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New Episode: Harold Jansen and Bruce MacKay. This episode is available this month on Shaw TV channel 9. Air times are: 8am, 3pm, 8pm daily.

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In this episode Luz Janeth Ospina and her students talk about getting to know your students.

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Doors Open Events, Feb 2nd, 3rd and 5th

Click here to view the events calendar and all upcoming Door's Open events.

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Article "How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills"
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 14:32
Article "Finding a Place for Creative Assignments in Your Course"
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 08:28
Article "First Exam of the Semester: A Wake-up Call for Students"
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:46
Moodle Workshop - How to use the Gradebook without Cursing. - Wed Jan 28th from 12-1pm in L1126 -
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 13:50
Article "It’s Not Too Early to Begin Preparing Students for Cumulative Finals"
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:26
Talking About Teaching - Can Peer Support Improve Your Pedagogy? Friday Jan 23rd from 2:30-4:30pm in AH177
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 13:50
Article "Six Tips for Preparing Your Online Course"
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 08:32
Article "Five Tips for Dealing with Combative Students in the Online Environment"
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 13:39
Article "Effective Ways to Structure Discussion"
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 08:37
Heart of Teaching - “In The Belly of the Beast: Teaching in PE250 and other Large Lecture Halls” Jan 14, 3-5pm PE261
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 13:10



Luz Janeth Ospina: Getting to Know Your Students

The Teaching Centre has a series of videos where a teacher at the University of Lethbridge is highlighted. In this episode Luz Janeth Ospina and her students talk about getting to know your students.

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

Understanding the Moodle Gradebook without Cursing
Jan. 28th
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


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.

Can Peer Support Improve Your Pedagogy?
Jan. 23rd
2:30 - 4:30 PM

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

Creating a Lesson, Lecture, or Presentation:
This practical workshop provides participants with skills necessary for creating a quality lesson, lecture or presentation plan, and the opportunity to apply those skills to begin producing a well-structured outline for their presentation. We  will be hosting it in the Teaching Centre learning space (L 1126) and thus need to limit attendance at each session to 15 students. Plan to attend one of these sessions, and please RSVP by clicking on only one of the links provided to confirm your attendance for that day …

Wednesday, February 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, February 5, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Monday, February 9, 3:00 - 5:00pm

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.

“In The Belly of the Beast: Teaching in PE250 and other Large Lecture Halls”
Date: Jan 14th
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Place: PE261
Faciliators: Nicholas Hanson (Drama) and Kevin McGeough (Geography)

“Responding to Mental Health Concerns in the Classroom”
Date: Feb 9th
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: Addictions Counselling Lab, Markin Hall
Facilitators: Phil Jones and Bernie Wojowicz (Health Sciences)

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 Houge (FNMI) Olu Awosoga (Health Sciences)


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!

 Jan. 28th - Full Morning Session
Please contact Phil Jones<> for instructions on how to "sit in" on his Health Science ethics seminar.

February 2nd,  9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Richelle Marynowski | Evaluation of Student Learning
Room: TH341

February 3rd, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Amy von Heyking and Lance Grigg | ED 3601 - Curriculum and Instruction
Room: L1168 

 February 5th, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Adam Mason | Global Drums
Room W470

 February 9th, 12:00 - 2:50 PM
Olu Awosoga | Advanced Statistical Techniques
Room: AH116

February 10th, 3:05 - 4:20 PM
Kevin McGeough | Classical Archeology
Room C756




February 11th, 10 - 10:50 AM
Greg Patenaude, | Organic Chemistry
Room: D634