A Light on Teaching Magazine - Availalbe September 8th


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Teaching as a Professional Responsibility: Multiple Sessions Offered

Wednesday, September 3rd, Thursday, September 4th, Wednesday, September  10th, Thursday, September 11th. All sessions will take place 4:00-6:00 pm  in L 1170 A.  

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Teaching Centre Article "Teaching for Conceptual Understanding" http://t.co/zBVLZ8AtDG
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 09:19
Article "Google Classroom: First Impressions" http://t.co/NmsQGvjAqD
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:05
Article "Reality Check: Helping to Manage Student Expectations" http://t.co/cWT9w35f2J
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:52
Article "Using “Mulligans” to Enhance Student Participation and Reduce Test Anxiety" http://t.co/mCxFTPFq7q
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:10
Article "Motivating Students: Should Effort Count?" http://t.co/d8b7yhlfUl
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:05
Article "How Teaching Online Made Me a Better Face-to-Face Instructor" http://t.co/u4aQKF2YT9
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 14:05
Article "The Art and Science of Successful Online Discussions" http://t.co/ErmCfHZZhq
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:13
Article "Four Key Questions about Grading" http://t.co/cRZxhlEw9L
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:12
Article "Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead" http://t.co/KoRhFexXjX
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:11
Article "Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity" http://t.co/R4rdUmbcKR
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:11



ED Talks

A new series where faculty have a conversation about their teaching. In the first episode Harold Jansen interviews Sheila McManus. The conversation will be available Sept 2, 2014.

The Teaching Centre has created a number of videos. 

  • 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.


Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW)


August 11-14
Facilitators: Wayne Lippa & Robin Bright

Spaces are limited, so book your seat with the Teaching Centre today.
teachingcentre@uleth.ca, 403.380.1856

Teaching Development Workshop
Before your First Class - Teaching at the UofL

This introductory interactive workshop session provides critical information and skills necessary to confidentially organize and prepare to teach an undergraduate course at U of L. Specific topics for this session include: Creating a Course Outline, Establishing Classroom Climate, Effective Learning Technologies, and Ongoing Teaching Support.

August 20th
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Featured Resources

Assessment Planning

Do your students know what is expected by you? Do you know what to expect from your students? This resource will help you align your course objectives and learning outcomes with how you will evaluate your students.


Group Work

This article explores some good practices for forming groups and working with groups in your class.


Articles of Intersest

TED ED: Build your own video lessons

Qualities tutors feel are important in the classroom


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 - doug.orr@uleth.ca
Jeff Meadows - jeff.meadows@uleth.ca

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 - brad.reamsbottom@uleth.ca
Tyler Heaton - tyler.heaton@uleth.ca
Todd Doucette (video expert) todd.doucette@uleth.ca



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. All links to digtal copies will be made available on the 8th.

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


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 - Summer Hours:

Wednesday -- Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm.
Friday - Saturday
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 moodleanswers.com. Designed and managed by the Teaching Centre this will help get you started.

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

Graduate Students

Upcoming Sessions

Teaching as a Professional Responisiblity
Three sessions are available for this workshop. You only need attend one.

Wednesday, September 3rd, 4:00-6:00 pm - L 1170 A : Please RSVP

Thursday, September 4th, 4:00-6:00 pm - L 1170 A : Please RSVP

Wednesday, September  10th, 4:00-6:00 pm - L 1170 A : Please RSVP

Thursday, September 11th, 4:00-6:00 pm: - L 1170 A: Please RSVP

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.