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Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence assists faculty with the design and development of academic courses, including curriculum development, instructional design materials, and various methodologies of curriculum delivery.


The Center for Teaching Excellence’s critical goal is to capture the interest and gain the involvement of faculty in the process of strengthening instruction and student academic achievement.

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) provides an avenue for faculty to explore new opportunities offered by advances in teaching and learning and innovations in educational theory, practice, and educational technology.

Assistance is provided in the areas of curriculum development, instructional materials design and development, and in various methodologies of curriculum delivery.

For more information or assistance, contact the CTE Director.

CTE assists faculty with instructional design materials, such as:

  • Course Design
  • Module Development
  • Course Content Design
  • Online Assessments
  • Custom Graphics
  • Multimedia
  • Animation
  • Audio
  • Learning Objects
  • Videos
  • D2L Course Sites
  • CTE provides face-to-face and/or online training topics, such as:  

    • D2L Learning Environment
    • D2L Learning Object Repository and Metadata
    • Respondus Assessment Tool
    • Mixed-Mode Teaching and Learning
    • Preventing Disruptive Behavior in the Face-to-Face Classroom
    • Quality Standards for Online ad Mixed-Mode Learning

    CTE supports faculty in their use of:

    • Desire2Learn
    • Camtasia Studio
    • Camtasia Relay
    • TurnItIn Originality Report
    • TurnItIn GradeMark
    • Respondus LockDown Browser
    • Active & Collaborative Learning   
    • Course Management
    • Critical Thinking Skills
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Pedagogy


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