Instructional Design Services

An instructional designer is having a kick-off meeting with an instructor to plan a course design and development.

Designing for student success.

Our Instructional Design team applies research, theory, and best practices in online education to help you create courses that are student-focused, forward-thinking, and academically challenging.

Partner With Us

Are you interested in partnering with an instructional designer to develop your course? Fill out our inquiry form and we will be in touch soon.

Course Development Inquiry Form

If you want to learn more about the instructional design process and the course development services we offer, each college has been assigned an instructional design manager as a point of contact.

Find Your Point of Contact

Online Course Development with UCATT

Instructional design is the process of analyzing the learning needs of the students to create courses that are effective and engaging.

The instructional design team within UCATT supports the full development of online courses at UArizona, including developing evaluation tools, selecting the right education technology, and working with you to find effective ways to share content with your students.

When you work with an Instructional Designer (ID) on our team, your course may go through three phases of development.

Step 1 of Course Development Timeline

Phase 1: Initial Online Course Development

  • Occurs for a new course or if you’ve never worked with an ID. 
  • 1-on-1 collaboration with an ID over one academic term.
  • Full planning and development of an online course.
Step 2 of Course Development Timeline

Phase 2: Continuous Improvement

  • Occurs after the course has run at least once.
  • The course is reviewed using an internal, evidence-based rubric.
  • Recommended design improvements customized for each course.
  • 1-on-1 support with a Continuous Improvement ID.
Step 3 of Course Development Timeline

Phase 3: Quality Matters Review

  • Occurs after the course has run at least twice.
  • The course is reviewed using the QM rubric by a UArizona committee.
  • If the criteria are met, a badge will be issued on the course’s D2L site.


Instructional Design Consultations

If you would like to meet with an instructional designer to discuss a specific topic as you are developing your course, we offer 30 minute consultations.

Schedule With Us