Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

Truth and ReconciliACTION Week – Sept 26-29

Indigenous Education & Affairs is proud to present Truth & ReconciliACTION Week from September 26–29, 2022. They will be presenting a range of events from music to talks to workshops, leading up to the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September...

Using Audio Feedback Effectively

Audio feedback is a built-in feature in eLearn that allows up to 3 minutes and 20 seconds of audio recording as way to respond to assignments. Here are few reflections on why you might use audio feedback and also a few tips on how you might do it effectively: Pair...

Formative Feedback & Assessment

Are your students learning what they should be learning? What are you doing in or outside the classroom that either helps or hinders their learning?  Formative feedback and assessment can help you find out before it’s too late. Feedback and assessment are often used...
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.



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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