Course mapping.

Supports curriculum design team collaboration and constructive alignment.

Course maps involve taking an in-depth look at a course—who studies it, who teaches it, what it’s about, and how it’s delivered and assessed. It is a more visual, comprehensive way of presenting the course guide, and enables collaboration with multidisciplinary curriculum design teams. In keeping with the idea of constructive alignment (Biggs, 1996), the map draws together the course-level outcomes, assessments, activities and resources required to create “an environment that maximizes the likelihood that students will engage in the activities designed to achieve the intended outcomes” (Biggs, 2003).