Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology


WorkshopsThroughout the academic year, including the summer, the CTLT offers scheduled workshops and Workshops By Request designed to support faculty and staff in creating rich learn-by-doing environments for students. Workshop topics encompass a wide range of topics such as effective teaching practices and the integration of various academic technologies. Our workshop offerings change quarterly; please check often for our updated schedules.


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Building Toward Equity - Racial Equity Workshops

spring 2023 

The Office for University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI) and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) are launching additional workshops Spring Quarter as part of the Building Toward Equity faculty development program. This program scaffolds DEI learning to develop faculty awareness, knowledge, and skills around issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and learning. A group of eight Faculty Associates for DEI in Teaching collectively designed a Racial Equity Series of workshops that are the core element of this program.

All workshops (unless noted) will be held in-person in Building 35, Room 209

Learn more and register: Building Toward Equity Workshops

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Creating a Blended / Hybrid Course

Summer 2023 June 25 - July 14

This three-week, fully online and asynchronous (no Zoom sessions) workshop will focus on best practices for revising your online course to be delivered in the blended (hybrid) format, including syllabus updates, course policies, and creating student-centered active learning components to maximize in-person portions of your course. By the end of this workshop, participants will design and complete one modular unit (typically 1 week) of a blended course incorporating best practices for delivery in both the online and in-person sections.

There is a $500 stipend available to eligible participants who pass the course with a minimum 80% score, and who complete all activities. (Download CTLT Stipend Policies PDF)

Learn more and register: Creating a Blended / Hybrid Course

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Assignment and Assessment Design to Promote Academic Integrity

Summer 2023, Wed-Fri, June 28-30, 10:00am-11:30am

This workshop builds faculty knowledge about course design factors that enhance student self-efficacy and increase the promotion of academic integrity. Assignment and Assessment Design to Promote Academic Integrity reviews evidence-based teaching strategies for designing or revising course assignments to enhance students' learning, critical thinking, and reflection practices.

The workshop includes support for creating activities and assignments that meet desired course learning outcomes, increase intrinsic motivation, and promote students' honest engagement with learning processes.

Learn more and register: Assignment and Assessment Design to Promote Academic Integrity

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Examining Whiteness Foundational Series

Summer 2023, Tues and thurs, July 11-27, 10:30am-12:00Pm

Faculty and staff are invited to sign up for "Examining Whiteness,” a program inspired by Building Anti-Racist White Educators (BARWE). The Examining Whiteness foundational series is designed as a first step for White educators toward engaging in critical reflection on Whiteness and working toward antiracism.  

Learn more: Examining Whiteness

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Intro to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching

Next Offered Fall 2023

Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching introduces faculty to evidence-based teaching strategies for equity and inclusion, supports faculty in developing an inclusive course climate, encourages faculty to reflect on the impacts of social identities in higher education teaching and learning environments, and supports faculty in further developing an equitable and inclusive teaching lens. Participating in this program is a way for you to contribute in concrete and powerful ways to our goals of making Cal Poly more equitable and inclusive. 

Learn More: Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching

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Writing in the Disciplines

Summer 2023, Tues-thurs, July 25-27, 10:00am-11:30am

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives and is designed to create space for faculty to explore how writing operates within their disciplines and to develop writing learning outcomes for their courses.  

Writing In the Disciplines provides evidence-based teaching strategies for using writing to enhance students' learning, critical thinking, and written communication practices.

This workshop aligns with campus efforts to expand Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) courses across the curriculum and includes information on the GWR course proposal process.

Learn more: Writing in the Disciplines

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Writing Retreats

Summer 2023

Due to the Kennedy Library renovation project, in-person summer writing retreats are on hold until Summer 2024. In their place, this summer writing community is offered to help faculty come together weekly to make progress on scholarly writing while engaging with writing scholarship from the field of Rhetoric and Composition.

The group will meet via Zoom weekly on Tuesdays, July 11-September 5, 10 am-1 pm, with facilitator Dr. Dianna Winslow, CTLT Assistant Director and Writing Instruction Specialist.

Each week there will be group check-ins to share the writing we have done for the week and will be doing for the following week. Dianna will offer one-on-one consultations as requested and help form "buddy groups" for midweek encouragement when desired. We will use Tara Gray's Publish and Flourish book and other occasional resources to shape our weekly discussions about writing and research process. The newest edition of Gray's book will be provided to you free of charge by the CTLT once you enroll in the group.

Register for the Summer 2023 Faculty Writers' Accountability Group

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Faculty Writers' Accountability Group

Academic Year 2023-2024

This is a year-long writing community committed to making progress on scholarly writing and engaging with scholarship from the field of Rhetoric and Writing. The group meets weekly with facilitator Dr. Dianna Winslow, CTLT Assistant Director and Writing Instruction Specialist.

Date: October 5, 2023 - June 7, 2024

Day/Time: Fridays, 10:30 am-12 pm

Each week there are group check-ins to share the writing done for the week and planned for the following week. One-on-one consultations can be requested, as well as help from "buddy groups" for midweek encouragement when desired. Tara Gray's Publish and Flourish book and other occasional resources are used to shape weekly discussions about writing and research process.

Learn more and register: Faculty Writers' Accountability Group

faculty in the new faculty orientationCTLT Book Circles


The CTLT hosts book circles every academic quarter and during summers. They are open to all Cal Poly educators. Selected books draw from a broad array of thoughtful and inspiring educational literature. 

Learn more and register for current book circles: CTLT Book Circles.

Bloom's wheel of categoriesCreating Effective Learning Objectives (self-paced module)

Always available

Developing clear learning objectives is a fundamental element of effective course design, yet not all instructors have had the opportunity to learn to write effective and measurable learning objectives. This self-paced module provides guidance and instructions for those who are new to writing learning objectives, and those who may wish to review and revise current objectives.

Self-enroll: Creating Effective Learning Objectives

Road and hillsNew! OER Faculty Roadmap (self-paced module)

Always available

The OER Faculty Roadmap is a self-paced online Canvas module designed to help faculty explore, create, optimize, and maintain Open Educational Resources (OER) for their courses.

Self-enroll: OER Faculty Roadmap

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Self-paced Accessibility Modules

Always available

Accessibility is an essential part of course design and ensures that all students have equitable access to learning. Select any of the links below to self-enroll in an online module to learn how to create accessible course content.

Canvas Webinar Recordings & Self-Paced Courses

Always available

We have been providing live webinars since Jan. 2020 and adding the recorded links to the Canvas Workshop and Events page. Please check out the page for items, such as:

  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Using Templates
  • Creating Content
  • Gradebook Setup
  • Secure Exams

Self-Paced Online Courses

Zoom Webinar Recordings

Always available

We have provided live webinars and added the recorded links to the CTLT Zoom page. Please check out the page for items, such as:

  • Tips for Better Virtual Teaching
  • Creating Zoom Meetings
  • Teaching with Zoom
  • Zoom Features
  • Accessibility


The CTLT offers one-on-one, small group, and departmental consultations that enable all Cal Poly faculty and staff, either full or part-time, to enhance their teaching effectiveness, discuss opportunities for teaching innovation, and implement new pedagogies. Consultations provide a mechanism for educators to reflect upon their teaching practices and develop a research-informed plan to improve student learning. ​

For information on CTLT Staff expertise and consultation topics, visit CTLT Consultations. 

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