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Creating Great Assignments

Creating great assignments

Have you asked yourself "Where do I start" when developing an assignment for your students? Review this step-by-step approach to create great assignments.

Teaching and Learning

Aboriginal Awareness Day was celebrated at Durham College on January 20th and showcased many aspects of Indigenous culture as seen in this video. The Aboriginal Student Centre is a great resource for faculty who want to learn more about Indigenous culture and how to include these perspectives in their classrooms.

Contact the Aboriginal Student Centre to learn more.

Educational Technology


Are you undergoing Comprehensive Program Review this year? This process is often quite new to many faculty members, so please feel free to contact Emma Thacker, Program Review and Renewal Manager for questions about the process, or Shannon Webb, Curriculum Specialist for questions about Curriculum Mapping.

Upcoming PD Sessions

Week of January 30 to February 3

Week of February 6 to February 10

View all upcoming PD Sessions on the Training Regsitration website.

External PD

  • Faculty Cyber Connections Winter Modules
    Are you looking for an opportunity to share teaching tips with colleagues at other colleges without having to leave the comfort of your own desk? Faculty Cyber Connections is designed for faculty wishing to advance their teaching practice through online collaboration with colleagues across Ontario. The design of the program enables participants to analyze teaching and learning strategies, while exploring emerging technologies. Three modules are being offered this winter: Group Work, Universal Design for Learning and Multiple Choice Tests. Registration deadline is February 20th, 2017.
  • Aligning and Building Curriculum (ABC) Institute
    Monday, May 15 to Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Elmhirst’s Resort, Keene, ON
  • Leadership Excellence in Academic Programming (LEAP) Conference
    Wednesday, May 24 to Friday, May 26, 2017
    Centennial College, Toronto, ON
  • Mobile Summit
    Wednesday, May 24 to Friday, May 26, 2017
    St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON
  • Focus on Learning (FOL): Part 2
    Tuesday, June 6 to Thursday, June 8, 2017
    St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON


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