Visual & Digital Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

Center for Teaching & Learning Design

About the CTLD

The Center for Teaching & Learning Design (CTLD) supports innovative and effective teaching and learning practices to increase student academic success by collaborating with faculty throughout the UArts community.  As a unit within the University Libraries, we are dedicated to supporting and engaging faculty in the development of evidence-based and inclusive learning design to enrich students' academic experiences.

The CTLD promotes the integration of instructional technologies and creative pedagogies to enhance teaching and learning, and serves as the administrative and support center for Canvas, the university's learning management system.  With a sharp focus on inclusion, particularly in the expanding digital space, the CTLD also offers digital accessibility services that support instructors' endeavors to provide all students with equitable opportunities for academic and artistic success.

Areas of Focus

  • New faculty orientation
  • Faculty professional development and 1:1 teaching support
  • Online and in-person course design consultations
  • Canvas training, troubleshooting, and technical support
  • Accessible digital materials
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Self-paced teaching and learning resources
  • UArts teaching policies and guidelines (together with the Provost's Office)


Greenfield Library | Anderson Hall 
333 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-717-6282 |

Current UArts Employees

The CTLD provides a variety of teaching, learning, and instructional design resources for UArts faculty and staff. Log in to our faculty/staff resource center with your UArts credentials, and be sure to subscribe to our calendar to learn about upcoming events!