Oncourse: Tests and Surveys
Wednesday, January 25 - UL 1125M - 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Tom Janke
Discover how to deliver rich online assessments with the new Oncourse Testing tool. Participants will learn how to create question pools, import questions in bulk from text documents, import tests from the old Oncourse test tool, reduce the risk of academic dishonesty and more using the new Test tool. This is a hands-on workshop and participants are encouraged to bring digital versions of or have access to their existing assessments for experimentation.
Super Bowl Teaching Support Strategies
Monday, January 30 - Adobe Connect Meeting Room Online - 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Register » | Presenter: Lorie Shuck
Because Indianapolis is hosting the 2012 Super Bowl, campus access may be hindered for students and faculty in the days leading up to and immediately after the game. During this period, some faculty may want to consider alternate methods to keep teaching in that event that students and faculty cannot travel to campus.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a series of workshops designed to have faculty up and running with real-time web conferencing and other presentation delivery options. The workshops will focus on Adobe Connect and Adobe Presenter. Participants should request an Adobe Connect account prior to the workshop.
You can request an IU Adobe Connect account from http://www.indiana.edu/~breeze/
Oncourse Advanced Features
Tuesday, February 7 - Adobe Connect Meeting Room Online - 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Register » | Presenter: Mark Alexander
Are you comfortable with the basic Oncourse tools and ready to explore something new? If so, join us in this online workshop held in an Adobe Connect meeting room. We'll travel beyond the basic tools and discover other tools, such as Site stats, Profile 2, Assignments 2, Blogs, and Turnitin that you might find to be helpful in your classes.NOTE: This workshop will be held online using Adobe Connect. You will need working speakers to hear the presenter. It is strongly recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection to participate in this session. Registered participants will receive an email with instructions for viewing and a link to the Adobe Connect meeting room a day or two before the event.
CTL Online Teaching Modules
Teaching a face-to-face class is challenging, and teaching online can be all the more so. Understandably, topics related to online teaching are common consultation and workshop requests for staff at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Sometimes distance and scheduling issues make it difficult for faculty to attend workshops or consultations. To make information more readily available, the CTL has developed a series of online modules focused on online teaching. Faculty can now access this content whenever they want and as often they want via their computer. The modules are located in an Oncourse site that can be joined by anyone with an IU username. The online teaching modules cover the following topics:
• Course Organization and Planning
• Content Delivery
• Learning Activities
Faculty can progress at their own pace and have the freedom to choose only the topics they wish. The modules are in a narrated slide show format and were prepared using Adobe Presenter (please make sure the latest version of Flash is installed before viewing the modules). To join the site, follow these instructions , using the search term, CTL Online Teaching .
Redesigned CTL Resources
The CTL has updated the CTL Resources space on our website (http://ctl.iupui.edu). This renovation has resulted in a high quality collection of teaching and learning resources that cover topics such as teaching strategies, documenting your teaching, to using clickers in the classroom and many more.
A main goal of the redesign was to make it easier for faculty to search and find the resources that they find most valuable. We also know that people use different types of devices to access the web and wanted our content to be easily read on a variety of devices. To these ends, we believe that you will find our new resources web space:
• web-friendly (no downloading required),
• easy to print,
• easy to search, and
• mobile device friendly.
We invite you to explore the new space and let us know what you think. If we are missing an important topic from our collection, let us know. We'd be happy to add it. Please offer suggestions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the Resource space at ctl.iupui.edu on the main navigation bar (see image below) or you can access it directly here.
BiCCHEC Community-Based Pilot Research Grants for Students
Submission deadline February 15th, 5:00 pm.
The objective of the BiCCHEC community-based pilot research grant for students is to foster and encourage collaborations between IUPUI researchers and community partners and to promote projects that have the potential to develop into larger externally funded research programs or generate scholarly products. Proposed projects must have participation by one (or more) student and a community partner. IUPUI (including IUSM, IUSD and IUSON) graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
See competition guidelines to review detailed criteria: http://www.iusd.iupui.edu/BICCHEC_Site/Student_Projects.aspx
Questions? Contact BiCCHEC’ s program manager. Email: email@example.com or call: 317-274-5431
Faculty and Staff: Take Workshops Free this Spring
For the spring 2012 semester, you can register for UITS IT Training workshops at no charge, thanks to a pilot program designed to assess faculty and staff interest in free workshops.
The spring workshop schedule is now online. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible (popular workshops fill quickly) at: http://ittraining.iu.edu
Need a specially scheduled workshop for your department or faculty/staff group of 10 or more? Would you like to have us teach IT skills to your students, so you can concentrate on the bigger picture?
Request sessions at no charge: http://ittraining.iu.edu/request
Note: The multi-day UITS EdCert courses will still be fee-based.
Questions? Contact UITS IT Training office at IUPUI.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 317-274-7383