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D2L Guides

Get instructions on using Desire2Learn (D2L).

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Teaching in a Global Classroom

Strategies and resources to promote inclusive teaching & learning.​

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Managing Difficult Discussions

T​​ips for establishing an open and respectful learning environment.

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Welcome to DePaul's collaborative teaching and learning resource site.

On this site you will find a range of practical and pedagogical resources, from learning how to access your course roster to discovering professional development programs available to faculty and staff at DePaul. The Teaching Commons is a collaboration between academic partners across the university, and we are happy to facilitate the exchange of teaching strategies and materials. If you have something you'd like to share, please email us at

Emily Esfahani Smith, Author of The Power of Meaning (Crown)  

Exploring the Power of Purpose

2018 DePaul Teaching and Learning Conference

Over 250 participants joined us on May 11th for the annual DePaul Teaching and Learning Conference, "Exploring the Power of Purpose," making it the best attended conference yet. Over 50 DePaul faculty and staff shared their knowledge and experience through a number of engaging presentations and workshops, in addition to a morning keynote by Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning, and an afternoon resource fair and reception.

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Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Inclusive teaching and learning is defined as a range of intentional strategies that “engage students in learning that is meaningful, relevant and accessible to all”. These practices can range from using icebreakers on the first day of class to redesigning your course using an educational framework like Universal Design for Learning.

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Welcome! If you are new to teaching at DePaul, start here:

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Chicago, IL 60604
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