OSU's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides pedagogical support in eight core areas related to higher education instruction with an emphasis on course design, assessment, blended learning, instructional methods, and inclusive teaching.   The CTL staff are also standing by to help you in all aspects of Remote Teaching. Contact us for ways to increase engagement, address student learning concerns, and fine tune assessment.  

Consultations:  Whether you want to learn more about a core area of pedagogy, discuss a pedagogical challenge, or share a classroom victory, our staff are ready for you. To schedule a 1-on-1 teaching consultation contact [email protected]. All meetings are confidential, and formative. While we are ready to help with general course design, and revision of assignments, assessments, and syllabi, we are also ready to engage with you on issues that develop during the term and need immediate attention.

For a full suite of remote teaching material explore CTL and Academic Technology resources here: Keep Teaching.

New & Notable:

Your Opinions on Sharing Materials Wanted:  Kelsey Thiem and Mary Kite (Ball State University) are conducting a study that explores faculty views and practices about sharing teaching materials. We are hoping to have responses from a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and would welcome your participation. Faculty are eligible to complete the study if they have taught at least one college-level class as a primary instructor. The study (Materials Dissemination) has been approved by the Ball State University Institutional Review Board (IRBNet ID 1649675-1) and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. We would be very grateful if you would complete the survey using the link below. By doing so, you will be eligible to receive one of 10 Tango gift cards ($10 value). The link for the study is:       If you have any questions about this study, please contact Kelsey Thiem ([email protected], 765-285-8048) or Mary Kite ([email protected], 765-285-8197). For your rights as a research participant, you may contact the Office of Research Integrity, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, (765) 285-5052, [email protected].

MAGNA 20-Minute Mentor Commons - Explore this library of faculty development information. Short videos, 20 minutes or less, on a variety of topics for when you are pressed for time or want new ideas quickly.

Faculty Playbook: Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19

CTL's 15th year Anniversary - See our Timeline

Quick References

- Conducting small classes with discussion using Zoom
- General best practices for Teaching Remotely for different types of classes
- Communicating with Students: Material for your syllabus
- Infographic: Keys to Remote Teaching CCOMFE
- Infographic: Teaching Large Classes Remotely
- Infographic: Pedagogical Booster Shots
- Infographic: Zoom Camera Pros & Cons
- Infographic: Assessing Group Projects 
- Infographic: Elevating Students in Breakout Rooms 
- Infographic: Implementing Successful Collaborative Group Work
- Infographic: Remote Learning Issues and Solutions
- Infographic: Motivating Students to Complete Pre-Class Reading
- Infographic: Interactive Lecturing - A Framework for Active Learning

Upcoming Events

MAGNA 20-Minute Mentor Commons

20-Minute Mentors are video-based programs designed to answer a specific question related to teaching and learning. They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations designed to fit busy schedules. Instructions for Access.




Access the CTL Library

Check out our free library for OSU faculty/staff located in the LINC 4th floor faculty lounge (Room 468). View the flyer for more information and view the list of books.