Collection: Instructor / Developer Resources

CID Team Workshop Series

This workshop and webinar series created by the Curriculum and Instructional Design (CID) team aims to help meet one of the College's highest priorities: student retention. This workshop series is based on current research, and you will practice the skills you learn with real-life examples and situations. Our hope is to provide you with practical materials, fresh ideas and constructive skills to use in your design practice.

In the academic year 2014/15, the series had two tracks. The Online Teaching Workshops were intended for adjunct instructors. The Course Development Workshops targeted course developers and anyone curious about online course design. The recorded webinars are listed in their own sections on this page.

In the academic year 2015/16, the series contains webinars for course developers and faculty designing their courses.

Please join us!


Workshops are presented as webinars to accommodate those at a distance and busy schedules. The webinars are recorded.


You will receive a certificate of completion after participating in live webinars. Webinars will be recorded, however, you will not receive a certificate of completion after watching recorded sessions.

How to sign up

To reserve a seat, please register using the "Register here" link by the webinar(s) of your choice.


Please email with questions.

Current webinars

If you are interested in participating in the current webinar series, please visit our Course Development Webinars Share Point site.


Online Course Development Webinars 2015-16


Date and Time





September 16, 2015


     12:00 - 1:00 pm


Steps for building an online course


September webinar recording

So you were asked to develop or revise an online course? This webinar will introduce you to the process of planning, designing, developing, and revising your online course from general concepts through writing learning objectives to creating learning materials, activities and assessments.

 October 21, 2015


     12:00 - 1:00 pm


Universal Design for Learning


October webinar recording

 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to design that maximizes learning and gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn. In this webinar you will learn the concept and principles of UDL and how to translate them to your materials and course design.

November 18, 2015


     12:00 - 1:00 pm


Accessibility in online course design


November webinar recording

 If you have heard about online course accessibility and ADA, but are not really sure what it means for you as a course developer, this webinar is for you. The topics of this webinar include an introduction to ADA, and what steps you can take to ensure that your course materials and activities are accessible to every student.

 December 16, 2015


     12:00 - 1:00 pm


Use of videos in course design



Research shows that including video lectures in online courses helps improve performance by allowing students additional time to fully understand course materials. Come learn how and when to incorporate videos, and what to watch for when selecting and creating your videos.

 January 20, 2016


     12:00 - 1:00 pm



Quality Matters


January webinar recording

The Quality Matters (QM) rubric is a set of online and blended course evaluation standards developed by distance educators based on scholarly research in the field of instructional design. In this webinar we will examine the QM concepts, rubric standards, and how you can use them to improve your course design. 

February 17, 2016


     12:00 - 1:00 pm




Rubrics: Why and how?



 When your online course uses activities such as discussions, written assignments, or case studies, the grading standards might be difficult to maintain over time and from student to student. A rubric helps with shifting grading standards by introducing aspects of the graded assignment and their varying levels of mastery. In this webinar you will learn more about rubrics and how to create and use them.

March 16, 2016


     12:00 - 1:00 pm



Setting clear expectations



You know what you require of the students in the courses you develop. Do they? Research shows that student satisfaction is closely associated with clear guidelines on assignments. In this webinar you will learn and practice course design with the focus on communicating expectations and guidelines to improve student performance and ultimately satisfaction. 

April 20, 2016


     12:00 - 1:00 pm


Copyright or copywrong?



In this webinar you will be introduced to the conditions that copyright law sets forth on the use of works that belong to others. We will discuss the legal use of images, videos, documents and other artifacts in your course development. 

May 18, 2015


     12:00 - 1:00 pm



“How we design” series: Reigeluth’s Elaboration Model



Charlie Reigeluth’s elaboration model of instructional design supports organizing instruction in increasing order of complexity for the learner to be able to develop a meaningful context into which subsequent ideas and skills can be assimilated. In this webinar you will learn major components of the elaboration model to help you with your course design.