Learning Design Team

The Learning and Design team provides high quality support and expertise for learning and teaching initiatives and projects within the College of Design and Social Context.

What we do

With an emphasis on how educational technologies can enhance the student experience, Learning Designers provide strategic learning and teaching advice to support the development of innovative learning opportunities for students.​

​To achieve this, we collaborate with teaching staff on the design and development of their blended and online learning activities and resources for their courses, including online assessments. If professional learning is required, we also facilitate workshops and group sessions for teaching staff.​

How can Learning Designers help you?

Designing and Developing

We can partner with you by collaboratively designing new courses or enhancing an existing course.​

In collaboration with the Learning & Teaching and Digital Production teams we can work with you on designing a new course or enhancing an existing course. We can take you on the journey from idea, to storyboard… right through to how to develop in Canvas.​

Our course design focuses on various learning methodologies including Course Mapping and Learning Arches. We work with you to design transparent, collaborative and active learning experiences that maximise student engagement and achievement, and especially dialogue between learners and teachers.​

We can work collaboratively with your School to design various types of course resources, online learning modules, learning activities, session plans and more. We can provide you with a range of learning solutions and educational technologies to help you achieve your course design goals. ​


Professional Learning

We can design and deliver professional learning opportunities including workshops to support teaching staff within your School.​

Our team can deliver tailored professional learning including workshops, and small group/individual learning sessions that are customised for your School. ​

​Working collaboratively with your School we ensure professional learning is relevant, meets the needs of your teaching teams and is carefully presented for ease of understanding and adoption. ​

​Here is a quick snapshot of the types of professional learning we can facilitate:​

  • Canvas and the QA 14 Elements​
  • Course design – blended/hybrid learning, online learning, the flipped classroom​
  • Educational technologies – Online lectures, Collaborate Ultra, Canvas Studio​
  • Session planning​
  • Active learning​


We can brainstorm and advise on ideas and innovations to help solve learning problems.​

Have you ever wanted to borrow someone’s brain to solve a learning problem or to brainstorm an idea? Let a Learning Designer help.​

​You can use our years of learning and teaching experience and extensive knowledge of pedagogy, digital technology and Canvas tools. Whether it is just a few quick chats, a formal needs analysis or simple learning and teaching question – we can help you.​

​Just let us know the assistance you require and one of our team can assist.