During the four years I worked for Ohio University's Office of Instructional Innovation, I had the opportunity to work with a great team of instructional designers, faculty, and students.

Design Studio for Online and Blended Courses

Every break between the semesters, our office offered a design studio for Ohio University faculty. The week-long event consisted of workshops and presentations by the instructional designers covering a variety topics including writing courses goals and objectives; creating and using rubrics; video conferencing tools and techniques; multimedia creation; online student engagement tools and techniques; Quality Matters; and Blackboard LMS. Time was available at the end of each day for participants to work on their current classes and with an available instructional designer.

After taking a more leadership role, I worked with another designer and we created consistent branding and updated the format every semester based on feedback from our participants and presenters. My role during this time consisted of event planning; scheduling spaces; scheduling presenters; creating and presenting workshop topics about creating multimedia, improving "talking head" videos, and Universal Design for Learning; and hosting the event. I provided folders, notepads, pencils, takeaway information, and power strips for participants.

For the break before spring semester 2018, I hosted the event alone and I decided to have an online attendance option due to the poor weather and participants living two or more hours away from Athens. I used Adobe Connect to live broadcast the presentations and workshops. The software allowed online participants to ask and respond to questions by voice or through text as well as allow me to use my phone to broadcast presentations in other locations.

MFE 6000 Animated Lectures

In autumn 2016 and spring 2017, a group of us created materials for MFE 6000, taught by Bill Shambora. My role involved creating animated presentations using Dr. Shambora's recorded lectures.

Blackboard Workarounds

Ohio University uses the Blackboard learning management system. This LMS is great for providing simple content, but there are times when classes needed something more and without completely leaving the Blackboard course. The playlist, certificate creator, and random number generator are workarounds I created. I created each with instructions and organization to allow faculty unfamiliar with coding to update the files when needed.

Technology & mediums used:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Connect
  • Camtasia
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Google Slides
  • Google Forms
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Box
  • Blackboard LMS
  • Slack
  • YouTube

Special thanks to:

For opportunities and support: