Instructional Development Services (IDS) provides staff and resources to help faculty design and develop instructional activities and course materials with technology tools that align with students learning outcomes.
Instructional design involves the use of course goals and measurable learning objectives to plan and develop learning activities with assessment methods that are "best practices" for teaching and learning. Instructional Design Specialists focus on solving problems in learning environments by systematically analyzing the causes of the problems, identifying solutions and designing, developing, and implementing them cost effectively.
Instructional Design Specialists are available to meet with faculty and departments, to provide the following support resources:
- Assistance with Blackboard
- Assistance in development of web-based material
- The integration of video or graphics into course materials
- Individual consultations
- Group trainings