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.

In addressing Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada (ANAC), the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) have collaborated to identify and develop a set of competencies which may be used as a framework by Canadian post secondary institutions in delivery of health care programs. Although the following 15 Lesson Plans and resource/reference material have been developed with healthcare curriculum in mind, they may be incorporated in whole or in part into a wide variety of other curriculum.

Implementation of this set of competencies with a focus on understanding the lived experiences, world views and interconnected relationships expressed by the Aboriginal people of Canada allows for delivery of a curriculum built on the competencies and cultural safety. It is imperative that both of these concepts are addressed, explored and understood in the context of the lived reality of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people of this county.

This resource provides four modules related to incorporating cultural safety in Aboriginal health care practice:

  1. Peoples' Experiences of Colonization
  2. Peoples' Experiences of Oppression
  3. Peoples' Experiences of Colonization in Relation to Health Care
  4. Peoples' Experiences of Residential School

The resources can be used in whole or in part to supplement other health care courses and programs. No password is required to view this course. If you would like to add parts of this course to your other health care curriculum, please contact the Education Technology Centre at COTR.

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