Instructional Design

smart classroom

As a learning community, our faculty are challenged to explore, incorporate, and become proficient in innovative, technology-enriched best practices for teaching and learning.

Our Instructional Design team works closely with faculty to design and enrich learning at GMercyU using up-to-date research on instructional design, universal design learning, instructional best practices, and educational technology.

The ID team is a part of Academic Affairs and works hand-in-hand with ITS to provide support for quality teaching and learning technology tools, resources, pedagogical approaches, and academic assistance to instructors. Faculty members are trained in and encouraged to use a variety of approaches and tools for both online and face-to-face instruction.

Faculty and Staff Resources

The ID team offers a variety of support, tools, and technology for faculty and staff, which can be found on our internal Sharepoint site:

Below is a list of our offerings and services:

  • Course Design & Revision
  • Curriculum Design & Revision
  • Custom Digital Interactions & Multimedia
  • Current Trends in Universal Design Learning
  • Instructional Best Practices
  • Educational Technology
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Assessment & Accreditation Implementation

Learn More

Meet the Team

Alex Weiss
Alex Weiss
Lead Instructional Designer 
267-635-2881 ext. 21246
University Hall E218


Jennifer Hummel


Jennifer Hummel
Instructional Designer
267-635-2881 ext. 21581
University Hall E215


Jessica Berton
Jessica Berton

Junior Instructional Designer
267-635-2881 ext. 21705
University Hall E215

Training is conducted regularly throughout the year in both group sessions and one-on-one meetings covering a wide variety of topics.

Click here to learn more about the training topics we offer. If you'd like to schedule a group training, email us at

If you're more of an independent learner, browse the full list of self-serve tutorials and guides.

Educational technologies are used to support classroom instruction and professional development. Find tutorials and guides below:

The above tutorials and guides cover these tools and more: 

  • Canvas
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Zoom, Academic Video Online (AVON)
  • BrainFuse
  • EBSCOhost Connect
  • Grammarly
  • Kaltura
  • Merlot Collection
  • Turnitin
  • Portfolium (Folio)

If you need assistance, please email

Visit the Student Resources site for help with Canvas, Microsoft office, GMercyU Portal, and more.

Need educational technology support? Email us at

Need tech support? See GMercyU's IT Resources here.