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Spring & Summer 2020 Faculty Offerings


Engage in our in-person offerings, explore our online resources and courses, and/or request a consultation today.

Learn Together or Online

Columbia University faculty are welcome to engage in our in-person and/or online offerings on the following topics.

Active Learning

Engage and Assess Science and Engineering Students with Poll Questions
Wednesday, February 5, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (Morningside campus)

Active Learning Institute (Online)
Monday, June 29 – Thursday, July 2, 2020 (Online)

Designing Interactive Learning Objects Institute
Tuesday, July 28 – Thursday, Jul, 30, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Morningside campus)

Developing Poll Questions to Engage and Assess Science and Engineering Students
Online Resource

Case Method
Online Resource

With Learners Series

A NEW offering, which is part of the CTL’s new Students as Pedagogical Partners initiative. Interested in hearing from undergraduate students about what it’s like to learn in Columbia classrooms? These 90-minute sessions provide an opportunity to hear from undergraduate students about their experiences as learners, learn about evidence-based practices, and engage in conversations with students about teaching and learning. Following each session, faculty have the opportunity for an additional 30 minute consult with undergraduate students. 

We are canceling the remaining in-person Students as Pedagogical Partners (SAPP) events. This includes the April 3 session on Inclusive Teaching and Learning and the April 24 session on Active Learning. Please look for resources on these topics developed by the SAPP consultants coming soon to this page.

Courseworks (Canvas)

Looking for assistance in using Columbia’s Learning Management System effectively in your teaching and to support your students’ learning?

Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) Workshop
Workshop on multiple dates, offered at both Morningside and CUIMC campuses. Check the CTL Events calendar to find an upcoming session.

Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) 2.0
Online Course

Assessment & Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas) 2.0
Online Course

Assessing Student Learning

Assessment and Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas) 2.0
Online Course

Beyond Grades: Feedback for Learning
Tuesday, January 28, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM (CUIMC campus)
Wednesday, January 29, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Morningside campus)

Course Design

Looking to design or redesign a course? These offerings will introduce you to the basics of course design through a step-by-step process.

Course Design Essentials (Online)
Online Course 

CUIMC Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, July 9, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Friday, July 10, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (CUIMC faculty only)

Hybrid Course Design

Thinking of moving lecture and course materials online to free up in-class time for active learning? Interested in creating multimedia instructional materials for your courses? These offerings will get you started on the basics of blended learning and do-it-yourself media production.

Blended Learning
Online Resource

Blended Learning Essentials
Online Course 

Blended Learning Essentials Institute (Online)
Thursday, June 18 – Tuesday, June 23 

Teaching With Do-It-Yourself Video
Online Resource

Inclusive Teaching

Interested in making your courses more inclusive of all Columbia learners? These offerings will provide you with practical strategies to implement in any course. Additionally, the CTL offers consultations on this topic as well as a Workshop To Go that can be requested by departments and schools.

Small Changes to Foster Inclusive Teaching
60-minute or 90-minute Workshop To Go

Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia
Online Resource

Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom
Self-Paced Massive Open Online Course

Accessibility in Teaching and Learning
Online Resource

New to Teaching at Columbia

The CTL welcomes new faculty to participate in an orientation that introduces them to the Columbia teaching community and offers practical, evidence-based strategies they can implement on the first day of class.

New Faculty Orientation to Teaching
Online Course

Consultation Services

Unable to join or not seeing any offerings that meet your immediate teaching and learning needs? Request a consultation.

Meet one-on-one, speak over the phone, or via video-conference with the Faculty Programs and Services (FPS) team to receive support on a range of teaching and learning topics. Email the CTL FPS Team at to request a consultation.

For consultations on digital pedagogies and the purposeful use of technologies, contact the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your department or school, or email the CTL at

The CTL is here for faculty.

The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for faculty in both their work and their professional development.