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NOTE: Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College's Gateway Teaching Academy.
General Education Course Review Process FAQs
Monday, March 20 | UL 1125 M | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, Terri Tarr, Kate Thedwall
As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses, especially course coordinators, may have questions about how to assemble the information and materials needed for the course review portfolio. This session will address frequently asked questions about the general education review process, with time allotted for questions and discussion.
NOTE: This workshop will also be offered on March 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Click here to register for March 21st workshop.
Faculty Teaching Showcase: Mid-semester Feedback
Wednesday, March 22 | Online - Zoom | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): Debora Herold
Have you ever had the experience of reading your end-of-semester student evaluations and found yourself surprised by the comments? Perhaps a student made a suggestion that you agree would be an improvement to the course. Or maybe a student was critical of something and you wish you could have explained the pedagogical reasoning behind your course design. Although end-of-semester feedback can be helpful for making adjustments for future semesters, it is too late to make changes that will impact the students who actually provided the feedback. This webinar will focus on obtaining mid-semester feedback from students. We will discuss different ways to request feedback and how to respond to it once you receive it. This showcase will feature Dr. Debora Herold, Department of Psychology, School of Science.
This webinar is part of the Center for Teaching and Learning’s new Faculty Teaching Showcase Webinar Series, a venue for faculty to share their teaching practices with one another. Designed to inspire, inform and give faculty the confidence to try new teaching strategies, each interactive webinar features a conversation with a faculty member about how they implemented a successful teaching technique. Each webinar will be 30 minutes long with an optional 15-minute follow-up discussion period.
Documenting your Teaching Effectiveness in Graduate School
Thursday, March 23 | UL 1126 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S Rao and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner
This workshop introduces graduate students to the practice of documenting one’s teaching, the practice of articulating and supporting claims for the effectiveness of one's teaching. Participants will be introduced to different types of evidence of teaching and learning, and to approaches to capture this evidence in order to make the case for teaching achievements.
NOTE: This is a required workshop for the CIRTL at IUPUI Practitioner-level requirements.
Zoom: The Basics
Friday, March 24 | Online - Zoom | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn about the new online conference tool at Indiana University called Zoom. Zoom is a conference tool that focuses on collaboration between users through audio/video communication, file sharing, and screen sharing. IU faculty, staff, and students are all eligible to create their own Zoom meeting room to host meetings. In this workshop, we will learn how users access their account, schedule and manage meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday and Presenter(s): Peter Ermey, Madeleine Gonin, Kevin Brokmap
Zoom for Adobe Connect Users
Tuesday, March 28 | Online - Zoom | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday and Presenter(s): Peter Ermey, Kimmaree Murday
This webinar will introduce Zoom and its features to regular users of Adobe Connect for online meetings. Learn how to set up and manage your Zoom room, schedule and record meetings, manage audio and video, and collaborate with others via chat, screen sharing, and breakout rooms.
Faculty Teaching Showcase: Using Collaborative Learning to Teach Large Classes
Wednesday, March 29 | Online - Zoom | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr and Presenter(s): Jennifer Nelson, Anusha S Rao
Have you considered using group work to make your large classes more engaging and interactive, but wondered how you would manage the logistics and structure the activities? Although lecturing seems an effective mode to deliver content to a large group of learners, it can lead to issues with classroom management and student motivation and engagement. Collaborative learning is a popular active learning technique shown to improve student learning and motivation. But, designing, implementing, and assessing the outcomes of collaborative learning in the context of a large class can feel exceptionally challenging.
In this faculty teaching showcase, we will engage in a conversation with Jennifer Nelson from the Department of Earth Sciences to learn more about how she has successfully used collaborative learning models in large intro-level classes. She will discuss her process of creating an active, group work-based large class session with examples of well-structured and incentivized class-preparation techniques and in-class activities that motivate students and trigger their higher-order thinking. Each webinar will be 30 minutes long with an optional 15-minute follow-up discussion period.
Using CourseNetworking (CN) Post in Canvas to Enhance Student Communication and Engagement
Tuesday, April 4 | Online - Adobe Connect | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Randy Newbrough and Presenter(s): Alice Zhao, Associate Director, IUPUI Cyber Lab
CN Post is a plug-in tool available in each IU Canvas course. It is a good complement to Canvas and an alternative to the default Canvas discussion board. Invented at IU, CN Post helps enhance student communication and engagement through social, global and game-like learning. User feedback shows students prefer having online discussions in CN Post rather than in traditional discussion forums (here’s what this student has to say: https://youtu.be/2ynZczZT_ps). This webinar will introduce unique features in CN Post and offer practical tips for easy implementation both in online and in hybrid courses.
What You'll learn:
- How to access CN Post in Canvas
- Unique CN Post features (post, hashtag, poll, Global Class, Anar Seeds award system, badges, social portfolio)
- Tips and best practices of using CN Post to enhance student communication and engagement
Zoom: The Basics
Wednesday, April 5 | Online - Zoom | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday and Presenter(s): Peter Ermey, Kimmaree Murday, Kevin Brokamp
In this workshop, participants will learn about the new online conference tool at Indiana University called Zoom. Zoom is a conference tool that focuses on collaboration between users through audio/video communication, file sharing, and screen sharing. IU faculty, staff, and students are all eligible to create their own Zoom meeting room to host meetings. In this workshop, we will learn how users access their account, schedule and manage meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.
Quality Matters at IU: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses
Friday, April 14 | UL 1130 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov
This workshop introduces faculty and staff to the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and to the QM Process. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized quality assurance organization for online course design, and the QM Process is a faculty-led peer review process that uses the research-based standards (criteria) of the QM Rubric to certify online courses. Eventually, many online courses within the IU system will undergo the QM Process with the goal of achieving national QM recognition. Faculty may also use the QM Rubric as a guide to design online courses. And for faculty who are interested, this course serves as a pre-requisite for QM's Peer Reviewer Course, which is a required course for faculty who seek certification as a QM Peer Reviewer, allowing them to participate in QM course reviews for courses created here at IU and at other universities.
The workshop will be offered as an in-person workshop at IUPUI on Friday, April 14th, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in University Library, UL 1130, with a one hour break for lunch. Participants are free to bring their own lunch or to take advantage of the many options available on campus. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.
NOTE: This workshop will also be offered on May 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click here to register for the May 18th workshop.
Learn how to use Canvas, IU's new Learning Management System, at your own pace or in a guided tutorial. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, offers a wide variety of workshops and webinars to help faculty set up Canvas sites for summer and fall semesters.
Oncourse to Canvas Migration Support
If you have been teaching in Oncourse and are ready to make the move to Canvas, here are some resources you may find helpful:
CTL and CIRTL Programming
• The workshop, Documenting your Teaching Effectiveness in Graduate School will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the University Library, Room UL 1126. Click here for more information and to register.
• The Teaching@UPUI webinar, An Introduction to Course Evaluation and Assessment, will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.
•Sign up for a CIRTL network account to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network courses, workshops, and events.
Communicating Science Series
Wednesday, March 22 | Glick Eye Institute (GK) 103 | 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
This three-session series is designed to train participants to communicate complex scientific topics more effectively to non-experts like patients, learners, lawmakers, and funders. This program is free and open to all IUSM and IUPUI faculty and graduate students.
All participants are asked to commit to the entire three workshop series, as each session builds upon the previous. Please note, if you register for this event, you will be registered for all three sessions.
For more information, and to register for the three workshop series,
- Connecting your Audience, Wednesday, March 22nd
- Distilling your Message, Wednesday, April 5th
- Media Training for Scientist and Physicians, Wednesday, April 19th
LEAP Indiana Conference
Friday, April 7 | Ivy Tech Conference Center, Indianapolis | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free registration, but limited admission!
The LEAP Indiana Conference, to be held Friday, April 7, 2017 will feature keynote speaker Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research at the University Nevada, Las Vegas; and a partner in the AAC&U’s LEAP project, Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning.
LEAP Indiana seeks to create and support connections among diverse faculty from across all Indiana colleges and universities who are passionate about teaching and the exploration of innovative pedagogies aligned with AAC&U’s LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) States Initiative. This conference is sponsored by faculty leaders from public state institutions across Indiana (
- Transparency in Teaching
- Inclusive Classroom
- Center for Teaching and Learning - Director's track
- Ed Camp
If you have any questions, please email
register for the conference using this link.
CanvasCon Coming to IUPUI
Participants will share best practices for teaching and learning with Canvas, discuss recent and upcoming enhancements, and network with other Canvas users. The agenda is jam-packed with insights from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both higher education and K-12.
If you are interested in presenting, be sure to submit your proposal by March 27, 2017. We're open to all proposals and eager to hear what you have to say. If your proposal is accepted, then your registration is free.
CanvasCon is Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the IUPUI Campus Center. It is sponsored by Instructure, and co-hosted by UITS and the IU School of Education at IUPUI. Registration is only $49 and includes breakfast, lunch, and the closing reception. To register and more information, click here.
NPR SCIENCE STUDIO: Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL)
NPR SCIENCE STUDIO: Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL). Podcast of interview with Pratibha Varma-Nelson. Aired February 19, 2017. http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-peer-led-team-learning-pltl