Educational Support

Information on this site may be temporarily incorrect due to sudden changes associated with COVID-19.

CVM Instructor Development course

CID 2.0 is the second iteration of the CVM Instructor Development program. This teaching training is available to all faculty, teaching staff, and residents. Different topics will be offered monthly – complete information is available here and questions can be directed to Peggy Root at [email protected].

CVM Syllabus Template

There is a new CVM Syllabus Template that will be used for all DVM courses starting in the Fall 2020 semester. Reach out to you departmental Educational technologist for more information. 


Canvas Camp

Canvas Camp College of Veterinary Medicine

Canvas Camp is a group of interactive Zoom sessions that go over some of the more advanced functions of Canvas. The sessions are currently happening on Thursdays at Noon and go throughout the Summer. Please email Ryan Rupprecht ([email protected]) if interested. Anyone can self enroll in the Canvas Camp course we will be using to provide examples during the Zoom sessions.

A request from the Provost

A coordinated set of faculty development options for summer and fall instruction are available to instructors across the university system.  Please share this broadly on your campus and within your college I’m aware that some colleges/campuses may already have faculty development plans underway; this list of offerings is meant to be supplemental to what is already being offered. An easy thing to communicate to your faculty is that if they have any question related to teaching, they can simply go to TeachingSupport and someone will get back with them quickly to direct them to the right place.

Best practices for virtual instruction in fall semester

We do not yet know what we will be expected to provide for students in years 1-3 of the curriculum in fall semester. Planning ahead at this point involves brainstorming to consider how you might alter your classes to meet new requirements. The document below highlights some of those options. 


For more distance learning resources see the Off Campus Teaching page

CVM distance learning shared resources

The College of Veterinary Medicine is compiling a list of shared resources to distribute to others that are interested. This is a living document so check back for updates! 

CVM distance learning shared resources


Best practices for online exams

Do you have an online examination coming up? View our guide to best practices for online examinations.

This along with other Canvas information is available in the Canvas section of this website.


Instructor development opportunities

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The teaching tips that were sent out every two weeks over the last year are archived on this site under Faculty Development. Presentations from Education Day 2019 also are archived there.

Need help as an instructor?  See if what you need is on the DVM Teaching Quick Links page.

Peer review of teaching  Are you interested in peer review of your teaching? Contact the CVM Educational Support group to set up a time to discuss what aspect of your teaching you would like reviewed.

The CVM Brief
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