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Center for Teaching and Learning aids remote learning

(DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
DePaul's Center for Teaching and Learning has worked around the clock to assist faculty in moving courses online in light of COVID-19. Over the last 12 years, more than 800 full- and part-time faculty – 40 percent of DePaul's teaching force - have been trained by the DePaul Online Teaching Series program. Since March 9, the nearly 50 webinars offered by CTL on videoconferencing, lecture recording, online discussion and D2L essentials have attracted more than 1,000 faculty attendees. 

Using as an information portal, CTL introduced online guidelines and offered webinars tailored for faculty with special interests and different levels of technology proficiencies. In the last month, CTL has answered 758 help request tickets.

Many faculty have sought one-on-one support from instructional designers who are assigned to each of our 10 colleges and schools. These designers have hosted more than 400 consultation sessions where they helped faculty identify the tools and methods to transform their instructional activities online.  

To make it more convenient for faculty to access support, instructional designers also opened up daily "walk-in" consultation hours so that faculty can stop by their zoom room without an appointment. Jan Costenbader, the senior instructional designer for the College of Science and Health, had 44 faculty joining him in the zoom room during his first virtual office hour.

To further help faculty overwhelmed by the number of technology options, CTL developed simple guidelines and ready-to-use resources for them:

With the spring term now underway, CTL will continued to use as its information portal for remote learning services and resources. If you are in need of D2L or other technology help from CTL, submit a ticket to