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    Instructional Designers

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    Instructional design is the systematic development of educational materials, workshops, tutorials, training, and curriculum using behavioral and cognitive theory of learning to ensure quality instruction and increase student success.

    ITS' Instructional Designers:

    Instructional Design Service Overview

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    The Instructional Design team works with faculty and instructors to help them effectively achieve their teaching and learning goals. This will often include the use of digital technologies.

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    Dartmouth faculty and instructors

    Benefits and Features

    Instructional Design consults can include these topics:

    Canvas Service Overview

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    Canvas is a web-based tool for teaching, learning, and collaboration. All Dartmouth classes are automatically provisioned with a Canvas site. Canvas integrates with many other teaching and learning tools used at Dartmouth. New features, enhancements and bug fixes are applied to Canvas every three weeks.

    Canvas is developed and hosted by Instructure.

    Quick Access

    https://canvas.dartmouth.edu

    All Canvas users log into Canvas with their Dartmouth NetID and password.

    Course Media Projects

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    Media projects, such as short movie projects, image slide shows or poster projects, can offer an engaging alternative to traditional text-based assignments (papers). It often assists students to be be more involved in the learning process. In some cases students with different learning styles grasp concepts more clearly through audiovisual media than through reading text alone. Another strength of media projects is that they lend themselves to sharing, and generate high levels of peer interest.

    Course Design and One-on-One Consulting

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    We offer consultation on web-enhanced and/or technology rich course design and re-development. Each consultation is customized to meet the unique goals of each course and to match an instructors teaching philosophy and style. Instructors are welcome to come to us during various stages of preparation and can receive consultation on a wide range of course design components and issues.

    Some areas of consultation offered are:

    Educational Technology Tools Service Overview

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    The Instructional Design team supports the use of many specialized technology tools for teaching and learning, and helps faculty experiment and innovate with such tools. Many of these tools are available on the web and many of them plug into Canvas.

    Quick Access

    Email [email protected].

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    Dartmouth faculty and instructors

    Screen and Class Capture Service Overview

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    Classroom capture generally refers to lecture recording: a live class is being recorded, capturing the instructor’s computer display, the instructor and the front of the physical classroom, or both. TechSmith Relay (formerly Camtasia Relay) and Echo360 are commonly used for this.

    Classroom Response Systems Service Overview

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    Classroom response systems are often known simply as “clickers”. The operating principle is that in order to increase in-class student engagement and learning, the instructor will present questions to her class to which students respond with either a dedicated device (“clicker”) or with a web-based tool or text message.

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