Vanderbilt University has partnered with the instructional design firm iDesign to make available a number of services to help faculty and other instructors prepare for online and hybrid teaching this fall. iDesign partners with colleges and universities to build, grow and support online and blended programs and are passionate about helping faculty harness the potential of emerging technologies to design courses and degrees that make an impact.
The following services will be available in the near future, supplementing and extending the resources already offered by the Center for Teaching.
iDesign Faculty Resource Hub
The iDesign Faculty Resource Hub, located in Brightspace, provides a variety of course design, teaching, and technology tips and guides, as well as a way for faculty seeking instructional design support to reach out to iDesign consultants. The Hub is also the portal to the Masterclass Series described below.
iDesign Masterclass Series
The Masterclass Series is a weeklong event during which online learning designers walk you through the steps of the course development process. The Masterclass consists of daily interactive Zoom sessions that are recorded, summarized, and posted to the iDesign Faculty Resource Hub. Each session is focused and provides ideas on using the technology tools at your disposal to supplement your teaching.
Dates for the summer 2020 iDesign Masterclass Series will be announced soon.
iDesign Support Hours
iDesign learning specialists are on-hand to assist with your course design and teaching effectiveness questions. If you have a question relating how to best implement a teaching strategy or best practice in your course, iDesign is here to help! Support requests can be submitted through the iDesign Faculty Resource Hub or via email@example.com.