Online Teaching

Online teaching strategies ranging from hybrid courses to fully online experiences and distance learning.

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Instructional design and professional consultants provide individual, group, or departmental consultations.

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Strategies to adapt existing and new assessment methods for in-person and remote teaching.

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Teaching Your Course

(CETL) recognizes that teaching a course poses countless challenges, both expected and unexpected.

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Each course at UConn is unique and, as the syllabus is a reflection of the course and the instructor, each syllabus is unique as well.

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Inclusive STEM Teaching Program

Call for UConn Equity Improvement Community Program

Supported by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
October through Spring of 2022

Building upon the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, we are launching the UConn Equity Improvement Community program to advance equitable teaching and learning practices in STEM courses. Learn More

CETL Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

The Inclusive STEM Project, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Supported by NFS
October 13th-November 24th

This is a professional development program available to all UConn employees. The six week MOOC is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate learning environments for students. Learn More

UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Teaching is a work of HeART

Teaching is a Work of HeART

Thursday, September 30
4:00 - 6:00 pm
The Benton Museum

Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for a meet and greet for TA's/GA's across disciplines. Expand your thinking and make new connections.

Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

UConn Becomes Part of the CIRTL Network

We prepare graduate students and postdocs to excel as teachers, researchers, and as mentors. Future Faculty and Academic Careers programs are housed in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and offer both local and online professional development opportunities. Through the North American Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network, graduate students and postdocs in all fields can build skills for academic careers in a wide range of settings. MORE INFORMATION

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 University Teaching Awards

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 University Teaching Awards.  Please click here for the names of our winners.

University-wide access to online teaching and work-life resources

Looking for additional resources on teaching development, work-life balance, and career development? CETL has an institutional account with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). CETL invites faculty and graduate students to sign-up for free subaccounts using your UConn email address. For more information about NCFDD: CLICK HERE

UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


UConn is required to verify the identity of students who participate in online courses and to establish that students who register in an online course are the same students who participate in and complete the course activities and assessments and receive academic credit. Your syllabus should include information for students on the methods you will use in your course for authentication. Please see this resource guide for more detail. READ MORE

Clear Face Masks and Microphone Covers Available to Instructors

Given the important role of facial expressions when communicating, CETL is providing, by request, clear face masks to instructors. To learn more about clear face masks and to request masks, check out our webpage. CETL is also providing, by request, microphone covers to instructors for use in the classroom.

The Teaching Professor and 20-Minute Mentor Commons

As a member of our campus community this online resource from Magna Publications is available at no cost to you. The Teaching Professor and 20-Minute Mentor Commons keeps readers informed of pedagogically sound techniques, new ideas, strategies that work, and pragmatic approaches to enhancing student learning and improving instructional effectiveness, regardless of teaching modality or academic discipline. READ MORE

Upcoming Events

  1. Sep 27 Keeping It Simple: Organizing Course Materials In HuskyCT1:00pm
  2. Sep 27 Helping Students To Be Better Prepared To Succeed 6:45pm
  3. Sep 28 Specification grading: an alternate means of assessing learning based on mastery and process12:00pm
  4. Sep 28 Managing Culture And Climate In The Classroom 6:45pm
  5. Sep 30 Finding And Teaching With Library Streaming Videos In HuskyCT 11:00am
  6. Sep 30 Teaching Is A Work Of HeART4:00pm
  7. Oct 1 VoiceThread: Asynchronous Presentation And Engagement Tool1:00pm
  8. Oct 4 Mixing It Up: Adding Variety To Your Instruction 10:00am

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