Instructional Design

Online instructional design support is available to facilitate the development of innovative, high quality, online instructional content, ensuring instructional materials are in accordance with UWF online education initiatives for faculty.


Design support includes, but is not limited to: Ensuring course functionality in Canvas, Accessibility guidance and compliance, Quality Matters design counsel and informal review.  Canvas functionality is a top priority in preparation for the Fall 2018 learning management system migration.  I will be assisting all HMCSE faculty that will be teaching online course(s) this Fall to ensure the online courses are ready to go in August.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, comments or concerns.


  • Fundamentals of Universal Design: One page summary of accessibility methods for online content.
  • Quality Matters Course Prep : Comprehensive document outlining core components of QM course design and associated resources, as well as discussion of commonly seen problems in online courses.
  • Module Template Design in Canvas: Coming soon!
  • Videos: How to Export Course from D2L, How to Clean Up Course Files After Export, How to Import Exported D2L Course into Canvas--All Coming Soon! 

Would you like to see a how to on anything in particular?  Call or send me an email and I will try create and post that for you! 


  • Penelope Mitchell

    Penelope Mitchell, M.S.

    Instructional Designer & Online GIS Adjunct Faculty





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