Teaching Resources


  • Promising practices: How faculty members can encourage academic integrity in tests/exams and deter against cheating and/or plagiarism.

Above document Promising practices  by Dr Susan Murtha is intended to assist instructors, but does not substitute for knowing and following the senate policy.


Classrooms & Lecture Halls

Login for  In all classrooms , lecture halls and meeting rooms on campus is your Pass Port York user name and password. Always remember to log out when done.

Help with Audio Visual Equipment: call UIT at 55800 or email askit@yorku.ca. most lecture hall have a phone installed.


Polling in classroom

Clickers are being replaced by REEF,  support tool for student polling,  for any course director or faculty member who wants training using REEF here is the online training video.

Here are some benefits;

  • It’s free so use polling as often or as little as needed
  • Use your mobile phones or laptops to participate
  • Create questions easily on the fly
  • Polling can be conducted regardless of the application you are in



eLearning is a broad concept. It ranges from minimal use of technology in an otherwise traditional classroom through to complete online deliver of a course or even an entire program. York University, through the AVP Teaching and Learning Office, has developed descriptive terms to identify eLearning strategies and facilitate conversations about the range of possibilities for innovative use of technology in teaching and learning (York University, Common Language for eLearning, 2014).  eLearning is defined as the development of knowledge and skills through the use of information and communication technologies to support interactions for learning with content, learning activities and with other people.Read more.



Experiential Education

Definition of Experiential Education (EE) "EE is an approach to learning that bridges theory and practice by providing students with concrete applied practical experiences and then helping them to reflect on their experiences using the theoretical knowledge they have learned (York’s White Paper Companion, 2010:38)".  Visit Experiential Education site for more information.

Below are documents on EE presented at Psychology department meeting May 1st 2017.

      1. Common Language for Experiential Education
      2. Experiential Education Presentation slides. Dr. S. Murtha & Ms. A.Petro
      3.  Reflection - Examples and Rubric
      4.   Annotated Bibliography - Evidence of Benefits of Experiential Education
      5. Summary of Articles -  Evidence of Benefits of Experiential Education