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Center for Teaching & Learning
Center for Teaching and Learning
Center for Continuing Education 101
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The CTL operates during standard university business hours:  8:00 AM CT - 5:00 PM CT.  Support is available during these hours via Zoom Chat, email (, phone (605-677-5411), or by scheduling an appointment.

If you are experiencing a technical issue—not an instructional/how-to issue—or need after-hours support, please contact the ITS Service Desk, which is available 24/7/365.  

During semester startup, CTL staff will monitor the CTL email account during off-business hours.  If you need assistance, please use our support form—which is preferred—or send your request directly to  Please understand that the CTL staff will use their discretion when it comes to responding outside of normal business hours, but we will endeavor to respond to all emails before the close of the next business day.  

IMPORTANT:  Sending requests directly to CTL staff personal email addresses may result in a delay in response.

CTL Workshops

To register for a CTL workshop, email the CTL at Include the following information in the email:

  • Name of workshop
  • Date and time of workshop
  • Whether you plan to attend online or in person

Technology Fellows

The Technology Fellows Program, funded by the State of South Dakota, provides for undergraduate students to develop professional-level skills, work in a team-based environment and to be compensated while learning. The program is designed so that student Tech Fellows assist Faculty in learning new technology that can be integrated into their course curriculum.

Teaching & Learning Grants

May 23 - 27, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

In coordination with Academic Affairs, the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is pleased to announce a call for up to fifteen (15) faculty to participate in the Open Textbook Fellowship (OTF). OTF participants will learn about open course materials and courseware resources and options, will work with CTL staff to adopt and incorporate open materials/courseware into their courses, participate in assessing student outcomes in those courses, and serve as faculty mentors to encourage further open materials/courseware adoption at USD. For more information, please refer to the OTF Call for Participants.

Submission deadline:  Monday, May 2, 2022

May 17 – 21, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The CTL is announcing its call for participants for the 2021 Course Design Fellowship. This is a prestigious opportunity for any faculty who wish to design or redesign a course with a significant focus on the use of technology-enhanced pedagogy. Faculty who are admitted to this program join an illustrious group of distinguished alumni. Participants have reported increased student engagement, higher satisfaction with their own teaching, and have seen an increase in IDEA scores. For more information, please refer to the CDF Call for Participants.

Submission deadline:  Friday, May 6, 2022

May 16-May 20, 2022 1:00-3:00pm

Digital accessibility applies to USD's online presence of any kind; this includes online course materials, the USD website, forms, documents, and handbooks we use, student research publications, live streaming of events, recorded video lectures, and more.  USD is moving to greater levels of digital accessibility with two overarching outcomes.  First, it brings us closer to (and ultimately, in line with) federal regulations and guidelines for digital accessibility.  Second, it creates an environment where all students, staff, and faculty have the opportunity to access all digital content in the formats they need or which serve them best. DAF Call for Participants

Submission Deadline: Apr 22, 2022

Quality Assurance Process

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL)—in close coordination and collaboration with Continuing and Distance Education (CDE)—oversees the Board of Regents (BOR) online QA and readiness process for all distance courses at USD.  We take a proactive readiness approach to ensure the successful design and delivery of our online courses. Please contact with any questions.

Faculty & Staff

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Mandie Weinandt

Director of CTL
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Chris Adamson

Educ Technology Integrationist
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Shannon Fairholm

Test Center Administrator
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Bridget Ihnen

Program Assistant I
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Angela Jackson

Digital Accessibility Coord
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Darin Jerke

Education Tech Integrationist
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Eric Mosterd

Assist Director CTL
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Nate Probasco

Online Program Manager