Developing Your Teaching Dossier

The Developing Your Teaching Dossier series is a four-part module series for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Participants complete four self-directed modules in Brightspace in which they explore strategies to reflect on their teaching experience and develop a teaching dossier.

A teaching dossier is a document showcasing your teaching philosophy, teaching and teaching-related experiences and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows may wish to create a dossier to demonstrate their teaching abilities when applying for academic positions, awards or funding opportunities.

Series overview

There are four 60-minute self-directed in the series:

  • Module 1: Reflecting on Your Teaching Experience: An Introduction to Teaching Dossiers
  • Module 2: Articulating Your Teaching Values and Practices: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Module 3: Connecting Narratives and Evidence: Developing Components of Your Teaching Dossier
  • Module 4: Looking Ahead: Telling New Stories About Our Teaching Experiences

Participants earn a badge in Brightspace for each module they complete and will receive a Certificate of Completion upon completion of all modules.

How to register

If you wish to complete the modules series, please contact to be enrolled in the Brightspace site.

The Brightspace site is not regularly monitored. While completing the modules, contact at any point if you have questions or if you would like to discuss your teaching dossier further.


The module series was adapted from open-access resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BYNC-SA 4.0) License and was co-developed by five institutional partners—Toronto Metropolitan University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor and Western University—using H5P Studio offered through eCampusOntario. This project is made possible with funding from the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario's support of the Virtual Learning Strategy.