Instructional Design

We use our expertise in learning technologies and digital pedagogies to partner with faculty and instructors in implementing instructional technology, developing instructional projects and digital course materials, and sharing effective practices. We can help you with projects big and small, from using Canvas, to implementing blended learning, to flipping your courses.

Digital Pedagogy/Canvas Training

We provide one-on-one consultations and departmental and general Canvas workshops to help you leverage Canvas and other learning tools to engage students with active learning strategies. We can help you with a wide range of digital pedagogy issues, from building and designing your Canvas course site to using Canvas’s collaboration features to engage students.


Blended Learning

Are you looking for new ways to engage today’s students? Are you trying to meet the challenge of expanding class sizes?  Our instructional designers have expertise in learning technologies and digital pedagogies and can partner with you to leverage technology in ways that are appropriate for your teaching and learning practices. We can partner with you to collaboratively design the most appropriate blend of learning technology and digital pedagogy for your course. With an eye toward designing your course for improved student engagement and outcomes, our team brings expertise in the use of Academic Technology Solutions’ platforms, tools, and capabilities to your course design needs. In addition to helping you develop the right blend for your course, our team can work with you to design assignments that can inspire creativity and engagement in students while helping them practice higher-order thinking skills. We can help you design and set up a particular assignment, incorporate digital learning tools in your curriculum, or flip your class.


Assessment of Emerging Technologies

We evaluate and conduct pilots of emerging technologies, such as classroom response systems, blogging platforms, and video management platforms, for university-wide adoption. We work with service providers to ensure that their tools are feature-rich, FERPA-compliant, and meet the university’s privacy and data security standards.

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Panopto Is UChicago’s New Video Management Platform

Panopto is here!  Following a successful pilot, the University has contracted with Panopto as its new video management platform.  Panopto is a tool for recording, organizing, embedding, and live streaming video. It seamlessly integrates with Canvas for video/audio...

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Mind-Mapping Software Makes Musical Connections

Mind-mapping tools allow the user to organize multiple items of information in the form of a map or web, visualizing relationships and making connections between data.  George Adams, a doctoral candidate in Music and fellow with the Chicago Center for Teaching (CCT),...

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