Instructional Design

What is Instructional Design?

Instructional Designers support faculty to integrate active learning, apply research-based best practices for course design, and implement educational technologies effectively.

The Instructional Design Team supports instructors’ use of educational technology in the context of their course content, cohort and teaching style, and offers input on multimedia and course content design principles to optimize student learning and engagement.

We are a resource for you as you re-think, design or re-design your courses.

Our Services

At USF, each school and college has a dedicated Instructional Designer to assist you with your instructional needs. Instructional Designers and Multimedia Developers are available for 1:1 or small group consultations, workshops and support in course multimedia production. Follow the links below to learn more.

Schedule a Consultation with the Instructional Design Team

HyFlex Instruction

Learn more about HyFlex teaching and learning at the University of San Francisco.

Dons Template

Since Spring 2020, the Instructional Design team has supported the Dons Template for Canvas, intended for broad faculty use. This template provides easy-to-understand prompts to help you design a dynamic digital component for your courses, as well as a more consistent user-experience for your students across their courses. Find more information here.

Teaching Toolkits

The Joint University Curriculum Committee (JUCC) has recommended definitions for instructional modalities and guidelines that will be implemented starting in the Fall 2023 semester. For more information, visit the JUCC webpage on myUSF.