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The Teaching Commons has curated several helpful resources for exploring eLearning and remote teaching alongside other strategies for innovative, accessible, and diverse course design & delivery. If you know of other resources that may be a good fit for this page, please contact


We have created a wealth of resources to support assessment, both in face-to-face and remote/online courses.

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Flexible Teaching

Whether you teach face-to-face, remotely, blended or fully online, flexible learning and teaching can apply to you.

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Resources for remote and online teaching

Teaching remotely guide

This comprehensive guide provides guiding principles, tips, and additional resources for adapting & creating online or remote courses.

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Going remote

Our curated Going Remote site has been designed to provide teaching support based on the kind of needs you have for your courses, your circumstances, and the needs of your students.

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Designing blended and online learning with impact

An ebook in support of learner-centered, thoughtful design of blended and online learning. Topics include design principles, designing for impact, and evaluating for impact & evolving your practice.

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Doing digital humanities and social sciences into your classroom

Samantha Cutrara (Office of the Vice Provost Academic) created an instructor’s guide for integrating digital humanities and social sciences into your course design. The guide includes sections on theory, practice, and assignment guides.

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SmART: The Smartphone Accommodation Resource Toolkit

Curious about incorporating video-based assignments into your course? Interested in adding elements of interactive, multimedia-based feedback to your assignments or activities? The SmART toolbox is a great place to start!

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Additional teaching and learning resources

FYE toolkit

First Year Experience (FYE) essential toolkit

This Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) funded project identifies key moments in the life cycle of your first year course, with resources to help you help your students.

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The Indigenous Framework for York University: A Guide to Action

The Indigenous framework for York University: A guide to action

This framework addresses the call for a pan-University Indigenous Strategy. More information can be found at the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services and in this story about Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, the House of Great Peace

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Globally Networked Learning (GNL) at York

Globally Networked Learning (GNL) is an approach to teaching, learning, and research that offers unique opportunities for intercultural communication and collaboration.

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Course director handbook

This guide is designed to provide you with all of the general information you need as a Course Director at York.

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Teaching documentation guide

This guide offers suggestions and examples for collecting evidence of your teaching achievements. It also includes opportunities for faculty self-reflection and self-assessment.

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What makes a good lecture?

Professor Rebecca Jubis (Contract Faculty, Department of Psychology) discusses strategies for preparing for and facilitating engaging & effective lectures.

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Resources for educational developers


Developing the developer

The EDC grant funded resource offers a one-year professional development plan for new educational developers, and includes a comprehensive literature review.

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Educational developers thinking allowed

Learn more about educational development in this comprehensive resource co-developed by Dr. Celia Popovic, Associate Professor, York University and former director of the Teaching Commons

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