Teaching@IUPUI Webinars

Teaching@IUPUI: Creating a Syllabus

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.

Teaching@IUPUI: First Day of Class

Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Terri Tarr, Douglas Jerolimov

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Terri Tarr, Douglas Jerolimov

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.

Teaching@IUPUI: Planning a Class Session

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: James Gregory, Anusha Rao

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: James Gregory, Anusha Rao

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.

Click here for a complete listing of upcoming Teaching@IUPUI webinars.

Scientific Writing Workshop

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

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.

Special Invitation 

Getting a Quick Start in Moving from Oncourse to Canvas

Choose any of the following dates and times to attend:

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.

Click here for more information, including dates/times of workshops

ETTA Events

Educational Training for Teaching Associates (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.

Getting Started With Canvas for Graduate Students in Instructional Roles

Monday, August 25, 2014 | UL 1125M | 1 - 3 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | UL 1125M | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Friday, August 29, 2014 | UL 1125M | 1 - 3 p.m.
Register»  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

This introductory Canvas session is specifically designed to meet the different roles and needs of graduate students in teaching roles – teaching assistants, associate instructors, graders, and others. It is also part of our Educational Training for Teaching Associates (ETTA) program for graduate students in instructional roles. If you have questions about this particular session, please email Lauren Easterling at easterli@iupui.edu.

In this introductory session participants will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the Canvas learning management system through the lens of a graduate student in an instructional role. During this hands-on workshop participants will explore and work with the following:

  • Canvas navigation
  • Messaging and Notifications in Canvas
  • Maintaining course assignments, quizzes, and discussions
  • Grading and gradebooks in Canvas
  • Canvas troubleshooting and help resources

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

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.

Gateway to Graduation Fall Huddle 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014 | NCAA Conference Center and Hall of Champions | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Sponsored by: The Gateway to Graduation Program & The Bepko Learning Center

Hut, hut, hike!  We are set to HUDDLE! We will kick-off the year with a unique resource event. If you are new to IUPUI, or here for 40 years, there is something for you. We will be talking about how we can huddle around our students and help create a winning, environment.

Recommended Reading

Theoretical Foundations for Enhancing Social Connectedness in Online Learning Environments

Slagter van Tryon, P.J., & Bishop, M. J. (2009). Theoretical foundations for enhancing social connectedness in online learning environments. Distance Education, 30(3), 291-315. Retrieved from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587910903236312#.U9-qJ2MXOoV

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

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phone: (317) 274-1300
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