This Getting Started with Team-Based Learning online workshop, authored and designed by Jim Sibley, focuses on using the principles of Team-Based Learning to design a course experience that focuses on helping students learn how to apply and use course concepts to solve problems, rather than simply remember the “facts” for the test.

The TBL principles developed by Larry Michaelsen can be applied to any course regardless of subject matter or class size. In just 2 weeks you can learn everything you need to get started with TBL right – how to get your students to consistently come to class prepared and how to build on that preparation to challenge your students to apply what they know to solve interesting, real-world problems.

  • Cost:  $395/participant
  • No pre-requisites
  • Two weeks in length
  • Facilitated
  • Asynchronous
  • Approximately 20-hr time commitment
  • Sessions limited to 15 participants
Upcoming Sessions

March 7 – March 21
May 9 – May 23
June 13 – June 27


 Book Required

Dedicated sessions for groups of 12 or more are available upon request.
To schedule, contact Linda Jacoby at

Intended Audience
This workshop is appropriate for instructors or instructional designers—or anyone wanting to get started with Team-Based Learning and design your first TBL module or course.

Workshop Format
Getting Started with Team-Based Learning
is a facilitated online workshop designed to be completed over two weeks. Over the two-week period, you will be guided through reading, watching videos, and completing application activities as you apply the principles and lessons learned to design a TBL module. Experienced coaches will guide you with helpful feedback and suggestions as you progress. The workshop includes multiple opportunities for interaction and feedback from your coach and other course participants. Active participation is required and specific due dates must be met. You can expect to spend a total of about 16-20 hours completing workshop lessons and activities.

Workshop Product
You should select a single module to work on throughout the two-week period. Because the online workshop is only two weeks in length, you will not design an entire course, but by the end will have:

  • Designed a single well-integrated TBL module
  • Developed module-level outcomes, module activities, and student preparation materials and activities.
  • Developed team formation and peer evaluation plan.
  • Considered possible challenges you might face as you deliver your TBL course.

Those who use team-based learning report increased levels of student engagement, greater preparedness for learning and classroom activities—and you too can experience the fun, energy, excitement, and deep learning that is part of the TBL classroom experience!

About the Author
Jim Sibley is a faculty developer with 33 years of experience at the University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. He is an international Team-Based Learning consultant and co-author with Peter Ostafichuk of Getting Started with Team-Based Learning (Stylus Publishing, August 2014).

To learn more about Jim and his work or TBL, see