PLTL is an active learning program incorporated into several courses within the department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University and within a variety of different disciplines and universities across the world. Each week students in a course offering PLTL meet with a PLTL Peer Leader in small teams (6-12 students) performing tasks in a workshop format. A PLTL Peer Leader is a peer who has successfully completed the course and are trained to facilitate workshop for the course. The Peer Leader’s role is to guide current students through workshop content each week as a team. Students are responsible for bringing their textbook/notes from class to the session in order to receive full credit for being there. Further policies can be found on the PLTL syllabus.

Summer 2019

PLTL Course List

Enroll before Attending - Some PLTL Courses begin as soon as the next day after enrollment.


Workshops Run

Start Date

Enrollment Dates

General Biology IWed-Fri05-15-2019Monday, May 13th, 11:00AMGeneral Biology IIWed-Fri05-15-2019Monday, May 13th, 2:00PMEcology SUMMER AFri-Tues05-10-2019Wednesday, May 8th, 4:30PMHuman BiologyMon-Tues05-20-2019Tuesday, May 14th, 11:00AMHistology LabMon-Tues05-20-2019Friday, May 17th, 11:00AMEcology SUMMER CFri-Tues05-17-2019Tuesday, May 14th, 2:00PM (Ecology Online ONLY may enroll for cyber sections earlier: Mon, 5/13, 4:00PM)Evolution SUMMER AThurs-Mon05-09-2019Wednesday, May 8th, 3:30PM


Once a PLTL course is open for enrollment, select the 'View Courses' button. In order to ensure fair and functional enrollment, you may be directed through a queue before being prompted to login and then select your desired course. The queue will inform you of your place in line and advance you into the enrollment process automatically, please do not close your browser window.


You also have the ability to drop yourself on this registration page. Once dropped, you will have the opportunity to enroll into another section, as long as there are still seats available. Once a section is full, we DO NOT do overrides into closed sections.


Please check your e-mail for enrollment confirmation and (This link opens in new tab) login to Canvas to access your PLTL course. Schedule of available sections is subject to change depending on the availability of Peer Leaders and university space. Make sure you are referencing the correct course.



  • Program Director: Jose Alberte
  • Program Associate Director: Alberto Cruz
  • Program Assistant Director: Nataly Rodriguez
  • Program Administrative Assistant: Frank Rodriguez
  • Program Faculty Chair: Thomas Pitzer
  • Course Liaison and Administrative Assistant to Chair: Roberto Pereira