Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

Best Practices in Teaching


Once you’ve designed your course,
use a variety of tools to build a course
that accomplishes your goals.

Teaching in Different Formats
Creating Accessible Courses
Flexible Teaching for Emergencies

A network of people around the world


Make your course design come to life
as you work with your students.

Inclusive & Equitable Teaching
Teaching in Different Formats
Flexible Teaching for Emergencies


“The best teaching is critically reflective”
Stephen Brookfield

Inclusive & Equitable Teaching
Reflective Teaching

Self Enroll Courses

This series of courses in best practices are self-paced, non-facilitated, asynchronous courses available to self-enroll with your Cal Poly Pomona Bronco credentials.

Course Name and Description Enrollment Link

Intro to Teaching with Canvas (Self-Enrollable)

If you’re new to Canvas or you want a refresher on basics, the self-enroll Intro to Teaching with Canvas Course will allow you to walk through basic steps for using Canvas to offer a good experience for your students (and therefore an easier experience for you).


Fundamentals of Accessibility eCertificate

All students should have the joy of learning, the freedom to grow, and the benefits of education! Accessibility of course materials and Universal Design for Learning helps make that vision a reality. In this self-paced, self-enrollable, certificate course get background and practical strategies, and also develop empathy for the needs of all students.


Remote Course Design

This course provides a step-by-step process for creating or improving remote courses. The fully self-paced, non-facilitated, asynchronous course is intended primarily as a reference and resource. Work through at your own pace and use the parts that you need. There is a self-assessment rubric that includes equitable and inclusive practices so that you can assess your own course and decide what to improve.