Teaching support areas

The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) offers wide variety of programming and resources to support faculty, instructors and grad students. Browse the topics listed below to discover who on our team you can connect with to learn more.

We can help you with everything from designing a test or assignment through to transitioning your department and college to a different assessment system.

Assessment design

Assessment philosophy

Assessment tools (rubrics, checklists)

Formative assessement
Question design

Outcome or competency based systems

Peer Assessment
(including assessment of peers in your group and assessment of the work of your peers)

Teaching Assistants (TAs) and marking

Top Hat and other polling tools for Assessment

Active learning

Academic integrity & academic misconduct

Consultations for design or teaching of STEM classes

Consultations for design or teaching of Arts and Humanities classes

Classroom observation

First year Undergraduate Research (FYRE)

Group work

Instructional / course design

Student-instructor relationships


Are you looking for more information on courses and workshops for graduate students and Postdocs?  Are you new to teaching and already have some experience but want to learn more?
Connect with our staff!

Do you have a question about your teaching portfolios, philosophy statment, and how to use feedback? Connect with our staff today!

The GMCTL offers workshops, non-credit courses and resources for graduate students and postdocs who are new to teaching and who already have some experience but want to learn more. To learn more, please connect with our staff below.

Please visit the Experiential Learning page to discover information regarding this topic, funding opportunities, the priority areas, and other supports available at USask.  Connect with our staff today!

Internationalization of teaching and learning is the infusion of global intercultural or international elements into curricular learning outcomes, content and learning resources, learning activities, and assessment tasks (including feedback) with the intent of developing different ways of knowing and learning, intercultural awareness, or intercultural competence in students. 

Are you looking for help to explicitly plan for and deliver increased equity, appreciation of difference and diversity, and inclusion within your learning experiences? Connect with our staff who can help you explore and select the instructional and assessment processes necessary to meet your needs and those of your students.

At the University of Saskatchewan, our approach is to gather information about our students’ academic performance as well as demographic and activity data that could pertain to learning success.  In line with the institution's Learning Charter commitments, this data will be used to connect students with appropriate academic supports and services, to personalize their learning experience, and to improve our academic programs.

Learning analytics work is conducted under the leadership of the Office of the Vice-Provost Teaching, Learning and Student Experience in partnership with Information and Communications Technology, Student and Enrolment Services, Teaching and Learning Enhancement, and the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Open educational practices (OEP) are more than just open educational resources (OER) such as textbooks, slides, modules, and other freely sharable and adaptable learning materials. OEP also includes open pedagogy (students creating and sharing content instead of simply consuming it), open research and open access publishing, and open teaching (sharing with others your reflections and lessons on teaching). Contact our staff if you are interested in finding out more about any aspect of OEP and how to begin integrating them into your teaching and learning.

Academic program review or accreditation

Curriculum Innovation Fund

Curriclulum mapping

New program design

Meeting design and facilitation

The Indigenous Voices and the Gwenna Moss Centre team provide strategic and constructive support to academic leaders, faculty, and staff who are looking to develop or enhance their indigenization initiatives. Our consultations and programs are uniquely tailored to the specific needs of faculty, instructors or academic units. Please contact our staff below for more information on:

  • Indigenization advice
  • Indigenization courses
  • Indigenous knowledge and content
  • Indigenous pedagogy

Synchronous facilitation

Asynchronous discussion forums

Group work

Canvas assessment tools

Canvas - supporting student learning

Remote classroom observations: synchronous sessions

We can provide individual or group consultation to any faculty who are considering starting a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research cluster. Please contact us to learn more about SoTL and funding available.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) empowers learners to make informed decisions and take responsible actions for the 5Ps

  • dignity of all People,
  • protecting the Planet from degradation through sustainable consumption and production,
  • Prosperity in economic and social terms,
  • Peace free from fear and violence, and
  • Partnership in global solidarity.

More information here: https://teaching.usask.ca/curriculum/sustainability.php

Learn more about the Teaching Awards at the University of Saskatchewan and nomination processes. If you have further questions about awards please send us an email.

Learning technology encompasses the full range of tools and media that can be used to facilitate teaching and learning. USask and GMCTL supports instructors to create engaging learning environments and provides technology solutions to support educational experiences both in the classroom and online.

(non-technical questions)
Classroom integration of technology
Top Hat
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