Teaching Space

In this section, you will find information and ressources for teaching and learning at Glendon.


Online and blended course redevelopment is now be supported on an ongoing and continuous basis by the Blended and Online Learning Development (BOLD) team.




Web-enhanced Learning

A face-to-face lecture delivery format is utilized where learning is supplemented by web materials, resources or activities. Web-enhanced courses will use a learning management system (LMS) such as Moodle to make lecture notes and recordings available, provide links to resources, online quizzes, discussion forums, etc. Usual face-to-face instruction time remains the same in these courses despite the addition of a web component.

The flipped classroom is a form of web-enhanced learning which involves the practice of giving students access to lectures electronically and using the face-to-face class time for interactive activities.

Blended Learning

In the blended mode, also known as ‘hybrid’, class time is a combination of face-to-face and online delivery.

Face-to-face instruction is replaced by online instruction for one third of the course, while one third of the course is delivered face-to-face. The remaining third may be any combination of online or face-to-face.

Total course contact hours will remain the same as a traditional face-to-face course.

Fully Online

Students do not physically attend classes. All lectures and course activities are delivered online. The student may be required to come to campus (or another location) to write tests or exams.

Course directors may create opportunities for students to come to campus but attendance is not mandatory.

Information from the Office of the Associate Vice-President Teaching and Learning of York University. For more information, see here.



Teaching Commons eLearning Guide

A Guide to Quality in Online Learning

Other Ressources in eLearning at York


A series of short videos divided into five sections. Total length: 1:37. Free for York employees.

Presentation of a blended course from the University of Alberta. It is recorded in Adobe Connect. The professor presents how he structured his course.


Useful Handouts

Power Point: La conception pédagogique de cours hybrides (in French only)

The Process of Blending a Course

List of media tools

Information about Accessible Education

Accessible education

Resources for inclusive teaching 

Online training for AODA compliance

Blended Teaching Demos 

Just-in-Time Teaching (JITT)

Blending EDSE 307: Language, Literacy, and Society in Educational Context

Course Evaluation 

Quality Matters Rubric

The SLOAN Consortium Quality Framework




Online module on integrating technology



Since 2011, Contact North | Contact Nord’s teachonline.ca portal for faculty and instructors serves as a hub for a growing number of 230,000 users looking for resources, developments and best practices in online, open and flexible learning.

Visitors to teachonline.ca can find and share:

  • 125 Ontario examples of innovations in online and flexible learning known as the Pockets of Innovation Series
  • Best practice examples from around the world and game changing developments
  • Reviews and analysis of costs and savings from online learning
  • Examples of successful design, delivery, and student engagement in blended learning
  • Explorations of the future of education
  • Case studies focused on facilitating student engagement
  • Practical guidance on how to teach online for student success
  • Practical guidance on how to use technology effectively
  • Explorations of institutional strategies to enhance online learning
  • Practical guidance on how to make the most of open educational resources (OERs)
  • Materials to help understand what is happening with massive open online courses (MOOCs)
  • Ontario made tools for online teaching and learning
  • A substantial resource section focused on quality guidelines and practice
  • Futurists and practitioners thinking globally about online learning
  • Lists of conferences and professional development opportunities
  • Worth Reading series

Visit teachonline.ca today and learn more about the resources available.


By Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate, Dr. Tony Bates

More than 79,000 readers since the launch of this open textbook on teachonline.ca in April 2015

Teaching in higher education in 2016, and beyond, requires a new approach because of changes in the economy and changes in technology.

Faculty and instructors are continually facing questions such as how do I effectively teach an increasingly diverse student population, how do I engage and support my students as class sizes increase, how do I use multi-media and other resources to build a high quality course, and a host of other questions.

Drawing on his 40+ years of experience in higher education in Canada and around the world, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Dr. Tony Bates authored a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide that answers these questions and many, many more all in a single location.

Through 12 informative chapters, Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning answers your questions and provides helpful guidance and suggestions on a host of topics including:

  • How do I decide whether my courses should be campus-based, blended or fully online?
  • What strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? What methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes?
  • How do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject?
  • How do I maintain quality of teaching, learning, and resources in a rapidly changing learning environment?
  • What are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERs, open textbooks?

While understanding and respecting the individual nature of teaching, Tony talks theory, options, best practices, point-by-point strategies – offering clear, practical, and actionable advice and guidance based on research and best practices.

Since its launch in April 2015, over 79,000 unique users read all or a portion of the online version of Teaching in a Digital Age on teachonline.ca with more than 10,500 opting to download the full book.

Read Teaching in a Digital Age now!



For Faculty

Svihla, V. and Reeve, R. (2016) Design as Scholarship – Case Studies from the Learning Sciences. London: Routledge.

Design is a discipline. It is an important discipline for faculty members and instructors seeking to design memorable, engaging and effective blended or online learning programs. This book looks at cases of effective design and the lessons learned. While it has some theory components, it is full of examples of projects that worked – exactly what faculty members or instructors need to look at when they are struggling to create their course or to change a course from a classroom to an online environment.

Information from the Online Learning News of Contact North | Contact Nord Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network

Please visit the Experiential Education website for more information.

Glendon’s Academic Services have developed a website to support Faculty and Staff. This website includes information pertaining to class information (i.e. Academic Integrity, Class Lists, Lecture Schedule), class support (i.e. ITS Support, Order AV Equipment) academic regulations (i.e. York policies), and administrative ressources (i.e. Printing Services, Procurement, Virtual Lab). You will find it here.

You will notably find the Mini-Guide for Glendon Faculty Members in which a lot of relevant information including  forms, dates and deadlines and examples of course outlines, etc

Instructional Sessions on Library Research & Information Literacy

Our specialized librarians are available to offer customized classes to assist your students in honing their research skills. Librarians can visit you classroom or smaller groups can be accommodated in the Library (up to 20 participants). Sessions generally last from 45 minutes to 3 hours and are suitable for undergraduate and graduate level courses.

We offer:

  • in-class workshops
  • hands-on seminars
  • customized support materials to compliment a specific assignment or course

For more information, or to arrange an instruction session, please contact:
Dany Savard, Acting Head, Leslie Frost Library
416-736-2100 x88267

Online Course Reserves System

Professors can send requests to have materials placed on reserve by using our online system available at reserves.library.yorku.ca.

Professors can use this system to create their requests once and automatically renew them year after year. Reserve requests are linked to individual usernames and so can be modified or deleted easily. For more information, contact us at rsvfrost@yorku.ca or call 416-736-2100 x 88272 to speak with a Circulation Assistant.

Academic Integrity

A central webpage with basic information on academic integrity has been created for Glendon students at www.glendon.yorku.ca/lionsden/getting-started/academic-integrity/.

This page links students to a Moodle course from which a SPARK training module on academic integrity and a corresponding quiz can be completed. The French version of this page is also available at www.glendon.yorku.ca/lionsden/fr/bien-demarrer/integrite-academique/.

The link to this page can be integrated in course outlines and/or any other associated course documents or websites. Frost Library also offers open workshops throughout the year to students interested in learning more about completing course work with academic integrity in mind.

Have additional questions about our services or collections?

Visit our website at www.library.yorku.ca/web/frost to learn more.

Spring 2015 Workshop on New Pedagogical Approaches and eLearning  (Vidéo, PDF)

Teaching and Learning Resources developed by the Teaching Commons, including tips on understanding the importance of inclusive teaching and how to meet student accommodations.