Teaching Resources

Interactive Resources

The following Canvas resources are available to OCAD U faculty to help you to navigate the teaching culture of the institution and prepare for teaching.
  • OCAD U Faculty Handbook: This self-enrolled Canvas course provides resources and links for new and continuing faculty at OCAD University 
  • Canvas Guide for Faculty: This self-enrolled Canvas course provides an overview of the most useful tools, why and how to use them and, finally, step-by-step instructions for faculty on how to set up a Canvas course for the best student learning experience possible
  • Shifting Perspectives: Inclusive Teaching & Learning at OCAD U: This self-enrolled Canvas course is a faculty training project that seeks to ensure the learning environments at OCAD U support and promote a range of approaches to teaching that best reflect the diverse learning styles of our students. 
  • Academic Integrity Modules: A self-enrolled Canvas course for students and faculty consisting of five modules with introductions, quizzes and toolkits of strategies and resources to learn more about academic integrity

Handouts and Worksheets

The following handouts and worksheets are provided for faculty who do not yet have access to Canvas so that they can begin preparing their courses. For the full suite of handouts, worksheets and resources, please access the interactive resources listed above. 

Other Institutional Teaching Resources

  • Canvas Knowledgebase: Struggling on how to implement some of the tools in your Canvas environment? This database can help
  • Writing Across the Curriculum: This institutional initiative provides strategies, templates and research on how to integrate writing into art and design at OCAD University

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

There is a long history of research in the field of teaching and learning. FCDC and the OCAD U library maintain a curated collection of physical and online books and journals, several of them specific to teaching and learning in art and design. The Centre also collaborates with faculty on research on Teaching and Learning as part of our mandate.

SoTL Resources

Professional Associations

FCDC maintains an active membership in the following professional associations:

  • Council of Ontario Educational Developers (COED): COED is a group of educational developers working across the higher education sectors in Ontario who advocate for best practices in teaching, curriculum, graduate student and instructor development
  • Educational Developers Caucus (EDC): EDC is a community of practice with a mission to work within the aims and structure of the STLHE to facilitate the advancement and evolution of educational development as a field of practice and scholarship by communications, networking, professional development opportunities and advocacy strategies
  • Ontario Universities Council on e-Learning (OUCEL): OUCEL is a working group that provides leadership regarding e-learning by encouraging a scholarly approach towards e-learning in relation to teaching, research, and service
  • Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE): The Society strives to be the pre-eminent national voice, and a world leader, for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. The Society supports research, its dissemination, increased awareness, and application of research through scholarly teaching and learning