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.

[Nov 28, 2019] The University of Alberta will be hosting an online OER Summit on May 19 & 20, 2020. click here.

[Nov 1, 2019] Three new OER Projects have been awarded funding: AUART 225, EDPU 410, and LIS 5XX. For more information on each of these projects and other funded OER projects, click here.

[May 1, 2019] Five courses have been awarded project funding to transition course materials to OER (open educational resources) in the 2019/20 academic year. Congratulations to EAS 233 (Geological Structures), PSYCO 403 Hormones and Behaviour, PSYCO 403 Psychopharmacology, and GERM 111 and 112 (Beginners German I and II). For more information about current and past OER projects, click here.

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


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