Who We Are
What is an instructional designer?
Instructional designers operate at the intersection of educational theory, teaching practice, and technology innovation. We collaborate with all those who teach at UD to create effective learning experiences, in the classroom and online. We incorporate evidence-based practices and project management into an instructional design process. We are idea generators, innovators, makers, and problem solvers.
What We Do
Instructional designers transform your teaching by following systematic, research-backed processes to turn your teaching ideas into reality. We bring our teaching experience and instructional design skills to deliver on our commitment to your teaching success. We embrace a team-based approach with Faculty Commons partners along with support professionals from around campus. We build strong relationships with instructors, resulting in high-quality course design.
Meet the Instructional Design Team
Start with a Consultation
To begin, schedule an appointment with an ATS instructional designer to discuss which tools and strategies will best help you meet your teaching goals.
We help you develop engaging course content aligned with your student learning objectives.
Instructional designers are skilled project managers who will ensure that your course is ready for launch.
We have designers dedicated to specific academic portfolios to ensure alignment with program goals.
Instructional designers use research-based standards to review online courses for quality learning experiences.
We build relationships with instructors, staff, chairs, deans, and program directors from across UD.
Creative designers help produce course materials such as Canvas content, instructional videos, and digital media using a variety of specialized design and authoring tools.
Instructional Design Toolbox
Use these resources to learn about design concepts, access course templates, and request technical support from ATS.
Innovative Teaching Strategies (ITS) is a workshop to explore current best practices for teaching online or in class – specifically, instructor presence, student engagement, assessments, and multimedia.
During this course, you’ll collaborate with instructional designers, instructors, and guest speakers to learn how to use Poll Everywhere, Respondus, Perusall, Kaltura, Canvas, Zoom and more.
Mark your calendar for the next ITS session: Jan 3-Jan 28, 2022.
UD Canvas templates are designed with effective user experience principles in mind. Using the UD Canvas template will assist instructors with organizing their course content, allowing students to focus on the content instead of how to find it.
For quick questions, drop-in visits are welcome. On campus, we’re located at 116 Pearson Hall. Online, you can join us at the Virtual Welcome Bar in Zoom (or enter meeting number 302 831 0640). Our operating hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To engage with an instructional designer for a consultation or project, submit our contact form.
Functionality & Design
You can have both
We curate course templates for intuitive design that are intellectually engaging and visually dynamic by using creative design tools. This way, courses maintain both their functionality and aesthetics.
We transform courses into an engaging educational and visual experience for the advancement of learning outcomes success and inclusive course design.
Intuitive Course Templates
Creative Design Tools
Course Templates Downloaded
Designers on Staff
Collective Years in Education
IDeas for Your Next Course
Useful tips to enhance your instruction and course design.
Instructional Design Spotlight
Faculty profiles, course showcases, and more insights into what you can expect when working with an instructional designer.
Gamifying Formative Assessment to Increase Engagement Since the University of Delaware (UD) acquired a license for Poll Everywhere in 2020, this educational technology tool has become...
Updated academic protocol guidance (effective September 9, 2021) allows instructors to temporarily move classes online for up to 2 weeks if the number of students who are unable to attend class in-person negatively affects student learning. Before any change in...
Debra Hess Norris Chair and Professor of Photograph Conservation Unidel-Henry Francis DuPont Chair of Fine Arts Director – Winterthur/UD Program in Art Conservation Francis Alison Scholar 2019 Instructional Designer: Patti Burke-Lund Course: Photograph Conservation...
Charles Link Bank of America Professor of Business Professor of Economics Instructional Designer: Lauren Kelley Need A learning assessment to be taken during an online synchronous class session Solution Blended learning assessment using a Canvas quiz and assignment...
Schedule Your Consultation
Have an idea for your course? We can help.
Submit the form below to request your one-on-one consultation with an ATS instructional designer.