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Spring 2021 Faculty Offerings


Find community online, explore our online resources and courses, and/or request a consultation today.

Find Community Online

Engage in conversations with faculty teaching across Columbia University about pedagogical practices and modes of delivery.

Let’s Talk Hybrid/HyFlex Teaching: 30-Minute Check-Ins
30-minute discussions.
January 14, February 3, March 11, April 14, and May 13, 12:15-12:45pm. 

Let’s Talk Online Teaching: 30-Minute Check-Ins
30-minute discussions.
January 14, February 3, March 11, April 14, and May 13, 2:00-2:30pm. 

Reading Group: Anti-Racist Pedagogy Theory and Practice
75-minute discussions.
January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 21, 10:30am-11:45am.



For Science and Engineering Faculty: 

Dead Ideas in Science Teaching: Podcast Discussion
45-minute discussion.
February 1, 12:15-1:00pm.

Engineering Your Classroom for Active Learning Online (SEAS Faculty)
45-minute discussions. 
February 5 and March 12, 1:10-1:55pm.

Learn Synchronously

Columbia University faculty are welcome to engage synchronously with faculty peers in the following offerings via Zoom.

Course Design Intensive
Hybrid offering.
April 23 and 30, 10am-12:00pm.

Engaging Students in Online Discussions
60-minute workshop.
January 8 and February 12, 11:00am-12:00pm. 

Feedback for Learning
60-minute workshop. 
February 16, 3:00-4:00pm, and April 9, 11:00am-12:00pm.

Hybrid and Online Teaching Institute 
90-minute synchronous sessions.
Check the CTL Events calendar to find an upcoming session.

(Hybrid) Hybrid and Online Teaching Institute for Faculty
90-minute synchronous sessions. Choose to participate in-person or remotely. 
January 13, 12:15-1:45pm, and January 19, 10:30am-12:00pm

Planning Live Online Class Sessions
60-minute workshop.
January 6, 10:00-11:00am, February 2, 3:00-4:00pm.

Teaching Large Online Courses
60-minute workshop.
January 6, 2:00-3:00pm, and January 29, 11:00am-12:00pm.

Teaching Online with CourseWorks
90-minute workshop on multiple dates, offered via Zoom. Check the CTL Events calendar to find an upcoming session.

Ways to Be More Inclusive In Your Online Course
60-minute workshop.
January 5, 3:00-4:00pm, January 19, 3:00-4:00pm.



For Applicants of the Provost Teaching and Learning Grants: 

Funding opportunities available through the Office of the Provost include: Innovative Course Design, Innovative Course Module, Interdisciplinary Teaching Award; Large Scale Departments, Programs, or Schools; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and the Emerging Technology Grant. Learn more on the website of the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning and Innovation. 

Office of the Provost RFP Town Hall 
60-minute Q&A.
February 22, 3:00-4:00pm.

Assessment Tune-Up for RFP Applicants 
75-minute workshop.
March 25, 12:00-1:15pm

Get Live Help

Access live, one-on-one CTL teaching support via Zoom (or phone) from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Learn Asynchronously

Columbia University faculty are welcome to engage asynchronously on the following topics available on the CTL website or in self-paced CourseWorks (Canvas) courses.


Active Learning

Active Learning for Your Online Classroom: Five Strategies Using Zoom
Online Resource

Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion 
Online Resource 

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


Assessment of Student Learning

Assessing Student Learning (Course Design Essentials)

Assessment and Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas) 2.0
Online Course

Peer Review: Intentional Design for Any Course Context
Online Resource

Creating Assignments and Grading Online with Gradescope 
Online Resource

Creating Online Exams
Online Resource

Promoting Academic Integrity
Online Resource


Course Design

Looking to design or redesign a course? Learn more about the CTL’s support for course design and the step-by-step process of designing or redesigning a course.

Course Design Essentials from the CTL
Video Playlist

Course Design Essentials (Online)
Online Course


Courseworks (Canvas)

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

Teaching with CourseWorks
Online Resource

Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) 2.0
Online Course

Assessment & Grading in CourseWorks (Canvas) 2.0
Online Course


Hybrid/HyFlex 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 

Hybrid/HyFlex Teaching & Learning
Online Resource 

Hybrid and Online Teaching Institute for Faculty
Online course and 90-minute synchronous sessions. Check the CTL Events calendar to find an upcoming session.


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.

Accessibility in Teaching and Learning
Online Resource

Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Action: First Steps 
Online Resource

Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia
Online Resource

Inclusive Teaching Online
Online Resource

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


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.

Office of the Provost Faculty Orientation
Online Course



Online Teaching

Online Teaching 

Hybrid and Online Teaching Institute for Faculty
Online course and 90-minute synchronous sessions. Check the CTL Events calendar to find an upcoming session.



Teaching with Media

Teaching with Panopto
Online Resource

Teaching With Do-It-Yourself Video
Online Resource

Platform created and supported by the CTL

Schedule a Consultation

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.