Classified Title: Instructional Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CG Starting Salary Range: $23.90 - $32.86 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm Employee subgroup: Salaried Non-exmt Location: 30-MD:JH Dorsey Center Department name: 10001473-EP Personnel Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
General summary/purpose: JHU-Engineering for Professionals (EP) is seeking an instructional technologist to join the Center for Digital and Media Initiatives (CDMI) team to assist in the development and delivery of online and technology-facilitated courses. The instructional technologist will provide primary instructional technology support for online course and eLearning creation and related resource development including audio and video components, web assets, and training materials for faculty, staff, and students.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Online Course Design & Development
Develop online course sites (includes the placement of text, files, images and digital media) within the learning management system, in collaboration with the course-assigned instructional designer (ID) and according to approved course design standards.
Collaborate with IDs to ensure all course components adhere to course design standards; tasks include reviewing and editing course documents, reviewing and editing recorded lectures, verifying all external course links and other tasks.
Assist multimedia specialists with the preparation and production of recorded audio/video lectures.
Manage the copying and readiness of all online course shells for each academic term.
Ensure all online courses are ready to launch on the first day of each new academic term, meeting course structure guidelines and reporting any discrepancies.
Provide ongoing assistance to instructional designers and instructors in the building/deployment of online courses; troubleshoot online course functionality such as discussion boards, surveys, quizzes, exams, course multimedia, and the integration of external computer applications and systems.
Develop and administer training sessions and online resources for faculty in the areas of best practices for use of learning technologies, online learning, and multi-media instruction.
Facilitate and conduct on-site and remote training to faculty and staff.
Maintain the EP online orientation course for new online students. Monitor student progress, provide student support as necessary, maintain appropriate records, update semester specific materials, and provide reports as necessary.
Develop training materials for Blackboard, Zoom, and other related instructional technology applications used by EP to support technology-mediated instruction.
Serve as EP’s Blackboard administrator. Responsibilities include verifying all online courses are properly flagged in the system of record, copying course content from previous semesters, keeping up-to-date on all Blackboard system upgrades/changes including building blocks and plugins, and perform other related duties as needed.
Draft, update and coordinate distribution of semester email notifications for new and returning online students.
Provide faculty and student help desk support by responding in a timely manner to requests for assistance in using various instructional technologies.
Coordinate the implementation of new technologies for online course development and provide training for all users.
Advocates use of pedagogical strategies and educational technologies to faculty and staff.
Troubleshoot, investigate, and creating detailed bug reports.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Two years of work experience.
Experience working with higher education faculty and staff.
Ability to collect data, create reports, and prepare written communication with an attention to detail and accuracy.
Familiarity with SCORM, LTI, and RESTful APIs.
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