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Our staff have developed numerous resources to assist instructors who want to enhance their teaching and improve their students' learning.


CTE Blog: From 2008 to 2017, CTE maintained a blog in which our staff -- as well as instructors and staff from other academic support units -- explored issues and ideas pertaining to teaching and learning. Although that blog is now closed, its 450+ posts are still available

Research Guide: An excellent resource for those embarking on a teaching and learning research project for the first time. The Guide provides an overview of everything you’ll need to know when starting out, including:

  • Keywords that will help you navigate the teaching and learning research literature,
  • Links to discipline-specific, peer-reviewed teaching and learning research journals,
  • Learning assessment tools that will help you evaluate the effectiveness of a teaching method or strategy,
  • Information about the ethics approval process, and
  • A list of teaching-related websites and blogs.

Teaching Tips: A searchable collection of more than a hundred brief and practical tip sheets that can help resolve issues across many teaching situations.

Teaching Stories: Stories profiling instructors at Waterloo whose teaching is especially effective, innovative, or remarkable.

YouTube Channel: Keynote talks from our signature events featuring experts in teaching and learning research and educational technologies, presentations from CTE staff and Waterloo instructors sharing first-hand experiences with impactful teaching strategies, how-to guides, and more.

Other resources

The Centre for Extended Learning assists instructors who want to develop fully online courses. 

Instructional Technologies and Multimedia Services loans equipment and media to instructors, and offer services such as video recording lectures and presentations, and arranging videoconferencing.

Policies, Handbooks, and Templates. Information about course requirements, copyright, ancillary fees, exam regulations, and more.