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The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) serves as the one central unit for expert assistance in sound pedagogy, instructional technology, and overall enhancement for on-campus and distance education courses. The CTE provides support for faculty, teaching assistants, and staff through a variety of services and solutions designed to meet SIU's changing needs in teaching and learning.

CTE News and Announcment

NEW SIU online (D2L) Feature Enhancements

To help you use SIUonline (D2L) more effectively, some feature improvements have now been implemented.  Effective July 28, 2015, the following enhancements are available. Read more

Why I Am Moving Away From Traditional Textbooks.

Dr. Nicole Davis, Hospitality and Tourism Administration, discusses student engagement following a recent trip to Champaign for the Faculty Summer Institute.  Read more

Teaching Triads

Learn more about the Teaching Triads program here at SIU.

Rockin' Online recording

Watch the Rockin' Online webinar recording for tips to rock your online course design.

CTE Training and Events

Check here for upcoming training and events scheduled by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Gamification Webinar September 22, 2015

Gamification is the use of game thinking and game elements such as challenges, feedback, levels, and rewards in non-game contexts to motivate and engage learners. Learn how the instructional design team at SIU deconstructed content and developed a working framework to gamify courses in Brightspace (D2L). To register for “Get Your Game On: How to Gamify Your Course in 5 Easy Steps,” or to learn more, click here.

Technology Mentor Program

An initiative to increase faculty adoption and integration of cutting-edge technology is available through Information Technology’s and Center for Teaching Excellence’s Technology Mentor Program.  Read more

Top Hat Monocle

Dr. Matthew Giblin demonstrates how he used Top Hat Monocle in his Spring 2014 course, Crime, Justice and Social Diversity. See video

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