CTSI Workshops

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Avi Hyman, Director, Academic Technologies
Susan McCahan, Vice Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
Carol Rolheiser, Director, (CTSI) and Professor (OISE)

Are you interested in learning about teaching and learning funding opportunities available to U of T faculty and staff? If so, you are invited to participate in a two-hour workshop that provides a general overview of the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) and the Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF), and explores effective practices regarding  proposal writing for other similar funding opportunities that seek to enrich, catalyze and directly impact University of Toronto education and teaching. We will discuss general strategies and suggestions for successful applications and address the main criteria that these proposals should address.

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of available funding avenues
  • Engaged with U of T funders
  • Explored the scope of funding proposals
  • Networked with U of T colleagues to foster possible project collaborations
  • Identified key resources to consult for your proposal writing

August 15, 2017
Blackburn Room, CTSI



Marie Vander Kloet, Assistant Director, Teaching Assistants’ Training Program/Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation
Kathleen Ogden, Curriculum Developer, Teaching Assistants’ Training Program

Get a jump on the frantic pace that often accompanies the beginning of the academic year by attending our Instructor Summer School. The Instructor Summer School is an all day event focused on course and tutorial design intended for faculty who teach courses that include tutorials and who are assigned teaching assistants.

We open the day with a session focused on integrated course design with particular attention paid to tutorial design and outcomes, the syllabus and assignments. In the afternoon, concurrent sessions will provide focused time to work on two of three areas: the design of your course syllabus, assignment design, or tutorial design.

The Instructor Summer School includes an interactive practical component; therefore, it is essential that you bring along a draft of your course syllabus, a sample assignment or series of assignments, and a plan for your course tutorials. During the concurrent ‘Practical Sessions’ in the afternoon, you will be able to choose between 3 areas of focus, with the opportunity to participate in sessions focusing on 2 of the 3. In these sessions, you will work on your course materials with peers, and with support from CTSI staff. We will finish the day with a session focused on working with teaching assistants to best support students in meeting your course objectives.

SEE REGISTRATION PAGE for full schedule.

August 17, 2017



Mariana Jardim and Diane Michaud – Faculty Liaisons, Teaching, Learning and Technology, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation

Prerequisite: Attended the Getting Started: Building a Portal Course workshop or have equivalent proficiency using Blackboard (i.e., can create, edit and delete menu items and upload files).

Please bring your own laptop to this session.

For those who have experience setting up their Portal course, this hands-on session will dive deeper into course customization. Guided by usability and pedagogical principles we will demonstrate course design techniques, and participants will have the opportunity to practice the techniques that best support student learning and their course goals.

Participants in this workshop will be able to:

  • Identify aspects of courses that could be improved
  • Structure their Portal course according to usability principles and recommended practices
  • Apply course design approaches that may increase student engagement by incorporating teaching presence
  • Integrate multimedia into course content

September 6, 2017