Create an outline of your course's modules (units)
Now that you have an idea of how modules and pages work, it's time to create an outline of your course content that you can use to start building its modules.
In many courses, for convenience, the outline of curriculum units will align with the schedule where one unit = one week. This is how the course template is set up, if you imported that.
However, you can break your course material up in different ways. Your modules could be topical, with multiple modules in an instructional week or one module spanning multiple weeks.
In any case, your task is to create that outline with as much detail as you can, so not just topics, but the module-level learning objectives, materials, activities, and assessments you plan to present, implement, and require. T
he more concrete and detailed your outline is now, the easier it will be to build your course!
For example, a unit of your course in this form might look something like this:
- Week 1 / Unit 1 - Yeast Breads
- Objective: Describe the different types of yeast and their advantages & disadvantages
- Objective: Bake a loaf of simple yeast bread
- Objective: Create a sourdough starter using only flour and water
- Create a sourdough starter (this will take a week, so start first)
- Read: The Science of Sourdough Starter (available through library)
- Activity: start your simple starter using 100g of flour (of your choice) and water
- Activity (throughout week): continue to feed your starter (save discards)
- Yeasts: Fresh, Dried, Natural
- Read: The Science of Baking with Yeast
- Read: Wild Yeast (on Kanopy)
- Watch: Yeast is Great! video
- Discuss: share your experience using different kinds of yeast
- Submit: use an outliner or concept map to describe the three kinds of yeast and their advantages & disadvantages
- Simple yeast loaf baking
- Watch: Bread is Great! video (YouTube embed)
- Activity: choose a hydration level and create your recipe
- Submit: your recipe
- Activity: mix, knead, rise and proof your dough ... and bake!
- Discuss: share your recipe, experience baking, and pictures of process and final loaf
- Week 2 - Sourdough use
- Objective: find and use a recipe to make something using starter discard
- Objective: create and bake a loaf of sourdough bread
- Read: recipes for sourdough pancakes, crumpets, quick bread
- Discuss: share how you built your starter and how it went; give feedback on how to solve problems experienced by other students
- Activity: choose a recipe and make it
- Discussion: share pictures of what you made and discuss your experience
- Submit: your plan for keeping your starter
- Discuss: share a recipe for future use of starter