Workshops and courses

We offer a range of training and professional development options for TAs and graduate students.

All workshops are available to all graduate students on campus to provide valuable transferable skills. There is no cost but we appreciate prior registration so we have enough supplies and refreshments for those attending.

TA workshops

For new TAs and graduate students who are just beginning to teach at university. Topics covered include learning and teaching styles, who our students are, and how to manage Moodle and technology in the classroom.

Experienced TAs and graduate students can further develop their skills as instructors.

Keep checking the Learning and Teaching Centre month page for upcoming workshops. Sign in first with your NetLink ID.

ED-D 614 Selected Topics in Learning and Development

ED-D 614: Selected Topics in Learning and Development (1.5 units)
Spring term (January-April)

Explores instructional research and contemporary practices in higher education. Topics include planning for instruction, strategies for teaching in a variety of contexts (e.g. large and small classes, face-to-face, online), meeting the needs of diverse learners, use of educational technologies, and effective assignment and assessment design.

Strategies include microteaching exercises, case-study analysis of teaching scenarios, large- and small-group discussion, and reflective reading and writing assignments.

Contact the course instructor, , to get permission to attach the graduate course change form to register for this course.

Intensive Lab in English

Hone your academic English skills with morning workshops and afternoon one-on-one and group support.

This retreat is geared toward undergraduate and graduate students at UVic whose first language is not English. Bring your questions and concerns, and we’ll bring the coffee and cookies!

A detailed agenda will be posted closer to the date, with topics such as academic integrity, correcting common grammar mistakes and using academic vocabulary.

Check the CAC to find out when the next event is being offered.