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Introduction to Instructional Design - Cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic radically shifted the educational paradigm worldwide, forcing teachers and students to embrace online learning whether they were ready or not. The consequences of the pandemic on student engagement and retention will be felt for years to come, especially among student populations that already faced social inequalities. Engaging with students in 2023 and beyond requires new and innovative approaches to curricular design and instruction.

Introduction to Instructional Design is a 15-hour workshop that provides educators with the necessary tools to build curriculum for the post-COVID student. Appropriate for educators of all skill and experience levels, this workshop brings clarity to the ambiguous and disjointed nature of classroom instruction in 2023. You will learn the basics of in-person and online instructional design, learning management systems, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, Quality Matters (QM) rubrics, and tactics to motivate students post-COVID.

Central to this workshop are teaching methods and tools to help student populations most affected by the pandemic. You will help address these social inequalities by applying the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to instructional design. This workshop also addresses ADA compliant lesson plans and provides information on additional resources and training options. 

This workshop includes a mix of lecture, discussion, and projects designed to provide participants with a detailed overview of instructional design post-pandemic. Workshop meetings will be conducted online via Zoom. Assignments and resources will be provided on Canvas. 

There has never been a better time to learn about, or refresh your knowledge of, instructional design. This timely workshop has all of the resources you will need to get started. Reserve your space today!

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Perform a front-end analysis of learning needs, existing materials and new objectives.
  2. Design a teaching sequence in synchronous or asynchronous mode, based on most applicable learning and motivational theories.
  3. Utilize different technologies to achieve CLOs and engage students.
  4. Locate and use current teaching resources and Open Source or Zero Cost Materials (ZCM).
  5. Identify challenges and obstacles to learning, and utilize DEI principles to overcome.
  6. Register with thriving communities of instructional designers for further development and support.


July 10, 2023 - August 6, 2023

Meeting Days

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Meeting Times

12:30pm - 1:45pm


Online (Zoom and Canvas)


EXEDUC 222; class number 50485



Last Day to Register

July 12, 2023

Workshop Fee



About the Instructor

Lejla Tricic is an experienced eLearning Fellow, Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Writer and Mentor. She enjoys designing courses and has served as a SME for numerous colleges. Lejla also coaches faculty as a Peer Reviewer for QM organization, and is a faculty trainer for online course delivery in CSU system. She is a caring mentor and facilitator to faculty and students. Lejla is also an international volunteer instructor with a proven history of working successfully with culturally and ability diverse groups and imparting intercultural lessons to students, peers, and administrators. Her special passion is work with disabled students and she uses her extensive personal experience to advance accessibility, help with educational goals and assure equal access for all students. She also uses her experience as a survivor of Bosnian war to help students and faculty overcome trauma through creativity and writing. She has been teaching FYW composition, creative writing, film and literature since 2003 at numerous institutions in online, hybrid and Face-to-Face settings.