Last update: May 23, 2023

This toolkit is a collection of tools and resources that can be utilized in the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based experiential learning courses.  In this kit you will find:

  • An overview of CBEL, for faculty members & community partners
  • Tools and resources to support CBEL Course Design
  • A guide to developing community partnerships and collaborative educational experiences for students
  • Tools and resources to help prepare students to engage with community partners
  • Reflection models, activities and rubrics


To support faculty in the design, implementation and evaluation of CBEL courses.


When engaging with the Centre for Community Engaged Learning to develop, modify or redevelop a CBEL course, you can expect to work through this basic process with the support of a CBEL officer and the tools and resources provided in the toolkit.


It’s ideal to contact us a year in advance of the course start date to ensure there is ample time to engage with the collaborative course and partnership development processes that make for successful CBEL courses; however we can accommodate shorter time frames.  Our involvement in the development of your course will typically span three years and shift in focus and intensity over time.


 Focus of CCEL support

Level of involvement


- course design
- partnership development
- course evaluation



- modifications to course design as needed
- revisiting partnerships and continuing development
- focused evaluation



- minor modifications to course as needed
- deepening community partnerships
- documentation of CBEL course


Your involvement

Faculty Members

For more information on the importance of CBEL and how you can integrate CBEL into your courses, please click here.

Community Partners

For more information on the importance of CBEL and how you can work with UBC to co-design a CBEL component to fullfil a organization need, please click here.

Contact information