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CTL Resources

Looking for on-demand resources, tips and strategies? The CTL is developing a repository of resources on inclusive teaching practices, teaching with technology, and other teaching and learning topics. Browse the links below to find teaching and learning resources to support your needs and interests.

Teaching Tips and Resources

Contemplative Pedagogy: Learn strategies for using contemplative principles and practices in the classroom.

Teaching with DIY Video: Learn best practices for producing videos that can help you create more active and engaging classroom experiences.

Digital Literacy Competency Calculator: Find connections between digital literacy competencies and the teaching and learning practices that produce them.

FAQ for Teaching Assistants: Browse our list of frequently asked questions, scenarios, and resources for graduate student instructors regarding classroom course management, accommodations, academic integrity, personal issues, logistics, teaching inspiration, and more.

Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) Online: Enroll in a self-paced training course that helps faculty, graduate students, staff, and other members of the Columbia teaching community learn about the various features offered by CourseWorks (Canvas).

Teaching Guides

Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia: Looking to take your inclusive teaching practice to the next level? In 2017 the CTL released the Guide for Inclusive Teaching at Columbia. The guide offers five inclusive teaching principles derived from research and evidence-based practices, as well as practical, accessible, and usable strategies that instructors can use immediately.

University Policies and Support

Teaching at Columbia: New to teaching at Columbia? Find resources and policies from various University schools and affiliated institutions.

Past Programs and Events

Columbia Students Share Their Most Engaging Learning Experiences: Columbia faculty had a chance to talk to the learners themselves during the CTL’s Teaching Orientation for Faculty in Fall 2017. In this video, a panel of Columbia students share their most memorable and engaging learning experiences at the University.

Provost’s Conversations on Online Learning: The Provost’s Conversations on Online Learning (PCoOL) is a series of public talks by leading experts and peers on the future of education, specifically around online education.

José Antonio Bowen on “Teaching Naked”: In this video recording of the 2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium, keynote speaker José Antonio Bowen, President of Goucher College, shares insights from his book “Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning.”

Additional Resources

CTL Knowledge Base: Visit the CTL Knowledge Base to browse a comprehensive set of FAQs related to various programs, services, and educational platforms.

Media and Software Development Projects: Looking for inspiration? See a list of past projects developed by Columbia faculty and the CTL to support and enrich students’ learning. Faculty can apply for funding for project development through the Office of the Provost’s Request for Proposals.

Teaching and Learning Reference Library: The CTL maintains a collection of reference books in Butler Room 212 for use by the Columbia teaching community. Stop by during our office hours. is an online training resource that offers videos on business skills, IT skills and desktop skills. The subscription for the Columbia community gives Faculty and Staff unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current and engaging videos tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Log in wtih your UNI and password to get started.