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What is Instructional Design?

According to the Instructional Design Central (IDC) website, instructional design has to do with the systematic process or processes in which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. Instructional designers often design, create, and deliver educational training material in a face-to-face and/or online environment. These materials could vary from eLearning courses, instructional video, manuals, handouts, etc. So what do Instructional Designers at the University of Northern Colorado do? The following graphic explains the responsibilities and skill set instructional designers have and the services they provide for faculty and staff at UNC. 

Instructional Design and Development 

Your Instructional Design and Development team is here to support you in the service of student learning. We will work with you through the ongoing enhancement and continuous improvement of your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. As a team, we work directly with you to translate your teaching models into online content. This includes everything from the course structure to the way content is presented to how you will encourage discussion and interaction, establish methods for evaluation and measure outcomes. We provide course design and development, support and access to our media studio, individual & group consultations, the production of of learning objects, as well as Canvas support and troubleshooting. 

What's New

The New TAO

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IDD is excited to announce that TAO is now an official UNC Professional Development course. You can now sign up for this 3-credit graduate level course, TIP513-940 Designing & Building an Online Course. This course is an 8-week session this week from February 3 - April 3, 2020. Faculty and employee tuition waiver applies.

In addition, as part of TIP513, if you are teaching the course as part of an existing Extended Campus program, you can submit the course for a Quality Matters review. If the course passes QM, you can submit the course to our Instructional Design and Development team, and we will work with you to meet the additional requirements related to branding. You may be able to earn a stipend if you meet these requirements.

For more information about TIP513, and to register for this course, visit the link below!