CTL Workshops  

Canvas Workshops

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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:

Canvas Overview for Graduate Students in Instructional Roles

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | University Library 1125M | 10 - 11:30 a.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. 

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

Teaching@IUPUI: Incorporating PULs into Your Teaching

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: Terri Tarr and Richard Turner

Faculty created the IUPUI Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) and continue to be responsible for teaching students to achieve these learning outcomes. This session will provide an introduction to the PULs, their history, and their value and relevance to student learning. Through activities and examples, participants will explore ways to incorporate PULs into course learning outcomes, syllabi, assignments, and assessments.

Details and registration for upcoming Teaching@IUPUI webinars and recordings of past Teaching@IUPUI webinars are available here

Making the Most of University Hall’s New Active Learning Classroom

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | University Hall (AD) 2048 | 1 - 3 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Tom Janke and Presenters: Tom Janke, Douglas Jerolimov

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | University Hall (AD) 2048 | 9 - 11 a.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Tom Janke and Presenters: Tom Janke, Douglas Jerolimov

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced University Hall’s Active Learning spaces and the potential of these spaces to support engaged learning. This session will also explore current active learning classroom practices as referenced in literature. Further, participants will experience learning activities within these spaces and use these experiences to shape their own strategies for teaching.

ETTA Fall Conference

Friday, August 21, 2015 | Campus Center 450AB | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register »  | Organizers: James Gregory, Anusha Rao, Lauren Easterling and Presenters: Various

The ETTA Fall Conference is designed for all IUPUI graduate students who serve—or who will serve—in any type of teaching-related role. Sessions will cover topics ranging from managing time and grading to using technology in the classroom and teaching online. The keystone of the ETTA program, the fall conference is an all-day event combining interactive workshops, group work, and experiential learning. It will set the stage for attendees to improve their effectiveness in the classroom and will place them on a path to becoming exceptional instructors. The conference is free and lunch will be provided.  

Associate Faculty Orientation

Saturday, August 22, 2015 | Taylor Hall 2110 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register »  | Organizers: Doug Jerolimov and the Associate Faculty Coalition

The newly formed Associate Faculty Advisory Board is happy to announce a campus-wide orientation for new and fairly new associate faculty on Aug. 22. Even veteran Associate Faculty might find the information helpful. Refreshments and registration/check will begin at 9:30am. Presentations by Faculty Affairs, CTL, University Library, the Registrar's office, and UITS will begin at 10am. After a short break, a Q&A session will allow Associate Faculty time to ask questions about their role as faculty and an employee. Orientation packets with handouts covering a number of aspects of being a faculty and an employee of IUPUI will be available. Faculty are welcome to attend some or all of this session. For more information, contact Tracy Donhardt,

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Friday, August 28, 2015 | Van Nuys Medical Sciences B14 | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Terri Tarr and Presenters: James Gregory, Richard Turner

A teaching philosophy statement articulates the assumptions and expectations that shape a faculty member's teaching strategies. Often used as part of a job application, a promotion and tenure dossier, a teaching award nomination, and course syllabi, a teaching philosophy captures and documents a teacher’s values and successes in teaching. This workshop will involve active writing and revising to engage participants in conceptualizing, drafting, and revising a statement of teaching philosophy. Each participant should bring a laptop, pen and paper, or some other device with which to work. Participants with existing statements of teaching philosophy can develop them further during this session. The workshop will last two and a half hours.

Note: Attendance at any CTL workshop or event will count towards professional development required for University College’s  Gateway Teaching Academy.

Annual Symposium on Excellence in Teaching

2016 E.C. Moore Symposium Call for Proposals

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning seeks proposals from faculty teaching at universities across Indiana for the 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching. The symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and the instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. Proposals should address one of the following: efforts to improve student learning and engagement, evidence-based practices in teaching, the scholarship of teaching and learning, the innovative use of instructional technology, and initiatives that promote excellence in teaching. Proposals that have application to other disciplines are strongly encouraged. The 2016 E.C. Moore Symposium will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, March 25, 2016. 

Proposals will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please visit

Center for Teaching and Learning

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