Instructional Design Services
IDS also specializes in other areas that relate specifically to learning, teaching, design, and technology.
The focus here is teaching faculty how to develop courses rooted in evidence-based research and oriented to student learning. We also offer training for faculty in the delivery of online courses. This includes the use of the LMS (Learning Management System) and the application of instructional strategies like fostering teaching presence, increasing engagement and intrinsic motivation in students.
We offer learning analytics, course and programmatic assessment including the design and validation of survey instruments. Our office operates on a continuous feedback loop of design - test - redesign - test in order to make informed decisions on professional development, course design, pedagogical and design reforms, and technological advances.
We are constantly trying things out in IDS. We definitely have a mold that courses adhere to, but that doesn’t mean that we utilize the same technological tools in every course. The learning activity drives the technology recommendation, and we pilot new designs of previously used technologies and deploy new technologies constantly.
Learning Management Support
All of our designers have extensive knowledge of the university LMS. However, we have a specialist on board who provides in-depth help when technical glitches arise. We also offer one-on-one LMS training to faculty.