The CATL provides browsable resources to SOU instructors who are building and teaching online and on-campus courses. See examples below and visit each page to browse the entire collection.

Designing Learning — Strategies for designing courses and engaging learners

Instructional Strategies for Interactive Lectures provides over a dozen activities to help learners prepare for class, address misconceptions, and be reflective and collaborative during lectures. 

Strategies for Teaching First-Year Students provides information regarding first-year students at SOU, as well as teaching practices and course design to optimize first-year student success including active learning techniques and promoting a growth mindset.

Tools for Teaching — Multimedia resources for audio, video, interactive, and mobile devices

Audacity is a free application that allows you to record and edit audio. You can use it to record voice-only lectures or podcasts.

Infographics are a modern form of storytelling. These visual combinations of narrative and data can be useful tools for improving thinking and communication skills.


Moodle How-Tos — A growing repository of how-to guides for teaching with Moodle

Getting Started in Moodle contains several articles on the basic functions that you'll need to know to get started, as well as information about easy-to-use tools.

Create & Grade Discussion Forums: Quick Guide is a screenshot explainer on using forums for building community and supporting learning beyond the classroom. 

Teaching at SOU — Helpful information on processes, standards, guidelines and contacts for instructors

Disability Resources has vital information for faculty regarding syllabus and legal mandates, referring students, and available accommodations. 

SOU Writing Center and SOU Math and Science Tutoring are both located in the Hannon Library and are available to all students in need of tutoring support.

For more in-depth support and resources available through the CATL, see Services.

Instructional Resiliency Guide

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning developed this guide to help faculty maintain instructional continuity in the event of a major disruption of campus operations. Please let us know if we might assist you in implementing any of these strategies.