Sessional Instructor Support

Welcome and congratulations on your position with the University of Windsor. We are very happy to share with you some available teaching support resources.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning focuses on the support of teaching and learning at the University of Windsor. Questions regarding teaching and learning beyond the use of Brightspace can be sent to

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Getting Started

You can use the Sessional Instructors Onboarding Checklist, to help you get successfully onboarded and started in your new role. Download the checklist as a PDF or Word Document.

  • Ensure you have an Employee Number and UWinID
  • Note: If you do not have a UWinID yet because your contract hasn’t officially started, early access to your UWin Account, systems, training, and your course site can be provided so you can prepare for the start of the term, but the request must come from the instructor’s supervisor or the departmental administrative personnel.
  • If you are having difficulty accessing any support (e.g. logging in and submitting a Service Request due to the fact that you don't have a user ID), please submit a ticket.
  • Check that your contract has been processed and that all your recorded information is correct by visiting My UWinfo.
  • Get started with your technology needs with IT Services.

University of Windsor uses Microsoft 365 apps for its email, virtual meeting software, and office productivity tools. Teams is the virtual classroom for online classes and office hours.

Getting Ready to Teach

Getting Ready to Teach Online

  • Visit Teaching Online where you will find resources, developed by our teams, to support instructors in teaching and learning online. New resources are constantly added.

Brightspace Workshops and Support

Brightspace is the learning management system used at the University of Windsor. Instructors can sign up for one or more online interactive workshops to explore themes and functionality available on Brightspace to support student learning.

Planning and Managing Your Course

Creating Your Course

Find your program and course senate approved learning outcomes using the Curriculum Mapping tool (CuMa)Instructions for using CuMa.

Course Material


Support for Your Teaching Assistants

  • The GATA Network offers large-scale professional development events to current and prospective GAs/TAs.

Support for Your Students

Professional Development Support