Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2751

Virtual Faculty Development

Virtual Faculty Development provides teaching and learning resources online, from resources organized by topic to online workshops and modules. It ensures you have access to teaching support and learning opportunities from anywhere. For suggestions or questions about Virtual Faculty Development opportunities, contact Christina Moore (

Resource Library

CETL at OU Web Resources Library, on Google Drive

In order to make teaching and learning resources more searchable, accessible, and current, CETL organizes online resources on Google Drive in a public CETL at OU Web Resources folder. Browse resources organized by topic, search the folder by keyword, and save files of interest by downloading them or adding them to your My Drive.
Some resources available
Faculty Online Courses
Made by CETL for an Oakland University audience, these online workshops are made in eSpace to connect faculty and staff to learning opportunities online—anywhere, anytime. They build off of workshops offered on-campus to include teaching ideas, tool examples, and practical resources to help put workshop ideas into action right away. See also the opportunities to ask questions and share ideas with facilitators and fellow faculty. Enroll in each eSpace, and consult resources as needed.

Faculty Orientation Online

This interactive orientation introduces you to OU and our students, plus provides support for planning your first semester of teaching: syllabus development, SAIL, Moodle, teaching with technology, classroom technology support, and more.

Hybrid Teaching at OU Course

Whether new to hybrid teaching or seasoned in this blended approach, view example online activities and teaching tools to help you plan hybrid courses at OU. The eSpace include interactive videos, revamped forum structures, Moodle Book tools, and guides to help you translate "seat time" to engaging learning activities online. We have also included forums to ask questions of CETL and e-LIS, in addition to your faculty colleagues.

Digital Accessibility Course

Our Digital Accessibility Workshop is now offered online through eSpace, with additional simulations, tools, guides, and "check your knowledge" quizzes. Enroll in the eSpace to have ready access to the resources, and work at your own pace! Learn more about Digital Accessibility at OU.

Online Course Available: Five Foundational Modules for Faculty Development

To supplement our on-campus workshops and provide teaching resources for faculty unable to attend these workshops, we offer online modules that that equip faculty to plan teaching strategies based on current data on student learning. This curriculum, created by Ontario Institute of for Studies in Education at University of Toronto, offers five foundational modules for faculty development:

  • Planning for Learning
  • Integrating Online Technology for Learning
  • Assessing for Learning
  • Teaching for Learning
  • Exploring for Learning

We offer video recordings of our workshops, along with workshop slide presentations and handouts, and on our CETL Workshop Files eSpace to accommodate faculty unable to attend the on-campus workshops (usually scheduled during the week, 12:00-1:30 p.m.). For visitors beyond OU, contact Judy Ableser.