Our mission is to promote student success at Texas State University by helping faculty design, develop, and teach effective face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses that provide relevant learning experiences to motivate and engage students. We do this by:
- Consulting with faculty to solve instructional problems by applying current research on learning and innovative teaching practices that support student-centered learning.
- Offering faculty development courses and workshops that teach faculty to use technology to meet instructional goals.
- Working with academic departments to develop online graduate degree programs.
- Supporting the design of learning spaces and training faculty on optimal use of these spaces.
To accomplish the above, we foster a spirit of collaboration, service, and outreach, as well as advocate for university policies that further our mission.
Meet Our Team
Instructional Design Contact List
We consult with faculty on the following:
- Programmatic online course development, evaluation, and maintenance
- Single online or hybrid course development and evaluation.
- Increasing student engagement in face-to-face classrooms.
We offer or assist with the following workshops throughout the year. Refer to ITS Workshops to see what's currently available.
- Manage an Online Course and Still Have a Life (1 hr)
- Introduction to Rubrics (1 hr)
- Using Online Discussions Effectively (1 hr)
- Hybrid Course Teaching Experiences (1 hr)
- Online Collaboration: Supporting Student Teamwork (2 hr)
Instructors design and develop one online lesson and the course components required for that lesson.
Instructors design and develop a fully online course, including all course components. Participation requires the department chair’s approval, including support for a course release funded by the Office of the AVPAA.
- Teaching Online Listserv: An email service that offers online instructors at TX State a way to exchange ideas, share frustrations and successes, and showcase methods for delivering fully online and hybrid courses.
- 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/Advanced Course Set Up: A guide for faculty who are getting ready to teach courses they developed through the GOLD program
- Award for Excellence in Online Teaching: Annual competition sponsored by Texas State's Office of Distance and Extended Learning (ODEL)
- Distance Education Report Archives: Past issues of this Magna publications are available to Texas State faculty and staff through a license maintained by ITS.
For information about instructional design services, contact Ann Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 245-2632.