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Learn and Geaux! — Alignment

The goal of alignment is to provide a roadmap for students to follow on their way to achieving the course goals. As course designers and instructors, we want to get into the habit of intentionally practicing alignment throughout all components of our courses. The concept of alignment itself is relatively simple, but accomplishing it in a course can be difficult. This video will clarify the practice of alignment and highlight a few simple steps to get started on the path to an aligned course. But what does this mean? It means that there's a clear connection between the course outcomes, learning objectives, course materials, and activities and assessments. This video will also put emphasis on how to write learning goals and the importance of these goals.