learn resources for current courses, please visit the Learn Sharepoint (University of Edinburgh users only).

Here you can access the most up-to-date information such as:

  • Good practice guidance
  • Training and support resources¬†
  • How to guides

To access support material for older courses please use the pages below as usual.



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.