Teaching Services

Purpose - The Alberta School of Business, the University of Alberta and several external organizations provide a wide range of services to assist instructors. This Teaching Services page serves to help instructors become aware and knowledgeable of a variety of available services.

Help Desk
If you are unable to find the answers to your questions in the Knowledge Base submit an incident to the help desk and someone will respond to you as soon as possible, generally within 24 hours.

Online Course Management System (LMS)
The Alberta School of Business maintains an online course management system known as "uLearn" which is used for all Alberta School of Business courses. uLearn runs using Blackboard which is currently the most popular LMS worldwide. Blackboard offers a variety of online tools that enhance the learning experience for students including announcements, course calendar, discussion boards, online assignment submission, exams, communication and more.


Selecting the right text book for your course can be a daunting task. Not to worry, help is available. There are two primary publishers used by the University including Pearson Education Canada and McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Use these links to search the respective online catalogues.

McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Michelle Ritchie
Publisher Representative, Business & Economics, Science, Engineering, Math and Computing Science
1-800-504-7764 (fax)

Pearson Education Canada
Rachelle Kay
Sales & Editorial Rep, Business & Economics Higher Education

Several text books are providing supplemental packages that can be uploaded directly into the uLearn/Blackboard course management system. These packages typically include prepared PowerPoint slides, glossaries, web links, online quizzes and several other items. Most of your course preparation may already be completed for you. Be sure to check with the associated representatives.

Smart Classrooms

Nearly all of the classrooms in the Business Building have instructional technology in smart classrooms, run and maintained by IST. If you would like a personal training session, please call 780-492-3923.