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Canvas Instructional Design Resources

The Canvas Instructure folks have developed some great content to help you along the way. Center staff has also added some great articles about course design. Note some of the links are to videos of conference presentations. Most videos about about 30 minutes long. Canvas Specific Resources A Self-Guided Tutorial for Effective Course Design -Beverly […]

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Instructional Designer? How can they help you?

An Instructional Designer can assist faculty in completing complete the entire process of course design and development from the Analysis through to the Evaluation or they can be asked to do just one or two parts of the process. This is the same no matter the format of the course – online, hybrid or face-to-face. […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 1 – Course overview & Introduction

Quality Matters Standard 1 1.1 Instructions make clear how to get started and where to find various course components. 1.2 Learners are introduced to the purpose and structure of the course. 1.3 Communication expectations for online discussions, email, and other forms of interaction are clearly stated. 1.4 Course and/or institutional policies with which the learner […]

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Quality of Course Design at UNTHSC

UNTHSC has a growing initiative to address the shared concern and need for course quality. This initiative, led by the Center for Innovative Learning, is based upon the Quality Matters™ (QM) rubric and review process. The approach assures quality through training and guidance on how to develop and continuously improve courses to enhance student learning. […]

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Accessibility and Usability in Online Courses

Kristina Clark from Student Affairs and the Center for Innovative Learning will showcase Web Accessibility and Usability guidelines for online and blended course design. What is accessibility and usability? Why are these concepts important? Participants will explore how to develop online learning materials to meet today’s standards for Web accessibility. Additionally, the concept of usability […]

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Checklist for meeting Quality Matters Standard 2 – Learning objectives/outcomes

Quality Matters Standard 2 2.1 The course learning objectives, or course/program competencies, describe outcomes that are measurable. 2.2 The module/unit learning objectives or competencies describe outcomes that are measurable and consistent with the course-level objectives or competencies. 2.3 Learning objectives or competencies are stated clearly, are written from the learner’s perspective, and are prominently located […]

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Course Design Overview

When designing a course, an instructor needs to ask four major questions: Where are we going? (What are the goals of the instruction?) How will we get there? (What is the instructional strategy and the instructional medium?) How will we know when we have arrived? (What should our tests look like? How will we evaluate […]

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Designing Your Online Course

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) , in partnership with Bryan Hauf, Instructional Technologist from the Center for Innovative Learning, presents a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online […]

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Designing Your Online Course Session

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) presented a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online learning. Participants were exposed to a course improvement plan based on the Quality Matters […]

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Checklist for meeting Quality Matters- Standard 3 – Assessment & Measurement

Quality Matters Standard 3 3.1 The assessments measure the achievement of the stated learning objectives or competencies. 3.2 The course grading policy is stated clearly at the beginning of the course. 3.3 Specific and descriptive criteria are provided for the evaluation of learners’ work, and their connection to the course grading policy is clearly explained. […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 4 – Instructional Materials

Quality Matters Standard 4 4.1 The instructional materials contribute to the achievement of the stated course and module/unit learning objectives or competencies. 4.2 The relationship between the use of instructional materials in the course and completing learning activities is clearly explained. 4.3 The course models the academic integrity expected of learners by providing both source […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 6 – Course Technology

Quality Matters Standard 6 6.1    The tools used in the course support the learning objectives and competencies. 6.2    Course tools promote learner engagement and active learning. 6.3    A variety of technology is used in the course. 6.4 The course provides learners with information on protecting their data and privacy.   Standard 6 Checklist Tools are […]

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Enhance Your Teaching with Canvas

You can use Canvas to enhance your teaching in several ways: Provide opportunities for interaction between students, content, and the instructor. Deliver content from multiple sources in multiple modalities. Enable students to become more active learners outside of the classroom Gather student work via online submissions in assignments, deliver course content such as PDFs, documentation, and presentations […]

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CanvasCon2017: Designing Your Course for Student Success

Designing Your Course for Student Success Below are resources used for the Designing Your Course for Student Success session at CanvasCon17 @ SMU. Presentation Resources PowerPoint Presentation Canvascon17 Resources Infographics Usability Learner Centered Home Pages Course Organization Information Rich Assessments

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Design Thinking for Learning Design

Design Thinking for Learning Design What’s the difference between a learning experience that’s effective versus one that gets forgotten? We introduce a technique for prototyping technology-enhanced learning using a framework of design-oriented pedagogy that leads to learning that sticks with the learner. This process encourages co-design, participatory learning and technology redefinition to create a rich […]

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Introduction to Podcasting in Education

The following presentation is from the Podcast/Vodcast Workshop presented by John McKenzie. Want to learn more about Podcasting or learn to use Zoom? Contact us at canvas@unthsc.edu . Click to download the full presentation.

Instructional Design for Fort Worth MD

The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) employs instructional designers with expertise in a wide range of instructional solutions, from the traditional to the cutting edge. We are committed to these core goals: Recommending sustainable teaching strategies and educational technology choices that are realistic, scalable, and support your learning objectives. Providing the practical experience necessary for […]