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LAI supports faculty, staff and students in effective and innovative uses of technology in the learning environment through consultations.


Technology, by its very nature, is always changing. Whether these changes are designed to enhance your work, increase your productivity, or meet the needs and expectations of today's students it can be a challenge to steer the impact of this technology evolution. As a part of the overall technology changes, new instructional technologies are being developed at such a fast pace, faculty need help to make decisions as to what is best for them and their students. The Learning & Applied Innovation (LAI) team keeps up-to-date on developments and trends to provide evidence-based recommendations for these technologies. 

LAI supports faculty, staff, and students in effective and innovative uses of technology in the learning environment. We support new ways of teaching and learning, including creative approaches to teaching strategies such as, student engagement, course design, assessment, collaboration, and delivery methods.  Our team is available for implementation and the integration of technology into the diverse academic environment.

Instructional Design Consulations

LAIC, through a collaboration with Office of Teaching and Learning, includes an Instructional Design (ID) team available for faculty and instructors. Whether you are an experienced teacher looking for a few curriculum design tips or a faculty member new to teaching, you can benefit from a consultation with the ID team. 

Instructional design is an important element in ensuring your students are learning your content efficiently and remembering what they learned. To request a consultation with one of our team members, please fill out the LAI Instructional Design Consultation Request form. If you are planning to design a new or revise an existing, submit your request 6 weeks before the expected launch date of your proposed course. Schedule early as instructional design services are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Complete the LAI Instructional Design Consultation form to make a request.

Certification Courses

LAIC, Office of Teaching and Learning (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

Visit with us about:

  • Classroom Technologies 
  • Content Development and Delivery 
  • Course Management 
  • Instructional Design 
  • Multimedia Resources 
  • Student Engagement 
  • Technology Related Assignments 
  • Video & Web Conferencing

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this service


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]

Support contact

IT Help Desk
Phone (701) 231-8685 


University-funded: no charge.

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Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-06-16 12:02 CDTUpdated:2021-04-28 10:01 CDT
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