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About

​​​FITS leverages innovative pedagogical strategies and emergent technology to facilitate transformative course design in collaboration with faculty and academic leadership.

To accomplish this, we

  • Foster collaborative relationships.
  • Provide faculty with consultation on best practices in instructional technology.
  • Design online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses.
  • Support end-users of instructional applications.

Course Design and Enhancement

FITS' instructional technology consultants help faculty build fully online courses that do not meet face-to-face and online courses that meet face-to-face for a reduced number of hours. FITS also assists faculty in enhancing courses with technology for supplemental instructional content and activities. Instructional design consultants work with faculty to:

  • Clarify instructional objectives
  • Design, develop, and assess instructional strategies
  • Research, select, and implement appropriate technologies
  • Design and develop online and hybrid courses
  • Introduce online course quality standards
  • Provide assistance in online course reviews

For more information, visit the Course Design page. For a list of FITS instructional technology consultants, visit the Contacts page.

Faculty Development

FITS offers training sessions and workshops on a variety of instructional technologies. Visit the Workshops page for a complete list of upcoming workshops and events. FITS also offers the DePaul Online Teaching Series (DOTS), a professional-development program designed to help faculty make the transition from face-to-face to online teaching.

Instructional Technology Support

FITS works in collaboration with the Technology Support Center (TSC) to provide email and in-person support to faculty. Visit the Technology Support page for details or contact the TSC at (312) 362-8765 for assistance.​​​​​