The instructional designer, often called the ID, oversees the creation of the instruction, through the entire process. Some IDs:
Depending on the working environment of an ID, his or her work will generally involve:
This is not an all-encompassing list; IDs may perform different tasks based on the needs of the client, as well as the environment in which they work.
Furthermore, instructional designers may work in-house, for example, within a company's training department. Not all companies have in-house training departments, however, so some IDs work on a contract or consulting basis. They may be brought in on a temporary basis to create training.