How can the Teaching Centre help?
Meet with our friendly, knowledgeable and skilled staff in a confidential and safe environment to discuss any of your teaching needs, whether it be, how to build better test questions, or how best to engage students in discussion.
You can request a one on one consultation using our online form. We will work with you to determine your needs and make suggestions that will help you improve your teaching.
We have some resources that can help you with your teaching even when you can't consult with the staff at the Teaching Centre. These range from articles that talk about best practices when creating a quiz or assignment, to our magazine A Light on Teaching, and even our many video series.
Please take a look through all we have to offer. If find something missing, that would be beneficial, let us know.
The Teaching Centre has developed a number of events that will help with skill development as well as provide a platform for faculty to discuss teaching-related topics.
Talking About Teaching
This is a discussion based event that usually involves a panel of faculty members speaking about a teaching-related topic. If you have a topic, you wish to explore, please contact Brad Reamsbottom in the Teaching Centre.
These are skill based workshops that focus on specific teaching needs.
Spark Teaching Symposium
This annual event brings together teachers from multiple disciplines across campus to explore new teaching strategies, techniques, and technologies. The event has a keynote address as well as concurrent sessions that appeal to a wide range of teaching topics.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program
Graduate assistants are actively encouraged to participate in the GA Professional Development Program sessions throughout the fall and spring semesters, to become adequately equipped for these duties and to acquire vital skills for their future academic careers.
Request a Workshop
Sometimes you may have conflicting events and you may not be able to attend the Teaching Centre events. If there is a topic you would like to see explored in one of or discussion-based events, or if there is a skill you wish to develop in a workshop, you can inform us by requesting a workshop using the form below.
This is the supported Learning Management System on campus. You can access Moodle at https://moodle.uleth.ca, and you can access a plethora of tutorials specific to the UofL Moodle servers at http://moodleanswers.com.
This is a great tool for checking plagiarism as well as marking assignments. You can use Turnitin on its own, or you can use Moodle to create a Turnitin based assignment.
Utilized TechSmith's Camtasia Relay to capture your lectures and other presentations from your course. Contact the Teaching Centre if you wish to utilize this tool.
Classroom Repsonse Systems
We support the Active Quiz module located in Moodle as well as the use of Socrative.com. If you have any questions about how to get started with these tools, please contact the Teaching Centre.