What is a Learning Plan?
The “Learning Plan” provides additional context to a “Course Outline” by including information on assessment strategies, alignment to course learning outcomes, and a detailed delivery schedule. Faculty should review the Course Outline and the Learning Plan document with students before starting their first lesson every semester to ensure the learning expectations are properly communicated to all students.
This section provides Faculty with various resources to help complete their first draft of the Learning Plan.
Learning Plan 2021-22 Resources (Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022)
The following Learning Plan Template has been updated with a new date (e.g., 2021-22) and new link (e.g., academic policy link). The Guide and Checklist are resources to help you complete your Learning Plan.
Richard Stronach, Professor, Early Childhood Education - Kingston
"I began using Modules to organize my course delivery when working with the School of Contemporary Teaching and Learning in the development of a hybrid course. I have found the practice of using Modules to structure content very helpful in planning, teaching, and evaluating content. I liken it to chapters or parts of a book. The Modules provide clear beginnings and endings of concepts which may have otherwise made the delivery seem fragmented and confusing."
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find my Course Outline?
Log into SLC.me
Select on "File Shares" icon to access shared college documents
Select on "S Drive" from the list of folders
Select "CourseOutlines" and select the "Public" sub folder
All course outlines are categorized alphabetically and can be download onto a device. e.g., MATH110 under M
Faculty should ensure they find the most recent version of their Course Outline by reviewing the file name
e.g., MACH104W20K is the Course Outline used in the most recent Winter 2020 semester.
e.g., MACH104F19K is the Course Outline used in the previous Fall 2019 semester.
What is the "Delivery Method" for my course?
Faculty should confirm the delivery method (i.e., Face-to-Face, Alternative Delivery, Hybrid, Blended/Mobile, or Online) with their Associate Dean or Campus Dean before starting to draft their Learning Plan.
When should I prepare my Learning Plan?
Faculty should connect with their Associate Dean or Campus Dean to discuss submission timelines for their Learning Plans. All Learning Plan documents should be approved and signed by Associate Dean or Campus Dean before the first day of the semester.
Can I change the Assessments during an active semester?
Faculty should make sure to connect with their Associate or Campus Dean if they wish to make any amendments to the weighting (e.g., change the weight from 25% to 10%) or assessment types in an active course (e.g., removing an entire assessment and replacing with another). These changes need to be approved by Associate/Campus Deans and communicated to students in a structured manner to support this transition.
Minor changes to the delivery schedule (e.g., guest lecture will now take place on Thursday instead of Monday) do not need approval.
Who do I ask for help with my Learning Plan?
Connect with the SCTL@sl.on.ca if you want to schedule a 1on1 consultation about your Learning Plan if you are teaching a face-to-face or alternative delivery course. Our team can help brainstorm assessments and teaching strategies that suit your course.
note: Faculty who are developing Hybrid, Blended/Mobile, or Online courses will be working in a structured course design process with the Program Planning, Development, and Renewal (PPDR) department.