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For everyone's health and safety, during the Spring 2021 Semester, CATL is providing their full range of services, but doing so remotely. We are still available to help you with regular interactive webinars and with personalized, individual consultations. Email with any questions and to set up individual consultations.

Latest News

Distance Education Certificate Program
The Provost’s Office is launching a Distance Education Certificate program in June. With the help of the CARES Act and the Provost’s Office, instructors who participate this summer will earn stipends for completing courses in the program. Anyone developing or reconfiguring a course for any of the distance education modalities is encouraged to participate.
Call for Applications: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants (Due Fri., May 21, 2021)
Faculty and instructors are invited to apply for the new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Teaching Consultants Program. Selected participants will develop and evaluate faculty development projects designed to increase the use of equity-minded and inclusive pedagogies or practices by others within their college. They will earn a $5,000 stipend over the course of a [...]
Faculty College 2021 Registration Open
In most years, Faculty College requires an application and a commitment to travel for a week’s worth of reflection and professional development. This year, UW-System has opened the experience to all who wish to attend by making it virtual. You do not even need to be faculty to attend; staff are welcome as well, since [...]
What will you carry forward?
Last summer we all had ideas about how this year would go. This week's blog post looks back on some common concerns from last summer to see how they have fared in the crucible of experience. Jillian Jacklin, Kiel Nikolakakis, and Heidi Sherman share their teaching experience this year and what they will carry forward in the future. You will find their experiences thought-provoking, relatable, and unexpected all at the same time. This post is also an invitation for you to share your story.
Webinars: Teaching with MS Teams Meetings (May 13 & 18, 2021)
Need help getting ready to teach with Microsoft Teams meetings this summer? Join CATL for a live online training session on either May 13 or May 18.
The Things We’ll Carry (May 14, 2021. 11 a.m– 12 noon)
CATL and the Center of Civic Engagement would like to engage with you in a discussion on what you will carry forward from this year and make a permanent part of your teaching.
Solidarity Café Series Digest
The Solidarity Café is back for the spring and summer with live events starting with two social events during finals week via Microsoft Teams. Register to receive a calendar invite or drop in via the Teams links in the Solidarity Café Canvas site.
End-of-Semester CATL “Office Hours”
We’ve blocked off time on our calendars on weekdays May 3 through 14 to hold drop-in sessions dedicated to supporting instructors at the end of the semester and as they transition into summer. Please stop in via Teams (the full schedule and session links are below). You can also request a one-on-one consultation if you [...]


Instructional Development Institute

IDI 2021  |   Making Meaningful Connections 

Jan. 19 & 21  |   Virtual

The Instructional Development Institute is held at UW-Green Bay each January hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and the Instructional Development Council. This conference features a series of workshops and presentations exploring teaching & learning practices, pedagogical issues, specific challenges in instruction, high-impact practices, and more.

Our Mission

We partner with faculty to promote a culture of continuous improvement in teaching by investigating and engaging with evidence-based best practices, professional development opportunities, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and the cultivation of reflective learning communities. Our ultimate goal is to engender lifelong learning in instructors to enhance the student experience.

CATL Toolbox

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Where to Begin?

Sometimes just knowing where to start is the hard part. CATL has assembled a number of quick-start guides, top-10 lists, and other resources to get you started in improving instruction.

Foundations of Teaching with Canvas

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A Self-Paced Course

Are you interested in learning more about how Canvas can support your in-person, hybrid, blended, or online course? Sign up for the Foundations of Teaching with Canvas asynchronous, on-your-own training course. The course aims to lay the groundwork of using Canvas as a platform for teaching.