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Teaching and Learning Commons

The Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Education (OAP-GE), Information Technology and Communication Services (ITACS), and the Dudley Knox Library partner to function as an integrated team and community of practice enhancing the quality of NPS teaching and learning (T&L) for residential and distance-learning programs through collaborations that create distinctive and effective learning experiences. Learn more about the TLC, its vision and mission.

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Learn about initiatives that support quality, forward thinking, and innovation in teaching and learning.
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Find practical resources, tools, and support for NPS faculty, students, and staff.
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Discover knowledge sharing among members of the NPS teaching and learning community.
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Learn more about the TLC's vision, mission, and activities for NPS.
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Outdoor Classrooms Now Available for Scheduling

Starting Winter 2022, three outdoor classrooms will be offered at NPS designed to meet health guidelines: Cottage Place, Quad Landing, and Bocce Court. These outdoor classrooms have been installed around campus in areas that can accommodate up to 36 students each.

To learn more, please visit the Outdoor Classrooms website.

COVID-19 Updates for NPS Faculty, Students and Staff

The latest news and information to ensure the NPS campus community is prepared for COVID-19.
View Covid 19 Updates

New TLC Initiative: Success Through Effective Assessment of Learning (SEAL)

The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) invites the NPS teaching community to submit project proposals funded by AY 22 SEAL education grants. This is a great opportunity for instructors to explore new tools and emerging technologies, approaches, and teaching strategies to expand assessment practices to measure student learning at NPS.


TLC Year in Review: Success in the Time of Covid-19 (view PDF)
TLC's 2020 Newsletter has just been published. Thanks to all who contributed. 

Events and Trainings

GWC & DKL Writing & Research Workshops
Sign up now for winter-quarter workshops! Sharpen your research, writing, and critical-thinking skills! In 60- to 90-minute online sessions, GWC coaches and DKL librarians teach proven strategies and techniques to help you excel in your coursework, exams, and theses. Offered through January. Enroll via WCOnline.

Zoom Parent Support Group
Wednesdays, 1730-1830

On-Demand Trainings for Transitioning your Course to DL

Camtasia Training
More On Demand Training

Teaching and Learning Support

Request your Sakai site or Zoom account from or use DL help extension x2020.
Request a Microsoft Team for your class at
For Teams requests that are not for a class, please contact

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How Can We Help?

Please contact us and let us know how we can better support the Teaching and Learning (T&L) community at NPS.