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D2L Guides

Get instructions on using Desire2Learn (D2L).

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Managing Difficult Discussions

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

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Teaching in a Global Classroom

Strategies and resources to promote ​inclusive teaching & learning.​

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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 dtc@depaul.edu.

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Teaching in Today’s Political Climate

2018 Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning

This year’s Fall Forum on Teaching and Learning will address the complexity and challenges of teaching in a time of increasing political polarization. Based on feedback from previous attendees, this year’s forum will follow an “Unconference” format, giving participants a central role in shaping the day‘s events and outcomes. As part of this participant-focused approach, attendees will establish discussion topics and engage in roundtable conversations to identify ways of establishing inclusive, accessible learning environments.

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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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New to DePaul?

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

For New Faculty

Instructional Design & Development Blog

The Teaching Commons is proudly brought to you by DePaul's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), together with its partners. For the latest from CTL, visit its Instructional Design and Development blog.

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Upcoming Events

Teaching Commons

Center for Teaching and Learning
1 E. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-7587
dtc@depaul.edu