Instructional Design

What is instructional design? 

"In short, instructional design is the process by which learning products and experiences are designed, developed, and delivered. These learning products include online courses, instructional manuals, video tutorials, learning simulations, etc. Instructional designers are the 'architects' of the learning experience and the 'directors' of the Instructional Systems Design ISD process. The terms instructional design, instructional technology, learning experience (LX) design, curriculum design, and instructional systems design (ISD), are sometimes used interchangeably."  (Src:


Common Instructional Design requests


  • LMS Assistance: 

    • An instructional designer has a unique skill set that blends technology and pedagogy, which is ideal for supporting a learning management system. Our ID’s can help maximize the technology within your online course to help enhance student learning.

      • Elentra LMS
      • Canvas LMS
      • LearnDash LMS


  • Case-Based eLearning

    • Do you teach using medical case scenarios as a learning event in your course?  Do your students find the case-based learning process to be mundane and uninteresting? CETL Instructional Designers have been successful at re-envisioning case-based learning with digital eLearning modules.  Digital cases support progressive disclosure, custom content, custom case scenarios, and custom student input fields that can connect to your LMS gradebook.  Let’s make case-based learning easier and more engaging.


  • PowerPoint to eLearning Module Conversion

    • With our eLearning authoring software, our team can convert your PowerPoint presentation to a digital eLearning module.  This is ideal for asynchronous student learning. Your PowerPoint, your voice, your presentation in a digital form.  Your presentation can be exported for the web or integrated into your course within the learning management system.


  • eBook Publishing 

    • With the software FlipBuilder, CETL now has the ability to offer eBook publishing services to faculty and staff. Simply complete your manuscript, convert it to a PDF, and then work with an Instructional Designer to complete the design and functionality of how the eBook will look when published to the web.


  • eLearning Voiceover

    • Don’t want to use your voice to record an eLearning module?  We can do it for you!  We have male and female voices available to record the audio for your content.


  • Website Development for Staff eLearning

    • We partner with Online Learning and to help create effective staff training that can be connected to the Staff Training site:  We will review and design your content into an effective eLearning module that can be available for faculty and staff learning.


  • Infographics

    • Sometimes you need an image to help represent the content you’re trying to teach.  An infographic is a collection of images, charts/graphs, and minimal text that provides a visual representation of the content. Let us help you design an infographic that can be added to your course.


  • Multimedia Match

    • With so many educational technology tools, where do you start?  Our ID Team is well-versed in both pedagogy and technology and we can recommend multimedia options that’ll fit your teaching needs.


  • Curriculum Development

    • Let our team help you design and develop the learning events for your course.  We’ll help you map your Teaching Goals to your Learning Objectives to your Learning Event to your Evaluation Plan.  “TGLOLEEP” is taught in Academic Bootcamp to new faculty each summer and we can help you put TGLOLEEP into practice in your course.


  • Educational Research

    • As academic professionals in higher education, we strongly support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. We stay up-to-date on the latest trends in higher education teaching & learning topics. Our team has advanced degrees in education and can provide additional ideas or insight on a variety of educational topics.


  • Course Evaluation

    • CETL can help to assist faculty in their ability to measure student and faculty teaching and learning styles.  Using the Quality Matters rubrics and standards we can provide faculty with robust feedback on their course, as well as ideas for improvement.
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