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The Learning Centre: For Instructors

Links for your Blackboard Course or other online course space

If you teach online, use Blackboard, or use other online course spaces to communicate with your students, please consider adding a quick link to the Learning Centre services: 

Students have also indicated that being reminded about the services at the time they need to use them is helpful. For example, you can add information about meeting with a writing tutor When posting information about an upcoming writing assignment. 

Course Syllabus

Please consider adding information about the Learning Centre to your syllabus and/or online course space. See below for examples:
  • Peer tutoring, as well as self-help materials, like tutorials and handouts, are available through the Douglas College Learning Centre. 
  • Meeting with a peer tutor is free for students currently enrolled in Douglas College credit courses. 
  • Tutors provide feedback for your writing assignments to help you improve your academic writing skills, including essay organization, in-text citation, understanding plagiarism and following assignment instructions.​

Book a Class Presentation/Workshop

Peer tutors are available to c​ome visit your classes for 15-minute information sessions to tell your students about our services and how to access writing, course content, study skills, and English Language help from the Learning Centre including:

  • developing study skills to improve oral presentations, note-taking, study strategies, test preparation, and time management,
  • preparing written assignments for all courses, including help with thesis statements, creating arguments, organizing paragraphs, and in-text citations,             
  • gaining better understanding of basic course concepts

Please contact Holly Salmon, Learning Centre Coordinator, for more information about scheduling a class visit.


Faculty and Divisional Meetings

Faculty from the Learning Centre are available for:
  • informational  and instructional sessions at departmental and divisional meetings
  • coordinating in-class study and learning skills workshops
  • speaking individually with instructors to discuss integrating foundational study and writing skills into course assignments
  • developing peer-led Exam Jam and study groups for your courses
We would always love to know how we can best help students in your courses. Please contact Holly Salmon, Learning Centre Coordinator, with any questions.​


Learning Centre Faculty

Holly Salmon, Learning Centre Coordinator
604 527 5646

Cecil Klassen, Learning Centre Faculty
604 777 6183

Nancy Squair, Learning Centre Faculty
604 527 5297


Instructional Resources

The Learning Centre produces handouts for writing and study skills that you are welcome to distribute to your classes. Please contact us if you’d like copies of our handouts for your students.