Instructional Design

Whether you need to develop a full course or program, review and revise an existing course, or flip all or part of your course, CITT is here to help. We provide instructional design assistance for fully online, flipped, hybrid, and traditional face-to-face courses. Services are available to instructors, administrators, and staff at the University of Florida, including graduate students and post-doctoral associates.

Services

Course Development

Full Development

Work with an instructional designer over the course of a semester (up to 16 weeks) to develop a complete course. Set a timeline to submit content to the ID and meet regularly to discuss feedback. This service includes video recording, captioning, and the creation of accessible content. As best practices, all courses are developed following the UF+QM standards and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines.

Partial Development

Work with an instructional designer over a month or two (up to 8 weeks) to develop one or more parts of a course (for example, development of several modules, designing a scaffolded project or other assignments, recording videos, etc.). Set a timeline to submit content to the ID and meet regularly to discuss feedback. No matter how big or small the project, CITT can help you develop the part of your course you would like to focus on.

Build Your Own Service*

If you would like to work with an ID to develop some aspects of your course but partial and full development aren't right for you, we'll work with you to create a custom development plan. You can work with an ID for a week or two, or a few months, and can develop assessments, course content, videos, or any combination of our services. Select "I'm not sure what I need" when filling out our Assistance Request Form, and we'll reach out to you to get started.

*Service is based on availability and agreement with ID

Flipped Advising

Advisors and staff can work with an instructional designer to leverage the learning management system (Canvas) and other technologies to enhance current advising practices. Instructional designers will assist with the design and development of a Canvas site, as well as modifying and/or creating content for an accessible digital environment. Flipped advising services are available for full developments (approximately 15 weeks), partial developments or revisions, or consultations. 

Revision

Choose this option if you need to revise specific elements of your course but are not in need of a full-course development. No matter how big or small the project is, CITT can help revise your course based on the areas you would like to focus on.

Consultations

ID Consultation

If you have a teaching challenge or want to explore a new technology or strategy, consult with an instructional designer for 1-2 hours about topics related to course design, teaching, accessibility, and more. Instructional designers can provide feedback and assistance specifically for your course that will help create student-centered assessments, modify course design, or brainstorm solutions to existing issues.

Accessibility Consultation

Learn how to use the Ally tool in Canvas to evaluate and improve the accessibility of digitally distributed materials including content in Canvas, Word or Google documents, PowerPoint presentations or Google Slides, spreadsheets, videos, and PDFs. You should also reach out if you have questions about making your course more accessible to students with disabilities.

Learning Analytics and Data Consultation

Data related to student activity in online learning environments (such as eLearning Canvas) are increasingly available for analysis and application to improve teaching and learning. Consultation services with dedicated experts in this field are available to help you explore available data, interpret learning analytics in various educational technology platforms and plan action, as well as to meet other analytics needs for enhanced student success.

Educational Technology Consultation

Get assistance with using educational technology, brainstorm ways that educational technology and services could solve teaching challenges, or learn about emerging technologies and how they may be integrated in your classes. Reach out to discuss instructional tools beyond Canvas, artificial intelligence in teaching, augmented or virtual reality projects, or any other educational technology!

Training and Workshops

If you have questions about any of our existing workshops or offerings, or would like a special offering focused on your department’s specific needs, our team of instructional designers is here to help!

 

Benefits of Working with an Instructional Designer

Since instructional designers utilize pedagogically sound models and principles, working with an instructional designer can

  • Increase instructor presence and student engagement
  • Ensure accessibility
  • Enhance course organization and usability
  • Improve consistency within a course and across a program
  • Strengthen quality of lectures and other instructor-created material