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Instructional Design

UMKC Teaching and Learning Certifications

Faculty Certification

Explore best practices for incorporating instructional technology in your courses and learn how to use some of the instructional technology tools available at UMKC. This self-paced course allows you to become certified on your own time, which requires demonstrating mastery of the course concepts of online teaching. Enroll Now…

Course Certification

Instructors may request a review of an online course by a Quality Matters certificated Instructional Designer using the UMKC Certification Checklist. Courses meeting each element of the Certification Checklist will be certified for online instruction at UMKC. Request course certification now (Log-in Required)…

Course Certification Checklist

The UMKC Online Course Certification Checklist, developed by Quality Matters certified Instructional Designers, is based on certification requirements from leading online certification institutes including Quality Matters and the Online Learning Consortium. 

Course Design Support

Through close collaboration with subject matter experts, Instructional Designers can help design purposeful learning objectives, create engaging course objects, and facilitate meaningful course design. We support the design, development, and evaluation of online, face-to-face, and blended instruction.


UMKC’s Faculty and Course Certification policies require online courses to meet nationally-mandated accessibility standards. Learn more about the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and resources available to you. 

Graduation Caps

Contact an Instructional Designer

Torie Wynn, MA

Instructional Designer | (816) 235-1001

Jennifer Sackhoff, MA

Instructional Designer | (816) 235-1463

Lyn Cook

Instructional Designer | (816) 235-1522

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