Visual Strategies for Cohesive Course Design

Colors of different stripes to illustrate color-coding course design strategy
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Most instructors and instructional designers are already familiar with the basics of developing well-aligned, robust course designs, such as writing measurable course objectives using action verbs to clearly describe what students will know, do, practice, or apply; aligning tools and technologies to the learning objectives they facilitate; and choosing sufficient assessment formats and tools to keep students engaged without overloading (and overwhelming) them. Nevertheless, you may wonder what you can do to better apply these principles and produce better-quality course designs. Below, we outline document and color-coding strategies that you can use to do just that.

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