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Learning Design

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Learning Design Team

Instructional and Multimedia Design

Learning Design on Campus

This team is focused on providing faculty with the pedagogical tools and knowledge necessary to continue the spirit of teaching excellence that has shaped our institutional history. The members of this team support Bentley faculty in designing and assessing courses to maximize student learning through their expertise in learning experience design, assessing learning objectives, inclusive pedagogies, multimedia course elements and online course development.

Our Philosophy

By working with our team, faculty will be encouraged to embrace the spirit of discovery outlined in our pillars of Learning Design. Collectively these pillars aim to provide learners with a thoughtful, effective and transformative learning experience.

Pillars of Learning Design


How We Can Help


Our team specializes in all facets of course design. Examples of where we support faculty include designing your course in the learning management system, Blackboard; optimizing your hybrid classroom experience; and inclusive pedagogy. While we offer workshops for all faculty in each of these topics, we also work with faculty 1:1 on individual courses.


Providing engaging content in your course can enhance the student learning experience, as well as the teaching experience. Our team has expertise in Digital Storytelling, which includes interactive elements and animations. We also have an in-house expert in creating and recording new video and audio content, as well as state-of-the-art equipment. Additionally, more faculty are moving toward a flipped classroom experience, where students interact with content outside of the class, and then attend class prepared for discussion. We can assist you in determining if this is best for your class and support the creation of these materials with video or multimedia elements.


Ensuring that the activities and assessments included in your class are aligned with your goals and learning outcomes is important to student success. This is a main emphasis that our team focuses on, and we achieve this by supporting faculty in developing measurable learning outcomes; planning their course assessments; and developing and utilizing rubrics.


Our team also provides support in helping faculty with creating and maintaining their profiles in Faculty Success, and coordinating and managing the Promotion and Tenure files in Blackboard.

Learning Design Resources

Our most commonly used resources that faculty use to support their work in the classroom

Meet the Team

Erin Kelley, PhD
Erin Kelley, PhD
Associate Dean of Assurance of Learning and Accreditation

Erin’s areas of specialization include: accreditation compliance, developing student learning outcomes at the course, program and institutional level, inclusive pedagogy, and assessing student learning.

MJ Sanz, M.Ed
MJ Sanz, M.Ed.
Associate Director of Instructional Design and Assurance of Learning

MJ’s areas of specialization include instructional design in higher education, design and development of online courses, faculty training, and faculty and administration support for Promotion & Tenure application sites and Faculty Activity Reporting via Faculty Success.

Debra Mascott, M.Ed.
Debra Mascott, M.Ed.
Instructional Designer

Debra’s areas of specialization include design and development of interactive courses and lessons using Articulate Storyline among other applications, scenario case building, digital storytelling, infographics and visual design, assessment (test) design and document conversion to LMS formats etc.  

Contact Us

For assistance in any of these areas, or general inquiries, please reach out to our team through