The services listed on this page summarize the types of assistance that the instructional designers at the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus provide to faculty. We’re happy to engage with you individually or in small groups, depending on your needs.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Our designers can aid you in determining whether your curriculum is accessible by all students. If we determine that something is not compliant, we’ll work with you to make adjustments such as adding captions or scripts, or tagging images. We can also work with you to locate additional resources that don’t require modifications.
If you’re looking for supplemental content, we can aid you in locating open educational resources (OERs) that can be used freely without concern for copyright violations.
Copyright and Fair Use Compliance
While we don’t provide definitive legal advice, we can offer you a second opinion as to whether or not you can use a particular educational resource. If necessary, we can work with you to consult additional legal expertise.
Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Assistance
The DLE includes Canvas and other technologies that are used to deliver online courses. Depending on your level of skills, we can offer you a range of support. For example, we can import quizzes or tests you write in Word directly into D2L, using a template we provide to save you time and effort. In short, we can teach you how a particular element of functionality works, or we can complete various tasks for you.
General Instructional Design Consultation
Perhaps you are unsure of what type of assessment you should use or would like a second opinion on how to structure your learning materials. Maybe you just feel stuck and need help moving forward. We’re also here to help with any general instructional design and development questions that arise.