Our mission is to help instructors:
- Design and teach effective face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses and instructional materials that meet quality standards and incorporate best practices in instructional technology
- Apply current research on learning and innovative teaching practices that support student-centered learning
- Engage in ongoing evidence-based improvement of methods and materials
- Decide which technologies will meet their instructional goals
- Gain access to training, if necessary, on those technologies
To accomplish the above, we foster a spirit of collaboration, service, and outreach, as well as advocate for university policies that further our mission.
We consult with faculty on the following:
We offer or assist with the following workshops throughout the year. Refer to ITS Workshops to see what's currently available.
- Survival Skills for Online Teaching (1.5 hr)
- Online Course Management and Communication (1 hr)
- Using Online Discussions Effectively (1 hr)
- Building Online Community (2 hrs)
- Online Collaboration: Supporting Student Teamwork (1.5 hr)
- Creating and Teaching an Online Course (40 hrs). Learn about this workshop.
- Technology Integration (2 weeks). Learn about this workshop.
- Online Course Development: A step-by-step primer for putting your course online. Includes examples and templates.
- Hybrid Course Development: A step-by-step primer for creating a hybrid course (mix of online and face-to-face sessions). Includes examples and templates.
- Programmatic Course Set Up: A guide for new and returning faculty who are teaching ITS-developed courses
- GOLD Course Set Up: A guide for faculty who are getting ready to teach courses they developed through the GOLD program
Dr. Liz Strand, Supervisor, Instructional Design
(512) 245-1467, firstname.lastname@example.org