What is the TLX and what are some of the services it provides to faculty?
The Teaching and Learning Exchange (TLX) serves as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all full-time and contract faculty at GBC in support of their teaching and learning-related needs.
The goal of the TLX is to foster a culture of teaching innovation and excellence, from in-class to hybrid to fully online learning, by providing ongoing professional learning opportunities, support for teaching innovation, and ‘just-in-time’ teaching resources and training.
Services include one-on-one coaching and consultation, on-demand digital resources, interactive workshops, college-wide conferences, instructional design support, and much more.
The TLX also supports faculty in integrating educational technology into their teaching (e.g., Blackboard, Zoom, and ed tech apps), and in the development of digital curricular assets, such as videos, graphics, podcasts, and immersive learning experiences (VR/AR/XR). Finally, the TLX offers a number of ongoing professional learning opportunities for faculty, including teaching certificates and micro-certificates.
How can we help you?
- Coaching and consulting
- Drop-in sessions
- Faculty learning circles
- Certificates (New Faculty Academy, Contract faculty, Teaching, ISW)
- Peer Tips
- Academic Excellence modules
- LinkedIn Learning
- Teaching in the online environment
- Fostering student engagement
- Managing your class – communication, managing discussion forums
- Assessments – using Bb test tools, Assessment Centre
Developing Online Courses
- How to start the process
- Instructional Design principles
Learning Objects (LOs) Development
(Camtasia, Vyond Animations, Articulate/RISE e-learning Module, H5P Development, Video, Podcast)
- Assessing your needs
- Building content in appropriate areas
- Testing and delivering content in the learning system
- Refining learning strategies and content
- Apps Anywhere
Planning for a Visit to TLX?
The Teaching and Learning Exchange office is at 587C - 200 King Street East. We are open from 9-5pm, Monday to Friday. The closest TTC stops are Sherbourne and King Street East (by bus, south from Sherbourne station) and Jarvis Street (by streetcar, east from King station).
Learn more about our location at St. James Campus.
We are available to help on a drop-in basis. No appointments needed.
Please note, the building is currently closed for renovations. We hope to announce the opening of our new space in 2023.