Resource courses for all programs

The Faculty Online Teaching Toolkit is a resource site for those new to teaching online. The two modules cover designing your online course and delivery your online course.

This site is for faculty development at COTR.  It features readings/videos, materials, examples, quizzes and strategies for designing online courses, lesson plans, learning objectives and online engagement.  It forms the backbone for faculty development training at COTR in these areas but can also be used as a stand alone resource module.

On these pages you will find information about the Faculty Development Committee and the Faculty Development Fund. You will also find resources for the development of your portfolio (faculty evaluation), general teaching and learning resources, and discussion forums.

You will need an enrolment key to access this site. The enrolment key is just the acronym for your faculty association.

Colleges and university libraries in Canada adhere to a Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. The Framework fosters the understanding that information literacy is essential to educational reform offering educators and learners opportunities to reach their education potential.  The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) defines information integrity in the context of "extending the arc of learning throughout students’ academic careers. . .  to emphasize dynamism, flexibility, individual growth, and community learning" (Framework, ACRL)

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.


Authority Is Constructed and Contextual
Information Creation as a Process
Information Has Value
Research as Inquiry
Scholarship as Conversation
Searching as Strategic Exploration