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Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching

Instructional Design and Canvas Support

Instructional Design

Instructional design is an iterative process between a course instructor and a professional instructional designer. While the typical intent is to convert a traditional face-to-face course to hybrid and/or online formats, the process can also lead to a better integration of Canvas or other technology tools into an existing course model.

During the process, the instructional designer meets with the instructor to learn course objectives and review current course materials.  Together, the instructor and the designer determine how best to deliver content according to goals set by the instructor, and the designer helps to guide development of the appropriate course modules. There are many steps to the process with revisions and approvals along the way. Typically the process takes about 14 weeks for a complete course conversion.

Instructional design consultations can be scheduled at the convenience of the instructor by contacting the Online Instructional Designer, Audra White at

To Access Canvas
Canvas Link

Canvas is Montevallo’s friendly and intuitive Learning Management System used for delivering online, hybrid and web-enhanced traditional courses.

You may begin your Canvas experience by clicking the Canvas icon above and using your UM credentials to log in. Return to this site at any time to access videos or quick guides to answer any questions you have concerning the system. Some videos that may be helpful to all users can be located on the All Users Video Guide page.

Canvas Resources

 Student Tutorials

Students have many opportunities to view tutorials for better using Canvas. Some of the things that may be useful are: Canvas Overview, Assignment Submissions, and Grades and Quizzes. Select the Canvas Video Guide for Students page to find these videos.

 Faculty Tutorials

Select the Canvas Video Guide for Faculty page to locate all videos available to assist faculty in preparing a class on Canvas.  For additional assistance, please schedule an appointment by clicking the Contact link.