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As the University of Idaho helps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by transitioning from face-to-face to online instruction, please note that the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides a number of strategies, tools, and support personnel dedicated to facilitating a swift and effective transition to online teaching.

  • We are here to provide any one-on-one assistance you may need at any point in the transition process and while teaching your class;
  • We are actively scheduling customized departmental and program-level sessions to assist units with specific instructional and transitional needs; and
  • We are offering a burst of "just in time" tailored sessions on how to accomplish core teaching & learning goals online, using BbLearn & related educational technologies-–all from the convenience of your own device.
  • Resources for Teaching Online: Online Tools, Zoom Help

Registration links are listed below. To schedule a 1:1 or departmental session, please contact us any time at:



Help Videos


Labs, Studios, and Fieldwork: Creative solutions that work
The sudden transition to online learning has raised a lot of “what about…” questions. In this session, a group of faculty from vastly different disciplines share creative and transferable strategies for engaging students in labs, studios, fieldwork, and service learning.
Online via Zoom
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop

     [ REGISTER NOW: 4/8/2020 11:00am-11:45am ]
I am afraid my students will cheat! What can I do?
Doug Habib, Vanessa Botts
The farther we are from our students and our “typical” ways of testing them, the more challenging it is –potentially– to assess what they know. This session focuses on various assumptions about academic dishonesty and provides some readily applicable solutions for your instantly online classes. This is a 30 minute session with optional Q/A for those who wish to stay longer.
Online via Zoom
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop

     [ REGISTER NOW: 4/9/2020 10:00am-10:30am ]
How is it Going? Faculty and student perspectives
Erin Chapman
We’re approaching that reflective stage when it’s healthy to not only assess what’s working and what’s not, but to see if our perceptions, interests, obstacles, and solutions match those of our students. This session brings faculty and students together to address these timely topics.
Online via Zoom
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop

     [ REGISTER NOW: 4/14/2020 1:30pm-2:15pm ]
Show, don’t Tell: Online Portfolios as Assessments
Vanessa Botts
Student-created online portfolios can provide proof of understanding as well as show links between theory and practice based on demonstrable skills. Plus, students find them fun and helpful within and beyond the classroom.

In this workshop, we will illustrate the benefits (and how-to) of student-created online portfolios. Topics will include how and why portfolios can be used as an alternative means of formative or summative assessment for students to showcase their work, record progress, self-reflect, apply their learning and deepen their knowledge of the subject matter. Three free, easy to set-up online platforms for students to create their online portfolios will be demonstrated.
Demo tools: Weebly, Wix and PortfolioGen

Online via Zoom
Virtual Link  Virtual Workshop

     [ REGISTER NOW: 4/15/2020 12:30pm-1:00pm ]


Self-Paced BbLearn Essentials Video
One-on-one BbLearn Request for Assistance
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If you wish to drop a workshop or have questions, comments, or need additional information, please contact: