What We Do

The experienced and innovative team at the ETI Support Office is ready to help you design and develop a wide variety of educational resources for both the classroom and the distributed learning (DL) environment.

The ETI offers a wide range of services. Some of our most frequently used services include:

Course / Lesson Review

Faculty can request that ETI team members review lessons or an entire course. The review process can identify areas of a course or lesson that are instructionally sound as well as locate areas in a course or lesson that would benefit from additional attention. This process can focus on the organization of the course site, the presence of appropriate learning objectives, the level of learning-centered activities; and the use of assessment methods consistent with learning objectives and course goals. The course / lesson review process can also examine consistency in coordination of course elements as well as presence of appropriate course policies and content.

Syllabus Review

The ETI can work with faculty to develop a new syllabus or review an existing one, looking at clarity, comprehensiveness, or the alignment of learning activities and assessments with objectives.

Case-based Activity and Interactive Media Development

The ETI's media design and development specialists are available to partner with faculty to create and produce instructional media that support learning objectives. The ETI can develop animations, audio content, and simulations. The ETI team also includes trained medical illustrators who can provide USUHS faculty with highly-detailed, customized static or animated medical illustrations.

DL Course and Course Material Development

Faculty members can use the learning management system to support classroom-based courses or to offer courses in the online environment. The ETI can work with faculty to make the best use of the LMS to teach courses either partly or fully in the DL environment.

Educational Game Planning and Implementation

Research shows that using games in the classroom or in the online environment can increase student motivation, participation, and knowledge retention. The ETI can help faculty members design, develop, and/or implement games effectively.

Instructional Technique Planning and Implementation

The ETI supports faculty in developing and implementing instructional techniques, strategies and innovations to support teaching and promote learning.  Members of the ETI team can help faculty identify appropriate and effective ways to set up their courses, use classroom time and develop materials,  as well as help faculty enable students to take active roles in learning.

Remediation Design and Development

The ETI can work with faculty members to integrate innovative remediation techniques into courses to help students with a wide variety of needs attain mastery of the material.

Small Group Activities

The ETI can help faculty members develop small group activities for the classroom or online environment.

In addition, the ETI can support your needs in such areas as:


The ETI consults with faculty members who have questions about or ideas for course redesign, the development of new activities, or other topics relating to teaching and learning.

Evaluation and Assessment Support

The ETI can work with faculty members to develop tests and other types of formal and informal assessments to help them determine whether students are meeting course objectives throughout the semester.

The ETI team can also provide course and program evaluation support to help faculty and staff understand the strengths and weaknesses of courses or programs.

Research on the Implementation of Instructional Techniques

The ETI partners with faculty to conduct research on the use of instructional innovations and shares the results of that research with their colleagues.

DL Tool and Technique Use

The ETI can work with faculty members to help them implement DL tools and techniques to allow for greater flexibility during classroom time with students or to allow for teaching to take place when students or faculty members are not on campus.

If you have a need that you don't see listed here, feel free to contact us with your ideas.