Special Invitation 

Getting a Quick Start in Moving from Oncourse to Canvas

Choose any of the following dates and times to attend:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | IT 167 and IT 162 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | IT 167 and IT 162 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | IT 167 and IT 162 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | IT 167 and IT 162 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Earlier this spring, Indiana University announced that the Canvas learning management system (LMS) would be the successor to Oncourse. This quick start workshop, in just three hours, is designed to help you quickly move your content from Oncourse to Canvas and learn the basics of Canvas in time for the start of the fall semester.

This is very much a “hands-on” workshop, so bring your laptop and your course syllabus, announcements and files you’d like to place in your Canvas course site (or be able to access these materials via your laptop through the wireless network). Each hour of the workshop will focus on a specific Canvas task, with the majority of the hour (50 minutes) allocated to giving you time to complete the task in your own course. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a working Canvas course ready for the fall ’14 semester.

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Teaching@IUPUI Webinars

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating a Syllabus

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: James Gregory, Terri Tarr

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: James Gregory, Terri Tarr

A syllabus is often the first impression that students form of a course, and it serves both faculty and student as a guide to and contract for the semester. A well designed and personalized syllabus can help faculty set the proper tone while simultaneously helping them avoid having to repeatedly answer basic student questions about expectations, policies, and deadlines. This online mini-workshop will offer tips and considerations for effective syllabus design, with time for questions and discussion at the end.

Scientific Writing Workshop

Scientific Writing from the Reader's Perspective with Dr. George Gopen, Professor of the Practice of Rhetoric, Duke University

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | Neuroscience Building, Goodman Hall 1030 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Register» | Presenter: Dr. George Gopen

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | School of Nursing (NU) 103 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Register» | Presenter: Dr. George Gopen

As competition for external funding becomes more challenging, getting one's scholarly work successfully published is more important than ever. Dr. Gopen's approach is based on a single idea: learning to write for the reader allows the writer to control what readers learn.

This year, Dr. George Gopen will present this workshop in a SINGLE DAY format.

As in past years, Dr. Gopen will also conduct hour-long, individualized consultations.  ONLY faculty members who participate in the day-long event will have access to the individual consultation registration.  Instructions will be sent to participants after their registration for the workshop is complete.

More about Dr. Gopen's original approach to scientific writing can be found in his article, The Science of Scientific Writing.

ETTA Fall Conference

ETTA Fall Conference

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Eskenazi Hall Basile Auditorium | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register»  | Organizers and Presenters: Lauren Easterling, James Gregory

Educational Training for Teaching Associates (ETTA) is a program that provides training and resources for graduate students who teach at IUPUI, whether as instructors of record, graders, lab assistants, or in some other role. The purpose of ETTA is to improve the quality of teaching support that graduate students receive, and, therefore, to help improve the quality of undergraduate education at IUPUI.

The ETTA Fall Conference is designed for all IUPUI graduate students who serve—or who will serve—in any type of teaching-related role. An all-day event combining interactive workshops, group work, and experiential learning, the conference will include sessions on topics ranging from managing time and grading to using technology in the classroom and teaching online. The conference is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, please visit http://etta.iupui.edu.

Associate Faculty Forum

Associate Faculty Forum

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | University Library 1125 | 4 - 8 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer: Amy Powell and Presenters: Amy Powell, Douglas Jerolimov

Part-time faculty, whether new or returning, are invited to attend the Associate Faculty Forum, a professional development opportunity designed to support their teaching role at IUPUI. At this multi-faceted event, workshops will introduce faculty to new teaching methods and techniques and to ways of using technology in the classroom and online. Concurrent session tracks will include topics for new and experienced instructors, with hands-on activities to prepare attendees for a successful fall semester. This event is free and open to all IUPUI and IUPU Columbus part-time faculty; click here to register.

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.  Canvas consultations can be scheduled by contacting the Center for Teaching and Learning at 317-274-1300 or by emailing thectl@iupui.edu.

Click here to view upcoming CTL Canvas workshops.

Learning Environments Grant

Learning Environments Grant RFP Available

Proposals Due Friday, October 17, 2014
Due dates and details can be found here

Through the awarding of small grants, the Learning Environments Grant (LEG) supports the creation of innovative, engaging formal and informal learning environments that meet the needs of both faculty and students.  Spaces at IUPUI and IUPUC are eligible for this grant.

Partner Opportunities

Captivate 6: Quizzes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Denise Brown and Ted Jones, IT Training

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | IT 121 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Denise Brown and Donna Jones, IT Training

Captivate is a tool from Adobe that can be used to create many different types of eLearning content: slide shows, software demonstrations, simulations, and other interactive media projects. While Captivate is a good tool for presenting material to learners, it becomes even more powerful when we add an assessment to our eLearning project. This hands-on workshop teaches you everything you need to know in order to add a quiz to your next Captivate 6 project.

Captivate 6: The Basics

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | IT 121 | 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Denise Brown and Donna Jones, IT Training

In this workshop, you will learn how to use one of the most popular rapid development elearning tools that is currently available. You will create a basic screencast, complete with audio, video, transitions, and animated effects. Before leaving, you will learn how to publish your project so that it can be posted online.

Mack Center Call for Fellowship Applications

The Mack Center enhances teaching by advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Administered by FACET, the center stimulates inquiry in SoTL, promotes the results of those inquiries, and fosters educational excellence at Indiana University and internationally.

Become a Mack Fellow
Each year the Mack Center selects a group of fellows to conduct ambitious research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and to participate in our community of SoTL scholars.

Mack Fellows receive $1000 in initial research funds and $1000 after they complete their project and submit a paper to a scholarly journal.

For the complete call for submissions, follow this link: https://facet.indiana.edu/about/mack-center/call-for-mack-fellow.pdf

Applications are due October 1, 2014.

If you need additional information, contact Beth Kern at (574) 520-4352 or bkern@iusb.edu

Enduring Questions Course Development Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $38,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.

Deadline: September 11, 2014

For more information about Enduring Questions, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions.

Recommended Reading

Replicating Peer-Led Team Learning in Cyberspace: Research, Opportunities, and Challenges

Smith, J., Wilson, S., Banks, J., Zhu, L., & Varma-Nelson, P. (2014). Replicating Peer-Led Team Learning in cyberspace: Research, opportunities, and challenges. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 51(6), 714-740. Retrieved from: Find It@IUPUI, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tea.21163/pdf

If you would like to suggest a recommended reading for CTL Happenings, please send the reference and access information to thectl@iupui.edu.

Center for Teaching and Learning

email: thectl@iupui.edu
phone: (317) 274-1300
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