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Why Seek Help from an Instructional Designer?

Instructional Designers (IDs) operate at the intersection of educational theory, teaching practice, and technology innovation. 

IDs collaborate with instructors to create effective learning experiences in the classroom and online. We incorporate universal design principles, inclusive pedagogy, evidence-based instruction, and DEI practices into the design process. 

SIUC’s IDs are idea generators, innovators, makers, and problem solvers in partnership with our phenomenal faculty. We seek to propel teaching excellence so we can delivery amazing content in amazing ways to our amazing Salukis. 

Our Work is a Partnership

IDs partner with instructors to design engaging and effective courses. While IDs provide ideas and feedback, instructors control all the decisions about how a course is structured, the content presented, and the activities, assessments, and discussion questions to be included.


CTE’s Instructional Design Team offers individual, small group, and unit-level consultations covering a variety of topics:

  • Course design and redesign
  • D2L training and best practices for beginner and advanced users
  • Creation of measurable learning outcomes and objectives at the course or module level
  • Course outlines and syllabi design and review
  • Rubrics and assessments
  • Alignment of learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessments
  • Pedagogical and instructional best practices
  • Guidance in the selection and implementation of education tools
  • Competency development within D2L
  • Review of course accessibility for learners with disabilities


CTE’s instructional design services are generally broken-down as follows: 

Get started your journey towards improvement by scheduling a consultation with one of our Instructional Designers.



Course Review


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