Instructional Design and Delivery (IDD)Where Pedagogy Meets Technology
What does the Instructional Design and Delivery department do?
The Instructional Design and Delivery Department at Frostburg State University (FSU) is available to assist faculty in all aspects of traditional, hybrid and online teaching, course development and update of current online courses. Instructional Design and Delivery staff offer several different workshops aimed at both the pedagogical aspects of online teaching as well as current theory in instructional design. Staff of this department is also responsible for certifying online courses and programs to ensure that they meet the FSU standards for excellence in online teaching. The front-end administration of the learning management system (LMS) is another function of the department. The Instructional Design and Delivery Department:
- Provides professional development to faculty groups who desire a greater understanding of pedagogical approaches to teaching online and for best practice in online course design.
- Provides Blackboard course-building workshops, course development assistance, and course design services to online programs offered by FSU.
- Assists faculty with assessment and evolution of web-based technology in their courses.
- Prepares for the upgrade of the LMS, Blackboard Learn, which includes testing and implementing new tools and features.
- Provides technical support and troubleshoots any technological problems in the LMS for faculty and staff.
- Provides prompt step-by-step help to faculty and staff.
- Offers training sessions for faculty, staff, and students.
- Delivers administrative support of Blackboard Collaborate – a web conferencing tool.
- Creates training materials and documentation of the LMS and web conferencing tool.