eLearning Lunch and Learn Series


Lunch and Learns are back!

While we're not fully ready for in-person sessions, we're pleased to offer virtual alternatives that showcase the tools and strategies that instructors and staff are using in their teaching. Keep an eye on this page for forthcoming sessions.


By the end of a Lunch and Learn Session, participants will be able to:

  • connect with colleagues engaged in teaching with technologies for enhanced student learning experiences
  • apply eLearning technologies and/or strategies to their course developments and teaching approaches
  • identify avenues for consultation and support with the development and implementation of eLearning approaches for teaching and learning (e.g. Centre for Teaching and Learning, Instructional Technology Resource Centre).

2021-22 Series


This showcase will highlight how Western University Faculty have been using VoiceThread in their courses, as well as allow instructors an opportunity to experience the tool for themselves.

For information on VoiceThread, click here.

Series Information

Upcoming Online Sessions

No upcoming sessions are scheduled at present.


Limited to instructors


Registration Instructions

  1. Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password.
  2. Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section. Select Event Calendar and select the event you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
  3. Select the Register for this Event button. If the event has reached capacity, you may have the option to register on the waitlist.
  4. You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account. 

If you have any questions or problems registering for an event, please consult our FAQs or contact ctl@uwo.ca.


Four or five sessions sessions are run each year (September to March). Check the Event Calendar for future dates.


What to expect

eLearning Lunch and Learn sessions are typically hosted over the lunch hour (11:00AM - 1:30PM). Participants enjoy their meal while listening to and engaging with presenters. Sessions are offered both face-to-face and via online streaming.

Previous Series:


VoiceThread Showcase

December 3, 2021


Strategies for Improving Communication with Students

October 15, 2019

Excelling at Gradebook and Other Tips and Tricks

November 12, 2019

Tests, Quizzes, and Self-Assessments

January 21, 2020

Providing Feedback to Students

February 25, 2020


Strategies for using Microsoft Teams in the Classroom

October 23, 2018

How to Evaluate eLearning Tools

November 20, 2018

Designing Accessible Online Learning

January 23, 2019

Strategies for Digital Peer Assessment and Feedback

March 5, 2019


Canva for Infographics Assignments

October 3, 2017

3 Office 365 Tools for Classroom Engagement

November 9, 2017

Open Badges

January 17, 2018

Wiki Edu Dashboard: Sharing Knowledge, Tracking Contributions

February 8, 2018

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“As a result of my participation in the Lunch and Learn Series I have carefully considered and implemented e-learning tools in my class, and actively sought the input and support of the CTL to reflect on my courses and engage in a redesign process.”

“My teaching has been highly impacted by the Lunch and Learn sessions I have attended.  Through various sessions I was introduced to new ideas to make my classes more engaging, and was given the inspiration to try.  Sometimes I felt uncomfortable doing something new in class, but hearing about how others implemented the ideas and overcame obstacles gave me insights that helped me try new things.  I loved the informal nature of the Lunch and Learn sessions, and the opportunity to ask questions and brainstorm with others.”