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(U10 - VSS) Portage College Course Planning/Evergreening (30 minutes)

Presenters: Leslie Johnson and Nadia Abougoush

Abstract: Learn how to structure your course build so all aspects (assessments, learning activities, resources, UDL, TPACK, PLAR, etc.) are considered at the appropriate stages. When the process is complete, you will have your course designed with all components aligned, a top-quality site in your LMS that fully supports the course, and with UDL, TPACK and PLAR considerations identified and built in. Where blended or hybrid design is desired, this process will also help you identify which parts of the course are best suited for online delivery.

Audience: Faculty, Course and Instructional Designers, Content Editors and Production Teams

Learning Objectives:

  • Efficient course design processes
  • Integrate UDL, PLAR, TPACK, and other academic considerations into the Design and Development phases
  • Identify the most appropriate delivery methods for the various course components


Leslie Johnson - Born and raised in the US, Leslie earned her BA at UC Berkeley. A few years later she moved to Canada and worked full time while raising her family on beautiful Vancouver Island. Leslie realized it was time for a career change and returned to school at Royal Roads University in Victoria. The blended format allowed her to continue working full time while earning her first MA. She enjoyed the online component so much that she immediately enrolled in a second MA program, this time fully online. This educational path allowed her to move directly into instructional design.

Nadia Abougoush - Born and raised in Lac La Biche, Alberta, Nadia received her B.Ed in elementary education from the University of Alberta. She then returned home to teach in Lac La Biche and area. Wanting to expand her horizons, Nadia then moved on to teach overseas in the Middle East. While there, she received her M.SC in Education from the State University of New York. Nadia then returned back home to work at Portage College in the Teaching, Learning and Applied research Department. Nadia’s various roles include Instructional Design, Faculty Development and Learning Facilitator.

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Updated January 13, 2016 by Student & Academic Services