Wisconsin Department of Corrections
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI DOC) purchased WIDS to help ensure a more standardized experience across all 18 of their institutions. The software is that location for teachers to collaborate around best practices in instructional design and assessment. Strategic efforts include:
- Instructor collaboration with internal DOC colleagues
- Partner collaboration with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and their 16 districts
The WIDS database of courses within a client site can be shared between other WIDS software clients. The WI DOC and WTCS, when appropriate and allowed, can collaborate on instructional design, assessment practices, and learning outcomes. Additionally, the Department of Corrections is building their capacity and use of Adult Basic Education (ABE) content areas and explicit vocational education areas.
WIDS Software features proving to be most helpful to the DOC curriculum development initiatives are the following:
- Course Outcome Summary
- Syllabus features in WIDS