To be a catalyst for excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and curriculum development and to apply new technologies that enhance student, staff and instructor success.
The Centre for Instructional Technology and Development (CITD) is a centralized department within SAIT Polytechnic. Our focus is supporting the schools and centres in their pursuit of the SAIT strategic priorities of Teaching Excellence, Curriculum Excellence and e-Learning. CITD does this by establishing leadership, support and development in three key areas: Faculty Development, Curriculum Development and Learning Technologies.
Faculty Development Services (FDS) facilitates academic excellence at SAIT Polytechnic through professional development in support of:
FDS helps support and develop competent, confident, caring instructors by delivering foundational programs, evaluating teaching challenges, custom-designing workshops and celebrating instructor successes. Programs and offerings include Teaching Excellence Foundations, Curriculum Excellence Foundations, Instructional Skills Workshops, the Classroom Survey of Student Engagement (CLASSE), and the Faculty Mentorship Program.
We provide consulting services, program and course design, course development, copyright services, learning strategies, and course delivery methods in alignment with the Curriculum Excellence Framework.
Using a formalized project management approach to curriculum projects, we work together with the various schools and centres across campus in the design and development of blended, online and face-to-face curricula. This approach involves cross-functional teams consisting of a project manager, subject matter experts, instructional designers, a copyright officer, writer/editors and new media specialists working together to produce quality, engaging curricula to enhance the learning experience of students.
Faculty with existing course content can also access Collaboratory within CITD. Collaboratory offers targeted, precision work to help instructors with minor adjustments, upgrades and improvements to course content.
The Learning Technologies, Systems and Support team works collaboratively with the SAIT community to identify and implement educational technologies. This includes analyzing, designing and implementing technology-enabled solutions to support the curriculum development process.
Our Educational Technology Services (ETS) team provides helpdesk and performance support to faculty, staff and students for SAIT’s educational/learning technologies, as well as delivers technical, product-specific training to faculty in conjunction with FDS.
Supported learning technologies include (but are not limited to): Desire2Learn (D2L), Elluminate, Turnitin, mySAIT, Gradebook, Respondus (Quiz Editor and StudyMate), TLM, WebCT and SMART Technologies products.