Available Until 11/16/2030

Build a Better Class with Instructional Design*

For more information or to schedule this course, contact: Rebecca Brown, rebecca.brown@utah.edu.

This class provides a hands-on opportunity to apply the principles of instructional design (ID) based on the ADDIE model in 6 online modules, plus one "catch-up" week. Instructional design is a systematic approach to creating lessons that meet learner needs. There are many models of instructional design, and this class will focus on one of the most well-known, ADDIE. ADDIE stands for: 1) Analysis 2) Design 3) Development 4) Implementation and 5) Evaluation. The course presents ID in the context of academic and health sciences librarianship. This course is useful for those who want to improve their instruction whether you are teaching patrons to use technology, creating online information literacy modules, instructing a large class, or helping students one-on-one. This course does not intend to make you an expert instructional designer – there are certificates and degrees for that. The class includes a worksheet for each section to provide an opportunity to apply what you are learning and get feedback from the instructors and fellow students.


  1. Describe the five steps of the ADDIE instructional design model
  2. Discuss instructional design techniques in the context of the professional practice of librarianship.
  3. Apply features of the ADDIE model to improve instruction


This class utilizes a series of 5 videos to introduce each new ADDIE phase. After watching the video, students work through a lesson about that ADDIE phase, then complete and submit an activity worksheet. Each unit has knowledge check to make sure that students understand the main points from the lesson.

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Analysis

Week 3: Design

Week 4: Catch-up Week

Week 5: Development

Week 6: Implementation

Week 7: Evaluation

MLA CE Credits: 10