Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Instructional Design Consulting

Instructional design consulting is available for WCSU faculty who wish to design, redesign, or modify an online or hybrid course.  Here are some commonly asked questions about this service:

How do I make an appointment?

Please email or call Aura Lippincott 203-837-3287. School of Professional Studies Faculty: Contact Colleen Cox.

What kind of assistance can I expect?

Instructional design consulting engagements range from offering occasional suggestions and guidance to fully collaborating in the instructional design process (from course goals/outcomes, writing learning objectives, designing assessments and activities, procuring/developing instructional material (including media), identifying appropriate instructional technology; and technical consultation for the final course build).

How long does it generally take to design or redesign a course?

A good rule of thumb is to start your project 3-6 months in advance of when you are scheduled to teach the course.  While this may seem like a lot, it allows time to discuss course goals, brainstorm strategies, design the learning experience, draft/feedback/revise, and build the course in Blackboard.  It also allows for time to produce or procure any necessary media and instructional materials. Lastly, this timeframe assumes that you are engaged in other activities while you are working on your course design. If you are primarily devoted to your course design project or if your project is a partial design, a shorter schedule is possible.  Early in the consultation, the instructional designer will discuss a reasonable schedule that meets your teaching needs.