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Every faculty member is partnered with a Center for Online Learning Instructional Technology Associate or Graduate Student Worker. To identify the Center for Online Learning employee assigned to your department, please click on the link below. On this page, you can also find the Service Agreement, the Contact Information, and the Work Schedules of COL Staff.
Faculty have access to an instructional designer, instructional technologist, media specialist and site administrator. To learn what role each person plays and how s/he can assist you, read below.
Instructional Designer (current: Bilal Dameh, x1661)
The instructional designer provides training and instructional design expertise for online programs and courses. The designer develops and delivers faculty training, manages course development projects, and consults with faculty as they design online and web-enhanced courses that are pedagogically sound and supported by appropriate technologies and media.
Instructional Technologist (current: N/A)
The instructional technologist works closely with the designer and the COL team to plan, develop and maintain instructional technologies that support faculty in the delivery of online learning. The technologies range from learning objects, authoring tools, media editors, captioning software, collaboration software, video conferencing and more. The technologist also plays a key role in providing technical training and support to faculty and staff.
Media Specialist (current: Jack Buckholz, x1653)
The media specialist plans, produces and maintains digital video, virtual meetings, podcasts, webcasts, and other forms of multimedia presentation in support of online learning.
Site Administrator (current: Travis Morgan, x1659)
The site administrator (Senior Instructional Technologist), and the assistant site administrator (Online Learning Specialist) specialize in the BrightSpace Learning Management System administration and all of its related functions. These specialists administer the university-wide learning management system (LMS) in support of all university courses. They support faculty in transitioning from the traditional classroom to the online class environment in the learning management system. They study and make recommendations based on the Center for Online Learning needs related to online learning delivery, learning management systems technologies, course development recordkeeping, policies and procedures, and data practices.
Director (current: Robert "Bob" Bilyk, x1660)
The Director of the Center for Online Learning provides university-wide leadership and advocacy for online and hybrid teaching and learning for a diverse student population, including nontraditional adult students. The director monitors the external competitive environment, develops and implements strategic and operational plans for online and hybrid teaching and learning, and serves as the Center for Online Learning liaison with various organizations for online learning