Course Development

Check out these resources when developing face-to-face, online or blended courses.

BCIT Learning and Teaching Centre "How Tos"

Lesson plans are based upon the course's learning outcomes, which are part of the course outline. If you plan to use educational materials such as texts or readings, you must make sure they are in the BCIT Bookstore before first class, as BCIT faculty are prohibited from selling directly to students.

Online Course Development

Here are a few resources to get you started. Feel free to contact your School Liaison for more information.

BCIT Policies/Templates

Course outlines give learners details on course delivery, evaluation, and learning outcomes. For a 45-hour course, there are usually 6 to 10 outcomes. In trades, DACUM (Develop a Curriculum) charts, which group specific job tasks into teachable chunks, are often used with or instead of course outlines.

BCIT Resources

If you are using course materials developed by others, you need to ensure that you are respecting copyright restrictions. Luckily, at BCIT, copyright experts can support you every step of the way.
Outside BCIT, the Purdue Online Writing Lab has other in-depth and helpful resources on plagiarism, including samples to discuss.