Learning Design

Enhancing the learning and teaching experience


Our learning design services address the three overlapping needs of the university community. First, we partner and collaborate with academics across various units, and service providers to provide practical support and advice. Second, we enable and facilitate academics to expand their teaching expertise. Third, we build and create solutions in Canvas and other tools to address the learning needs of your students.


How can Learning Designers help?

Members of the LD team provide the following services: Assessment design, evaluation, and mapping; Support the development of marking rubrics and assessment standards; Peer review of courses and course resources; Course design and development; Integrating learning technology with teaching; Canvas site design and layout; Staff development planning and workshop facilitation; Support program improvement initiatives

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Do you want to:

  • develop authentic and reliable assessment tasks? 
  • help students to engage more in class?
  • develop more efficient workload strategies?
  • ensure there is alignment between assessment, activities & learning outcomes?
  • redevelop your learning activities for the online/blended space?
  • get support to evaluate and refine your teaching and assessment?
  • structure and scaffold your course for the best student learning experience?
  • develop effective feedback practices?
  • identify which tools are most appropriate for your teaching?
  • ensure your course adheres to college guidelines and University policies?


If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then reach out to the LD team

How Learning Designers work!

We guide staff through the messy realities of course change and adaptation.  Our goal is to leave you more equipped and confident to execute course or program improvements strategies in the future. 


We achieve this by working collaboratively and respectfully with course co-ordinators and other T&L stakeholders including students. Through this process you will be exposed to a range of methods, tools, and practices chosen to best fit the unique arrangements of your teaching philosophy and course context. 


For example, we will draw upon some of the following:


  • Guidelines: around active learning, assessment, rubrics, session plans, blueprints
  • Templates: shared in Canvas commons, or by word, spreadsheets, and PDFs
  • Processes: for designing and reviewing courses and programs
  • Training: on a range of learning and assessment topics

The process

A learning design process might look something like this: 

Analyse > Design > Implement > Evaluate


Learning designers will facilitate relationship building with other Teaching and Learning support services.


For example, when implementing your design response, you may have 2 – 5 other staff supporting you.  We call this a wraparound support model because we allocate support resources according to your individual needs. 


PhaseSupport Staff
Implementing designs

Learning Designer

Media Production Staff

Learning Technology Staff