The Center for Instructional Support offers instructional design support and technology training to SOU instructors creating and teaching both online and on-campus courses. Instructional design support includes providing recommendations for engaging learners, assisting in the design of assignments and other course materials, producing multimedia, and researching online resources. Training is available not only for Moodle, but also for a wide range of teaching technologies. Instructors are encouraged to utilize the skills and expertise of the Center's staff. You'll find us in Room 321 of Hannon Library.
For more information about support and resources available through the Center for Instructional Support, select any of the links below. Click on the menu marker next to the Resources link to display additional resource links.
CIS Booklist — A list of books available for checkout from the CIS
Distance Education Handbook for SOU Faculty — Policies, procedures and recommendations for teaching online
Integrated Course Design — Background, resources and worksheets for designing a course with significant learning goals, including transparent assignment design principles
Moodle How-Tos — A growing repository of how-to guides for teaching with Moodle
Multimedia Tools — Useful tools for creating multimedia learning objects
Online Course Design and Delivery — Links to web resources to assist with teaching online
Online Teaching Resources — Scholarly websites, open educational resources (OERs), videos, open texts
Teaching at SOU — Helpful reminders, links to resources for faculty, information for adjunct instructors
Teaching First-Year Students — Strategies for increasing the success of our first-year students