January 16, 2023
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Team-based Projects: Developing effective assignments and assessments

Team-based Projects: Developing effective assignments and assessments

January 26, 2pm-4pm


In this interactive workshop, facilitators will share their expertise in team-based project design and assessment and work with participants to identify potential opportunities for team-based assignments, generate a preliminary plan for implementation, and address participant concerns around running team-based project learning.


Searching the SoTL Higher Education Literature

January 30, 2pm-4pm


This practical and interactive workshop introduces participates to finding online sources of teaching and learning literature available through the UTL. Participants will have an opportunity to refine their research on teaching question and build search skills and strategies to effectively find the most relevant Scholarship of Teaching and Learning literature. 


February SoTL Journal Club

February 3, 12pm-1pm


The CTSI-SoTL team is excited to continue the monthly Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Journal Club Series through Fall-Winter 2022-23. The goal of this series is to provide an opportunity for our community to explore the SoTL literature in a group setting, both to find practical applications to implement in the classroom and to inform our own SoTL projects.


Katherine Patton, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Anthropology, FAS

Shelby Riskin, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, FAS

Article: Comparing student and faculty perceptions of online and traditional courses


More Teaching and Learning Events Across U of T

UTSC’s Centre for Teaching and Learning Events

Faculty of Arts & Science Teaching and Learning Events

View more teaching and learning events on the CTSI Calendar
View past CTSI webinars.

U of T's Teaching and Learning Symposium

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Taking Action: Building Belonging at U of T

May 3 & 4, 2023

Call for Proposals now open!

We invite U of T instructors, librarians, and staff at all career stages to consider submitting a proposal

The TLS provides an opportunity to work together to understand and share what diversity, equity, inclusion, and access look like in our teaching and learning context. 

If you have any questions about 2023 TLS, please contact

2023 TATP Teaching Excellence Awards

2023 TATP Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations now open for all TATP Teaching Excellence Awards!

Students and instructors can nominate a TA for the TA Teaching Excellence Award:

Departments can nominate a graduate student Course Instructor for the CI Teaching Excellence Award by submitting a nomination package. More information is available online.   

Information on the BIPOC TA Teaching Excellence Award, including nomination and selection process, can be found on the TATP site.

Nominations close on February 24, 2023.

Tech Tip

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Tech Tip: Managing Quercus with a grading team 

Teaching Assistants or other members of the teaching or grading team can be added to your course via the People section. Instructors and other members have the ability to add and edit content and grade assignments in a Quercus course (visit Course Roles and Permissions for more information on the different course roles).     

When building or modifying your course, keep in mind that simultaneous edits by more than one person will not be saved.  In other words, course Pages can be edited by more than one person at the same time which can cause some work to not be saved.  When working with a teaching team, be sure to organize and coordinate who is making edits so as to not create any conflicting edits.  

Other areas of the Quercus course behave in the same way and should only be edited by one person at a time.  This also applies when grading and providing feedback. You should not give feedback on the same SpeedGrader assignment at the same time as another member of the grading team.  If you notice feedback is not being saved, it may be the result of an instructor or TA grading the same assignment at the same time. 

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Graduate students and Teaching Assistants can access information about relevant programming at the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program.  
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