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Watch it now!

First Episode: Harold Jansen and Sheila McManus.

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A Light on Teaching Magazine - Available September 8th

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LEE Open House AH177

Sept. 26th, 9AM -12PM and October 3rd, 9AM - 12PM

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Question Building Workshop: Two Sessions Avaialble

Sept. 15th 2:30 PM -3:30 in L1126 PM OR Sept. 18th 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM in L1126

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Testing Centre Workshop: Two Sessions Avaialble

Sept. 16th 12 PM - 1 PM in L1126 OR Sept. 17th 12 PM - 1 PM in L1126

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Grad Workshop - Assessment: Marking and Grading

Sept. 24th from 4-6 PM in L1168 — Sept. 25th from 4-6PM in L1168 — Sept. 26th from 4-6 PM in L1168

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Talking About Teaching - September 26th from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in L1050

Tyler Heaton, Ute Wieden-Kothe, Helen Kelley, and representatives from the UofL Alumni Association. Hope to see you there.
Teaching Development Workshop - Just Proctor It! Utilizing the Testing Centre. Tomorrow from 12 - 1 in L1126
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:20
Teaching Development Workshop - Creating Test Questions That Don't Suck. Tomorrow from 2:30 - 3:30 in L1126
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:35
Article "10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work"
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 08:37
RT @leeprojectuleth: Open House in AH177 on Sep 26 & Oct 3, 9am-12pm! Take a tour, talk to us, and see if you want to teach here! #uleth ht…
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 14:21
Article "Introduction to Key Concepts in Five Minutes or Less: The ‘Did You Know?’ Microlecture Series"
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 08:34
Article "Writing a Syllabus for Graduate Supervision"
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 08:33
Article “She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.”
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:11
Article "MOOC Provider Gets Into College Counseling"
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:10
There are two Grad Workshops this week on Teaching as a Professional Responsibility. Wed & Thurs at 4-6 pm in L1170A
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 13:15
Firefly: News from the Teaching Centre -
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 12:00



We are excited to announce that the second issue of A Light on Teaching magazine will be availalbe in print and online in a variety of digital formats as of September 8th.

Thank you to all of you who contributed to the magazine this year. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.        



ED Talks

A new series where faculty have a conversation about their teaching. In the first episode Harold Jansen interviews Sheila McManus.

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.


Teaching Development Workshops


Creating Test Questions... that don't suck!
September 15th
and 18th (only need attend one)
L1126 - Teaching Centre
2:30 - 3:30 PM 

Just Proctor It! Utilizing the Testing Centre
September 16th and 17th (only need attend one)
L1126 - Teaching Centre
12- 1 PM 

... more Teaching Development Workshops


iClicker Moodle Integration Workshop
September 22nd
and 25th (only need to attend one)
L1126 - Teaching Centre
2:30 - 3:30 PM 

Understanding Moodle's Gradebook...without cursing.
September 23rd and 24th (only need to attend one)
L1126 - Teaching Centre
12 - 1 PM

Graduate Students

Upcoming Sessions

Assessment: Marking and Grading

This workshop has been updated, so if you have atteneded in the past, please consider taking this session again.

Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 4:00-6:00 pm, L 1168 (Library)

Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 4:00-6:00 pm, L 1168 (Library)

Thursday, Sept. 25th, 4:00-6:00 pm, L 1168 (Library)

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.

Featured Resources

Selected Response Questions

Selected response question types are: Multiple choice, Matching, True and False, as well as fill in the blank or short answer questions. This article will discuss the advantages and disadvantages to using each selected response question type as well as some tips for creating well-constructed and meaningful questions for your assessments.

Creating a Scoring Guide

A rubric is a detailed scoring guide that determines what features need to be incorporated into submitted work, but also helps you determine the quality of those features. 

There are two major types of rubrics you can create. A general or holistic rubric, or analytic rubrics.

Articles of Intersest

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding by Lance Grigg

Why Does the Learning Environment Matter? by Victoria Holec


The Teaching Centre offers one-to-one and small group consultation for all of your teaching needs.

• Classroom observations
• Course planning and design
• Engagement strategies and more

We are a non-evaluative department, and all of the services we provide are for your benefit as an instructor. Contact us today to set up a consultation with one of our education consultants.

Doug Orr -
Jeff Meadows -

We can help with the tools and resources you utilize in your teaching. Here are a few ways we can help.

• Plagiarism and grading online services
• Creating effective presentation materials
• Creating Learning Objects, Videos and more

Contact one of our education consultants to help you with your education technology needs.

Brad Reamsbottom -
Tyler Heaton -
Todd Doucette (video expert)

Talking About Teaching

Talking About Teaching.

How Can We Encourage Life-Long-Learning?
What is life-long-learning? Do we encourage life-long-learning in our students and if so, how? This session of Talking About Teaching will focus on answering those questions and looking at how the University of Lethbridge can foster life-long-learners.

September 26th from 2:30 - 4:30 PM in L1050


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 - Saturday (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.