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Teaching@IUPUI is an ongoing series of online mini-workshops focused on foundational teaching skills. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the workshops consist of brief presentations 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.
Recordings of past Teaching@IUPUI webinars are available on the Center for Teaching and Learning website for you to access anytime.
Upcoming live sessions are listed below. Click on each webinar title for description and registration.
Teaching a Large Class
Wednesday, June 8, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Teaching Metacognitive Skills
Wednesday, June 15, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Drafting a Teaching Philosophy
Wednesday, June 22, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Documenting Your Teaching
Wednesday, June 29, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday, July 13, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesday, July 20, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Creating a Syllabus
Wednesday, July 27, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Best Practices for Slide Show Presentations
Wednesday, August 3, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
First Day of Class
Wednesday, August 10, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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:
Changes to Turnitin Canvas Integration
Canvas courses for Summer 2016 were made available Thursday, 4/7. Along with the summer course availability comes a significant change with the Turnitin (IU’s originality checking and plagiarism prevention service) integration with Canvas. Turnitin and Canvas are discontinuing support for the existing Turnitin integration.
A new external tool integration with Turnitin became available on Thursday, 4/7. The new Turnitin tool is a substantial upgrade in security over the previous version. However, there are some significant changes in the way assignments are set up and connected to the service. In particular, any assignment you import from Spring 2016 and earlier will need to be reconnected with the Turnitin service.
View the Canvas instructions here and the updated IU Knowledge Base article with an included video tutorial. If you have any questions, please contact the CTL.
The 2016 FACET Retreat, Discovering the Learner Within, will be held on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, 2016. This event offers a variety of hands-on, traditional conference sessions. Keynote speakers include: David Malik, James Wimbush, and Angela McNelis. Registration: $125 per individual. This fee includes materials, breakfast on Saturday, and lunch on Saturday. To register visit: http://go.iu.edu/1cde
The Mosaic Active Learning Initiative is Indiana University’s comprehensive set of services and strategies to support faculty and students using active learning spaces.
The Mosaic Faculty Fellows program gives instructors the support they need to transform their teaching and promote engaged student learning. The program has four goals:
• Preparing faculty members to teach in active learning classrooms by introducing them to new instructional strategies and technologies
• Building a community of faculty members who collaborate to advance their own teaching and to mentor colleagues exploring new pedagogies
• Promoting evidence-based teaching by encouraging instructors to study the impacts of new spaces and instructional approaches on student learning
• Creating faculty leaders who work together to guide the development of new learning spaces across the university
The program is a one-year commitment to transforming teaching and contributing to the development of learning spaces and related teaching practices at IUPUI. To learn more about the Mosaic Faculty Fellows program and its benefits, please visit: https://uits.iu.edu/mosaic/fellows.
Download an application for the 2016-2017 Mosaic Faculty Fellows program at IUPUI now. The application deadline is May 20, 2016.
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Lowman, J. & Aldrich, H. (2016, February). Just Listen. National Teaching & Learning Forum, 25(2), 1-3.