Instructional Design

Instructional designers are committed to helping instructors design, develop, and evaluate their online courses.

Use the left-hand navigation to explore how you can partner with an Instructional Designer to develop or revise online courses, learn the basics of course design strategies, or enroll in our Focus on Planning program to get a more hands-on approach for designing effective, quality online courses.

Instructional Design Services

Includes consultations, online course revisions, and new online course development.

Course Design Strategies

Learn the basics related to alignment, objectives, assessments, learning activities, and rubrics.

Quality Course Standards

Online courses developed with the CDE follow quality standards set forth by Quality Matters.

Focus on Planning Program

A program of interactive courses that allow you to practice applying course design strategies.

Course Design Forms

Download the forms needed to initiate various steps in the course design or revision process.


A list of tools and technologies that are available during course design.