Nov. 7: Exploring a hyflex model of teaching and learning

Hyflex courses combine face-to-face and online learning and allow students to choose how they participate. On November 7, join Dr. Karen Goodnough as she examines hyflex course design and the affordances and limitations of the hyflex model.


External teaching awards: Call for nomination briefs

Academic units are encouraged to solicit prospective nominees and nominators to submit a nomination brief to us by Oct. 20Nomination brief templates are available for the Atlantic Association of Universities awards and the 3M National Teaching Fellowship. 

Relocation of Classroom Support office

Our Classroom Support office currently located in Engineering and Applied Science, EN-3012, will relocate to the Core Science Facility, CSF-1315.


Academic year start

For the Fall 2023 semester, CITL is prepared with services, resources and expertise to support instructors with teaching and students with learning. Explore the use of AI, review our featured resources, attend professional learning events and discover supports for students.


New podcast series on accessibility in higher education

A new podcast series with six-episodes themed, “Accessibility in Higher Education”, features the voices of academics, students, administrators and accessibility advocates as they discuss opportunities and challenges in creating equitable and accessible learning experiences for all. Check out series two of our Learning Technology Coach podcast.

AI in education with Jessica Liivlaid, MidSweden University

On Wednesday, May 24, join Jessica Liivlaid, an educator from MidSweden University, for a presentation on AI in education In her presentation, she will share insights on AI language models, potential AI applications for educators and students, using AI in assessment, and the challenges with AI. Register now.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Have you ever wondered if your course materials are accessible to all students? Thursday, May 18, marks the 12th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To celebrate, CITL and Accessibility Services (Blundon Centre) are inviting instructional staff to bring or send their course materials to be reviewed against accessibility checklists. 


Registration open: Teaching Innovations and Learning Enhancement (TILE) Showcase

Join us for a virtual Teaching Innovations and Learning Enhancement (TILE) Showcase on May 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event celebrates and highlights the innovative work and research that has been carried out by several of the 2022 TILE Fund recipients.


Exams cancelled on Friday, March 24

Due to impending weather conditions and the closure of the St. John’s Campus, exams for online courses that were scheduled for Friday, March 24, have been postponed and have been rescheduled for Saturday, March 25, at 2:00pm. Please continue to monitor for further updates regarding delays or cancellations.

Call for nominations: President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Graduate Supervision

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, and Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision. There are four awards that recognize educators at all stages of their careers; nomination deadline is April 17, 2023.



Holiday Hours

Our Support Centre will be closed for the holidays beginning Friday, December 23, and open for limited hours on Wednesday, December 28, from 12-3 p.m.



Holiday Hours

Our Support Centre will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 24 and Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Winter 2022 Instructor Series

Our Instructor Series offers virtual sessions on key topics to support effective instruction. View our Winter 2022 schedule.


FUSION Skills Development Symposium, Dec. 1

Members of the Memorial University community are invited to attend the upcoming FUSION Skills Development Symposium on December 1, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST (10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. NST). For details about the event and to register, please visit the FUSION Skills Development Symposium website.


Support during impending weather

The CITL Support Centre will remain available for regular hours of operation during and after the impending hurricane to support your teaching and learning needs. Our team is prepared to work remotely with backup power supplies, with the aim of maintaining the best service possible depending on conditions. If you have questions related to teaching or learning in your course, or require technical support, please contact us:

Student drop-in sessions for help with Brightspace (and other learning technologies)

Do you have technology-related questions? Unsure how to navigate Brightspace or other learning tools in your courses? Or maybe you’re wondering what technologies and online supports are available to you as a student? Attend one of CITL’s virtual drop-in sessions to get help!


New online syllabi resources

In preparation for welcoming two new cohorts of students back to campus this fall, a series of new online syllabi resources, including COVID-19 related information, has been created for instructors.



Memorial outperforms nationally on student satisfaction with learning

Results from a national survey show notable successes for Memorial, including undergraduate students’ overall satisfaction and a greater desire to attend Memorial again in comparison with students at other institutions across the country. Read more.


New sessions for remote and online instruction

CITL’s Instructional Series offers virtual sessions on key topics to support effective remote and online instruction. New sessions have just been added for the winter 2021 semester, with a complete lineup for February and March. View the complete schedule.

Apply for the 2021 Self-directed Learning Award

Are you a self-directed learner who is curious, creative, independent, confident and persistent? Apply for the 2021 Self-directed Learning Award! Learn more and apply.



Happy Holidays

Please enjoy this special 2020 video holiday greeting, from all of us at CITL.

Brightspace course access for winter 2021

In response to Memorial’s announcement of a delayed start for the winter semester, CITL will be modifying the Brightspace start date of all courses to January 11, 2021.

CITL support during the holidays

While CITL staff will be taking a break over the holidays, limited support will be available for instructors who are getting courses ready for the winter 2021 semester.


Recording lectures

For fall 2020, instructors can now book recording sessions in Lecture Capture classrooms with CITL, or avail of other recording and delivery options with various levels of support.


Information about ProctorU service

A new resource provides accurate information about using ProctorU, Memorial's online invigilation service.

Student technology survey: In-depth analysis on student needs

In-depth information is now available on the challenges students are facing in relation to remote learning ahead of this fall semester.


ProctorU data breach

On August 19, 2020, CITL received notification about a ProctorU data breach that affected nine students. More information about the incident can be found here and here.


Screen recording software

Memorial has procured a limited number of Screencast-O-Matic licenses that will be made available to instructors who are preparing to teach in the fall semester. Learn more about this screen recording software.

Teaching Tuesdays video series

A new video series is focusing on stories about teaching from individual educators, and their transition to remote instruction. Look for the series on our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels.

Student technology survey results

Results of an institution-wide student survey on their access to technology for learning are now available.


New classroom studio

We are offering a new classroom studio on the St. John’s campus, to provide instructors with on-campus video production in support of remote instruction.

Beta release of a Technology Guide for Teaching and Learning

In an effort to assist the university community with integrating learning technologies in courses, we have released a beta version of a new Technology Guide.


New tool for uploading self-recorded videos

A new Video Uploader tool has been added to the instructor Dashboard in Brightspace, providing a platform to host short self-recorded videos and an easy way to embed them into a course.


New Instructional Series

Beginning May 4, 2020, we are launching an Instructional Series of sessions on key topics to support effective remote and online instruction.

Spring semester: Support for remote teaching and learning

We have three ways to provide academic units, instructors and students with the information and support you will need to teach and learn remotely.

Remote vs. Online Courses

As Memorial University temporarily transitions to remote learning for this Spring 2020 semester, it is important for students to understand the difference between remote courses and the traditional online courses offered.


Privacy considerations for remote teaching

When teaching remotely, instructors should be aware of a variety of privacy considerations.

Student resources on learning remotely

We have developed a number of resources to help students have a positive experience as they engage in learning remotely.

Recording video lectures

There are several ways to record lectures and make them available to students online.

Update on support for transitioning to remote instruction

Beginning Thursday, March 19, our Remote Instruction Transition Team (RITT) will be available remotely only through the Instructional Continuity webpage; hours of operation have also been extended.

Get help with transitioning to remote delivery

We have established a Remote Instruction Transition Team (RITT), available in person and remotely, to provide instructors with one-on-one support beginning Tuesday, March 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Instructors can now use sandbox sites in Brightspace to experiment with teaching remotely

New "sandbox" sites in Brightspace have been made available to all instructors at Memorial University to experiment with tools for teaching remotely.

Guidelines for teaching remotely

Looking for information on teaching remotely? View our new resource to get started.

Call for nominations: President's Awards in Teaching and Graduate Supervision

Do you know an incredible teacher or supervisor? Nominate them for a President's Award; deadlines March 18-20, 2020.


Instructional needs due to extended winter semester

Do you have questions about the impact on your course of the extended winter semester?



New! Manage your lecture capture recordings in Brightspace

If you are teaching in a room with lecture capture technology, you can now directly manage your recordings in Brightspace within a new ‘CITL Dashboard’.

Above and beyond

Educators honoured for effective teaching, positive impact on students.


Student award: Applications being accepted

Apply for the 2020 Memorial University Award for Outstanding Self-directed Learning for a chance to receive a $1000 cash prize.

Assessing educational technology at Memorial

All faculty members and instructors are invited to provide input on the educational technology they use for teaching.


Musical connections

Partnership an enriching experience for students, teachers across N.L.


Call for proposals: Atlantic Universities' Teaching Showcase

Call for proposals are being accepted for the Atlantic Universities' Teaching Showcase 2019. Deadline is Aug. 16.


Canadian Virtual University discontinued

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Virtual University-Université Virtuelle Canadienne (CVU-UVC) have decided the time has come to end the consortium.


Conference live stream

View the live stream schedule for Memorial's Teaching and Learning Conference 2019.

21st century learning

Preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world.

Canadian collaboration

Memorial University has been announced as a member in a national network of universities focused on exploring and integrating effective approaches to skills development.


Write a teaching philosophy statement that stands out

A good TPS is a living document and a key part of our self-assessment as educators.


Teaching and Learning 2.0

Focusing on strengthening the student educational experience.

Teaching and Learning Conference 2019: Call for proposals

Memorial’s Teaching and Learning Conference 2019 will be hosted by CITL on May 1-2 on the St. John’s campus. Proposals for conference sessions are now being accepted.

We are all students

Indigenous education group explores common themes at Memorial.

CITL Strategic Planning Consultation

Members of the university community are invited to provide input that will inform CITL's strategic plan.

Information Sessions: President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Attend an information session to learn more about nominating one of Memorial's educators for a President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Graduate Supervision.


CITL director joins global advisory group

Gavan Watson, director of CITL, has been named as one of sixteen internationally respected teaching and learning leaders who have joined OneHE's new Advisory Group.



Holiday hours

CITL offices will be closed over the holidays, but our Support Centre will be open for limited hours to provide assistance.

CITL Holiday Greeting Video

All of us at CITL wish you a season filled with peace, joy and hope, and look forward to working together again in the New Year. Here's a special video holiday greeting, from us to you!

Delayed opening: Friday, Dec. 7

On-campus exams scheduled for this morning, Dec. 7, are postponed until Sunday, Dec. 9. Updated exam information to be posted in Self-Service.


CITL leadership redefined

The role of director of the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) has been retitled to associate vice-president, teaching and learning, and director of CITL.


For Educators: Indigenous Educational Offering

This fall, CITL is hosting guided conversations with Memorial University participants of UBC’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education.


AAU Teaching Showcase 2018

Register for the Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase, taking place at Dalhousie University on Oct. 20. Early bird registration deadline is before Sept. 28.

Succeed online

Top six things to know when doing an online course.

Director appointed

Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning role filled.

Subscribe now: Online training for faculty and staff

Monday Morning Mentor Series is back for the 2018-19 year.


Equity, diversity, inclusion

When it comes to supporting teaching and learning at Memorial University, Jason Geary is a jack of many trades.


Getting things done

One department debunks myth that summertime is downtime


2016-17 Impact Report

Read our new 2016-17 Impact Report - a digital report that provides a snapshot of our impact on learners, educators and partners.



Looking back: Impact and metrics

Check out our new 2016-17 Impact Report and dashboard to see how we are contributing to the success of learners, educators and partners within and outside of Memorial University.

Bridging the gaps

Memorial’s biology department is tackling a big issue for students taking its introductory course.


Teaching for Critical Thinking

On Dec. 4, join the university community in a dialogue about how we teach for critical thinking in the disciplines.


Opportunity: International course collaboration

Are you interested in providing students with an international experiential learning opportunity? Join our Introduction to COIL webcast this morning, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (NDT), and hear from the founder of COIL, Jon Rubin.

Community Connections

Nunavut teacher embraces culture, land and lifelong learning.


Distinguished, enthusiastic and influential

Atlantic Canadian teacher award 'icing on the cake' for math professor.

Survey on classroom technology needs

We are requesting input from faculty members and instructors on technology needs in multimedia classrooms on the St. John's campus.

Monday Morning Mentor series

Subscribe now for Magna Publications' Monday Morning Mentor series - a 20-minute online professional development program delivered each week.


Changes to Brightspace (D2L)

CITL has enabled a new, accessible interface for Brightspace called the Daylight Experience.


Program approved

A new program for practicing pharmacists will begin in fall 2018.


Glorious and free

Event brings NL youth and cultures together in celebration of Canada 150.


National awards recognize technology use in courses

On Thursday, May 18, CITL received two awards at the 2017 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) conference. 


D2L (Brightspace) upgrade and migration

On Saturday, Apr. 29, CITL will be upgrading the D2L learning management system (Brightspace*).


Brightspace Newfoundland and Labrador Connection

On May 3, D2L will be coming to Memorial University for the Brightspace Newfoundland and Labrador Connection event.


New online resource for preparing a teaching dossier

A new online resource is now available in D2L to assist educators with developing their teaching dossier.

Exam postponement information

Wondering about inclement weather and exam postponement in your online course? Here's what you need to know.

Call for nominations

Nominations for the 2017 President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision are now being accepted.




Appetite for Training

This fall marked the launch of a new program for Memorial’s faculty that provides an introduction to important aspects of graduate student supervision. Registration for the winter offering is now open.

CITL Holiday Hours

Our offices will be closed over the holiday, but our support staff will be available for limited times to respond to your requests.

Apply for Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning

The Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, sponsored by D2L (Desire2Learn), celebrates and recognizes up to five post-secondary educators each year for their innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning.

Free webinar: Universal Design for Learning

Access a free online presentation and supplementary materials for Universal Design for Learning: How to Improve Satisfaction and Retention for Students at All Learning Levels.


STLHE 2017 Conference

The call for proposals for the 2017 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) are now open. Proposal deadline is Dec. 12.

Free webinar: Teaching critical thinking to students

Access a free online presentation and supplementary materials for Teaching Critical Thinking to Students: How to Design Courses that Include Applicable Learning Experiences, Outcomes and Assessments.


Open mindset

Dr. Jane Costello believes that creating a culture of open education at Memorial University can add value to both instructors and students.

Pamela Mordecai Poems

A video collection of renowned Jamaican-Canadian poet and novelist, Pamela Mordecai, has recently been shared with the world under a Creative Commons license.


CITL Presents: Monday Morning Mentor Series

We are now providing faculty members and instructors with access to Magna Publications' Monday Morning Mentor series - a weekly 20-minutes online professional development program.


Apply for the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program

We are now accepting applications for the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program for the 2016-17 academic year. Programs for educators and graduate students are available; application deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.

Rob Wells: CITL's new interim director

Robert Wells has been appointed interim director for the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), effective Aug. 1

D2L upgrade

We've upgraded our D2L learning management system to a newer version of the software, to improve the learning environment in time for the fall 2016 semester.


New name, same service

A highly anticipated change is now a reality for DELTS, as the department is adopting a new name effective May 2, as the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL).