Resource Sites

Generative AI

Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence that involves creating machines or computer programs that can generate new content, such as images, text, or music. Unlike traditional AI systems that rely on predefined rules or pre-existing data to make decisions, generative AI models use algorithms and neural networks to learn patterns and relationships in data and generate new outputs based on that learning.

Moodle Best Practices

Learn how to build a Moodle site or access one of the five pre-built Moodle templates to incorporate essential components such as course presentation, building community, utilizing checklists, and more.

Grading Strategies

After working through the content and reflective activities presented on this site, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the role of grading in your pedagogical and assessment processes.
  • Choose efficient grading strategies that provide relevant feedback to students.
  • Distinguish between rubric types and construct rubrics to support grading.
  • Use Moodle tools when grading.

Social Annotation with

Learn how to use, a social annotation platform for students. This resource will show you how to install on your KPU-issued computer, explain what social annotation is and why it is important, and show you features offered on the platform.

Assistance for External Connections

This resource provides an orientation to fourndational instructions and policies for recommended software to facilitate extra-institutional partnerships.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This site provides an overview of the history of SoTL, varying definitions and attributes of the movement, arguments for why its pursuit is worthwhile, an introduction to relevant methodologies, and links to explanatory videos, the field’s major journals, and SoTL organizations.

Facilitate In-Class & Online Collaboration

This resource provides a point for faculty to orient themselves to the purpose, tools and trailing of specific software that is useful to promote student interaction. This content can be used to assist or inspire the sharing of skills with colleagues, perhaps in daily discussions, workshops, or event departmental PD.

Learn WordPress

Learn how to get started in your WordPress journey with hundreds of other KPU faculty and students. KPU powered WordPress sites offers an easy-to-use interface without needing to worry about the technicalities of maintaining a WordPress site. It is centrally managed and is 100% open and secure, with a curated collection of plugins, widgets, and themes to help you get started. Creating your WordPress site is simply a click away.

Authentic Design: Principles, Personas & Paradigms

Use this resource to discover how story is used in authentic course design and assessments. Learning story paradigm, personas and principles will enable you to integrate authentic assessments in your course design. 

ePortfolio Matters @ KPU

This site highlights ePortfolio initiatives happening at KPU, including course, program and faculty-level innovations, special projects, professional development opportunities, resources, and more.

Technology Accessibility to Support Learning

This resource has been designed to provide KPU faculty and instructional staff with tools and strategies that can support technology accessibility provide students with more equitable learning experiences. 

Academic Integrity

KPU is committed to creating a culture of academic integrity through an educative approach by increasing awareness, developing prevention strategies, and supporting students in their journey at KPU. Check out these resources for more information on how to incorporate integrity in your class and what to do if you notice a possible academic integrity breach.

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

This resource provides an orientation to COIL, which is an approach that brings students and professors together across cultures to learn, discuss, and collaborate as part of their class.

Blended Course Development Checklist Suite

The blended course development checklist suite is a series of prompts created to guide faculty and instructional staff to design, deliver, and facilitate a pedagogically sound course to be delivered in a blended format. There are six checklists in total distributed across three categories.

Group Work 101

By engaging with the materials in this resource, you will be able to: (1) Define how group work connects to the learning objectives of your course/program (2) Compare strategies for forming teams (3) Incorporate explicit teaching on team/group processes into your courses (4) Facilitate the process of effective team formation and collaborative work (5) Facilitate team development in culturally diverse teams (6) Use strategies to minimize the possibility of social loafing (7) Explore strategies for evaluating team projects

Writing-Intensive (WI) Courses

This resource is created to support faculty (who don’t typically teach writing-intensive courses) teaching Writing-Intensive (WI) courses. It is created around the pedagogical requirements set by the Senate Subcommittee on Writing-Intensive (WI) Courses for the designation of a course as WI. 

Teaching Through Undergraduate Research

Welcome to Teaching Through Undergraduate Research. This website provides resources about best practices and the benefits of including research in undergraduate teaching. Relevant information pertaining to kinds of support KPU provides for faculty and students to engage in research projects can be found in this resource.

Digital Literacy Materials for Post-Secondary Educators

This resource site is created by BC Campus to support faculty incorporate digital skills into any post-secondary course to equip students with the ability to exist, contribute, express, critically analyze, and stay healthy in digital spaces.

Engaging in Open Education Practices

Interested in Open Education but not sure how to get started? Working on an OER project and looking for some tips? Looking for ways to incorporate Open Pedagogy in your teaching practices? Want to take Open to the next level?
Find answers to all those questions and more in our new teaching resources website: Engaging in Open Education Practices. This site contains a variety of resources, tools, and materials to support open educational practices at KPU.