Located in the Scarborough Library, the “intellectual heart of the campus,” the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides support to students and teachers alike. The CTL offers students assistance with advising, writing, study skills, technology, and tutoring in any subject ranging from mathematics and to foreign languages and music. For teachers, CTL provides pedagogical and technological classroom resources through trainings and consultations. CTL is the hub where excitement about learning permeates every corner, every hallway, every room, and every virtual space on campus.
Introducing CTL Digital Badges! new starting Summer 2021!
The CTL is proud to introduce a new micro–credentialing system, often referred to as a system of digital badges, to encourage the continuous professional development of our teachers and staff and the successful and sustained learning of our students. When we support teachers and staff, we support students!! Badges reward active participation in your development! They are unique in that they pair the learning of new skills with the demonstration of them, recognizing your hard work to apply what you’ve learned. Badges are tangible evidence of your knowledge, skills and mastery and can be used as a testimonial of all three. Display your badges on/in your:
- Syllabi and Brightspace course home pages
- Teaching portfolios
- Annual reviews and year-end reports
- Tenure and promotion portfolios
- Professional websites
- CVs, resumes and LinkedIn sites
- Email signature lines
- And more!
The successful equation for badge acquisition is: knowledge + skills + demonstration of mastery
Badges are increasingly popular in higher education because they move away from certification through attendance to certification through demonstrations of mastery. Simply, they encourage collaboration, sharing, and connection!
The CTL will begin issuing digital badges for Brightspace-specific training, use and collaboration and for completion of CTL’s own certified online instructor program. More badges to come!
Start earning your badges today!! Find more information on our Digital Badges page!
Brightspace Implementation Information
Please see our Brightspace page for updates and information on this exciting transition from Sakai to Brightspace.
June 1, July 1, August 1
May 27- June 10
Quality Matters Training: Improving Your Online Course (IYOC): Use the QM Rubric to review your online courses and develop a course improvement plan. Course Length: Two weeks, facilitated, online asynchronous. Sign up through wvnet
June 1- June 15
Quality Matters Training: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR): Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Two weeks, facilitated, online asynchronous. Sign up through wvnet
June 10- June 24
Quality Matters Training: Designing Your Online Course (DYOC): Bring your online course to this workshop and get a framework for developing an online course plan. You’ll use a framework and explore the QM Rubric to design one module for your online course. Two weeks, facilitated, online asynchronous. Sign up through wvnet
June 15- June 29
Introduction to Quality Matters: This 2 week facilitated workshop introduces participants to the QM Quality Assurance System. A brief overview of QM is provided, followed by an exploration into the question, “Why QM?”. QM Rubrics and the types of course reviews are introduced. The workshop culminates in the development of a personal plan for continued engagement with Quality Matters.
CTL Training Resources and Video Archives
- FOSLs (Focus on Student Learning) Information of upcoming FOSLs and archived videos of workshops
- Online@Shepherd: Training, information and archived videos to support your online teaching
- Techshops: Training and archived videos to support your technology needs
- Zoominars: Video archive of all of the training videos provided by CTL