Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

Learning Through Place

If I stayed in a classroom…I would be thinking of the place (Lower Lonsdale), based on my own transitory experience only. I would not have noticed the eerily quiet neighbourhood streets…

Community-engaged Learning on the Land

How do you build numeracy skills and a connection to the land while providing real world experience?  

Interactive eLearn with H5P

H5P is a free, versatile, open source authoring tool integrated with eLearn that allows you to quickly create, share and reuse a wide variety of interactive and engaging learning activities.

Hyflex and Hybrid: the Conversation Continues

Thinking more about course delivery modes? Across the province and around the world, post secondary institutions are evaluating the options in the wake of rapid shifts in technology and student expectations. Here are some resources to help inform your discussions:...

The Paper Bag Exam – A Celebration of Learning

It’s exam period and the air on campus is intense with last minute studying and test anxiety. Except perhaps for one classroom in Cedar…

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) fosters excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching and learning by supporting faculty and staff through programming, mentoring, professional development opportunities, and research on effective teaching practices for student learning.  
Here are just a few of the things we can work on together:

  • Developing rubrics
  • Creating learning activities in and outside of class
  • Active learning strategies
  • Curricular alignment (assignments, activities and learning outcomes)
  • Building classroom community
  • Formative feedback and assessment
  • Integrating technology into your teaching
We are available for in-person and virtual one-on-one consultations Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm to support you in your teaching, answer questions and to explore any new ideas for innovative and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning. Drop by Fir 402 or click on the Let’s Chat icon on the right hand side of the page to access support via live chat.  

CTE Upcoming Events

Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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