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As you begin to map your course, think about your learner and how to guide them towards the end goal of the course. Decide how your course learning outcomes build upon one another or scaffold. For example, foundational learning outcomes that are lower on the cognitive scale such as define or explain, are typically addressed early on in the course while higher-level cognitive skills such as distinguish or design may not be accomplished until later.

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organizing your course Modules


Next, structure your course according to the order of your course learning outcomes from lower complexity to higher complexity. Determine how the outcomes can be broken into units of learning. For example, Course Learning Outcomes I and II might be achieved together in one learning module earlier in the course. For each module, write the corresponding course learning outcome as a Roman numeral in the second column. In the next step, you will be creating learning outcomes for each module that align to the course learning outcomes you've identified.