This section will help you to develop new course outlines, or to revise course outlines based on Mohawk College’s policies and our use of Outcomes-Based Education.
The course outline is a contract between the college and the student that provides information on the curriculum and learning students will experience in a particular course. It articulates the specific outcomes students will achieve in the course, identifies how those outcomes will be measured and assessed, and includes information about course-specific resources and policies.
Course Outlines at Mohawk College
Course Outlines at Mohawk are written in our Course Outline Mapping and Management System, or COMMS. You can access COMMS through your MyMohawk Faculty Tab.
- See a blank template for a Course Outline used at Mohawk.
- See detailed instructions on each section of the Course Outline in the Course Outline Template – With Instructions.
- See a Guide to using the COMMS Tool | Guide to using the COMMS Tool - Accessible version (PDF)
- See also: How to write Course Learning Outcomes, How to write Course Descriptions, and Developing Assessment Tasks.
For help developing the content of your course outline, speak one of our Curriculum Development Specialists.
For help using COMMS, speaking to one of our Support Specialists.