Instruction

MERIT instructional services are designed to support the attainment of course goals through technology integration. MERIT staff provide faculty consulting and instruction for the adoption of new tools across program areas in the School of Education.

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Course Website Support

MERIT staff provides support for the Learn@UW suite of instruction tools including Canvas, Google Apps, Kaltura, and Blackboard Ultra Conference.

Instructional Graphics
Graphics that help illustrate a concept or idea can greatly enhance your online or traditional face-to-face instruction.

Learn@UW Software Support
Instructional design, consulting, and assistance with framing and organization of online content for the Learn@UW suite of tools.

Workshops

School of Education faculty, staff, and students, and area teachers are invited to participate in MERIT’s workshop program.  In addition to scheduled workshops, sessions can be designed or adapted as course-integrated instruction for specific classes, or scheduled as consultation for individuals, meetings, or groups.

Workshop Topic Request

Course Related Instruction

MERIT staff members are available to assist you with mapping your instructional goals to the use of new tools.  Consider scheduling one or more MERIT instruction sessions for your classes.  Course-integrated instruction will be scheduled at your convenience and tailored to the content needs of your class, meeting, or group.

Desktop and Digital Media Tools
MERIT provides workshops on various desktop and digital media tools from Photoshop for newsletters to using Microsoft Office tools in the classroom.

Digital Storytelling
MERIT staff provide workshops on resources, tutorials, and instructional materials to help instructors and students design and create digital stories.

Information and Resources in Education
MERIT offers workshops on information and resources in education from finding and incorporating Native American content to personal privacy in the digital age.

Adopting and Using eLearning Tools
MERIT offers workshops on using eLearning tools from designing course websites to using concept map tools for teaching and learning.

Customized Course-Integrated Instruction
Course-integrated instruction will be scheduled at your convenience and tailored to the content needs of your class, meeting, or group.

Library Course Pages
Accessible list of course-related resources tailored to a specific course’s needs and assignments.

Online and Blended Course Support

MERIT staff provides consulting services that can help facilitate new approaches to course design and delivery.

Course Design
Consultation to bring new approaches to learning to your classroom: where to begin.

Online Education
Assistance with the evaluation and use of web-based learning tools for online delivery.

Educational Technology Integration
Explorations into new elearning trends in the classroom.

The diagram below shows an ideal timeline for developing an online course along with resources for each stage of planning and implementation. MERIT instructional design and technology staff are happy to provide support at any point in the online course development process. We’ve highlighted a few of the many unique course design options available to you in the image gallery below. Take a look around and don’t hesitate to reach out!

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H5P is an online tool that allows instructors to create dynamic, interactive learning objects. Here, a slide deck and reading comprehension quiz are shown.

MERIT’s self-serve A/V Studio is equipped with video and audio recording technology for creating online lecture videos.

Canvas integrates with multiple tools to provide endless display and interaction options. Pressbooks, shown here, is a popular Open Educational Resource creator that works well with Canvas.

Instructors can embed quizzes directly into video lectures using Kaltura MediaSpace, the video editing program chosen by UW-Madison.

An online tool called Padlet can be integrated into Canvas for lively and organized online discussion, allowing for text, video, and link posts.

MERIT Instructional Design staff can help you customize a Canvas home page that suits your course content and organization.