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Register to get personalized guidance and support from experts on various aspects of your course design such as assessment, content delivery, blended delivery, accessibility, working with TA/GAs, tech-enhanced teaching, and inclusive teaching. 

To schedule a consultation for small groups, faculties, departments, and schools, please email teachingcentre@ryerson.ca

Consultations on technical support

You can also request technical support and receive guidance from our team on various topics, in collaboration with experts from Computing and Communications Services (CCS).

Podagogies: A Learning and Teaching Podcast 

Podagogies is a learning and teaching podcast that explores the pedagogy of post-secondary educators who bring scholarship to students in compelling, innovative, and surprising new ways.

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Heart-centred Pedagogy with Dr. Robyn Bourgeois

In this episode, Brock University Acting Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement Dr. Robin Bourgeois explains what it means to bring “heart-centered” pedagogy to the classroom and beyond. From the position of a classroom “auntie” who invites students to make mistakes, Dr. Bourgeois reveals the magic of her heartful teaching and its wide, growing reach across universities and communities.

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Resource Library

Explore resources and tools to help with your in-person, remote, or hybrid content delivery. 

Access key information that can help you enrich your students' learning experience. Resources include: 

  • An Academic Integrity resource repository for Faculty
  • PPR Manuals 
  • Digital Media Tools to incorporate learning technologies in your teaching
  • Teaching Best Practices

Explore our resources below 

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Academic Integrity Resources

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Academic Integrity Office Website

Access online tools and resources for information about academic standards at Toronto Metropolitan University, and how to integrate policies in your classroom.

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 Academic Integrity Faculty Resources

The Academic Integrity team at the Centre has compiled a resource repository to help you in your instruction. 

Academic Integrity in Space

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.

Curriculum Quality Resources

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Getting started with Periodic Program Review

Programs scheduled to begin their PPR will be contacted by the Vice-Provost Academic (undergraduate) or Vice-Provost and Dean, YSGS (graduate) to attend an orientation workshop.

The Getting Started with PPR manuals provide faculty and staff with step-by-step guidelines to successfully navigate through the process.

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 Curriculum Development

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.

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 Curriculum Quality Resources & Support

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:

  • Consultations
  • Periodic Program Review Workshops
  • Program-specific workshops, retreats and meeting facilitation
  • Student Feedback and Experience (SFX) Sessions
  • Stakeholder Survey Templates

Digital Media Projects Resources

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 Digital Media Toolbox

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.

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Support & Consultation

The Digital Media Projects team provides support and consultation services for you to brainstorm, discuss, and plan how you can incorporate learning technologies in your teaching. 

eLearning Resources

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 Tech for Teaching

Connecting the Toronto Metropolitan University teaching community to:

  • guides with instructions and best practices for using technology to deliver content and keep students engaged in learning
  • resources, tools, and activity suggestions using a keep-it-simple approach
  • templates for producing course content
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 Teaching with Technology

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. 

Experiential Learning Resources

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 EL Hub & Resources for Faculty & Staff

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. 

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Live Actor Simulation (LAS)

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.

Teaching Development Resources

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 Best Practice Guides

Our team has produced 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. 

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 Large Class Survival Guide

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.

Remote Teaching Resource Library

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. 

For more information about how we can support you in your remote content delivery, email the Centre at teachingcentre@ryerson.ca

Explore our Remote Teaching resources below 

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Remote Teaching Resources-at-a-Glance

We have compiled a comprehensive list of resources at-a-glance to support faculty and instructors in preparing for remote teaching.

 

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Adapting your Course for Remote Delivery

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 teachingcentre@ryerson.ca or book a consultation with us.

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Virtual Proctoring

When navigating issues surrounding the invigilation of evaluations, faculty members and instructors should be mindful of the considerations outlined in this guide.

Accessibility Resources

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Accessibility Guides & Resources

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. 

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Academic Accommodation Support Resources

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. 

 Still couldn't find what you're looking for?

Email the Centre at teachingcentre@ryerson.ca.