General Teaching and Course Design Services

What Is It?

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence (CATE) has a team of instructional designers and teaching development experts available to meet with you regarding any questions that you may have about your course.


  • Targeted consultations on a particular Blackboard tool
  • Instructional Design consultations
  • General teaching consultations covering various topics


  • Services are offered for instructors of current or planned UIC courses.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty

Where Can I Get It?

For general teaching help, select the Request Teaching Consultation button on this page.

For an appointment with an instructional designer visit our booking calendar and select either Instructional Design Consultation or Blackboard Tool Consultation and the date and time that fits your availability.

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time Response within 2 business days; Fulfillment time varies based on the scope of the request.
Service Availability Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Maintenance Window(s) N/A
Service Notification Channel(s) Direct with clients
Request Teaching Consultation


Service ID: 393
Mon 12/21/20 7:38 PM
Fri 5/7/21 11:54 AM
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