Instructional Design

Instructional Strategies Infographic

Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies

Teaching and Learning Resources

This page offers instructional design resources for instructors on topics such as technology in teaching, teaching adults, how to promote critical thinking in your classes.

Important Student Information 2019-2020

MaSU Syllabus Template 2018-2019

MaSU Syllabus Template 2019-2020 (Accessible)

MaSU Syllabus Template2019-2020 without Directions (Accessible) 

The version without directions has only headers. Click on the end of the line and press enter on the keyboard. 

Due to the later release of the 2019-2020 syllabus template, it will not be required until Spring 2020. However, if possible, please utilize the more recent version as it is more up-to-date and is 100% accessible.

The syllabus template is a guide for the development of all syllabi. Some items are required for all courses, some are only required for online courses. Please download and use as a template or a reference when building your syllabi. This year's version is 100% accessible. Please contact Chris Gonnella with questions.

FERPA Course Grouping Release Form

This release form is used to obtain permission from students in different class sections to group courses in Blackboard. Instructors must have signatures from every person in all class sections involved. The forms will be held by the Division Chairs. It is the instructor's responsibility to notify a Blackboard Administrator that the courses should be grouped.

Small Teaching Online Tips

Give Concise and Thorough Instructions

Online Course Development

All online course development documents, including the Agreement, the Planning Form and the Online Course Development rubric.

Teaching and Technology Tips

Teaching and technology tips available for download.


Workshops, Webinars and Brown bags. See this page for a calendar of events for each semester, documentation from events and evaluation forms.