Instructional Design and Development Support

The UMOnline Instructional Design & Development team supports faculty and departments with the design and development of online courses and programs. We provide consulting services and workshops, and design services relative to the following:

  • Innovative integration of technology for learning
  • Accessible design
  • Moodle instructional tools
  • Online and blended pedagogy
  • Policies and procedures

The Montana University System's Design Principles provide core principles governing the design of online courses.

Course Lifecycle

Key processes for designing, delivering and managing your online courses.

Request

  • New online or blended course approved by department chair
  • Course proposal submitted to UMOnline
  • Moodle shell generated
  • Course supplement requested for face-to-face courses

Design

  • Accessibility support
  • Instructional design and development support
  • Moodle training
  • Media design support

Deliver

  • Course made available
  • Ongoing instructor and student interaction
  • Continued instructor and IDD support available
  • UMOnline tech support provided

Maintain

  • Backup course
  • Archive backup file
  • Export gradebook
  • Restore/import to new course shell

Innovation Studio

The Innovation Studio is a group of creators, educators, and designers that specialize in creating custom designed online courses. To schedule a visit, please contact one of the instructional design and development team members below:

Robert Squires
Director of Instructional Design and Support
(406) 243-6056
robert.squires@umontana.edu

Rick Hughes
Director of Academic Affairs
(406) 243-6280
richard.hughes@umontana.edu

Marlene Zentz
Senior Instructional Designer/Accessibility Specialist
(406) 243-6434
marlene.zentz@umontana.edu

Nancy Clouse
Senior Instructional Designer
(406) 243-5815
nancy.clouse@umontana.edu

Offer a New Online Course

Please see our New Courses page for more information.