Course Design Consultation


Interested in developing an online course?
A team of instructional designers and eLearning developers will collaborate directly with you to plan and build your course. Tell us your interest by filling out our form and we will direct you to the proper professional to get you started!

Consult with our CETL professionals.

In addition to providing comprehensive course design and development support for online courses, CETL’s instructional designers are available to consult with faculty on a range of topics across a continuum of services.

Current projects range from single consultation meetings with faculty regarding revision of course objectives to more comprehensive ongoing semester long projects in which staff meet with faculty monthly to provide guidance, review services, and evaluative feedback on faculty course design projects. Consultations are designed to identify faculty wants and needs, provide frameworks, templates, and processes to meet these needs, and if necessary offer ongoing collaboration in reviewing faulty progress towards identified project goals. Instructional designers are adept at pointing faculty to other appropriate resources in CETL and across UConn to ensure a comprehensive approach to course design.

Whether courses are online, in-person, hybrid/blended, or flipped, the instructional design staff will approach every consultation from a pedagogical perspective ensuring that student learning outcomes and faculty teaching goals are the primary factors that inform the course design choices faculty make.

Instructional designers can meet with you to:

  • Analyze and reflect on the unique elements of your course that may impact future course design decisions
  • Address the unique affordances and challenges of various modes of delivery (i.e., online, in-person, hybrid/blended, and flipped).
  • Discuss curriculum and course design models and processes you might choose from
  • Create a course design plan
  • Develop and evaluate learning objectives for online, hybrid/blended, and flipped learning courses
  • Use your learning objectives to determine appropriate activities and formative and summative assessment methods
  • Develop rubrics for assignments and assessments
  • Provide input on teaching improvement plans
  • Recommend appropriate educational technologies that can enhance student learning
  • Discuss strategies for building and facilitating online community in your courses
  • Discuss strategies for promoting academic integrity online
  • Collaborate with CETL’s Educational Technology group to provide the resources and training you will need to develop and build your course and/or course components
  • Discuss course design evaluation results and Quality Matters standards for course revision
  • Review and discuss your course syllabus
  • Provide course, module, and lesson design templates