Below are a few frequently asked questions about the Instructional Design Studio. If you have additional questions, review our Getting Started guide or contact us!

What are the Instructional Design Studio hours?

Working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Scheduling is subject to availability of studio spaces and staff schedules.

How much advance notice do you need?

To ensure the best possible quality and to allow enough time to complete your project, we ask for a minimum of two weeks’ advance notice.

Can I access the ID Studio on my own?

Use of the studio requires the presence of a staff member. To schedule a consultation or use of the space, please email or visit the Request a Consultation page.

What is an Education Specialist/Instructional Designer?

Using evidence-informed practices in teaching and learning theory, an Education Specialist/Instructional Designer provides advice, guidance, and support to educators in the design, development, and delivery of educational endeavors. Types of support can range from the recommendation and planning of video resources to assistance with building active learning sessions, such as team-based learning (TBL). Another common function of this role is to support the alignment of learning objectives, instructional methods, and assessment of student learning. At WUSM, our Education Specialist/Instructional Designer does not directly provide graphic design services, but can provide advice on the use of visual aids in teaching and learning.

Who can use the ID Studio?

The ID Studio supports all of the School of Medicine’s academic programs. Currently, the studio resources are available for faculty producing curriculum materials for WUSM degree programs. Studio resources are not available to students or for media unrelated to education.

How long will it take for me to get my video resource?

It depends. Typical post-processing times range from a few days to a few weeks. In general, the more prepared you are in advance of recording, the faster the turnaround. We will work with you to determine a mutually agreeable timeframe for project completion.

How long will it take to record my video?

It depends. We strive to help faculty have the most efficient recording time possible, however be prepared to budget additional time for setup, retakes, and live-editing. In general, the more prepared you are in advance of recording, the faster the recording process will go.

What do I need to do to prepare to record?

Before you record, we will set up a meeting (in person or a Zoom call) to discuss your overall goals and intentions for the project. Once you are ready to record, we recommend preparing all slides (if applicable), learning objectives to guide you, and a detailed script. We can help you with any part of this process.

How much do your services cost?

ID Studio services are available to programs within the School of Medicine at no charge.

Contact information

Office Location: Becker Library (Lower Level)
660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110