​​Steer Your Institution Into the Future with LX Accelerate

The Evolving Higher Education Learning Experience

Today’s students are savvy consumers and expect affordable, engaging, and relevant learning experiences.  Employers, meanwhile, expect colleges and universities to better prepare students for the ever-changing world of work.


Many institutions seek to manage their learning experiences internally; they also need external partners to bring in fresh perspectives and expand their capacity to scale. With the right partner, institutions can evolve the student learning experience while retaining their mission and culture.

What You’ve Told Us 

Over 170 Provosts and academic leaders shared this critical message with us: innovating the learning experience is a high priority. You want help accelerating this change while retaining control of the learning experience.

How important is designing new learning experiences?

The LX Accelerate Solution. You maintain control, we support your success. 

Responding to this need, the O’Donnell team, after nearly 30 years of providing customized and innovative design services, is launching the LX Accelerate suite of products. Through this new product line, institutions can evolve the student experience with an affordable pre-packaged learning design program for funded initiatives that are difficult to scale. LX Accelerate combines processes, training, services and technology, enabling your team to accelerate innovation around learning.

Are you interested in learning more or becoming a partner? 

Power Your Initiative

Quickly scale your LX initiative across multiple programs and/or courses without a premium price tag.

Jumpstart is a 9-week process for launching a strategic
redesign for up to 10 course instances with minimal costs
and maximum control for your institution and faculty.
Jumpstart drives energy and momentum for your strategic
initiative and empowers faculty to innovate their course from design to delivery.

Each Jumpstart offers

  • Comprehensive professional development program including live design bootcamps for faculty and asynchronous online learning.

  • Support from ODL LX designers.

  • Ready-to-use tools and templates that save time and are based on best learning science and practices.

  • Course design evaluation to ensure a high quality student experience.

LX Jumpstart

         LX Program Offerings:

  • Soft skills badging

  • Affordability/OER 

  • Redesign for online

  • Blended learning

  • General education redesign

  • Stackable credentials

Sustain Momentum

Raise the learning experience capabilities and expertise of our own institution’s staff on an ongoing basis

LX Continuum

Through a combination of technology and services, your faculty and instructional design staff can sustain momentum around an initiative and grow  the program without investing in expensive infrastructure and additional full-time staff.


An annual Continuum license provides your team access to:

  • A community manager to ensure effective implementation of your initiative.

  • Hands-on learning & design sessions for your faculty and instructional design team.

  • Periodic program evaluations.

  • Access to the Idea Exchange, a cloud-based app that provides interactive design templates, training and premium content resources.

  • Facilitated collaboration using chat and group communication tools.

  • Access to a global community of designers and faculty.

Expand Your Capabilities

Bring in fresh perspectives and expertise as you expand your instructional design and media resources without increasing overhead.

LX Propel

Extend your instructional design and media production resources by embedding ODL’s  experts in your institution. For less than the cost of hiring and maintaining staff, you can have long-term access to our experts for learning experience innovation and implementation initiatives.  


  • What does a Propel subscription look like? Rather than hiring a broad-based staff member, you can have access to a team of experts focused on instructional design, media and video development, assessment, QA and more. Subscriptions are flexible to fit your needs-- starting with 3-month engagements.

Build An Entire Program

Create rich, learner-centered learning experiences and accelerate your time-to-market by tapping into our rich pool of LX experts.

LX Premier

ODL partners with institutions to create premium learning experiences cost-effectively and time-efficiently.  We enable you to rapidly design and develop degrees, courses, stackable credentials and bootcamps. Services range from full academic program redesign, such as transforming on-ground degrees into blended or fully online, to creation of media assets. 


ODL partners with your faculty and leaders to provide a turnkey offering. We draw
from our pool of over 300 learning design experts: instructional designers, project managers, writers, media and video producers, graphic designers, assessment developers, UI/UX designers, production teams, QA and more. And, we bring an array of research-based practices to each engagement, using design thinking methods to stimulate innovation and an array of effective pedagogical practices for engaging today’s busy and distracted learners.