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New to Teaching or New to Cambrian?

Welcome to Cambrian’s Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub website!

This is a great first place to begin contract teaching with Cambrian College.

Contract Faculty Orientation

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When is Orientation?

We host contract faculty orientation before the start of each semester in the fall, winter, and spring.

Where is Orientation?

  • In-person orientation is held at Cambrian College (1400 Barrydowne Rd, Sudbury, ON P3A 3V8) in the Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub (Room 1271).
  • Online orientation is available through Moodle upon hire.

Why Attend Orientation?

Contract faculty orientation is designed to give new faculty the information and professional development they need to make a smooth transition to the College teaching environment. Additional professional development can be accessed throughout the academic year in The Hub.

Orientation will address the following topics:

  • Who are our students?
  • First class of the semester
  • Classroom management
  • Culturally-responsive, inclusive classrooms
  • Course and lesson planning
  • And so much more!

How to Register for In-Person Orientation

There will be multiple orientation sessions for contract faculty orientation. You must register for each session individually on our calendar.

Can’t Make it to Cambrian for Orientation?

If you can’t make it to one of our upcoming in-person contract orientation sessions in the Hub, you’re in luck!

The Hub offers online contract orientation through Moodle. We understand that you have a busy schedule. This online orientation will introduce you to teaching at the college, as well as help you to become familiar with Moodle. 

We strongly encourage you to complete both the online contract faculty orientation and the online Moodle orientation so you can have a successful start to your teaching at the college.

Accessing Online Contract Orientation

To access online contract orientation, you will need to login to Moodle using your “A00…” number that was provided to you in your hire letter. The hire letter would have been sent to the email address you provided to Cambrian upon application to the college. If you haven’t yet received your hire letter please check your junk mail account. If you still haven’t located your hire letter, please contact your program or Dean.

Getting Started with the Faculty Handbook

If you haven’t yet attended orientation and want to get started on some helpful resources, check out the Cambrian College Faculty Handbook. This guide is meant to provide you with a starting point that will hopefully answer many of your questions about teaching at Cambrian. There’s even a handy checklist of items to do upon hire so you can feel good about getting your semester off to a great start!

Need Help?

For general questions about contract orientation and questions about teaching face-to-face courses:

Contact Mel Young, Curriculum Developer, at or at 705-566-8101 ext. 6841

For questions about teaching online, blended, and HyFlex courses:

Contact Jessica O’Reilly, Instructional Developer, at or at 705-566-8101 ext. 6395

For questions about Moodle and eGrades:

Contact Rob Comtois, eLearning Technologist, at or at 705-566-8101 ext. 6207

Mel Young
Curriculum Developer

Course development, planning, assessment

General pedagogy

Professional development

(705) 566-8101 x 6841

Jessica O'Reilly
Instructional Developer

Technology-enabled learning

Online, blended, HyFlex

Universal Design and Open Educational Resources

(705) 566-8101 x 6395

Robert Comtois
eLearning Technologist




(705) 566-8101 x 6207


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