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 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

Canvas Training Resources:


Teaching@IUPUI: Planning a Class Session

Thursday, May 8, 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 Online Finals and Final Grade Submissions 

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

Please see the Oncourse Tests and Surveys as well as Submitting Final Grades webinars for assistance on these topics.  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

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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!

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