Pop Up Pedagogy (PuP)

The CTL eLearning Team offers 30-minute sessions for department and group bookings. Each session offers practical ways to create better online learning experiences for students.

Invite us to your Departmental meetings or include us in your Professional Development schedule! Departments wishing to address questions related to the session are welcome to add on an additional 15-30 minute Q&A. 

Ready to book? Book a Departmental Pop Up Pedagogy session now using our booking form here!

Learn more about our bookable synchronous online Pop Up Pedagogy sessions. Please see session title and descriptions below.


The Pop Up Pedagogy sessions include:

Leading Engaging Synchronous Sessions

The session is divided into three sections: how to plan and prepare for synchronous sessions to maximize student engagement, how to facilitate a live synchronous session to ensure student outcomes are met and, finally, how to follow up your synchronous session. Please note: this is not a technical workshop on using or troubleshooting Zoom.

Getting the Most Out of Your Discussion Forums

In this session participants will explore the best times to use discussion forums in their course, practice constructing a strong prompt to facilitate deep meaningful discussions, and consider the implementation of key tactics for overcoming common challenges associated with discussion forums. Participants should leave the workshop better prepared to construct rich discussion prompts and to implement discussions in the most meaningful way for their desired course outcomes.

Re-engaging your Online Students

This informative session discusses how to implement several easy and practical changes that will re-engage students through social, teacher, and cognitive interactions. We address what to do with a course that is already up and running, where you have less latitude to make big structural or syllabus changes, though these suggestions can also be built into the course from the beginning.

Planning Effective Instructional Videos

In this session, we focus on the creation of instructional videos (not check-in or feedback videos).  Join us as we consider situations when a video is a good way to share content (and when it’s not!). Learn to apply principles of visual design to educational video planning and storyboarding. 

Stop Making More Content!

Do you find that you don't have enough time to create all new lectures and other content for your course? This workshop will identify straightforward ways to reduce course content production and limit student "content shock" while still meeting the requirements of the course.

Online Course Readiness in 5 Simple Steps

It’s the start of another semester and you’re pressed for time. Don’t stress; prioritize! This session will focus on five actions to complete in your OWL course site to get you ready to teach online this semester, including templates, FAQs, intro videos and more.

Want to hit the ground running? We’ve got five easy ways to get there.

Start of Semester OWL Checklist

As you prepare for a new semester, it’s time to set up your OWL site to support and transform your students' classroom experience. CTL and WTS will provide helpful tips and participants will have the opportunity to share their own strategies from the last year and a half.

Q&A with eLearning Specialists from CTL and WTS

CTL eLearning Specialists and eLearning Technology Specialists from WTS offer drop-in Q&A sessions at the beginning and end of the semester. For questions and support in the interim, please contact elearning-support@uwo.ca

Review the next dates and times here.



For instructor eLearning questions and support, please contact elearning-support@uwo.ca.

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