Welcome to the Centre for Teaching Excellence

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!

Spotlight on Faculty: Jari Osborne

“It was so fascinating. The two classes reacted so differently.” Jari Osborne, MOPA instructor, used an ungrading approach to deepen students’ learning and self-reflection.

Formative Feedback for Teaching Development

Do you find yourself wondering what your students are thinking? Wondering why some struggled with the last assignment? Unsure if last week’s class activity had the impact you were hoping for?  It’s time to conduct some formative feedback for teaching development!  ...

Creating Video for Online Learning

Have you been experimenting with creating your own video resources? Ready to try some new tricks? The CTE is piloting a program to assist faculty in creating video for their online course sites by providing a kit of simple, relatively low cost equipment to sign out...

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.

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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