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New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty

Faculty new to Royal Roads University might wonder where to start.  Here is a handy list to get you going.

Orientation to Teaching & Course Design

Important information and resources have been gathered for you in the Teaching & Course Design @RRU. It will remind you of some of the important things to consider as you get ready to teach or design a course for Royal Roads University. Both new and experienced core and associate faculty will find helpful advice and resources.  If you don't have access yet please contact your program staff or the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) Studio (250 391-2600 ext. 4465).

Royal Roads Campus 

Directions, parking, campus map, cafe, etc.  See the Orientation page on the HR site and About the Campus for details.

Staff Directory

Search for staff by department or browse by faculty member

Ongoing support through STUDIO

STUDIO offers a service point where all faculty can get on-the-spot assistance with  learning technologies such as  Moodle, WebSpace, Collaborate, and other Web 2.0 tools. Faculty can access this service by dropping in (LIC 004), phoning (250-391-2600, ext. 4465), or emailing us. In addition to this help-desk function, STUDIO is also a space where faculty can work collaboratively with CTET staff to design great learning experiences, access training and resources about educational technologies, and suggest ideas for new tools. We invite all new faculty to visit STUDIO to meet our friendly staff and follow our Twitter feed for updates on what’s happening in STUDIO. 

Teaching Advice

The Teaching Excellence section of this site will answer many of your questions about teaching online or face-to-face, techniques for engaging students, and approaches to assessing their work and giving effective feedback. 

Professional Development

Take advantage of CTET's excellent line-up of free workshops available to RRU faculty and associate faculty.  Visit the Workshops and Events page on this site for information.  Additional workshops and events are listed in the Crossroads events calendar. 

How-to Resources

For everything from how to use Moodle (RRU's Learning Management System) to creating your profile, to making video mash-up's, please visit the RRU Knowledge Base. Faculty new to Moodle will find The Launchpad of special interest.

Quick Access to Moodle and Webmail

New faculty find this tip a great timesaver.  On most RRU website pages you will see this symbol in the top right corner.  Click to access your Moodle courses, Royal Roads University email, and any groups to which you belong.

 symbol at top right

Remote Access

You can access your on-campus desktop from home.  For instructions, go to the Computer Services site, login (top right corner), then enter 'Remote Access' in the search box.  

Research

To promote your own research, learn about upcoming conferences, and browse research grants, visit the Office of Research site.

RRU Community

RRU has a lively community.  The best way to stay in the know is to visit Crossroads for weekly updates to news and events.  You can login to access additional information available only to RRU staff and faculty.