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Spring 2022 - Course - CDP: Instructional Technology - Self-Paced

Ended Jun 4, 2022

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Full course description

Course Description:

The CDP Instructional Technology course is designed to address corresponding topics from the courses in the Course Development Program in video format. This self-paced course is an instructional technology supplement for the Course Development Program. The Course Development Program, or CDP,  includes a series of courses that can guide participants in creating high-quality course content. This professional development training series will explore Course Basics, Objectives and Assessments, Interactions, and Accessibility. Focusing on these five areas will ensure that participants will be afforded the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge and improve their instructional practices.


  • Intended Audience: This course is intended for instructors using asynchronous, synchronous, and blended instructional methods.

  • Method: This is a self-paced course. Participants in this course will review content pages, watch videos, review guides, and complete quizzes to learn about Instructional Technology.    

  • Time Needed: This course is estimated to take 4 hours to complete.  
  • Completion Date: This course must be completed by June 3, 2022.

Disclaimer: It is important that instructors follow the policies, practices, rules, and procedures for their local institution. Please use the information provided in this course as a starting point for understanding how the MSVCC functions. 


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Select appropriate options for displaying instructional technology-related information in their course site
  • Discuss the importance of citing tech tools and providing clear instructions to users within a course site
  • Discuss the process of mapping course tools and technology with learning objectives and activities
  • Select tools that promote active learning for activities assessments
  • Select tools for promoting interaction-based active learning that map to learning objectives and activities
  • Discuss options for using course technologies for providing feedback and collaboration opportunities
  • Discuss options for representing course content in various formats via available technologies
  • Research and select accessible technologies to support student learning
  • Demonstrate the optimization of accessible course technologies