Support for Remote Teaching

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Preparing for your Spring Term course? Need support adapting your course to online delivery? CTL can support instructors and faculty to teach and assess students online.

  1. Need help right now?
    1. A Brief Introduction to Remote Teaching (
    2. Quick help (ed tech how-tos:
    3. Alternatives to Final Exams (Google Doc)
  2. Need the fundamentals of how to teach online?
    CTL's self directed eClass course takes you through the preparation, planning and assessment processes for delivering your course online (
  3. Need examples of teaching online?
    Webinar recordings:
    Strategies for your Zoom live online lecture
    • How to create a remote teaching and learning community 
  4. Documenting Teaching Activities (Google Doc)

If you have further questions, email us at or submit a consultation request.

2020-2021 McCalla Professorships

  • Deadline for Small Faculties* - Monday, February 3, 2020
    *The Small Faculties group has been allocated three (3) McCalla Professorships for 2020-2021
  • Deadline for Large Faculties** - Monday, March 2, 2020
  • **The Large Faculties are responsible for their own adjudication processes. Check Faculty websites for more information and internal deadlines

Submission Procedure
For details on the submission process, see: McCalla Professorships (CTL website). Note, the UAPPOL procedure* and the administrative details posted on the CTL website are intended to be used together when compiling a nomination for this award.

Selection Criteria
The following criteria will be used when selecting eligible applicants:

  • Evidence of a career commitment to teaching excellence, integrating research and teaching and educational leadership
  • Innovation in the project or planned activities
  • Impact of the project or planned activities on student learning and alignment with For the Public Good
*McCalla Professorships Application and Selection Procedure (UAPPOL, Most Recent Approval Date: November 1, 2017)

Important Updates:
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)
April 29, 2020 

Please note that given the coupled pressures of the pandemic and budget cuts:

  • TLEF Professional Development Awards have been suspended as of March 19, 2020, and will remain so until further notice.

  • TLEF Seed Grant applications received March 1, 2020, will be adjudicated in the coming weeks.

  • Decisions on the TLEF Project Awards applications received January 28, 2020, will be communicated in the coming weeks.

OER Summit
Recordings from the Alberta OER Summit are now available, click here.

OER Textbooks for Your Courses
Did you know, UA Library staff can help you identify suitable OER textbooks for your courses. Contact for more information.

What is an OER (open educational resource)?
Learn more here.


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