Instructional Designer

Keiser University Fort Lauderdale , FL 33301

Posted 7 months ago

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL School Name: Keiser University Online Keiser University's eCampus is the online division of Keiser University, one of the largest independent Universities in Florida. eCampus programs include Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees online.

The Instructional Designer reports to the Director of Instructional Design and works with faculty and team members to guide the design, development, production, and evaluation of engaging and innovative online courses. This individual consults with academics to revise existing online courses and design new courses for online delivery, using technology to generate exceptional learning experiences.

This individual will conceptualize and storyboard institutionally sound, interactive, engaging, web-based interactive objects and input these components into Blackboard Learning Management System. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with our Faculty members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Consult with academics to design objective-aligned and engaging learning experiences and authentic assessments that encourage critical thinking skills and skill application.

Conceptualize and storyboard engaging interactive learning objects that promote active learning.

Provide support for Blackboard environment and integrated online systems.

Knowledge of lecture/capture technologies along with being able to coordinate technical issues with Blackboard support, service tickets, schedule updates, building blocks, upgrades, work with other technical advisors outside of the Blackboard environment and outside vendors in relation to the LMS.

Use data and feedback to guide course revision and the continual improvement of learning experiences.

As The Ideal Candidate, You Have

successfully designed quality online learning experiences

a strong commitment to quality standards and service

an awareness of accessibility issues and use of assistive technologies in course design

outstanding client management skills; ability to understand faculty needs and translate those into dynamic courses

the proven ability to work as a contributing and collegial member of a team and to communicate proactively within the team environment

the ability to work with multiple deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment

the ability to adapt and to solve problems proactively and creatively

a passion for creating and improving online learning

excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with stakeholders at all levels including academic leaders, faculty, and production teams

curiosity about new tools and techniques for engaging learners and demonstrating outcomes

comfort in working within project management applications

the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

strong attention to detail

the aptitude to work with a range of academic content

experience in evaluating learner outcomes and their impact on curriculum design

Education: Minimum of a bachelor degree in an IT-related field such as computer science, instructional design, multimedia, or a related field of study.

2+ years in instructional design consultation, preferably with academics in higher education settings
3-5 years of experience in learning design, academic technology, product development or related discipline, generating innovative online learning experiences and authentic assessments

Familiarity with building course materials into learning management systems and utilizing the best online educational tools to promote student goal mastery

Experience conducting training sessions for both small and large groups

Experience working with simulations, games and other multimedia content

Higher education online teaching experience (a plus)

Technical Skills

Ability to build fully online courses within Blackboard LMS

Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript

Must have knowledge of various operating systems, web browsing and enhancement tools, utilities, and applications.

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point

Intermediate to advanced skills with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, Snag-it, Adobe Creative Suite

Understanding of audio and video technology and basic editing using Camtasia, Adobe Premiere, or similar tools

This is a full time position located in Ft Lauderdale, FL and requires day, evening and weekend availability.

For consideration, only online applications will be accepted. For further information, you may contact your local campus. Campus contact information listed on our website at

Thank you for your interest in our school system. Our schools prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law.

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Instructional Designer

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