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Desire2Learn 9.0

Using the Instructional Design Wizard

Instructional design is a way to design courses that help learners reach their goals. We recommend that you only use the Instructional Design Wizard if you are familiar with instructional design. The wizard offers a way to organize your course. For information on another tool that can be used to set up and organize courses, see Using the Course Builder.

return to topAccessing the Instructional Design Wizard

The Instructional Design Wizard can be found under the Course Administration Tools.

  1. Access the Course Home page

  2. On the Navigation bar, click EDIT COURSE

  3. In the Design section, click INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN WIZARD
    The Instructional Design Wizard welcome page appears.

return to topDefining Learning Goals

The first step in using the Instructional Design Wizard is defining learning goals. In this section, you set up modules and objectives.

  1. Access the Instructional Design Wizard welcome page

  2. Click START
    The Instructional Design Wizard: List Modules pane appears.

  3. In the Modules text box, type the names of your modules
    HINT: List each module on a separate line.

  4. Click NEXT
    The List Course Competencies pane appears.

  5. OPTIONAL: Add course competencies
    NOTE: See Competencies Terminology for an introduction to competencies.

  6. In the Name text box, type a name

  7. Click CREATE COURSE COMPETENCY

  8. Click NEXT
    The List Learning Objectives pane appears.

  9. In the Name or Description text box, type a learning objective statement
    EXAMPLE: After this unit, the student will be able to explain biodiversity.

  10. In the Course Competency pull-down menu, select a competency with which the objective will be linked

  11. Click CREATE LEARNING OBJECTIVE
    The learning objective will appear in the Independent Learning Objectives section.Independent Learning Objectives section

  12. Next to the desired learning objective, click CLASSIFY
    The Classify Learning Objectives dialog box appears.Classify Learning Objectives dialog box

  13. Select the appropriate classifications

  14. Click CLASSIFY LEARNING OBJECTIVE

  15. Click NEXT
    The Define Module Objectives pane appears.

  16. For the desired module, click ADD LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    The Select Learning Objectives dialog box appears.

  17. Select the desired learning objectives

  18. Click ADD LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  19. Click NEXT
    The Design Assessments pane appears.

return to topChoosing Activities

In the Choose Activities section of the Instructional Design Wizard, you can choose how your modules and learning objectives will be evaluated.

  1. Access the Design Assessments pane

  2. For the desired module, click ADD ASSESSMENT
    The Add an activity dialog box appears.

  3. Select from Direct Instruction, Indirect Instruction, and Independent Learning
    Assessments appear in pane 3.
    NOTE: Only assessments that match the classification of your learning objective (e.g., Understanding) and your approach (e.g., Direct Instruction) will appear.

  4. Select any desired activities

  5. Click ADD ACTIVITIES
    The activity will appear in the Module Summary.

  6. Choose a type of assessment

    Diagnostic assessment
    Determine students' knowledge before instruction.

    Formative assessment
    Measure students' progress during instruction.

    Summative assessment
    Measure students' performance after instruction.

  7. From the Tool pull-down menu, select a tool

  8. Click NEXT
    The Design Content pane appears.

  9. For the desired module, click ADD CONTENT The Add an activity dialog box appears

  10. Select from Direct Instruction, Indirect Instruction, and Independent Learning
    Activities appear in pane 3.
    NOTE: Only activities that match the classification of your learning objective (e.g., Understanding) and your approach (e.g., Direct Instruction) will appear.

  11. Select any desired activities

  12. Click ADD ACTIVITIES
    The activity will appear in the Module Summary.

  13. Choose a type of content

    Learning resource
    Used to teach students.

    Learning supports
    Used to help students.

  14. From the Tool pull-down menu, select a tool

  15. Click NEXT
    The Choose Grading System pane appears.

return to topOrganizing the Grade Book

In the Organize Grade Book section of the Instructional Design Wizard, you can establish a grading system. See Gradebook: Setup Wizard for more information.

  1. Access the Choose Gradebook System pane

  2. Make any desired changes to grading system

  3. Click NEXT
    The Categorize Grades pane appears.

  4. Put your graded items in the desired category
    NOTE: See Gradebook: Categories for more information.

  5. Click NEXT
    The Review Course Design pane appears.

  6. Click NEXT The Finish pane appears.

  7. Click CREATE COURSE BLUEPRINT
    The Course Builder welcome page appears.

  8. Click START
    The Course Builder Canvas appears, with the module [Course Name] Blueprint.
    NOTE: See Using the Course Builder for more information.

 

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