News Archive



2016-17 Impact Report

Read our new 2016-17 Impact Report - a digital report that provides a snapshot of our impact on learners, educators and partners.



Looking back: Impact and metrics

Check out our new 2016-17 Impact Report and dashboard to see how we are contributing to the success of learners, educators and partners within and outside of Memorial University.

Bridging the gaps

Memorial’s biology department is tackling a big issue for students taking its introductory course.


Teaching for Critical Thinking

On Dec. 4, join the university community in a dialogue about how we teach for critical thinking in the disciplines.


Opportunity: International course collaboration

Are you interested in providing students with an international experiential learning opportunity? Join our Introduction to COIL webcast this morning, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (NDT), and hear from the founder of COIL, Jon Rubin.

Community Connections

Nunavut teacher embraces culture, land and lifelong learning.


Distinguished, enthusiastic and influential

Atlantic Canadian teacher award 'icing on the cake' for math professor.

Survey on classroom technology needs

We are requesting input from faculty members and instructors on technology needs in multimedia classrooms on the St. John's campus.

Monday Morning Mentor series

Subscribe now for Magna Publications' Monday Morning Mentor series - a 20-minute online professional development program delivered each week.


Changes to Brightspace (D2L)

CITL has enabled a new, accessible interface for Brightspace called the Daylight Experience.

Supporting excellence

Memorial University received two honours at the recent 2017 Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) conference.


Program approved

A new program for practicing pharmacists will begin in fall 2018.


Glorious and free

Event brings NL youth and cultures together in celebration of Canada 150.


National awards recognize technology use in courses

On Thursday, May 18, CITL received two awards at the 2017 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) conference. 


D2L (Brightspace) upgrade and migration

On Saturday, Apr. 29, CITL will be upgrading the D2L learning management system (Brightspace*).

Grades2Banner now available

A new and improved version of Grades2Banner is now available in Brightspace (D2L).


Brightspace Newfoundland and Labrador Connection

On May 3, D2L will be coming to Memorial University for the Brightspace Newfoundland and Labrador Connection event.


New online resource for preparing a teaching dossier

A new online resource is now available in D2L to assist educators with developing their teaching dossier.

Exam postponement information

Wondering about inclement weather and exam postponement in your online course? Here's what you need to know.

Call for nominations

Nominations for the 2017 President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision are now being accepted.




CITL Holiday Hours

Our offices will be closed over the holiday, but our support staff will be available for limited times to respond to your requests.

Appetite for Training

This fall marked the launch of a new program for Memorial’s faculty that provides an introduction to important aspects of graduate student supervision. Registration for the winter offering is now open.

Apply for Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning

The Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, sponsored by D2L (Desire2Learn), celebrates and recognizes up to five post-secondary educators each year for their innovative approaches that promote student-centred teaching and learning.

Free webinar: Universal Design for Learning

Access a free online presentation and supplementary materials for Universal Design for Learning: How to Improve Satisfaction and Retention for Students at All Learning Levels.


Free webinar: Teaching critical thinking to students

Access a free online presentation and supplementary materials for Teaching Critical Thinking to Students: How to Design Courses that Include Applicable Learning Experiences, Outcomes and Assessments.

STLHE 2017 Conference

The call for proposals for the 2017 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) are now open. Proposal deadline is Dec. 12.


Open mindset

Dr. Jane Costello believes that creating a culture of open education at Memorial University can add value to both instructors and students.

Pamela Mordecai Poems

A video collection of renowned Jamaican-Canadian poet and novelist, Pamela Mordecai, has recently been shared with the world under a Creative Commons license.


CITL Presents: Monday Morning Mentor Series

We are now providing faculty members and instructors with access to Magna Publications' Monday Morning Mentor series - a weekly 20-minutes online professional development program.


Apply for the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program

We are now accepting applications for the Teaching Skills Enhancement Program for the 2016-17 academic year. Programs for educators and graduate students are available; application deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.

Rob Wells: CITL's new interim director

Robert Wells has been appointed interim director for the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), effective Aug. 1

D2L upgrade

We've upgraded our D2L learning management system to a newer version of the software, to improve the learning environment in time for the fall 2016 semester.


New name, same service

A highly anticipated change is now a reality for DELTS, as the department is adopting a new name effective May 2, as the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL). 


Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000