Instructional Design @ Carroll

Support for Educators

Our instructional design team is available to help all Carroll educators – individuals or small groups - with designing and developing a range of learning experiences, such as:

Whether you are developing something new or looking to take an existing idea in new directions, we offer consultations and feedback on learning design, teaching practices, and technology integration so you feel empowered to produce an engaging experience for your learners.

Applied Foundations

If you are looking to gain more confidence in foundational principles and practices of effective instruction, then we can help you answer questions such as:

How can I design a course or event to meet learning goals?
How can I make sure assessments measure learning outcomes accurately?
What are some activities I could incorporate to promote engagement?
What methods and technologies would enable my learners to achieve desired outcomes?

Experimental Growth

If you are looking to go farther with your instruction and explore new approaches to teaching and learning, then we can help you answer questions such as:

How can I become a more inclusive, equitable educator?
What are some strong teaching practices that suit my approach to learning?
How can I integrate technology more effectively to support learning?
How can I build out accessible, engaging content across in person and online learning?

To start collaborating with an instructional designer, please submit an Instructional Design Services Request or email

Support for Programs

Departments can also work with our team to design and develop courses for new or existing programs. Our team will provide as much or as little support as your program needs to meet its goals and deadlines.

So what kind of instructional support is your program looking for?

Our team provides consultation, guidance, and feedback on any or all of the work required for complete course development:


- Drafting Learning Outcomes
- Designing Courses to Learning Outcomes
- Designing Assessments and Activities
- Creating Inclusive, Engaged Learning Experiences
- Integrating Appropriate Technology


- Planning Course Development to Meet Deadlines
- Reviewing Online Content for Usability & Accessibility
- Reviewing Syllabi, Assessments, Activities, Content, and Materials
- Evaluating Course Against Standards & Best Practices Prior to Launch


- Teaching with Canvas
- Teaching Online/Hybrid Courses
- Student-Ready Instruction
- Authentic Assessment
- Engaging Students with Educational Technologies

Plus More Coming Soon …

To request instructional design services for your program, please complete the Instructional Design Services Requests form.

While your request is being reviewed, the instructional design team will schedule a meeting with you to determine an overall instructional approach for the program, assessment expectations across courses, and modalities of course delivery so there is a consistent vision for how all courses will meet program goals. Based on this meeting, we will send you a Project Plan to review. Once you confirm the plan, we can get to work!

Meet Our Instructional Designers

Kristen Trader
Kristen Trader
Senior Instructional Designer
Specialities: Course Design, Equity-Minded/Student-Ready Teaching, Assessment Design, Active Learning, Rubric Evaluation, Writing Instruction
Ya-Huei Lu
Instructional Designer
Specialties: Technology Integration, Engaging Students in Active Learning, STEM Education, Lesson Design, Interactive Presentations, Assessment Design
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