Instructional Design

The Instructional Design unit provides valuable instructional design services, professional development opportunities, and support for instructors and staff to enhance teaching and learning with technology.

In This Section

Services

  • Consultations and support for teaching and learning with technology
  • Instructional design consultations
  • Professional development opportunities and resources to support teaching and learning with technology

Instructional Design Consultations

The Instructional Design unit provides instructional design, re-design, and course review consultations for in-person, hybrid, and online courses. Using a course design process is key in creating a quality course. An Instructional Designer will help you to align your course outcomes with appropriate learning objectives, assessments, activities, and materials.

Process

  • Step 1: Submit a Technology Consultation Request for assistance with course design from an Instructional Designer. Please specify the course, the modality (i.e. face-to-face, online, or hybrid), and when you are planning to teach it.
  • Step 2: Meet with an Instructional Designer.
  • Step 3: Use the course design process. Together with an Instructional Designer, he/she will guide you in: mapping your course, outlining lessons, creating lessons, updating your syllabus and course schedule, using the Leeward DE Guidelines (for DE courses), teaching, reflecting, and iterating. You are encouraged to participate in other professional development, as needed.

Professional Development

We lead initiatives and provide events, workshops, and resources to support teaching and learning with technology.

Resources

Keep your Student record updated

Meet with my academic advisor

  • Make sure you’re going to meet all of your degree requirements.

Keep your student record updated.

Distance Education (DE)
Google@UH

Google@UH is the University of Hawaiʻi’s Google Workspace suite of Google apps. Our UH accounts (@hawaii.edu) are Google accounts, allowing us to access to Google’s Core Apps such as Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites.

For your UH Gmail, bookmark Google@UH Gmail. Alternatively, if you go to Gmail, at the login screen, type your entire @hawaii.edu email address (and no password) to be re-directed to the UH login screen where you’ll then enter just your UH username and password.

Classic Google Sites ended September 2021.

Syllabus Resources
Teaching Continuity Guide for Remote Instruction

In the event of a disruptive event that prompts the campus to move classes online, this guide will help you transition your face-to-face instruction to distance-delivered (or remote) instruction in the simplest way possible to ensure continuity of your face-to-face class.

Access the Teaching Continuity Guide

Keep your Student record updated

Meet with my academic advisor

  • Make sure you’re going to meet all of your degree requirements.

Keep your student record updated.

Laulima

Laulima is the University of Hawaii’s collaborative learning management system, powered by Sakai. For specific questions and support, request assistance from Laulima Support.

Getting Started

Before the Semester

During the Semester

  • Request assistance should you need Laulima technical help. You can find the “Request Assistance” link at the bottom of every Laulima page.
  • Add a student or guest to your Laulima course site. Note: If a student added or dropped, do NOT add or remove a student from your Laulima site. Wait for Laulima to sync with UH Banner system. If it’s still not updating, request assistance from Laulima Support.
  • How to avoid problems with copying/pasting from Word or websites into Laulima’s text editor.
  • Tip: If students do not submit their assignments and you do not input a score, a dash will be marked by default; however, a dash does NOT count against the student’s course grade. Instead, make sure to put zeros for items students didn’t submit or receive a score for.

End of the Semester

Need more assistance?

Contact Laulima Support for specific questions by clicking on the Request Assistance link at the bottom of any Laulima webpage.

Open Educational Resources (OER)
UDL and Accessibility
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Designing for Accessibility

Contact Us

General Inquiries:
Email: edtech@hawaii.edu
Submit a request

Location: LC 112 (view map)

Brent Hirata
Instructional Designer
Phone: (808) 455-0484
Email: bhirata@hawaii.edu
Rachael Inake
EMC Coordinator
Instructional Designer
Phone: (808) 455-0677
Email: rinake@hawaii.edu

Lauren Lum Ho
Instructional Designer
Phone: (808) 455-0551
Email: laurenlh@hawaii.edu