The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) offers a number of services aimed at enhancing teaching and learning at OTC. These services range from Canvas support, to pedagogical practices, to the facilitation of more effective processes and collaborations. 


We also host the Instructional Media Studio (IMS) where OTC faculty and staff can quickly and easily record high-quality video for course or training needs.   


If you’re on the Springfield campus drop by Information Commons, Room 104, for a visit. You can also email us at or call (417) 447-8200.  Additional information is available on our Contact us page. 


We look forward to serving you! 


Instructional Development & Support

Whether you teach seated, hybrid, or online, CAI provides a variety of support services for all faculty regardless of location. 

Canvas and Instructional Support 

If you have questions about Canvas, publisher integrations, or implementing instructional technologies, we are here to help!  Contact us! After-hours and virtual support is also available.

Instructional Design 

Instructional design services can take your courses and programs to the next level with basic to advanced development assistance. Through individual and small group work, we can empower you with effective pedagogical practices, engaging course activities, and effective assessment design.  

 Request a 1:1 Consultation to learn more or learn about Instructional Design.


Faculty Professional Development

From the latest trends in pedagogy, teacher training, and instructional delivery, we believe in life-long learning to best serve our students every day.

We have a number of informative trainings, resources, and events available to all current OTC faculty.


Looking for a learning opportunity?  Check out our upcomingFaculty Professional Development Events on the calendar. Visit Events & Programming for more information.


Need a resource fast?  CAI-TALK (Teaching And Learning Knowledgebase) serves as a centralized, virtual  teaching and learning resource repository.  Visit Faculty Resourcesfor additional resources and information.


Want to coordinate a faculty development or event?  Request a 1:1 Consultation to learn how CAI can help.


Have an idea or want a resource or event you don’t see here? Please submit this brief suggestion form. 


Organizational Development

 CAI believes in continuous improvement and effective collaboration both in and out of the classroom.  We serve to promote the facilitation of interdisciplinary or cross-functional collaboration across the college.   


We also partner with OTC’s research department to utilize data and learning analytics to enhance teaching outcomes.


CAI can assist you with the development of employee training materials and knowledge repositories using Canvas or other frameworks.  If you are interested in developing a Canvas course for your department, please request a 1:1 Consultation to learn more.  


Whether it is an organizational idea, innovation, or project, request a 1:1 Consultation to learn how CAI can help.