Visual Design for Distance Education Content

Detailed Information

Visual Design for Distance Education Content by Robin Bartoletti


This course is one in a series of distance education faculty development mini-courses. This course, Visual Design for Distance Education Content, covers many tips to help you successfully create the navigation, layout, colors and design of your course content.

Overview: General discussion on the modules and the content.

Module 1: How good design helps learning.

Module 2: Applying the concept of user-centered design to the navigation of your content.

Module 3: Using color to enhance readability of content.

Module 4: Using text and layout to enhance the readability of your content.

Module 5: Graphics and when not to use images.

Module 6: Working within Blackboard.

Conclusion: Supporting resources for your use.

How to Proceed

You can proceed through this mini-course at your own pace! Modules can be viewed in any order you wish. We have provided you with examples, reading material, external links, and examples that will help you to apply what you have learned.

Higher Education
Website/Online tool for Teacher, Other Teacher Tool
Always Free