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What does an Instructional Designer do?

As an Instructional Designer you will create learning environments and experiences. Perform analysis to perform the requirements and specifications. You may be asked to enable learning by creating supportive environments which includes online community management, promoting collaboration and discussion through social media technologies and teaching experts how to generate and share your own content.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in educational technology or a related field and hold a state educator or administrator's license. You will have a minimum of 3 years using course authoring tools and proficiency with various LMS systems and experience teaching K-12. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and an understanding of varied learning styles. You must have familiarity with website design, video technology and editing and knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods.

  • Develop and edit online learning material and content
  • Assess learning needs
  • Analyze existing instructional material
  • Develop and design online material and assessment tools
  • Oversee implementation of online learning programs
  • Train educators and students to use online learning system
  • Troubleshoot technical problems via reported user issues
  • Maintain currency in the field of online learning
  • Master's degree in educational technology or related field, preferred
  • State Educator or Administrator license, preferred
  • 3+ years of experience using course authoring tools
  • Proficiency with Blackboard, Canvas, Camtasia, Captivate, Moodle or proprietary LMS
  • Experience teaching K-12
  • Familiar with website design, video technology and editing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of varied learning styles
  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
19%
2 - 4
49%
5 - 7
15%
8+
17%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
Camtasia
Epic Certification
Articulate Storyline
Deliverables
Writing
Degree IN Education
Editing

Instructional Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$60,934 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$45K
Median: $61K
$82K
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Instructional Designer Jobs