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In this episode Dr. Greg Patenaude and his students talk about Using Language Students can Understand in the classroom.

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Heart of Teaching - Walking the Talk: How Can the UofL Support Aboriginal/Minority Faculty?

March 12, 2015 |  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  L1126 (Blue Room in the Teaching Centre)  |  Michelle Hogue (FNMI) Olu Awosoga (Health Sciences)

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Call for Submissions

Spark: 2015 Teaching Symposium is now accepting submissions for presentation proposal. Deadline is March 16th

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Doors Open Event with Dan Johnson

March 10 | 12:15 - 1:30 PM  | AH 177

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Grad Workshop - The Multicultural Classroom

March 17th | 2 - 4 PM | L1170A

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Talking About Teaching - Are We Challenging Our Students with Dangerous Ideas?

March 20th  | 2:30 - 4:30 PM  |  L1050

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Article "Different Types of Group Work: Clearing up the Confusion"
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 08:36
Episode 6 of ED Talks: Conversations in Education with Harold Jansen and Lance Grigg. Watch it on ShawTV or online
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 15:24
Firefly: News from the Teaching Centre - March 2015 -
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:04
Article "Three Critical Conversations Started and Sustained by Flipped Learning"
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 08:38
Teaching Centre article "Can Peer Support Improve Your Pedagogy?" by Sheila McManus
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 09:56
Article "Use Team Charters to Improve Group Assignments"
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 08:42
Spark: 2015 Teaching Symposium is now accepting submissions for presentation proposal. Deadline is March 16th
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:02
Moodle Workshop - Just Proctor It! Utilizing the Testing Centre. - Wed Feb 25th from 12-1pm in L1126 -
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 09:35
Article "Why Students Should Be Taking Notes"
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 08:36
Article "Office Hours Alternative Resonates with Students"
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:46



Profiles in Teaching Excellence: Dr. Greg Patenaude

Each video shows a particular aspect of that teacher's teaching style and is profiled in the video through interviews with the teacher and their students. In this episode Dr. Greg Patenaude and his students talk about using language students can understand in the classroom.

The Teaching Centre has created a number of videos. 

  • ED Talks
  • Green Chair Interviews
  • Profiles in Teaching Excellence
  • Video Tips
  • Teaching Centre Initiatives
  • Why a Teaching Centre?
  • Teaching Day

For these and other videos check out our video page.


Moodle Workshops

Just Proctor It! Utilizing the Testing Centre
Feb. 25th
Noon - 1 PM
L1126 (The Teaching Centre)




Instructional Skills Workshops(ISW)

If you are interested in participating in an ISW, please contact the Teaching Centre (403.380.1856 or More information about Instructional Skills Workshops can be found here.

ISW for graduate students (Master’s & Ph.D. students)
Week of May 4th, facilitated by Leanne Elias & Wayne Lippa

ISW for faculty
Week of May 11th, facilitated by Lisa Doolittle & Ute Kothe

ISW for faculty
Week of August 17th, facilitated by Sheila McManus and Jason Laurendeau



One to One consultation

Sometimes you need one on one help, and a workshop may not fit into your schedule. Just give the Teaching Centre a call, and we can set up a time to work with you on your teaching related issues. Email: or call: 403.380.1856

Talking About Teaching

Talking About Teaching.

Are We Challenging Our Students with Dangerous Ideas?
Mar. 20th
2:30 - 4:30 PM
Bring your phone to participate in SMS polling related to the discussion

Refreshments will be served. Drop in any time.
All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.

Check out all the visual notes that were created this semester from our Talking About Teaching events.

September - How do we encourage life long learning?

October - Horror Stories from the Classrooms

November - Reflections on Teaching in a SCALE-UP room?

Graduate Students

The Multicultural Classroom
A panel-based forum explores issues related to being a graduate student on an ethnically diverse campus and what impact these issues may have on teaching and learning. Dr. Hillary Rodrigues will chair a panel to address the experiences, rewards, and challenges of studying, working, and teaching on a campus which reflects the dynamic multicultural and multiethnic nature of Canada; and, we examine the experiences and perspectives of first nation students, international students and other graduate students on campus in this context.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2:00-4:00 pm
L 1170 A (Library - 11th Floor: Just at the entrance to the Curriculum Lab)

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance:

Contact one of our staff for a One to One consultation:
Doug Orr
Jeff Meadows

Whether it is creating a new assignment or finding better ways to engage your students. We can help.

[He]art of Teaching

What is the [He]art of Teaching?

 Stop by (He)art of Teaching for some casual, confidential, drop-in peer mentoring. Put your feet up and talk to other teachers who’ve been there!

 For more information on Peer Support through the Teaching Centre, click here.

Walking the Talk: How Can the UofL Support Aboriginal/Minority Faculty?"
Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: L1126 (Blue Room in the Teaching Centre)
Facilitators: Michelle Hogue (FNMI) Olu Awosoga (Health Sciences)

"The Pros and Cons of Feeling Foolish in Class: what worked, what didn't, and what would you like to try next fall?"

Date: April 1
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place: L1126 (Blue Room in the Teaching Centre)
Facilitators: Harold Jansen (Political Science), Sheila McManus (History) and John Sheriff (Math)




You can log into your Moodle courses by visiting:

All classes are automatically created in Moodle every semester. However, courses remain hidden from students until instructors make them available. For instructions on how to make classes available visit Moodle Answers

Testing Centre - Regular Hours:

Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm.
Friday - Sunday (and holidays)
9:00am to 5:00pm.

Location:   University Hall, B7 Labs
Instructors can book an exam in the Testing Centre by calling 403.380.1856 or click here to submit a message.

Tutorials and Help

For online tutorials please visit Designed and managed by the Teaching Centre this will help get you started.

Contact the Teaching Centre at 403.380.1856 or if you have questions about Moodle or would like to book a tutorial session. We are available from 8:30am - 4:30pm MST.

Doors Open

Have you ever wondered what your colleagues do behind closed doors? Now is your chance to find out! The U of L's first ever "Doors Open" series will provide you an (strictly non-evaluative) opportunity to drop in and quietly observe some of this campus' great teachers!

Mar 3rd, 9:25 - 10:50 AM
Harold Jansen | POLI 2610 - Introductory Research Methods
Room: AH177

Mar 4th, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Hilary Rodrigues | RELS 2100 The Hindu Tradition
Room: L1060

Mar 10th, 12:15 - 1:30 PM
Dan Johnson | ENVS 4000 - Current Events in Environmental Science
Room: AH177

Mar 26th, 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Jennifer Mather | PSYC 3000 - Human-Animal Interactions
Room AH176

 Mar 31st, 3:05 - 4:20 PM
David Hay | HIST2100 - The Black Death and Popular Revolts in the Later Middle Ages
Room: W561

April 9th  1:40-2:55.
Janay Nugent | HIST 3300 - Witch Hunts in Early Modern Europe
Room: AH177