Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology


WorkshopsThroughout the academic year and 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 a variety of academic technologies. Our workshop offerings change quarterly, please check often for our updated schedules.

Summer 2021 Workshops

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Creating Accessible Course Materials

Will BE Offered again fall 2021

In this 4-week fully online workshop faculty will develop skills and best practices to make course materials technically accessible for all students, with a focus on students with disabilities. This workshop covers Canvas accessibility, accessible documents, and video captioning. Participants will also explore the new Ally tool in Canvas to identify and fix inaccessible course content. 7-10 hours per week, 28-40 hours total, depending on skill level and experience. A $500 stipend is available for eligible participants. 

Learn more and register: Link coming soon 

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Inclusive Course Design: Implementing the UDL Guidelines

Willl BE Offered Again Winter 2021

In this fully online 4-week workshop faculty will apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning to course materials, activities and assessments. UDL increases access, reduces barriers and improves learning experiences for all students. 7-10 hours per week, 28-40 hours total, depending on skill level and experience. A $500 stipend is available for eligible participants. 

Learn more and register: Link coming soon

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Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching

June 21-July 2

Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching is an introductory workshop that will familiarize faculty with evidence-based teaching strategies for equity and inclusion, support faculty in developing an inclusive course climate, encourage faculty to reflect on the impacts of social identities in higher education teaching and learning environments, and support faculty in further developing an equitable and inclusive teaching lens.  

The Summer 2021 series will run in a condensed format from June 21-July 2. Participants will complete an asynchronous course and take part in synchronous meetings on MWF from 12-1pm. 

To learn more, please visit Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching.

To express interest in one of the limited spots for Summer 2021 or to be added to the interest list for future offerings, please fill out the registration form.  

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Examining Whiteness Workshop Series

July 12-23, MWF

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. 

The series is open to individuals at all levels of learning in their personal journey toward better understanding Whiteness in their personal and professional lives. This six-session program will take place in a condensed format in Summer 2021 meeting for two weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm; July 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23. Participants must be able to commit to attending all sessions. 
Learn more about the program and register by visiting Examining Whiteness- Summer 2021.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Macdonald in CTLT (smacdo05@calpoly.edu).  

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Summer Writing Retreats, 2021

Session #1: July 27-29
Session #2: Aug 9-11

If some dedicated time and peer support will help you make significant progress as you hammer out that chapter, article, grant proposal, or creative project, then the CTLT’s multi-day summer writing retreats are designed for you. We provide encouragement, consultation, and opportunities for collegial feedback. You supply the words and mutual support. Participants spend each day working on individual writing projects, whether you are at the conceptual stage, the polishing stage or any stage in between. You will also have opportunities to give and receive peer-to-peer feedback from colleagues at the beginning and end of the day and at a noontime check in.

More details and summer registration forms are on the Summer Writing Retreats web page.


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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

Always available

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

  • Introduction to Canvas
  • Using Templates
  • Creating Content
  • Gradebook Setup
  • Secure Exams
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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 to develop a research-informed plan of action to improve student learning. ​

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


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