Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

Updates to the Student Digital Ambassador Program

Student Digital Ambassadors (SDAs) provide technical support to students on university-supported educational technology. Students can access support for educational technologies in the following ways: Course: Student Introduction to eLearn (capu.ca) on eLearn (all...

Indigenous Business resource sprint results in 2 new Library Research Guides

On February 21 and 22, a team of faculty from the Library, CTE, and the School of Business took part in a unique 2-day virtual sprint event. The goal? To identify and gather Indigenous-focused resources to support a new Business Diploma program being hosted by...

Celebrating Symposium 2023: World Cafes and Concurrent Presentations

At this year’s symposium, participants were invited to engage with one another during two “World Cafe” sessions. Showcased through the photographs and captions below, these sessions offered participants the chance to join in on discussions focused on the conference...

Celebrating Symposium 2023: Closing Keynote by Dr. Sally Willis Stewart

Dr. Sally Willis-Stewart, Associate Professor from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC Okanagan, helped close out the 2023 Teaching and Learning Symposium with a high-energy and practice-based talk titled “‘Healthifying’ our curriculum and the impact of...

Celebrating Symposium 2023: Teaching Excellence Award Recipients’ Dialogue

Colleagues, staff, administrators, and friends and family came together on Wednesday May 3 to celebrate the achievements of the 2023 Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) recipients. This year, Kofi Gbolonyo (Performing Arts - Jazz), Jerome Genz (Kinesiology), Laura...

What Do You Need?

What do you need at CapU to support your teaching and learning? How can the Centre for Teaching Excellence best support you in your goals? Answer this short Faculty Needs Assessment survey and help us prioritize what matters for you for the coming year....

What’s New in eLearn: Database Activity

With the eLearn upgrade to Moodle 4.1 on May 1st comes some new functionality for the Database activity that you might find useful for your course. The Database activity allows the instructor and/or students to build, display and search a structured collection of...
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.  

Connect with us!

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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