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Our Processes

[2:19 PM] Saunders, Rebecca Five chevrons pointing forward to form a horizontal line demonstrate the stages of the IDD Design Process starting with a course inventory, then a design meeting, then a project scoping meeting, and then a prototype, which begins the iterative development phase.

Course Inventory

Once you provide your course syllabus/outcomes, your instructional designer (ID) will review the course to get a sense of the content, the assignments, and the general style of the course.

Design Meeting 

Your ID will set up a design meeting with you to share your visions, idea, concerns, needs, etc. for the course. This meeting is intended to be fun and creative where your course design will begin to take shape.

Project Scope

Your ID will review the elements desired for this course against the time allotted. You can prioritize which course elements are most important to you vs. which ones are “nice to have” with time.


Based on the design meeting, your instructional designer will build a general prototype for you to review and adjust. As prototypes are approved, your course will enter the iterative development phase,

Iterative Development

Your course will be developed in phases, where each milestone provides you with a finished product to work with. Each phase is dependent on the time available, so completing early milestones such as prototyping allows for more time spent on more complex development.

Four circles along a horizontal line demonstrate that each stage of the development process is iterative starting with a prototype, then a course shell based on the prototype, then customizations for the course shell, and finally course media.