Quick Start Teaching Resources for New Faculty

Welcome to UNC Charlotte!

The Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting you in your development as a teacher throughout your career. We provide a range of services, from self-paced and just-in-time training to year-long Learning Communities and everything in between. This message provides resources to help you get started with your teaching.

Quick Start Teaching Resources for New Faculty

  • Attend a CTL workshop: Back-to-school and Getting Started workshops on a variety of topics essential to starting the new academic year or semester off right!
    • Getting Started with Canvas, Adding Videos to Canvas, Syllabus 101, Inclusive Teaching Strategies, Active Teaching and Learning Strategies, Writing Clear Learning Objectives; Feedback and Assessment, Online Teaching Bootcamp, and much more!
  • Self-paced workshops: Prefer to learn on your own schedule? We have you covered! (register from the CTL Workshop Calendar):
    • Self-paced Starting with a Fresh Canvas
    • Self-paced Online Video Foundations
    • Self-paced Teaching with Zoom
    • Self-paced Online Teaching Foundations
  • Simplify your life by using the the Canvas Template
    • Make the Syllabus Easy to Find
    • Publish Regular Announcements
    • Organize Content Clearly and Logically
    • Maintain and Update the Course Schedule
  • TOP Observation: Looking for inspiration or just curious how your colleagues are using Canvas and what types of learning activities they are using? Take a peek into their course via the Teachers Observing Peers program. Log in and view their course at your convenience!
  • Teaching Guides: Read all about it! UNC Charlotte instructional designers and faculty experts authored practical and contextualized guidance to UNC Charlotte instructors on key topics related to teaching at UNC Charlotte.

Additional Helpful Resources for Your Teaching:

  • Student Resources: The University Center for Academic Excellence has many great resources for students to be successful in higher ed, including online environments.
  • IT Workshops: In addition to teaching technologies, the Office of One IT has workshops for other technologies, like Adobe and Google that make life as a teacher easier.
  • IT Support: One IT is always here to help; contact them by phone, email, or service desk ticket.
  • FAQ Website: Multiple offices across campus have FAQs in this site including the Office of Research and Economic Development, Center for Teaching and Learning, and One IT.

We look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your teaching. As your academic career advances, we hope you’ll consult with us to solve course-related challenges large and small and attend workshops and programs with colleagues investigating teaching and learning questions.