Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

Free, Open, Customizable

The BC Open Collection provides free, open and customizable course materials to educators across BC.

Snapshot of Open Education at Capilano U

Open Education initiatives at Capilano continue to grow!

Use Welcome Messages to Set the Tone for Your Course

The first two weeks of your online course offer a unique opportunity to create a learning space that feels welcoming and coherent for students. Sending out a warm and informative welcoming message can set the tone for the course. The Announcements activity in eLearn...

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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