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.

Winter 2021 Workshops

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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 Webinars

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 Webinars

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
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


This year the CTLT will be piloting a new program called Introduction to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching. This is an introductory workshop that will introduce faculty to evidence-based teaching strategies for equity and inclusion, will support faculty in developing an inclusive course climate, will allow faculty to reflect on the impacts of social identities in higher education teaching and learning environments, and will support faculty in further developing an equitable and inclusive teaching lens.

Find out more on the Intro to Equitable and Inclusive Teaching webpage

In addition to the workshop listed above, Sarah Macdonald regularly partners with colleges and departments. Please contact Sarah directly to inquire about college or departmental book circles, learning communities, or additional tailored workshops.

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Effective Teaching Practices Program  AY 2020-2021


Cal Poly is a participant in a California State University system grant program in collaboration with the National Association of System Heads (NASH) and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). The grant is providing multiple CSU campuses with a year-long, research-based faculty development programming in support of effective instruction. At Cal Poly, the $100,000 grant supports 90 faculty in three cohorts to participate in a year-long curriculum of effective teaching principles and practices for the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Early Career (FULL)
  • General Education (FULL)
  • Rigorous and Equitable (FULL)
  • Learner Centered Teaching (FULL)

For information about this program, go to the ETP home page >

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Workshops by Request

CTLT educational development staff members have deep knowledge on a broad range of topics that support campus educators' student engagement and achievement goals. "Workshops by Request" provide more opportunities for sessions tailored to departmental or unit priorities. Departments and units are invited to schedule special workshop sessions on topics of broad departmental interest at a time and place most convenient for interested participants. 

For a list of possible workshop topics, visit our "Workshops by Request" page

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Coming in Spring Quarter 2021!


    • Learner Well-being: Foundation for Student Resilience  
    • Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning
    • Writing across the University
      • Equity-minded Writing Assessment
      • Responding to Student Writing in Online Environments
      • Scholarly Writing Support for Faculty


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