Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

ChatGPT & AI: Teacher’s Friend or Foe?  

A new form of Artificial Intelligence has entered the space of higher education with the recent launch of ChatGPT. This new tool will write anything you ask it to: Text, code, images and more. This makes it appear to be a disruptive technology and it offers an...

Peer Observation of Teaching and Learning Workshops 2023

If you’ve participated in faculty evaluations as a colleague, chair, coordinator or convenor, you may have thought to yourself, “There’s got to be a better way!”—And, you’re right!

Free, Open, Customizable

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

Interactivity in eLearn with H5P

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

Formative Feedback: Listening to Our Classrooms

What are you doing in the classroom this term that’s working? What might you be doing that isn’t really creating those meaningful learning experiences you intended? Formative feedback is a chance for us as instructors to listen to what our classrooms have to say to...
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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