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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Curriculum Mapping Workshop

FALL 2023 

Program Curriculum Maps are due to Academic Programs and Planning on October 16th. This two-part in-person workshop provides faculty and program teams with hands-on support for creating curriculum maps that align with best practices and result in meaningful use in your program. Time commitment: 3-5 hours (3 hours in workshop sessions + 1-2 hours collaborating with program faculty between the two sessions). Two date and time options are offered to maximize opportunities for participation:

  • October 3 and October 17 (Tuesdays) 11 am-12:30 pm (lunch provided)
  • October 4 and October 18 (Wednesdays) 11 am-12:30 pm (lunch provided)

Learn more and register: Curriculum Mapping Workshop

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Creating Accessible Documents 

FALL 2023 - 1-Week, fully online

This one-week fully online workshop provides faculty with hands-on experience creating accessible Word documents, in alignment with the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative: (CSU ATI).  Time commitment: 6-8 hours, $100 stipend for eligible participants. Offered during the following weeks:

  • October 2 - 8
  • October 30 - November 5
  • November 27 – December 3 

Learn more and register: Creating Accessible Documents

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Creating Accessible Canvas Pages 

FALL 2023 - 1-Week, fully online

This one-week fully online workshop provides faculty with hands-on experience creating accessible Canvas Pages, in alignment with the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative: (CSU ATI). Time commitment: 6-8 hours, $100 stipend for eligible participants. Offered during the following weeks:

  • October 9 – 15   
  • December 4 – 10  

Learn more and register: Creating Accessible Canvas Pages


HHMI Faculty Learning Community

FALL 2023, Thursdays, October 12-December 14, 1:30 Pm-3:00 Pm

This fall the Cal Poly HHMI team will offer a faculty learning community to learn about how we evaluate inclusive teaching and how we then use that evaluation in higher education (including in faculty promotion and tenure).

Participants in the faculty learning community will read excerpts from Intersectionality and Higher Education : Identity and Inequality on College Campuses, meet to discuss the book and its application to Cal Poly, and produce artifacts that reflect their learning.

Learn more and register: HHMI Faculty Learning Community: Intersectionality and Higher Education

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Creating Accessible PowerPoint -

FALL 2023 - 1-Week, fully online

This one-week fully online workshop provides faculty with hands-on experience creating accessible PowerPoint, in alignment with the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative: (CSU ATI).  Time commitment: 6-8 hours, $100 stipend for eligible participants. Offered during the following weeks:

  • October 16 – 22  
  • November 13 – 19  

Learn more and register: Creating Accessible PowerPoint

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Creating a Blended / Hybrid Course

FALL 2023 Oct 16 - nov 3 / oct 29 - nov 17

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

Fall 2023, Wednesdays, October 18-November 8, 11:10 am-12:00 Pm

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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Building Toward Equity - Racial Equity Workshops

Fall 2023

The Office for University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI) and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)'s are offering several workshops this 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 Faculty Associates for DEI in Teaching collectively designed a Racial Equity Series of workshops that are the core element of this program.

Learn more: Building Toward Equity

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Writing in the Disciplines

Fall 2023, thursdays, October 19-November 9, 11:10 am-12:00 pm

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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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: September 22, 2023 - June 14, 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

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Intro to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching

Next Offered WINTER 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 and register: Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching

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Examining Whiteness Foundational Series

Next offering TBD

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 and register: Examining Whiteness

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: 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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