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Course Consultation Guidelines

Digital Education (DE) provides limited consultative support for Purdue faculty/staff who are developing courses or other educational programs for online delivery at no charge. Instructors desiring such support should submit a consultation request in the "To Request Consultation" section of this page.


This service is designed to bring the faculty and our instructional design team together to collaborate on specific elements of an existing or new online course or program. Our instructional design team can meet to discuss and assist with up to three of the following elements of your online learning endeavor:

  • Learning Outcomes/Objectives
  • Content Organization
  • Multimedia Development
  • Integration of Educational Technology Tools
  • Instructor-Student, Student-Student, and Student-Content Interaction Strategies
  • Formative and Summative Assessment Strategies
  • Other Online Learning Special Projects


Any full-time, part-time, tenured or non-tenured faculty members or graduate TA's who are actively engaged in developing online learning through a Purdue West Lafayette academic department are eligible to request a PEC consultation.


Click on the button below and complete the online request form.

Online Course
Consultation Request

All of those who submit consultation requests will be notified about the status of their request within 7 days of its submission.


When developing instruction for online delivery, all course elements are normally developed prior to the beginning of the course. Developing online learning assets can be very time consuming for first-time instructors. Consequently, we recommend applying for consultation services no less than 8-12 weeks prior to your proposed course's expected launch date.

Although we will make every effort to accommodate all who need our services, our consultation clients will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Consultation services will be scheduled around the workload of the instructional design team and will not exceed 8 total hours. PEC consultation services cannot be guaranteed based on current team workload, scope of consultation needed, and timeliness of application submission.

Questions related to design and instruction should be addressed to the instructional design team at idonline@purdue.edu.