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Instructional Design Resources
The Learning & Applied Innovation Center (LAIC) supports faculty, staff, and students aimed at quality designed courses, including the appropriate and innovative integration of technology through consultations, workshops and resources.
What is Instructional Design?
Instructional design is the creation of instructional materials. This field goes beyond simply creating teaching materials, it carefully considers how students learn and what materials and methods will most effectively help individuals achieve their academic goals. The principles of instructional design also consider how educational technologies can be used to support learning and teaching.
Meet the LAIC Instructional Design Team!
Instructional Design Consultations
The LAIC instructional design (ID) team is available to answer questions and help solve issues regarding fully online, on-campus, or hyflex courses. Our approach is to start with your course and/or lesson objectives and discuss evidence-based strategies and tools that can be used to achieve your learning and teaching goals. To learn more about our instructional design service or to request a consult visit the LAIC Instructional Design Consultations KB page.
Faculty Certificate Courses
LAIC, OTL and Blackboard Instructional Design Services teamed up to develop four Faculty Certificate courses including an Exemplar Course Design Rubric. These courses have been reviewed externally, as well as internally, and are ready for enrollment. Faculty Certificate Courses and Exemplar Course Design Rubric
Course Templates with Guided Recommendations
Templates offer a consistent, fill-in-the-blanks framework for your course, with all the design features waiting for you to fill in the details later. It is the foundation with which you can create your course content using standard navigation features to create a consistent and professional learning experience for your students. You can customize individual lesson pages, which enables you to create lessons in audio, video and written formats.
Course Template Types:
- Blackboard Course Template: Collaborative/Constructivist
- Blackboard Course Template: HyFlex
- Blackboard Course Template: Labs
- Blackboard Course Template: Online
- Blackboard Course Template: Problem Based Learning/Case Study
- Blackboard Course Template: NDSU Main Course
Instructors teach a variety of course types whether it is online, face-to-face or somewhere in-between they still need proven strategies to connect and engage with the students. Strategies include facilitating discussions, improving lectures, providing effective feedback, teaching small or large classes, and so much more. Below is are categories with research-based examples of descriptions of teaching and learning strategies and techniques.