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The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) provides teaching support and resources for faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. TLC staff collaborate with campus partners to assist instructors in enhancing their teaching tools, whether on campus or online, to deepen student learning.

TLC Spotlight Events and Services

Supporting Student Success

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated."
— Robert Collier

In a recent email to WVU instructors, Provost Reed reminded us that we all have an important role in supporting student success. To assist with this mission, the TLC provides a list of resources that are available to support student success, both in and out of the classroom.

Visit Student Success Page
MAGNA Digital Library

New teaching resource for all instructors!

WVU is now offering all instructors (full- and part-time faculty and graduate teaching assistants) free access to the Magna Digital Library, Magna Publications’ new streaming service platform. Containing over 400 videos on a wide variety of teaching-related topics, this Library provides professional development the way you like it—on demand. The videos provide timely and practical information from higher education faculty and consultants from across the nation. For more details, including instructions on how to access your free subscription, visit this resource page.

Visit Magna Digital Library Overview Page
West Virginia Open Education Resources

Open Educational Resources Grant

West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System are providing a grant opportunity to support faculty who are seeking to create or adopt open education resources for use in a college course. Grants will be limited to one per faculty member. All applicants will receive a certificate of commendation for their promotion and tenure portfolio, acknowledging their commitment to student success and higher education affordability. Read here for details and information on how to apply.

How to Apply for OER (PDF)
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Fall Semester Instructor Guidance: Attendance

Student expectations and the operational realities of our classes have evolved over the last two years. It is best to clearly communicate expectations and policies regarding attendance at the start of the semester. To assist in this process, WVU’s Teaching and Learning Commons offers recommendations you can use in your class.

Visit Fall Semester Instructor Guidance Webpage
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The Teaching and Learning Commons strives to curate resources for our instructors to help promote health and wellness for our campus community. Being more informed of the various support services available can make us all better responders should we encounter someone at risk. For example, the WVU CARE Team provides assistance and interventions as referrals are made to help students and the WVU community.

What do we do when a student is in crisis? Help Sheet

Make a CARE Referral
Full list of Resources
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Female student sitting on bed doing school work 

Providing Reasonable Accommodations

Accommodating students who are in quarantine, isolation, or are symptomatic but undiagnosed, is challenging and will be unique to your course and students. “Reasonable accommodations” should be made but those actions will vary by course, activity, and learning outcome. These accommodations should give students the information and assignments necessary to achieve the course goals.

The Teaching and Learning Commons has compiled a few things to take into consideration when evaluating accommodation options. Visit our accommodation page for some ideas on meeting these challenges.

Providing Reasonable Accommodations Webpage

WVU Press Spotlight

WVU Press Adds a New Title on Equity and Inclusivity in the College Classroom

Book cover: Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom Written by and for college teachers, Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom provides guidance on ways to address privilege and implicit bias in the college classroom. It also describes ways to make all students feel welcome and included. The authors are highly regarded specialists who have delivered over a hundred workshops on inclusive pedagogy and who contribute frequently to public conversations on the topic. For more information or to buy, visit the WVU Press website.

Visit WVU Press Webpage
Teaching and Learning Commons: Video Catalog

Did you know?

We have a video catalog, which contains recordings on a wide variety of topics. Whether you want to know more about Tips for Teaching Online Labs, Testing in eCampus, Keeping Your Students Awake, or Re-Thinking Course Level Assessments, you will find a treasure trove of topics and information in our video catalog. Check it out!

Video Catalog

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2022 OER Grant

This year's recipients of the Open Education Resources grant have been announced:

Benjamin Silverberg – WVU Health Sciences Center, Department of Human Performance

Adrienne Williams – WVU Tech, Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences – Department of Biology

Maegen Shultz – WVU Tech, Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences – Department of Mathematics

Yong – Lak, Park - WVU Evansdale Campus, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Department of Plant and Soil Science

Alyssa Beall - WVU Main Campus, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Religious Studies

To learn more about OER, visit the OER Grant webpage.

OER Grant Webpage

New Teaching Resource at Potomac State College

The new Active Learning Center in Keyser hosted an open house on April 29, 2022. The Center is a joint venture between our TLC affiliate in Keyser and Potomac State College. Here are some photos from the event (click photos view larger image).

Discussion at table in Active Learning Center
Close up of discussion in Active Learning Center
Close up of member of discussion in Active Learning Center
Discussion in Active Learning Center

eCampus: Viewing Feedback from your Instructors

Finding Instructor Feedback on eCampus

Instructor feedback is a valuable tool in student learning. Most instructors take the time to craft meaningful responses to student work. But if students cannot access that feedback, or find it easily, the value of this tool is greatly diminished. To spare students any potential frustration of having to search for your input on their assignments in eCampus, consider being proactive and sharing the View Feedback From Instructors training page and/or this video with your students, ideally, at the very beginning of the semester. For students who prefer to read instructions, you can share the transcript.

Finding Instructor Feedback in eCampus Resource Page and Video
Aimee Morehead smiling

Award for Outstanding Teaching to One of Our Own!

Aimee Morewood, Professor and Program Coordinator of Literacy Education and a Teaching and Learning Commons Faculty Associate, was just awarded a 2022 WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching. Read more about Professor Morewood and the award.

Award Announcement

Educators Designing Great Experiences

May 23, 2022 until September 6, 2022

Registrations are now open for this self-paced summer course that will guide you through the elements of designing and delivering a quality course, regardless of modality. The course will open Monday, May 23rd, 2022, and remain available until Tuesday, September 6th, 2022.

For details or to sign up, visit the course page.

EDGE Teaching Institute Webpage

Event and Workshop Calendar


Visit our Event and Workshop page or the full calendar to view all events.

Please note that recordings of previously held webinars are on our Video Catalog page.