News Archive


2020


June

New classroom studio

We are offering a new classroom studio on the St. John’s campus, to provide instructors with on-campus video production in support of remote instruction.

Beta release of a Technology Guide for Teaching and Learning

In an effort to assist the university community with integrating learning technologies in courses, we have released a beta version of a new Technology Guide.

May

New tool for uploading self-recorded videos

A new Video Uploader tool has been added to the instructor Dashboard in Brightspace, providing a platform to host short self-recorded videos and an easy way to embed them into a course.

April

New Instructional Series

Beginning May 4, 2020, we are launching an Instructional Series of sessions on key topics to support effective remote and online instruction.

Spring semester: Support for remote teaching and learning

We have three ways to provide academic units, instructors and students with the information and support you will need to teach and learn remotely.

Remote vs. Online Courses

As Memorial University temporarily transitions to remote learning for this Spring 2020 semester, it is important for students to understand the difference between remote courses and the traditional online courses offered.

March

Privacy considerations for remote teaching

When teaching remotely, instructors should be aware of a variety of privacy considerations.

Student resources on learning remotely

We have developed a number of resources to help students have a positive experience as they engage in learning remotely.

Recording video lectures

There are several ways to record lectures and make them available to students online.

Update on support for transitioning to remote instruction

Beginning Thursday, March 19, our Remote Instruction Transition Team (RITT) will be available remotely only through the Instructional Continuity webpage; hours of operation have also been extended.

Get help with transitioning to remote delivery

We have established a Remote Instruction Transition Team (RITT), available in person and remotely, to provide instructors with one-on-one support beginning Tuesday, March 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Instructors can now use sandbox sites in Brightspace to experiment with teaching remotely

New "sandbox" sites in Brightspace have been made available to all instructors at Memorial University to experiment with tools for teaching remotely.

Guidelines for teaching remotely

Looking for information on teaching remotely? View our new resource to get started.

Call for nominations: President's Awards in Teaching and Graduate Supervision

Do you know an incredible teacher or supervisor? Nominate them for a President's Award; deadlines March 18-20, 2020.

January

Instructional needs due to extended winter semester

Do you have questions about the impact on your course of the extended winter semester?


2019


December

New! Manage your lecture capture recordings in Brightspace

If you are teaching in a room with lecture capture technology, you can now directly manage your recordings in Brightspace within a new ‘CITL Dashboard’.

Above and beyond

Educators honoured for effective teaching, positive impact on students.

November

Student award: Applications being accepted

Apply for the 2020 Memorial University Award for Outstanding Self-directed Learning for a chance to receive a $1000 cash prize.

Assessing educational technology at Memorial

All faculty members and instructors are invited to provide input on the educational technology they use for teaching.

October

Musical connections

Partnership an enriching experience for students, teachers across N.L.

July

Call for proposals: Atlantic Universities' Teaching Showcase

Call for proposals are being accepted for the Atlantic Universities' Teaching Showcase 2019. Deadline is Aug. 16.

June

Canadian Virtual University discontinued

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Virtual University-Université Virtuelle Canadienne (CVU-UVC) have decided the time has come to end the consortium.

April

Conference live stream

View the live stream schedule for Memorial's Teaching and Learning Conference 2019.

21st century learning

Preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world.

Canadian collaboration

Memorial University has been announced as a member in a national network of universities focused on exploring and integrating effective approaches to skills development.

March

Write a teaching philosophy statement that stands out

A good TPS is a living document and a key part of our self-assessment as educators.

February

Teaching and Learning Conference 2019: Call for proposals

Memorial’s Teaching and Learning Conference 2019 will be hosted by CITL on May 1-2 on the St. John’s campus. Proposals for conference sessions are now being accepted.

Teaching and Learning 2.0

Focusing on strengthening the student educational experience.

We are all students

Indigenous education group explores common themes at Memorial.

CITL Strategic Planning Consultation

Members of the university community are invited to provide input that will inform CITL's strategic plan.

Information Sessions: President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Attend an information session to learn more about nominating one of Memorial's educators for a President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Graduate Supervision.

January

CITL director joins global advisory group

Gavan Watson, director of CITL, has been named as one of sixteen internationally respected teaching and learning leaders who have joined OneHE's new Advisory Group.


2018


December

Holiday hours

CITL offices will be closed over the holidays, but our Support Centre will be open for limited hours to provide assistance.

CITL Holiday Greeting Video

All of us at CITL wish you a season filled with peace, joy and hope, and look forward to working together again in the New Year. Here's a special video holiday greeting, from us to you!

Delayed opening: Friday, Dec. 7

On-campus exams scheduled for this morning, Dec. 7, are postponed until Sunday, Dec. 9. Updated exam information to be posted in Self-Service.

November

CITL leadership redefined

The role of director of the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) has been retitled to associate vice-president, teaching and learning, and director of CITL.

October

For Educators: Indigenous Educational Offering

This fall, CITL is hosting guided conversations with Memorial University participants of UBC’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education.

September

AAU Teaching Showcase 2018

Register for the Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase, taking place at Dalhousie University on Oct. 20. Early bird registration deadline is before Sept. 28.

Director appointed

Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning role filled.

Succeed online

Top six things to know when doing an online course.

Subscribe now: Online training for faculty and staff

Monday Morning Mentor Series is back for the 2018-19 year.

August

Equity, diversity, inclusion

When it comes to supporting teaching and learning at Memorial University, Jason Geary is a jack of many trades.

July

Getting things done

One department debunks myth that summertime is downtime

February

2016-17 Impact Report

Read our new 2016-17 Impact Report - a digital report that provides a snapshot of our impact on learners, educators and partners.


2017


December

Looking back: Impact and metrics

Check out our new 2016-17 Impact Report and dashboard to see how we are contributing to the success of learners, educators and partners within and outside of Memorial University.

Bridging the gaps

Memorial’s biology department is tackling a big issue for students taking its introductory course.

November

Teaching for Critical Thinking

On Dec. 4, join the university community in a dialogue about how we teach for critical thinking in the disciplines.

October

Opportunity: International course collaboration

Are you interested in providing students with an international experiential learning opportunity? Join our Introduction to COIL webcast this morning, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (NDT), and hear from the founder of COIL, Jon Rubin.

Community Connections

Nunavut teacher embraces culture, land and lifelong learning.

September

Distinguished, enthusiastic and influential

Atlantic Canadian teacher award 'icing on the cake' for math professor.

Survey on classroom technology needs

We are requesting input from faculty members and instructors on technology needs in multimedia classrooms on the St. John's campus.

Monday Morning Mentor series

Subscribe now for Magna Publications' Monday Morning Mentor series - a 20-minute online professional development program delivered each week.

August

Changes to Brightspace (D2L)

CITL has enabled a new, accessible interface for Brightspace called the Daylight Experience.

Supporting excellence

Memorial University received two honours at the recent 2017 Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) conference.

July

Program approved

A new program for practicing pharmacists will begin in fall 2018.

June

Glorious and free

Event brings NL youth and cultures together in celebration of Canada 150.

May

National awards recognize technology use in courses

On Thursday, May 18, CITL received two awards at the 2017 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) conference. 

April

D2L (Brightspace) upgrade and migration

On Saturday, Apr. 29, CITL will be upgrading the D2L learning management system (Brightspace*).

March

Brightspace Newfoundland and Labrador Connection

On May 3, D2L will be coming to Memorial University for the Brightspace Newfoundland and Labrador Connection event.

February

New online resource for preparing a teaching dossier

A new online resource is now available in D2L to assist educators with developing their teaching dossier.

Exam postponement information

Wondering about inclement weather and exam postponement in your online course? Here's what you need to know.

Call for nominations

Nominations for the 2017 President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision are now being accepted.

 


2016


December

CITL Holiday Hours

Our offices will be closed over the holiday, but our support staff will be available for limited times to respond to your requests.

Appetite for Training

This fall marked the launch of a new program for Memorial’s faculty that provides an introduction to important aspects of graduate student supervision. Registration for the winter offering is now open.

Apply for Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning

The Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, sponsored by D2L (Desire2Learn), celebrates and recognizes up to five post-secondary educators each year for their innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning.

Free webinar: Universal Design for Learning

Access a free online presentation and supplementary materials for Universal Design for Learning: How to Improve Satisfaction and Retention for Students at All Learning Levels.

November

Free webinar: Teaching critical thinking to students

Access a free online presentation and supplementary materials for Teaching Critical Thinking to Students: How to Design Courses that Include Applicable Learning Experiences, Outcomes and Assessments.

STLHE 2017 Conference

The call for proposals for the 2017 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) are now open. Proposal deadline is Dec. 12.

October

Open mindset

Dr. Jane Costello believes that creating a culture of open education at Memorial University can add value to both instructors and students.

Pamela Mordecai Poems

A video collection of renowned Jamaican-Canadian poet and novelist, Pamela Mordecai, has recently been shared with the world under a Creative Commons license.

September

CITL Presents: Monday Morning Mentor Series

We are now providing faculty members and instructors with access to Magna Publications' Monday Morning Mentor series - a weekly 20-minutes online professional development program.

August

Apply for the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program

We are now accepting applications for the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program for the 2016-17 academic year. Programs for educators and graduate students are available; application deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.

Rob Wells: CITL's new interim director

Robert Wells has been appointed interim director for the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), effective Aug. 1

D2L upgrade

We've upgraded our D2L learning management system to a newer version of the software, to improve the learning environment in time for the fall 2016 semester.

May

New name, same service

A highly anticipated change is now a reality for DELTS, as the department is adopting a new name effective May 2, as the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL). 

Contact

Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000