We invite faculty, contract lecturers, graduate students and staff to explore our collection of learning and teaching resources, curated with the Centre's mission to develop inclusive teaching practices that enrich the student learning experience at Toronto Metropolitan University in mind.
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AI and Higher Education Community of Practice (CoP)
In response to an increased interest from faculty seeking to understand ChatGPT and the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education, the Academic Integrity Office (AIO) has started a Community of Practice (CoP) to help faculty understand the power and limitations of these technologies.
ChatGPT, made available to the public in November 2022, has taken over the conversation in almost every field. People are excited about its ability to improve efficiency, scared of its potential to replace human workers, and/or worried about its ability to undermine student assessment.
In response to this increased interest, the AIO has begun compiling a resource guide to help faculty understand the power and limitations of these technologies.
Promote Academic Integrity and Policy 60 education through game play with the AIO's new resource: Academic Integrity in Space! Students go head-to-head with Captain Plague and the League of the Unearned to learn about academic integrity and to earn certificates from the planets Ethica, Originon, and Independus.
The more accessible an environment, product, service, or process is from the start, the less need there will be for accommodation. Explore these guides developed by Accessibility, Office of the Vice-President, Equity & Community Inclusion in order to help make Toronto Metropolitan University a barrier-free environment.
Accommodations are a shared responsibility among all TMU community members. Review these resources compiled by Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) to learn more about how you can better reduce disability-related barriers and ensure all students have equal access in your classroom.
Programs and curriculum at Toronto Metropolitan University dynamically evolve within a landscape of changing careers, professions, and scholarly disciplines. Longstanding partnerships with community, industry, government, and professional practice, drive innovation, research and curriculum development.
Curriculum Quality provides a range of customizable services and resources to programs working through periodic program review, curriculum assessment and modification, and new program development, including:
Periodic Program Review Workshops
Program-specific workshops, retreats and meeting facilitation
Technology can be used to support learning in many ways. The three common ways that technology is integrated into teaching can be represented on a continuum that describes how much teaching takes place online or in the classroom that include technology-enhanced teaching, blended learning, and fully-online courses.
Access a selection of supported tools by Digital Media Projects, Computing and Communications Services, and Toronto Metropolitan University. Explore these resources and learn how you can integrate these tools into your course or classroom setting.
Do you currently offer EL, or are you considering incorporating an EL opportunity into your curriculum? The Experiential Learning Office at the Centre works to serve as a place for idea creation, knowledge exchange and vision building.
Access our EL Resources and learn how to incorporate them into your classroom.
LAS is part of the EL Hub. This team works closely with clients to build and deliver live performance-based simulations that target specific learning objectives, enhance professional development and support a variety of performance assessment models. Live actor simulation is a unique example of EL at Toronto Metropolitan.
CoP gatherings are open to all staff involved in making EL happen on a day-to-day basis, whether in the classroom, within the faculty, or with external partners. CoPs are an opportunity to hear the latest updates on EL at Toronto Metropolitan University, meet and ideate with other EL professionals across campus, ask and answer your questions, and work towards a shared vision and solutions. Review highlights from previous CoPs and find updates regarding future events on EL Hub’s Resource Portal.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, within the span of five short days, the Centre transformed itself into a remote teaching support unit. The sudden pivot to virtual teaching and learning highlighted the importance of having access to remote teaching resources in order to better respond to change and more effectively plan for the future.
These resources will guide you as you rethink your course for remote teaching. As you work through these steps, you can reach out for advice at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a consultation with us.
Our team has produced a variety of resources to assist the university's teaching community in enhancing their classroom learning environment.
Our Best Practices guides cover how to design a course, tips for implementing instructional strategies that enhance student learning, and templates for creating assessments and rubrics. We also support professional development in teaching, including writing a teaching philosophy, developing a dossier, and evaluating your teaching.
A large-sized class can have its unique set of challenges in teaching and learning. Follow the links in our Large Class Survival Guide for a compilation of tips for preparing and delivering your large-sized course. This guide is organized by the key phases of your course during a semester.