Center for Technology Enhanced Learning


USM ranks among most affordable online schools in the nation

A just-released report on affordable online schools has named the University of Southern Maine as its Number 33 school in the nation. The organization — Online Schools Report — compiles practical information for college seekers and publishes its ranking of the top 50 affordable online schools.

CTEL Drop-In Sessions: March 13-20, 2020

CTEL is providing drop-in sessions for faculty via Zoom and in person to help navigate online teaching. Specific questions may be emailed to

Brightspace is Here!

Brightspace is scheduled to completely replace Blackboard for the Fall 2020 semester.

CTEL Launches Digital Learning Website

We support University of Southern Maine faculty in creating engaging programs, courses, and lesson plans grounded in evidence-based best practices for every modality.
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Faculty Development Grants Offered

Interested in developing your skills in online teaching and learning? For Spring semester, CTEL is offering a limited number of professional development grants.
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CTEL Offers Digital Learning Innovation Grants

CTEL invites faculty to apply for funding to support projects that involve innovative digital teaching and learning approaches.
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Quickstart to Online Teaching Offered

USM has turned a corner over the last couple of years. In keeping with the current trend across the higher education universe, our online enrollments are booming and more and more courses are being offered in an online or blended format.
CTEL offers workshop

MSW Department Workshop

Department Workshops Offered This January, CTEL Learning Designers created a workshop tailored for the MSW program to focused on blended course design and teaching practice.

Engaging your Students with Video - Kaltura!

We will explore ways to use Kaltura and video in your courses beyond basic recorded lectures. We’ll look at several different course activities you can integrate that will enable your students to demonstrate their knowledge and project your content through their own personal experience.
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Learning Designer Mike Matis, MEd, Creates CTEL Quick Guides

CTEL has created brief online documents to provide answers to common instructor queries. If you have further questions, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a Learning Designer.