Canvas: IU's New Learning Management System

Opportunities to Learn Canvas

The Center for Teaching and Learning is ready to help IUPUI faculty learn Canvas. To learn more about Canvas at IU, visit Next.IU.edu. There are ample Canvas resources currently available to faculty and more will be offered, soon.  See the list below for current offerings. Canvas consultations can be scheduled by contacting the Center for Teaching and Learning at 317-274-1300 or by emailing thectl@iupui.edu.

Canvas Training Resources:


This Friday, May 2: 

Distilling Your Message: Communicating Scientific Research to All

Friday, May 2, 2014 | Emerson Hall 304 | 8 - 9:30 a.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and IUSM OFAPD Presenters: Faculty from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University

Award-winning actor Alan Alda once said, "Communication is not something you add on to science, it is the essence of science."

In this interactive lecture, faculty members from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University will provide the tools necessary to translate your scientific reasearch for any audience.

Participants will practice finding common ground with an audience, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work. 


Small Group Sessions

In addition to the lecture at 9am, experts from the Center will provide small a group consultation session at 12:30pm.  Space is limited!

Attendance at the morning plenary is a prerequisite to participate in the small group session.  If you are interested in participating in the small group session, you must register both for this lecture and for your chosen small group session.

This event is open to all faculty, postdocs, fellows, and learners throughout the IUSM and IUPUI community.

Workshops

Teaching@IUPUI: First Day of Class

Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Terri Tarr

The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the semester. It’s an opportunity to set learners’ expectations, establish a feeling of community, and give students a taste of course content. This online mini-workshop will focus on ideas and activities that instructors can use to get a course off to a great start. Time for questions and discussion will follow at the end.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Sessions are scheduled with the time of semester in mind, to keep topics relevant for faculty needs at that time.

Teaching@IUPUI: Planning a Class Session

Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenter: James Gregory

A well planned class session helps reduce faculty stress while increasing student ability to recognize and meet learning objectives. Whether planning a discussion-based seminar, an activity-focused lab, or a two-hour lecture, a carefully structured and organized class session will enhance the learning experience. In this online mini-workshop, participants will learn the principles of quick and effective class planning, with time for questions and discussion at the end.

This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Sessions are scheduled with the time of semester in mind, to keep topics relevant for faculty needs at that time.

CTL Offers Faculty Assistance with Finals and Grades

In addition to one-on-one appoinments with our consultants the CTL offers pre-recorded webinars on a variety of topics.  

Please see the following webinars for help with Oncourse Tests and Surveys as well as Submitting Final Grades.  A full listing of our past events and recordings may be found here. 

As always the CTL is available for personalized help by calling 317-274-1300 or emailing thectl@iupui.edu.

Partner Opportunities 

Gateway to Graduation Third Annual Critical Thinking Symposium: Putting Critical Thinking into Practice

Monday, May 12, 2014 | Campus Center Room 450C | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Gateway to Graduation Program and Presenter: Stephen Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor of the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Students report that learning to think critically is something that happens incrementally as they are exposed to ever more inconvenient information, contradictory data, and difficult questions.  This process begins simply and non-threateningly by focusing on ideas and information that is far removed from students' own experiences, but then gradually shifts the focus to their own ideas. 

In this all day event participants will start by learning about some of the teaching approaches and activities that students across the disciplines say help them to think more critically.  We will go through a series of exercises, from very simple scenario analyses to quite complex critical conversation protocols, that replicate in one day the journey that students take over a semester to put their own reasoning under close scrutiny.    

About the speaker: Currently a Distinguished University Professor of the University of St Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Stephen Brookfield has written and edited fifteen books on adult learning, teaching, leadership, critical theory, and critical thinking, five of which have won the World Award for Literature in Adult Education  (in 1986, 1989, 1996, 2005 and 2011). He has also authored over 100 chapters in edited books, published over 70 articles in refereed journals, and delivered over 40 papers that were published in juried conference proceedings.

Seminar with Dr. Stephen Brookfield is free for all IUPUI faculty and $125 for non-IUPUI faculty.

If you are a non-IUPUI faculty, click here to pay the registration fee. Don't forget to register at the link below also.  Click here to register.  To get a discounted rate on lodging click here for the Gateway to Graduation Group discount!

Institute for Curriculum, Campus Internationalization

Monday, May 18-21, 2014 | IU Bloomington | Registration deadline May 1
Register» | Organizer: School of Global and International Studies and Presenters: Barbara Hill, Senior Associate for Internationalization, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education; Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy at the Association of American Colleges and Universities; and Susan Buck Sutton, Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, Bryn Mawr College 

The Center for the Study of Global Change, in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, is proud to offer its annual Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI), which will take place May 18-21, 2014 in Bloomington, IN. This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curriculum, and/or individual course, to better prepare students, faculty, and staff to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. This institute is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators of Research I universities and small, Liberal Arts, minority, and community colleges. ICCI includes two tracks with unique guided workshops (Course Focus and Campus Focus), as well as the Global Mini-Conference “Global Issues in World Regions,” a session on the intersections of diversity and internationalization, a poster session for sharing participants’ best practices, and a multi-regional cultural evening for networking. If you are new to internationalization, consider the optional pre-institute workshop “The Increasingly Comprehensive World of Academic Internationalization: The Essential Context.”  
 
Individuals and teams are welcome. Registration deadline extended to May 1st.  Only a few spaces still available.

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