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CTE Liaison: Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers several teaching and learning resources to faculty and students through the Centre for Teaching Excellence Science Faculty Liaison, Jason Thompson.

Jason is available for consultation or questions about: 

  • course design / redesign, 
  • getting set-up on LEARN,
  • teaching and learning in general,
  • individual and group training sessions, and
  • effective use of technology within your teaching. 

EdTech Week March 18-22, 2019 & Education Technologies @uWaterloo

In anticipation of EdTech week 2019, you may want to preview the Centre for Teaching Excellence curated list of the most popular education technologies used by Waterloo faculty and staff in 2017.  Follow the link provided above and learn more about these technologies, why and how they're used and which instructors are using them. 

Check out the EdTech Week 2019 offerings.

LEARN Start/End Start of Semester Tasks

Check out the LEARN: Start/End of Semester Tasks page for some helpful reminders as you prepare your LEARN course.

** Update **

LEARN: 1st system to move to ADFS authentication

You experience Authentication systems when you are logging into things at uWaterloo.  CAS, uWaterloo's current authentication system, will not be a supported platform further in the future at UW.  ADFS, a Microsoft-based authentication, is the direction that IST is moving, in particular for “student facing” login.

Communication will be important, as the login changes to, and LEARN will be the first big system to move to ADFS - aiming to start for Spring 2019.

The login page instructions show the login name change, but people sometimes don’t read instructions - so let your student know!

Here's what the new LEARN login will look like after April 30, 2019:

ADFS login page where userid should be ""

Dean's Undergraduate Teaching Initiative Fund

As you likely know, the Dean of Science, Bob Lemieux, announced a one-time commitment of $500,000 to support teaching and learning initiatives that will help transform the undergraduate educational experience in Science at the University of Waterloo.

Science faculty and teaching staff were invited to coordinate with the Teaching Fellow in their department or school to formulate proposals for this funding.   

Several proposals involving many faculty & staff across the departments in Science have been successful and we are now entering the implimentation phase of these projects. 

More details about the initiative will be provided through Science Communication soon. In the meantime, here is original call for proposals:

Dean's Undergraduate Teaching Initiative Fund: CFP