Online Course Designer (MT0890, IST2G, GR4)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Online Program Development, the incumbent will work as part of an instructional design team. The Online Course Designer works closely with content experts and TLS staff to design, develop and implement online courses for McGill’s fully online credit programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional Design

  • Uses ADDIE (or other systematic approach) model in collaboration with team members
  • Upholds McGill’s course design standards and policies
  • Develops learning materials in consultation with content experts/instructors, Multimedia Production, IT Services, Libraries and other units where required
  • Reviews and revises instructor-developed online learning materials for effective online delivery
  • Develops assessment strategies and activities in consultation with content experts/instructors
  • Manages course production schedules
  • Plans and tracks course design, activities, and required resources to meet online delivery deadlines
  • Participates in the program-level design of courses in terms of consistency and continuity
  • Participates in quality assurance processes and ensures that procedures are implemented
  • Shares with the design team issues and lessons learned on a regular basis
  • Integrates and builds course materials, assessments, and learning activities in the LMS

Support for online teaching and learning

  • Develops online tutorials for teaching online
  • Provides coaching to online instructors and TAs to effectively use online technologies and online teaching techniques
  • Develops online tutorials for students to effectively use online technologies

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate Degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Master’s in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, or other relevant field preferred. Three years of online course design experience in higher education (Health Sciences preferred). Evidence of solid grounding in instructional design theory and implementation in online learning. Knowledge of a variety of web-based instructional technologies. Evidence of strong ability to establish and maintain work priorities and timelines. Familiarity working with Learning Management Systems (Brightspace preferred). Knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OER). Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills Must be fluent in both English and French.

How To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to Teaching and Learning Services at hr.tls [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is July 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, Teaching and Learning Services will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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Teaching and Learning Services
Salary Range: 
(Grade 04) $56,370 – $70,460 (midpoint) - $84,550
September 1, 2020 until August 31, 2021
Reporting to: 
Manager, Online Program Development
Reference no.: 
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