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Instructional Designer

Klamath Community College
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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The Instructional Designer works closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning team to manage continuous quality improvement for all academic courses; consults, trains, and serves as a resource person to the faculty, administrators, and instructional staff in design, development, evaluation, and revision of teaching, learning, and assessment needs; facilitates the implementation of instructional innovations, and assists in staff development on instructional applications of technologies and instructional methods; researches and applies new pedagogical standards, best practices, and technologies to develop and deliver a robust learning experience for students and improve instructional outcomes for the college.

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the position description satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Support college faculty and subject-matter experts in the design, development, and delivery of all academic courses through collaboration and knowledge of instructional design.
  • Design and educate faculty on quiz functions, assignments, rubrics, and grading within the Canvas learning management system.
  • Learn new software quickly and explore and demonstrate the features of the LMS.
  • Consult with faculty on appropriate instructional technology and resources to ensure efficient use, application, and functionality for improving achievement of learning outcomes.
  • Work with Assessment and Curriculum coordinator to ensure instructors’ Learning Outcomes are addressed in their syllabus.
  • Guide the design, development, and integration of multimedia materials.
  • Research current trends and scholarship in learning, instructional design, teaching and learning with technology, and distance education.
  • Apply best practices in course design, as well as assure fair use and copyright, and ADA compliance.   
  • Create and update Canvas for Departments, Student Organizations and clubs. 
  • Assist with the administrative tasks, including setup, maintenance, and organization of the college LMS CANVAS.
  • Attend regular meetings, committees, and training sessions.
  • Attend appropriate conferences, workshops, webinars, and other professional development activities. 
  • Develop and deliver the CANVAS student orientation.
  • Assist the Deans in evaluating all modalities of courses for content, rigor, and andragogy.

Documentation & Training:

  • Develop and conduct technology orientation sessions and documentation for new student, staff, and employee orientations.
  • Provide Canvas Orientations for students and faculty.
  • Develop and deliver trainings for faculty in course design and the use of instructional technology in face-to-face, hybrid, synchronous, and online modalities.
  • Review and evaluate Center for Teaching and Learning training programs to ensure the needs of the college are being fulfilled.

Assist the Center and Teaching and Learning team to:

  • Hardware and/or software troubleshooting experience.
  • Work with faculty and staff creating accessible documents, videos and other types of media.
  • Work within Canvas to ensure the components meet accessibility requirements.
  • Recommend standards, procedures, and techniques to improve the Center for Teaching and Learning. 


  • Serves on College committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to establish priorities and achieve deadlines.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously from initial stages through to completion. 
  • Ability to build and sustain productive working relationships with faculty, staff, administration, and other stakeholders.
  • Comfortable with multiple models of instructional design, as well as knowledge of best practices in face to face, online and hybrid e-learning.
  • Polished, professional demeanor.
  • Quality Matters APPQMR Certified preferred. 
  • CidiLabs DesignPlus experience preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred.


  • Frequently moving from stationary sitting positions to standing and walking.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Instructional Design or related field
  • Expertise in face to face, on-line, and hybrid andragogy
  • Prior experience with multiple LMS platforms including CANVAS. 
  • Two or more years’ teaching experience in higher education preferred
  • Demonstrable expertise in the use of a variety of software applications (e.g., Zoom and Camtasia)

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