About Us

iDesign partners with universities to build, grow, and support online and blended courses and program offerings. We are passionate about serving faculty and designing engaging learner experiences that unlock the potential of instructional technology. It’s in our name, it’s in our DNA, and we believe that great instructional design is critical for developing successful programs. We provide concierge, white-glove instructional design support to our faculty partners, bringing expertise, service, and project structure to bear and ensuring that faculty feel comfortable, informed, and in control throughout the process.

iDesign is currently looking for qualified instructional technologists to join our course development team. This is a part-time, 1099 contract position. This opening is for future project needs.

Are you that person?

What You'll Do

As the Instructional Technologist, you will work closely with several team members including Learning Architects, other Instructional Technologists, Quality Reviewers, Multimedia Editors, and Graphic Designers to ensure that the design and development of online learning support the vision of the partner and subject matter experts.

You will be responsible for working with the Learning Architect (LA) to build and set up the course within the learning management system (LMS) using HTML and CSS when applicable and depending on the assigned project. Some projects require strict adherence to a provided style guide. The Learning Architect collaborates with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to adapt content for online instruction, while you, the Instructional Technologist, focus on the build process.

Further, you will be responsible for building discussion boards, assignments, tests, and quizzes in the LMS, as well as making sure the course display is consistent throughout. You will also ensure all aspects of the coursework properly (hyperlinks, videos, 3rd party integrations). You will monitor new apps and technologies to see how they can be incorporated into the LMS.

If you are the right candidate, you will work remotely on a contract basis. iDesign recognizes that a quality workforce is paramount to our success. We provide professional development and internal advancement opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a flexible, on-demand schedule to work on projects.

You will:

  • Collaborate with Learning Architects to build superior online courses that are supported by research-based best practices in online learning.
  • Work with Learning Architects to ensure alignment of learning outcomes, content, and assessment during the build of courses in the LMS.
  • Actively manage the Learning Architect relationship and obtain Learning Architect approval throughout the course development process.
  • Work with Learning Architect/Project Managers to ensure all deadline dates are met throughout the design and development process.

What You Need to Get the Job Done

  • Current, in-depth knowledge of instructional design and learning theory
  • Experience in online course development, in higher education, preferred
  • Demonstrated HTML coding skills with additional skills in CSS preferred
  • Proven leadership in developing courses characterized by innovation in instructional design
  • Strong interpersonal skills and history of positive results achieved collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through influence across complex organizational structures
  • Experience with ADA and copyright compliance
  • Experience with existing quality standards for course design
  • Competency in a variety of LMS systems such as Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace, Moodle, etc.

What Will Make Us REALLY Love You

  • A proven track record of working with academic and business partners to build engaging and effective online courses.
  • Strong organizational skills, excellent follow-through, and exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to establish a collaborative and collegial relationship with iDesign team members while still moving projects forward and meeting project deadlines.
  • Knowledge of effective practices in online learning, instructional design and technology, adult learning theory, and andragogy/pedagogy to support course development.
  • Excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills
  • A drive to build "near perfect" online courses according to project requirements and style guide
  • Background in Learner Experience Design
  • Expertise in competency-based learning
  • Superior knowledge of available open educational resources (OERs)
  • Quality assurance training and certification (QM, OSCQR, other)
  • Post-secondary teaching and learning experience

This is a two-part application process. You will submit your resume and answer the initial application questions. You will be asked if you are open to completing an instructional technology assessment. If you are willing, we will provide you with a Canvas course shell to complete the task. Both parts of the application must be completed to be considered for the position.

iDesign is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive environment in which everyone is a valued member. At iDesign, all hiring decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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