Our Centre

Supporting instructional development and best practices since 2007.

‌‌Teach-Learn Postcard, 500 pxSince its inception, our centre has focused on developing expertise and college-wide best practices in a variety of areas.

Here are some milestones:

  • 2007: The Centre for Instructional Development (CID) was established at VCC in November of 2007.
  • 2007: CID began supporting the Moodle LMS and other educational technologies (documentation, course templates, QA models, and best practices in online design).
  • 2008: Standardized college-wide processes for Program Renewal.
  • 2009: CID established its office at the VCC Downtown campus.
  • 2009: Standardized forms and processes for Curriculum Development. Moodle Support was enhanced by a full-time Distributed Learning Support Technician.
  • 2010: Enhanced Instructional Development with workshops for New Faculty Orientation, Proposal Writing, and Program Review.
  • 2011: Improved the Study of Teaching & Learning by developing research and ethical conduct policies aligning with TCPS-2. The Centre also hired a Moodle Media Developer to help faculty publish course material in Moodle.
  • 2012: Supported development of College policies and new CD processes.
  • 2013: CID began managing VCC's Moodle support using an online ticketing system and knowledgebase.
  • 2015 - 2017: CID increased its number of full-time Instructional Associates, and supported college-wide workshops and conferences related to open educational resources, research, institutional learning outcomes, and educational technology (within VCC and across the province via ETUG).
  • 2017: The "Distributed Learning Support" team changed its name to "eLearning Support".
  • 2018: The centre changed its name to "The  Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Research (CTLR)".