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Learning & Teaching Resources

A variety of tools and online resources are available to help faculty and instructors teach both in person and remotely. We recommend working with your department chairs and directors to determine any specific requirements or supports you may need in conducting your courses and to follow up with your Dean’s Office as necessary.

Keep Teaching Taskforce

Ryerson’s Keep Teaching Taskforce (KTT) will continue to deliver on its mandate of ensuring faculty and contract lecturers have the most up-to-date resources and support for remote teaching and assessment.

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching 

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching continues to create website content, support resources, training material, and workshops, to assist Ryerson faculty and instructors with virtual teaching and learning designed to enable an excellent student experience.

The Remote Teaching Hub houses 100+ remote teaching resources, including newly constructed tipsheets, checklists, guides, and best practices. The comprehensive list is updated regularly and highlights key information on course management and planning, delivering accessible course content, communication and collaboration, assessments, quizzes and exams, and supporting students. For easy to use communication and tech tools, see our Teaching Solutions, Tech Toolbox and our popular workshop videos. Continue to visit these resources as they will be beneficial even after we all return to campus.

To assist in ensuring academic integrity at Ryerson, please see these helpful resources to prevent academic misconduct.  

Stay up to date on Centre offerings, new faculty & instructor workshops and events are announced monthly.

The Centre will continue to offer personalized guidance and support on various aspects of course design through one-on-one virtual consultations. If you are an instructor or staff member who requires D2L Brightspace assistance, learn how the DMP can provide support and consultation services for you to brainstorm, discuss, and plan how you can incorporate learning technologies in your teaching.

Please direct any questions to teachingcentre@ryerson.ca

Library Resources 

The Library Digital Course Reading Service (eReserve) provides digital course reading support via D2L Brightspace. We check copyright, make your readings accessible, order Library ebooks, and scan course readings. We help ensure your students have access to their course readings!

To order readings, submit a request for your digital course reading inside your Brightspace by D2L course, OR send a reading list with course code, term, full citations along with the required dates to reserve@ryerson.ca. More information is available on the Library website. The deadline for the Fall 2021 semester is August 6, 2021.

For the upcoming term, add a librarian to your D2L course to provide seamless and personalized academic assistance to students. This can be particularly useful for classes with significant research components. Contact your Subject Librarian for more information. 

Professional development opportunities

The Chang School is offering several professional development opportunities for Ryerson faculty members and contract lecturers to enhance their teaching skills, particularly as they relate to adult and online learning. Opportunities include: 

Teaching Adult Learners Online (TALO) - A five-week course preparing participants for fully online teaching with the opportunity to advance their skills in online pedagogy, technology, and effective course management. 

Foundations of Remote Teaching (FORT) - An online training course designed to support faculty and CECLs who will be teaching remotely includes effectively configuring course materials and assessments for an online environment using D2L and other teaching tools.