Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

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...

Proposal Submission Deadline Extended – Teaching and Learning Symposium 2023

We now invite proposals for workshops, presentations, and roundtable conversations for Capilano University’s Teaching and Learning Symposium 2023.  A culture of health and well-being is at the center of Envisioning 2030, so how do we center health and well-being in our teaching practices?

eLearn Upgrade Summer 2023

At the end of the Spring term, on May 1st 2023, CapU will be updating its eLearn platform to Moodle 4.1. This is a major upgrade that will change the layout of your course and add some new features. What does this mean for your course?

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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