Information Technology Services

Course Design

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) supports quality assurance initiatives, works with instructors to adopt best practices for their course design, and offers training and consulting on supported services and technology.

Whether you are designing a new course for the first time, revamping an existing course, or looking to learn more about instructional technology tools, the LTC is here to help!


Course Design Features

  • Learn the best practices for how to efficiently use instructional technology activities in your courses.
  • Blended, Hybrid, Hyflex, Online? The LTC will help you understand the best delivery mode to meet your course objectives.
  • The layout of your course makes all the difference. The LTC can review your course and offer guidance based on student feedback.

Getting started with Course Design

The Learning Technology Center provides both one-on-one and departmental consultation for instructional activity techologies and evidence-based best practices in online and blended course design.

Commonly addressed areas:

  • Designing and developing interactive learning activities.
  • Creating effective online assignments.
  • Time saving strategies to provide consistent feedback to students.
  • Developing course media including professional videos in the LTC Studio and quick on-demand videos.
  • Increasing course accessibility to learners.
  • Using Canvas and other digital tools effectively.
  • Ensuring course quality.
  • Enabling student success in an online or blended environment.

For more information or if you would like to schedule a consultation please contact the Learning Technology Center.

The Learning Technology Center (LTC) offers workshops for a wide range of skills that combine skill development with best practice awareness. Upcoming workshops are available in the signup tool at: LTC Workshop Signup.

Don't see the workshop you are interested in? Contact the Learning Technology Center.

Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a peer review process designed to certify the quality of design for online and blended courses. To start the QM process, please fill out the following form, obtain appropriate signatures, and send the form via campus mail (or deliver) to the Learning Technology Center, McGraw Hall, Room 120: QM Course Review Intention Form.

Note: College of Business & Economics instructors should contact Sara Deschner (


The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technology Advancements (DETA) developed eight indicators based on research to make iterative improvements to courses. To start the DETA process, please contact the Learning Technology Center expressing an interest in the process.

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