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Common Questions

This Frequently Asked Questions section aims to provide answers to the most common questions we get asked.

We provide online course development, continuous improvement and multimedia production services to instructors teaching courses for the fully online asynchronous programs offered by Arizona Online, Global Campus and iCourses (main campus fully online courses), and we offer continuous improvement consulting, Quality Matters and Professional Development opportunities to the full university online teaching community. We also support several campus-wide digital technologies and provide tech troubleshooting and training directly to faculty, staff and students. Learn more about our services For Instructors and For Students

Please note: If you are a face-to-face instructor looking for remote teaching resources, please visit OIA's Teaching Models and Resources For Remote Teaching

Instructional design is the process of analyzing the learning needs of the students to create courses that are effective and engaging. Our Instructional Designers can work with you to plan your course, develop your assessment tools, choose the appropriate technologies and media, and refine teaching methods and strategies. Learn more about our services at Instructional Design.

At Digital Learning, we work with faculty to create the online courses that are part of the fully-online degree programs offered by Arizona Online. For more information about bringing your program online, or specific questions about marketing, enrollment or student success, please visit Arizona Online.

The short answer is: it depends. For the longer answer and everything you need to know about working with Digital Learning to build an online class for the first time or to refresh an existing course, visit Get Started.

Arizona Online’s syllabus requirements are the same as the University of Arizona requirements with some additions. For guidance on how to integrate these revisions, read the course syllabus policy.

If you’re ready to start recording, talk to your Instructional Designer. He or she will schedule your initial consultation with Digital Learning Studios. If you don't already have an Instructional Designer, please submit a Course Development Inquiry Form.

As an Adobe Creative Campus, all UA faculty, staff and students have access to free Creative Cloud accounts. We work with faculty across disciplines who are interested in actively advancing digital literacy skills by helping them to integrate Adobe Creative Cloud into their curriculum. To learn more, visit Adobe & Arizona.

We are always excited to learn about technologies you are interested in or are excited about using. To suggest a technology for pilot or to request a piloting partnership, please visit our Pilot Request Form. The form also allows you to “opt-in” to specific types of technologies based on your interest, course modality, and personal preferences. Pilots will also be announced in our newsletter, so be sure to subscribe to The Tech Breakdown.