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ABC Online Course Design

Toronto Metropolitan University and Western University ABC Online

With ABC Online Course Design you can shift your course to remote delivery in less than four hours.

To participate in ABC Online Course Design, you only need a course outline and a set of learning outcomes.

ABC Online Course Design  is open to any instructor interested in designing an online or remote course. 

You might benefit from ABC Online Course Design if you are looking to:

  1. Transition a course fully from in-person to remote delivery
  2. Workshop the first outline of your remote course
  3. Break down your weekly lectures, activities, and assessments for transitioning to D2L Brightspace

This process is flexible enough to be used by:

  • Individual instructors
  • Instructor teams
  • Departments or programs

About ABC Online Course Design at TMU

ABC Online Course Design was developed by the Centre for Excellence in learning & Teaching at Toronto Meropolitan University and the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Western University.

The ABC workshop was originally developed by Clive Young and Nataša Perović at the University College London as a rapid, streamlined process for designing and revising courses based on sound educational principles. In 2016, Young and Perović assisted Toronto Meropolitan Universit in adapting their openly licensed materials to build a workshop that is tailored to the Canadian teaching environment, with a storyboard that reflects our semesters, and cards that are customized to reflect the tools available to our instructors.


“ABC Online Course Design” by Western University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning and Toronto Meropolitan Universit’s Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is an adaptation of the ABC Learning Design method by Clive Young and Natasa Perovic, UCL (2015) and Learning Types, Laurillard, D. (2012), and is made available through an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International  (external link) License.