Student-centered. Faculty-focused.

Learning Design

Connect with a Learning Design to enhance the design of an existing course or request assistance in developing a new online or blended course.

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Course Review

Conduct a self-review or work with a colleague to review a course design with established quality standards.

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Learn more about an array of digital tools and applications to help you facilitate active learning in the digital classroom.

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Enroll in an upcoming Online Teaching Certification (OTC) session to advance your teaching skills in the digital classroom.

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Design Support: Explore Ideas

With more than 70 combined years of experience, our team of learning designers and technologists are ready to assist you.

Our designers have experience teaching in traditional and/or online classrooms, and each designer holds a graduate degree in learning science, instructional design, or education (some with terminal degrees).


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Explore Ideas

Connect with one of the Learning Designers in-person or via Zoom to explore ideas on how to enhance an online or blended course.

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Design a Course

Request design support for a new online or blended course, or in revising an existing course offering. Compensation is available for eligible faculty.

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Design Process: From Plan to Pilot

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Designing a course for online or blended delivery is a complex activity that requires a different approach than the traditional classroom. A backwards design process is used to ensure that the learning outcomes are achieved and aligned with learning activities and resources.

The course development process is a collaborative team effort that includes the following team members:

  • Faculty Lead
  • Learning Designer
  • Peer Reviewers (including the Department Chair and/or Program Coordinator or Director)
  • Project Manager
  • Technologists
  • Library Specialists

Development Process

The development process is comprised of 4 phases: planning, design, development and pilot.

Course development compensation is available to eligible faculty according to approved course credit hours. Payments are associated with specific deliverables associated with the design, development, and pilot phases of the project.

NOTE: Priority is given to courses that are associated with online or blended programs and gateway or high-enrolled courses where master course designs are applied.


Timeline: 2-3 weeks


  • Organize Team
  • Project Agreement
  • Kick-Off Meeting


Timeline: 3-5 weeks


  • Design Plan
  • Prototype Module
  • Design Review

Payment 1: $400 – 800


Timeline: Up to 6 months


  • Module Development
  • Active Learning Activities
  • Department Review

Payment 2: $1,200 – 2,400



Timeline: Initial Semester/Term


  • Course Revisions
  • Instructor Notes
  • Student/Peer Review

Payment 3: $400 – 800

Let's Work Together

Talk with Ethan.

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Ethan Deceuster

Interim Director, Learning Design & Development

Email: ethan.deceuster@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-879-4828
Office: INNOV 191

Course Review: Open and Inclusive Teaching

Digital teaching requires a unique set of skills. While some strategies of in-person teaching may transfer to the digital classroom, most require a new approach.

As noted in our university mission, we value open and inclusive teaching. To this end, we are here to help you share, collaborate, and connect with others to learn effective strategies to engage your students.

Course Review

Conduct a self-review or request a peer review of a course. Reviews align with established quality standards.

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Peer Reviewer Certification

Currently in development. Directed at full-time faculty interested in being a peer reviewer for online or blended courses. Application and training required. Compensation available for eligible faculty.

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Collect Feedback

Connect with Teri.

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Dr. Teri Brandenburg

Quality & Training

Email: teri.brandenburg@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-879-4728
Office: INNOV 187

Digital Tools: Leverage Technology

DXL sponsors several digital tools and applications to assist with teaching in the digital learning environment. Take advantage of these tools to engage and assess the learning of your students.


Embedded directly in Canvas, Ally helps you improve the accessibility of course materials.


Easily create course templates and a common design across a program or individual course.


A web conferencing application for real-time discussion, offices hours, and meetings.


Closed captioning service available to help caption a video(s).


A remote exam proctoring service available for all online course sections.


A tool for creating online, engaging active learning activities.

Work Smarter

Talk with Ethan.

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Ethan Deceuster

Project Manager

Email: ethan.deceuster@dixie.edu
Phone: 435-879-4828
Office: INNOV 191