Teaching Resources

An in-house lending library, course design support, our teaching and learning strategies, online tools—we have a number of resources to enhance your teaching—and your students' learning. 

Dossier supports

There are several reasons to create a dossier or portfolio of your academic accomplishments. A teaching dossier focuses on your instructional work and would be created for a job application, or for consideration for a teaching award. More comprehensive dossiers are required for the tenure and promotion process. We offer annual workshops, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, and can give you targeted advice for how to create various components of your dossier. You should start by reading the Tenure and Promotion Dossier Guidebook in the link below.

Tenure and Promotion Dossier Guidebook

Academic technology

Technology can be integrated with teaching on many different levels, and is useful in fostering communication, creative works, classroom engagement, and active learning. We provide support through our office for course technology integration including the use of mobile devices, student response systems, educational software, digital media, web-based applications, and more.

Faculty can drop by during business hours or schedule an appointment with one of our Educational Developers at any time.

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Curriculum support

We offer support for a variety of curriculum-related projects or concerns. Perhaps you want to create better alignment between your course content and your learning objectives, or ensure that your final exam is more representative of the course. Or perhaps your whole department wants to discuss strategies for updating a major, or developing a curriculum map. No matter how large or small the task, we can help. Our Educational Developers have experience and training in curriculum review, and we can also help connect you with other faculty who have recent experience.

We offer sessions about smaller-scale curriculum changes on a regular basis, so please check our workshops/courses for topics like rubrics, alignment, or course redesign.

For more information on review processes and options, please contact us.

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Peer review of teaching

One way to strengthen your teaching is to engage in peer review activities. You might observe a class taught by an experienced colleague, or have someone observe your teaching. Sharing materials, activity ideas, and even exam questions helps us to see new perspectives and build our repertoires of skills. Many of these peer review activities happen ‘organically’, as you have conversations with people in your department and find mentors that are close at hand. Other types of review may be more formal, and you may need some assistance from the TLS team to get started.

We can help organize Teaching Triangles (or Squares, or Pentagons!), where several people from different departments or experience levels have a mutual-mentorship. You start with conversations about your goals and concerns, develop a plan that works for the group, and spend up to a year observing each others’ teaching and sharing resources.

We also provide advice about the peer review processes, and best-practices associated with classroom observations or dossier review. Do you want to engage in peer review but aren’t sure where to start? Contact us and we’ll find out where you’re at, and help you determine your next steps.

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

We’ve all learned about the research methods of our individual disciplines, but many of us are unfamiliar with the methods and applications associated with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. SoTL allows us to ask scholarly questions about our own teaching (and our students’ learning), and then conduct the research that may answer those questions. This emerging field of inquiry can apply to all disciplines, and provides us with unique opportunities for interdisciplinary work.

The TLS team can help get you started in SoTL, whether you need a bit of research training, some funds for a project, or to join a discussion group. We host a SoTL Learning Community, and regular sessions about topics related to SoTL (see our workshops/courses for examples). Even if you just want to hear some examples of SoTL projects that are happening on campus, please contact us for more information.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) FAQs

Collegial advice

Are you looking for some quick tips to get you started on a new technique or strategy? Or perhaps a summary of some recent research about teaching and learning? Find what you're looking for in this regularly-updated list of resources created by the TLS team. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us. We’d be happy to create new resources based on your interests.

Brief Advice for Teaching Dossiers

Creating rubrics

Encouraging students to pre-read

FAQs About SoTL

Guiding Students to Read Online

The Low-Down on Extra Credit

Making the Most Out of Office Hours

Motivating Students to Do Class Work

Notes: Laptops or Longhand?

Recording Lectures with Screencasting

Teaching Skills and Equations Online

Tips for Clearer Assignments

10 Quick Tips for Moving Online

5 Tips for Using Take Home Exams

Writing Learning Outcomes

Recording Synchronous Sessions

Universal Design Learning

Writing a Teaching Philosophy

In the classroom, I try to model a kind of lively intellectual curiosity that is equal parts passion, skepticism, humour and an awareness of one’s own biases and limitations.

Dave Buchanan, assistant professor

Teaching and learning support on campus

You are also supported in your teaching by service areas outside of the Office of Teaching and Learning Services.

Academic Integrity Office

We believe fairness and ethical behaviour are best fostered through education and prevention, not policing and discipline. When academic misconduct is suspected or does occur, we treat students fairly and respectfully.

Contact the Academic Integrity Office if you have questions about restorative practices, academic integrity or the process for reporting or responding to academic misconduct.

Academic Integrity Office

780-633-3083 | aio@macewan.ca

7-103A, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Office hours:

By appointment.

The Academic Integrity Office is operating remotely. Please contact us via email or phone, and we will set up a virtual meeting with you.

Access and Disability Resources (ADR)

If you are a student with a disability, we support you by coordinating accommodations, such as in-class support and exam services. As well, we are a first point of contact if you have concerns or experience discrimination related to your disability. We listen to you and refer you to the appropriate on-campus supports.

Access and Disability Resources (ADR)

780-497-5886 | myAccess@macewan.ca

7-198, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Access and Disability Resources is operating remotely. Our virtual reception can be reached by phone or email.

Careers and Experience

The Careers and Experience office helps students and alumni navigate their career journey. We give advice, provide resources, organize events and support development of career-relevant experience through leadership and volunteer opportunities as well as experiential learning opportunities such as course projects with community partners, internships, field placements and co-ops.

Career Development

780-633-3512 | mycareer@macewan.ca

7-121, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 


Book appointments on MacEwanLife and you’ll have the choice of phone or virtual appointments: learn how to optimize your interview skills for online job interviews, get help planning for your career, get tips on how to maximize your resume and cover letter, ask questions about grad school choices.

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Drop in

For quick career questions, join our virtual meetings (via Google meet) during drop-in hours.

Experiential Learning

780-497-5616 | el@macewan.ca

7-121, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Named after MacEwan's first president, the John L. Haar Library spans two city blocks across Buildings 6 & 7 and has plenty of silent study areas and computers. Visit the library's website to search the collections, access research and citation resources, and contact librarians for research help.

John L. Haar Library


City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Check the library website for hours information.

Library hours

Technology Support

For help with printing or copying at MacEwan, booking and borrowing equipment, MacEwan Secure wireless services or Blackboard Learn, contact Technology Support. MacEwan University students, staff and faculty can access Technology Support information through myPortal.MacEwan.ca or contact the Technology Support Desk during regular business hours.

Technology Support


During COVID, on-site Technology Support technicians are only available for questions regarding printing and classroom support. For other inquiries you can contact Technology Support through:

Live chat: https://www.MacEwan.ca/techsupportchat

Live chat is available:

  • Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Days/times are subject to change during the exam period.