Instructional Design & Web Technologies


The staff of Instructional Design & Web Technologies welcomes you to our web site. We've developed and gathered material to help support you in your online teaching. Please peruse our site and tell us what you think. If you haven't found what you are looking for please email us at We offer individual consultations as well as individualized, departmental and scheduled workshops.

Hours of Operation: Daily 8am to 4:30pm
Location: Lower Level Lehman Library Rooms 14 -15

Online Instruction-100

Are you planning to teach online within the next few semesters?

Online Instruction-100 (OLI-100) is a course that teaches you the basics of teaching online. Faculty planning to teach online at Shippensburg University for the first time during the 2015 winter term or 2016 spring semester should register now for the fall session. Enrollment is open now and you have until you teach your class to complete it at your own pace.

About OLI-100
This totally online course provides instructors with

  • instructional strategies for online classes,
  • national quality standards for online classes,
  • instructions for using various D2L tools,
  • a student’s perspective.

You will read pedagogical articles that take what you know about teaching already and apply it to online classes. Also, you will be guided through tutorials which will help you build the start of your online class. It consists of seven modules within D2L. In order to complete the activities and course development exercises, you will find it easier to have a course you are scheduled (or planning) to teach online within the next year.

Successful completion of this course satisfies Article 42 C.2. of the statewide APSCUF collective bargaining agreement. Faculty who have not previously taught an online course (80% or more online) at Ship must complete OLI-100; this includes faculty who have taught online at other universities. Likewise, if you already took training for online classes you may find it helpful to take OLI-100 simply as a refresher.

To register or with questions, contact Ryan or Scott in Instructional Design at or call x1816.

D2L Continuous Upgrade for July Complete - 10.5

The continuous delivery upgrade for July has been completed of PASSHE's D2L environment from version 10.4 to version 10.5.

The basic functionality of D2L remains the same in version 10.5, but there are some user interface changes associated with this upgrade. Information about interface changes and additional functionality in D2L version 10.5 is available at:

Any questions or concerns should be directed to