Instructional Design Resources

Featured Resources

The CTT team has created a variety of resources. Explore featured resources below.


Serves as a comprehensive initial orientation and ongoing resource for instructors.

Strategies and Practices for Inclusive Excellence

Use this guide to create more welcoming and effective learning environments.

CTT Guide for Online Teaching

Best practices in online instruction and helps faculty to design an effective online course.

Online Learning Guide

Many students have never taken courses online. These are the essentials for success.

Knute Broady Collection

Improvers learning through the provision of research-supported resources for teaching & the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Assessment Guide

This guide discusses various ways that you can assess students in an online environment.

Accessibility and UDL Instructor Resource

Curated by several university departments and experts, the Accessibility and UDL Instructor Resource is available through Canvas.

Rethinking Assessment of Hands-On Learning

Alternatives for assessing laboratories, studio classes, performances, or capstone projects.

Inclusive Excellence in Virtual Learning Environments

Resources and tips for equitable and inclusive remote teaching.

Accessibility Checklist

Helps you design accessible courses to increase educational opportunities for all students.

Backward Design Model

An asynchronous, self-paced introduction to the Backward Design model of course planning.

Canvas Modules

Explore high-quality teaching content available in the Canvas Commons, created specifically for university instructors.

Canvas 101

Self-paced orientation to Canvas for University of Nebraska-Lincoln instructors.