Our Vision

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) strives to create an institutional culture that values, rewards and sustains engagement, innovation and excellence in teaching and learning. The office promotes outcomes-oriented, high-impact teaching practices that foster deep, lifelong learning and, ultimately, student success.

Our Mission

Teaching and Learning Services supports Carleton University’s core mission by promoting excellence in teaching and learning and by encouraging the creation and sharing of knowledge derived from interdisciplinary and diverse curricula that are enhanced by multiple global perspectives and innovative high-impact practices.

The graphic below represents how TLS’s vision, mission, values, principles and goals relate to and intersect with various initiatives implemented by our partners and other units across the university.


Our Departments

Teaching and Learning Services offers a wide range of services in support of the university’s teaching and learning activities. See how our departments are all connected in our organizational chart. You can learn more about the services each group provides in our TLS Service Guide.

Carleton University OnLine

CUOL logoCUOL provides alternative and flexible access to many Carleton credit courses. For over 30 years, more than 80,000 students from the Ottawa area and around the world have used CUOL courses to learn and complete a university degree program.

The Media Production Centre is a subunit of CUOL that provides the Carleton community with video equipment, video production and streaming services, facilities for classroom instruction, special events, videoconferences, and more!

CUOL also runs Carleton’s Enrichment Mini-Courses Program that sees approximately 1,000 bright, highly-motivated high school students come to campus annually in May for a week-long enriched learning experience.

Educational Development Centre

EDC logoAre you interested in increasing student engagement in your course? Are you considering developing a blended or online course or program? Do you have questions about lesson planning? The EDC has you covered.

Dedicated to supporting teaching excellence at Carleton, the EDC provides a range of pedagogical and technological teaching tools, resources and workshops to faculty, instructors and teaching assistants to ensure an exceptional learning experience for students in the classroom and beyond.

Instructional Media Services

IMS logoIMS is here to help with your classroom technology support needs, whether you need audio/visual and multimedia equipment for classroom instruction, special events or conferences.

Under IMS you will find Classroom Technology Support, the front line support for over 160 learning spaces on campus, including 150 electronic classrooms, and Carleton University Event Support, which provides technical support for special events and conferences. Our maintenance department also services a variety of audio/visual equipment that belongs to Carleton.

IMS also supports the Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton’s fully equipped 444-seat performance theatre suitable for dramatic productions, acoustic and amplified concerts, conferences and meetings.