There are a variety of ways to approach instructional or course design.  DLIT adapts the approach defined by the foundational instructional design framework, ADDIE (i.e. Analysis, Design, Development, Implement, and Evaluation).  ADDIE is an iterative approach divided in to 5 phases. Each phase has a specific purpose:

ADDIE Instructional Design Model

  • Analysis – clarify instructional goals, define the learning environment, and characterize the learners existing knowledge and skills
  • Design –systematically develop the plan for instruction based on the analysis
  • Development – create and assemble the course in the learning management system
  • Implementation – create training for adjuncts and/or learners, insure needed technology is available and working in classrooms and labs
  • Evaluation – provide assistance and feedback according to best practices and research-based standards in distance learning


DLIT instructional design services include

  • Guidance and resources for faculty to use in face-to-face courses
  • Any variation of the 5 phases in ADDIE in web-enhanced, hybrid, or online courses. 
  • Project planning, project management, and/or student input


The Process

Electronic Course Approval Form & Delivery Process

Cynthia Johnson, MS
Instructional Design Coordinator
Founders Hall, Ste. 124
Phone: 972.38.1443

Quality Checklists

Development Steps

Course Delivery Form


How do I start?

To find out more about developing an online course or the schedule an initial consultation, contact DLIT at 972-338-1443 or email an Instructional Designer.