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Instructional Design & Support

Get help with course and instructional design, instructional development, teaching strategies, and grants

Course Design / Instructional Design

OIT partners with faculty and instructors to help with the design of your course; rethink or recommend relevant technologies; and ultimately create quality instruction, positive learner experiences and student success. What are the benefits of working with us? We continually research and explore technology and best practices and can help you quickly arrive at the best solutions for you and your students. Whether you need help learning how to use an online teaching tool or advice on converting your face-to-face course to online, we’re here to help.

Here are a few areas you may find helpful:

  • Instructional design and content organization
  • Online syllabus design
  • Student engagement
  • Flipped and hybrid course design
  • Online course design
  • Accessibility
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Assessment strategies

Read more about course design and instructional design
Request instructional consultation

Instructional Development

Request OIT assistance with video production, animation, websites, and more.
Learn more about instructional development assistance

Teaching Strategies and Best Practices

Find checklists, guides, and resources for teaching online and face-to-face.
See teaching strategies and best practices


We provide several grant opportunities for faculty and staff to promote academic development and to advance the use of technology for teaching and learning.
Learn more about OIT’s grant opportunities


The service is available during normal business hours when the University is open for business, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

This service is offered at no additional cost to academic departments/faculty.

The costs of non-academic or grant-funded instructional development projects are estimated based on a $63/hr rate for design and development.

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