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Instructional Design

Instructional Design at the School of Nursing

What can the Instructional Design Team do for you?

Penn Nursing ITS offers individualized training for faculty and technical support during course preparation and delivery. The team offers assistance and support for instructional design, customized course creation, technology and platform training, individualized practice sessions, tutorials, video editing, and more. Technical support is available to all faculty members and students during their course preparation and delivery, as well as during live sessions as needed. For more information, please contact the ITS Service Desk .

Whether you’re new to incorporating technology into your classes or have been doing it for years, the Instructional Design team wants to help you get the most out of the tools available to you at Penn. We’re happy to meet with you face-to-face, by phone, or in a web-conference to help you use our learning management system as well as a variety of instructional tools.

We can help you:

To get started, please contact Erin Marshall , Online Learning and Instructional Design Manager.

For course development help, contact us at least 4 weeks before the first day of your course.


Need help getting started on your Canvas course website?

As a first step, request a course site on Canvas. Canvas sites are not generated automatically for every course; they are created upon request by the instructor.

Request a Canvas course site


Course site requests should be submitted
 no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.

The Penn Canvas support team at the library offers assistance with technical questions and issues related to Canvas, and the team completes new course site requests. Contact canvas@pobox.upenn.edu

Need a quick Canvas tutorial? Browse the Canvas Instructor Guide , or get Penn-specific Canvas help and tips by visiting the Canvas at Penn  blog.   

Meet with us!

The instructional designers are offering individual, thirty-minute Canvas training sessions for faculty teaching online, hybrid, and even traditional courses. Even if your course isn’t online, you should still learn the tools Canvas provides in order to efficiently communicate with students. 

To learn more about the consultations, click the image below:

Schedule Consultation