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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Instructional Design Support

IT Professional Services MNSU - Consulting available

Developing solid learning goals and designing and aligning course activities and assessments to those goals is trickier than it first appears. Our team of trained instructional designers can help make connections between your instructional goals the literature on effective practices and technology to help you optimize your students learning and motivational outcomes.


Instructional Innovation Consulting: The world of instructional technology and technology-enhanced learning is changing rapidly. Academic Technology Support is constantly watching for new technologies and pedagogical strategies on the horizon to ensure that faculty and students at MSU receive the best opportunities afforded by the best teaching and learning strategies that are emerging in the research literature. Personal/individual Instructional Consulting: Instructors interested in designing or reviewing their courses to help ensure alignment of their learning goals with their course activities can schedule an appointment with a member of our instructional design team to get personalized assistance in designing and building their course materials.


Teaching with Live Video Conferencing and TelePresence: Live video conferencing and TelePresence offer new and novel ways for our faculty to engage learners across time and space. ATS offers services to help you learn how best to leverage the affordances of this technology and to teach effectively when your learners are at one or more remote locations.


Quality Matters (QM)is the national gold standard for quality in online courses. The QM standards are based on robust instructional design principles. Academic Technology Support has certified QM reviewers on staff and we are happy to help you integrate Quality Matters principles into your course or your entire curriculum. A Quality Matters template has been developed in D2L that assists faculty in creating their course materials in compliance with the D2L standards.


The delivery parameters for this service will vary depending on each customer's goal. Therefore the resolution time will be considered the time it takes to research develop and define the project plan.

Service Categories
  • Instructional Design and Technology Consulting

    IT Solutions is committed to assisting the Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty in finding ways to use technology to make your teaching and research activities more effective and efficient to promote student success. Whether you need self-paced learning that you can take from your computer or mobile device anytime, anywhere, or if you prefer more face-to-face, classroom-based instruction, our faculty training and development services can help you enhance your teaching and research profile.
    Come to any of our  drop-in sessions and ask questions, learn from the experts or just come and work with an expert around to assist. We have drop-ins for Academic Technology Services where you can get assistance with D2L, Instructional Design and/or Technology Tools. All Drop-in sessions are held in the Center for Excellence and Innovation. Check the training calendar for a complete list of drop-in sessions.

  • Quality Matters (QM)

    Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the design quality of online courses and online components. QM provides on-site, online, and web-based professional development opportunities. Additionally, QM provides an online rubric that outlines principles of effective design for teaching classes online. The rubric contains 8 general and 43 specific standards that cover issues such as course structure, management, and instructional design. Check out our Str8 Talk video series to learn more about each general standard. Find out more about Quality Matters. 
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Service Locations
All Campus Locations
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Service Level Agreement: MNSU - Consulting
Consulting Service Level Agreement:
* Normal Response Time - 1 business day
* Normal Resolution Time - 15 business days

* Important Response Time - 1 business day
* Important Resolution Time - 10 business days

* Critical Response Time - 1 business day
* Critical Resolution Time - 7 business days

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