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16 Nov 2022

Full-Time Instructional Technologist

tdkleine – Posted by tdkleine River Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

The Instructional Technologist is an interdisciplinary collaborator who assists faculty in the effective and appropriate use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The major responsibilities of the Instructional Technologist are as follows:
  • Develop, implement, and support educational technologies and information resources,
  • Assist students and faculty in using these tools,
  • Disseminate knowledge of these tools through training and documentation, and
  • Maintain the systems that make these tools available to the university community.
The position promotes the use of the learning management system (Canvas), video hosting and streaming service (Panopto), web conferencing platform (Zoom), and other academic technologies.
As a diverse, Catholic, Hispanic-Serving institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We seek individuals who demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who demonstrates commitment to equitable and accessible technology practices.  A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to relationship-centered service and leadership reflective of the Dominican mission to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.
Instructional Design and Creation of Course Materials (40%)
  • Provide consultative advice to faculty to assess teaching and learning needs and the appropriate use of educational technology to meet those needs
  • Build online course content in the learning management system, including modules, quizzes, assignments, content pages, and other learning activities
  • Create and edit multimedia such as videos, audio recordings, illustrations, or images
  • Author course materials that conform to accessibility and inclusive design best practices
  • Develop and promote course templates and standardized instructional practices
Training and End-User Support (40%)
  • Deliver exceptional end-user support to faculty, staff, and students
  • Write training and support documentation and create tutorial videos
  • Facilitate training sessions for individuals and groups, both in person and via web conferences
System Administration (20%)
  • Administer the Canvas learning management system, Panopto video hosting service, Zoom video conferencing platform, and other instructional technologies
  • Integrate third-party systems to support seamless learning experiences
  • Assist in coding and testing learning platforms and system customizations developed in house
  • Troubleshoot problems, perform upgrades, and maintain systems
  • Maintain effective practices for data security and protection
All qualifications are required unless otherwise stated.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Working knowledge of teaching and learning technologies
  • Working knowledge of instructional design theory and practices
  • Working knowledge of online learning and learning management systems
  • Working knowledge of video, audiovisual, and web technologies
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face and technology-mediated work settings
  • Ability to pass a required background screening
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • Previous experience with Canvas and/or Panopto is preferred
  • Previous web development experience is preferred
A background screening is required upon hire

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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