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Visual Design for Instruction: Online Module

If you’re ready to improve the visual design of your course, give students a boost in learning key concepts, or just find decent images without the copyright headache, you’re in the right place!

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Who this resource is for:

UT instructors, GTAs, and anyone who teaches or presents.

How to navigate:

This is a self-paced training module in Canvas. To begin, login with your NetID and password and Enroll in the course.

What we’ll cover:

  1. What is visual design for instruction?
  2. Benefits of effective visual design
  3. Deciding where to begin
  4. How to find high-quality images, without the copyright issues
  5. Take or make your own images
  6. Put it all together: PowerPoint
  7. Put it all together: Canvas
  8. Send us your best practices!