The Office of Instructional Design offers one-on-one and group consultations with faculty to assist in course design, curriculum, and teaching best practices. Below are some of the areas in which we can help you. To get started, schedule a meeting with an instructional designer, and join our Learning Experience Design Google group to learn about upcoming events, showcase success stories, and crowdsource pedagogical quandaries.
Syllabus Design and Development
We can provide feedback and guidance on effective syllabus design.
Course Design & Development
We can help you develop new courses or revise old ones. We can help you develop effective student learning outcomes and align them with assignments and teaching and learning activities. In addition, we can help you structure your course with a modular structure and plan for your modules.
Assessment Strategies and Rubric Development
We can help you explore the best ways to assess your students learning, from quizzes, tests, and papers, projects, to self- and peer review processes. We can also help you design effective rubrics and strategies for using them as tools for learning as well as for assessment.
Universal Design for Learning & Accessibility
We can help you to make sure your course design is accessible so that all learners can easily navigate and interact with course components.
We can help you find the right technology to best fit your teaching needs and that support learners’ achievement of course objectives or competencies. For example, social media tools, learning management system, presentation software, polling, clickers, lecture capture systems, media players, document-sharing system etc.
Designing for Active Learning
We can help you design class sessions and create course activities that facilitate and support learner interaction and engagement.
Teaching Issues and Ideas
We can work with you to explore specific teaching challenges or situations you face as educators as well as ideas and new strategies you are interested in trying.
Quality Matters Consultation and Course Reviews
Provide help to review your online and blended courses using Quality Matters Rubric.