How will I create an ePortfolio?
Students may use Google Sites, WordPress or another method to showcase their skills and knowledge.
The ePortfolio is a major asset during the job search process.
Students are encouraged to provide a link to their ePortfolio in the cover letter, at the beginning of their resume, and on their LinkedIn profile.
Will I receive an instructional design certificate document to include with my resume?
Upon completion of the program, each student is mailed a signed certificate with the University of Wisconsin-Stout official seal titled "Graduate Certificate In Instructional Design.
How will an instructional design certificate help me?
- Add your certificate to your resume and LinkedIn profile.
- Use your online portfolio to showcase your new skills, knowledge and competencies to employers.
"... for students balancing the jobs they must have and the advanced education they desire – a situation faced by most students today – completing a certificate can be the most direct path to career success."
~ The Certificate Solution
Will I need to purchase software?
No software purchase is required. The software is available for every experience level as free 30-day downloads.
For your portfolio project, you will use SCORM-compliant multimedia software that you download or have used previously or that your organization uses such as Udutu, Captivate, or Articulate Storyline.
While no one can become a multimedia developer overnight, you will gain hands-on experience with industry-leading software to develop computer-based training, learning objects and eLearning products.
Are online courses open to veterans and military service members?
Yes, we encourage Department of Defense staff, veterans, military service members, and retired military to join our program.
UW-Stout is a "Military Friendly® School".
Veteran and Military Education Benefit Programs
Contact our Veteran Services staff with questions about educational benefits.
What is instructional design?
Instructional Design (ID) is the systematic approach to determining the need for instruction, designing and developing objectives, content, and assessments around that need, and evaluating the effectiveness of your design in relationship to instruction.
Our program models best practices in the field by:
- teaching learners how to design effective instruction for any delivery method
- aligning appropriate instructional activities and assessments
- teaching computer-based training and matching technology tools to instructional problems
- providing students the skills for managing the complete instructional design process