professor with students 

Barbara Brown teaching at Kodiak College. She shares her teaching perspective in Trail Guide module 1.

Trail Guides are asynchronous professional development course design modules that are intended to expand faculty's knowledge and skill with course design and development. 

Each module walks through key concepts and UAA resources to build an effective course. Although the modules focus on online learning, the design process and resources also apply to courses delivered on campus. They were designed to be flexible and efficient, so users can choose which sections to complete and each module functions as a stand-alone activity. The modules include lots of optional materials such as UAA faculty examples, pedagogic background briefs, links to additional resources, comprehension checks, and interactive course planning tools.

Course Design Trail Guide Modules


Project Credits

This project was developed by UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning, with partial funding by the Title III Robust Online Learning grant. Please visit the full Project Credits (Google Doc) to see the staff and faculty who contributed, the full list of references and image sources, and the Creative Commons licensing information.

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