Welcome to the Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides leadership in educational excellence. We support educators in their development as expert teachers and help students enhance foundational academic skills. We assist instructors with educational technologies (including Quercus) and provide consultation in areas ranging from curriculum development to equity, diversity and inclusion. Read about our supports and programming, below. 

 

We are the Centre for Teaching and Learning

We work with UTSC students to enhance skills to succeed academically and beyond.

Our experts can help you sharpen your writing skills and learn about the beauty and utility of mathematics and statistics; assist you with English language development and hone your listening and speaking abilities for more effective academic communication.

Find a particular course challenging? Tackle it with fellow students in a Facilitated Study Group, which is led by a student who has excelled in the course previously. Want to add real-world experience to your classroom learning? Sign up for our "CTLB03H3 Introduction to Community-Engaged Learning" course.

Through one-on-one tutorials, group workshops, seminars and more, we can help.

Visit our Academic Learning Support page.

Visit our Student Centre Resource Centre at AC313 to learn about CTL supports or to book a study space. Our summer hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Email us at studentsupports.ctl.utsc@utoronto.ca

Our roots run deep when it comes to advising and collaborating with educators. We are dedicated to creating a “community of practice” in which teachers interact, learn and support each other. Some of our programming includes a professional development course for faculty, the Celebration of Teaching and Faculty Showcase, and the New Faculty Orientation.

We also offer webinars and workshops for instructors – from designing accessible syllabi, to the pedagogy of care, to creating effective teaching portfolios.

Our Educational Developers provide consultations on syllabus and assignments; curriculum development and mapping; course design; equity, diversity and inclusion; and research support. This includes experiential learning courses and curricula.

When it comes to course design, our Educational Technologists can help you with the technologies in U of T’s Academic Toolbox. They provide divisional support for Quercus – which is UTSC's Learning Management System – and assist with UTSC-only tools such as Kaltura and ExamSoft. With our partners in IITS and the UTSC Library, we also support classroom podiums and academic integrity, offer a Teaching Enhancement Grants program and much more.

Check out Tech Support for TeachingEducational Development, and Programming for Educators: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

We also offer Writing Support consultations. Please use this form to indicate the supports that would benefit your students and help us prepare for a consultation with you. 

The Centre for Teaching and Learning comprises faculty and instructors, educational developers, student programming coordinators, educational technologists, accessibility consultants, administrators and students. Our diverse team works together to support instructors and students in educational excellence. You can reach us at ctl@utsc.utoronto.ca.

We are committed to inclusive excellence – and to building relationships with partners and communities to support pedagogical research, encourage lifelong learning and deepen CTL’s impact and influence across academic programming at UTSC.

CTL Mission Statement

CTL provides leadership in educational excellence through supporting and inspiring transformative and inclusive teaching and learning at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

We do this by:

Engaging with all students, individually and through course support and other learning initiatives, to enhance foundational skills required for coursework and beyond.

  • Advising and collaborating with all instructors and staff to support an interactive community of scholarly teaching excellence, inquiry, and innovation.
  • Leading and collaborating on educational technologies and active learning spaces, which are responsive to the changing needs of our instructors and students.
  • Building bridges and leveraging relationships with other partners and communities to support pedagogical research, encourage current and lifelong learning, and deepen CTL's impact and influence across academic programming at UTSC.