This Week for Faculty: Happy First Week of the Spring 2023 Semester!

by | Jan 17, 2023

Join us for workshops this week

Join the CTL and colleagues across the University to explore feedback strategies in any course context, assessment using Gradescope, and how to navigate challenging moments that may arise during discussions.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Friday, January 20, 2023

Calling all mentors of graduate students and postdocs!


Happy National Mentoring Month!

The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite Columbia faculty to engage in an exciting line-up of offerings on mentoring. This includes monthly conversations for mentors of graduate students and postdocs facilitated by the CTL, and a virtual performance and conversation with the CRLT Players from the University of Michigan.

Mentoring Monday Conversations
60-minute monthly conversations on mentorship practices, 12:00-1:00pm (online)
February 6 (Assumptions and Expectations), March 6 (Mental Health),
April 10 (Addressing Challenging Moments), and May 1 (Building Trust and Giving Feedback).

Everything is Fine!: Mentoring to Support Graduate Student Mental Health
March 1, 2:00-4:00pm (Online: livestream of theatrical case studies followed by facilitated discussion; note: this event will not be recorded) – University of Michigan CRLT Players

Check the Advancing Mentorship Practices: Supporting Mentors of Graduate Students and Postdocs at Columbia initiative page for additional upcoming events and to access recordings from last semester’s offerings.

Spring 2023 Offerings

The CTL has a wide range of offerings to support faculty with a variety of teaching, learning, and mentoring needs. Not sure which offering is right for you? Reach out for assistance by contacting us at

New tool to support student learning available in CourseWorks: QuizCon

You can now incorporate QuizCon into your CourseWorks courses as an alternative multiple choice quizzing tool. QuizCon allows students to indicate their level of confidence in their answers on a spectrum ranging from “very sure” to “I don’t know.” Students can more accurately reflect their understanding and potentially earn partial credit. To use QuizCon, enable it in the navigation tab of the settings section of your CourseWorks course.

For more information, visit the CTL’s website.

Additionally, you can reach out to the CTL directly at for one-on-one support with the tool.



The CTL is here to help!

Office Hours
Join us for office hours via Zoom (or phone) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm to have your teaching with instructional technology questions answered.

Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss any teaching, learning, and mentoring needs by emailing or email the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department.