Prepping for Finals

Are you preparing your final exams or projects? Visit our webpage Assessing Learning Effectively for tips and resources on assessing your students. For more support as you plan the rest of your term, schedule a 1:1 with an OTL Instructional Designer.

Finals and Student Accommodation Support

Do you have students who need support with finals accommodations? Learn more about administering accommodations on the Student Disability Services (SDS) website.

You can also learn more about incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and accessibility into your upcoming assignments by joining us for one of the upcoming sessions from Ellen Hogan, OTL’s Faculty Developer of Instructional Accessibility:

UDL Your Course Series: Flexible Assessment

Monday, October 30, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 2, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

OTL Pop-Ups!

This fall the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) will be popping up near you! Want to learn more about OTL services and programs, talk teaching, or have a quick Canvas troubleshooting question? You're always welcome to visit us in person in AAC 350 or reach out online at [email protected], and this year we're also excited to come to you.


Upcoming dates and locations will be announced soon! Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in having us visit your department!

Neurodiversity Institute This December

In partnership with the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) and the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA), the Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to announce the fifth Neurodiversity Institute! This in-person, two day event focuses on exploring the critical themes of neurodiversity, accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

This winter's Neurodiversity Institute will be held on Tuesday, December 5th, and Wednesday, December 6th, 2023. Both days will run from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The purpose of this institute is not only to bring awareness to accessibility and the importance of UDL, but also to empower faculty in utilizing technology to create an inclusive environment for all students. Faculty will receive a $1000 stipend for their participation in this institute; $500 for attendance and $500 upon completion of the deliverables assignment. By joining, you'll develop the skills to articulate key concepts, apply UDL principles, and advocate for student needs in your department. 


If you are interested, please fill out the interest form. This open invite is for faculty, and we will give preference to full-time faculty interest given that part of the deliverables includes engagement with the home department at a leadership level. 


Please reach out to the Office of Teaching and Learning at [email protected] with any follow-up questions.

Teaching and Professional Faculty Learning Community This Winter

Teaching and Professional Faculty (TPF) Learning Community is a faculty learning community designed for teaching and professional faculty in the assistant rank at the University of Denver. The FLC will explore areas essential to the success of teaching faculty including community building, effective instruction, DU culture, promotion, national trends, and the roles of TPF. We will utilize one book in our sessions (Inclusive Collegiality and Nontenure-Track Faculty: Engaging All Faculty as Colleagues to Promote Healthy Departments and Institutions).


The FLC will be led by Dr. Laura Sponsler, Clinical Associate Professor, Higher Education, and Resident Scholar - Teaching and Professional Faculty. We will meet biweekly during winter term on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 


The dates for Winter 2024 will be:

January 10, 2024

January 24, 2024

February 7, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 6, 2024


Register for the TPF FLC on the OTL Events Calendar!

Upcoming Events

The OTL and the VPFA are hosting several events throughout the next month. Join us to learn more about teaching strategies and academic technology, and visit our Events Calendar to discover other upcoming events this term!

UDL Your Course Series: Flexible Assessment

Monday, October 30, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 2, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Teaching with AI Workshop Series: Building AI Into Academic Assessment

Wednesday, November 1, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)

Teaching with AI Workshop Series: Preparing for Finals with AI

Monday, November 13, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)

Heart of Higher Education Conversations

Thursday, November 16, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Hyflex - Join us online via Zoom or in the OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)