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Instructional Development Center

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The Instructional Development Center (IDC) develops and promotes sound instructional design principles and practices for classroom and online instruction. We support faculty by helping them consider varied instructional strategies, integrate technology effectively within their courses, and support development of engaging course content. We explore and pilot emerging technologies and collect best practices for enhancing student learning. The IDC also organizes training events and provides one-on-one consultation sessions for faculty. 



What's New

IDC instructional designers explore and pilot new tools and techniques that positively impact teaching and learning. Our recent initiatives include:

Blackboard 9.1

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Content Management

Learn how this exciting new tool can change the way you manage digital resources by giving you access to a centrally managed, secure environment that you can access from any networked computer – at home, in class, in the library, in your office, or on the road.

What We Do

The IDC is committed to helping faculty enhance the quality of their teaching and support the effective use of instructional technology in their courses. We offer:

  • Instructional design consultation and support
  • Online instruction best practices and support
  • Instructional technology integration best practices
  • Course redesign and curriculum enhancement
  • Best practices for instruction using rich media
  • Content management and ePortfolio support
  • Best practices for classroom student response systems, “clickers”
  • Academic integrity best practices and plagiarism prevention
  • Training
  • Documentation