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Instructional design is a systematic process and methodology for designing, developing and delivering instructional materials that align with desired learning objectives and outcomes. With that end in mind, The Education Technology Center (ETC) offers strategic support services to all academic programs and faculty. Through our research-driven instructional design framework and initiatives, we strive to create an institutional culture focused on collaborative innovation and continuous improvement for all online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.

Open Support Hours

The CTLD Instructional Design Group and Accessibility Manager provide walk in support hours to help answer any questions you might have with your course development projects. Support topics Blackboard, accessibility, pedagogy, best practices and more. Please see the CTLD calendar for dates and times: 


E-Learning and Instructional Technology Exemplar (ELITE) professional certification program for MSU Denver faculty in partnership with Quality Matters (QM) for quality teaching and learning.

Course Development

Strategic instructional design typically leads to seamless course development, and fortunately, the Continuous Course Improvement (CCI) Programs offered by the ETC make this transition simple and seamless. The CourseAssist, CourseConstellation, and CourseSelect programs provide structure, define processes, and outline specific design services available to faculty. Each program is unique, providing diverse points of entry for faculty looking to continuously innovate and improve themselves and their course(s).

Course Media

Engage your students by introducing exciting new visual and auditory experiences.

Partnerships and Innovations

In order to ensure that our instructional design services evolve alongside the ever-changing technology and educational landscape around us, we are devoted to continuously pursuing new partnerships and novel innovative solutions.

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