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Learning Objectives Resources

Learning objectives are concise statements of what students will know and be able to do with that knowledge at the completion of your course. Learning objectives guide course design decisions (what content to cover, choice of learning activities, types of assessments) and also provide students clear goals on which to focus their learning efforts.

To schedule an individual consultation about creating or improving learning objectives for your class, email

Resources from IWR at Dartmouth

Writing 2-3 Course Outcomes (opens in new window)

Writing 5 Course Outcomes (opens in new window)

First Year Seminars Course Outcomes (opens in new window)

Online Resources

Formulating Learning Objectives (Northwestern University)

Articulate Your Learning Objectives (Carnegie Mellon University)

Last Updated: 1/15/16