2017 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Request for Proposals

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects designed to improve student learning and successes at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus.  In addition, the grants seek to enhance the conversation about scholarly teaching on campus and increase the practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning.  The request for proposals is now available at   The deadline for submitting 2017 CEG proposals is January 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., EST.

IT Office Hours for Submitting Final Course Grades

The CTL Instructional Technology Consultants will be hosting office hours for submitting final course grades in the CTL, UL 1125.  Drop in for assistance or call for an appointment.  Office hours are as follows:

  • Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CTL Workshops

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

Using CourseNetworking (CN) Post in Canvas to Enhance Student Communication and Engagement

Wednesday, January 4  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Randy Newbrough  and Presenter(s): Alice Zhao, Assoc. Director, IUPUI CyberLab

CN Post is a plug-in tool available in each IU Canvas course. It is a good complement to Canvas and an alternative to the default Canvas discussion board. CN Post helps enhance student communication and engagement through social, global and game-like learning.  

To view student feedback go to:  

Note: This event is also offered in a face-to face workshop on Thursday, January 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m., Science Engineering Lab Bldg., Suite 101.  For more information and to register for the January 5th event, click here.

Technology for Managing Group Work

Thursday, January 12  | UL 1125M  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski  and Presenter(s): Kael Kanczuzewski

In this session, we will provide an overview of the different technologies available for managing group work and streamlining communications in your course. Join us to learn about how to organize effective online group work. In this session we will provide an overview of:

  • Structuring group activities in Canvas
  • Using the collaborative features of IU Box
  • Scheduling live working sessions in Zoom
  • Using Kaltura Media Gallery

Canvas Information and Workshops

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.

Upcoming workshops:

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:

Graduate Student Programming

CIRTL at IUPUI - New Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Visit CIRTL at IUPUI to learn more about how IUPUI graduate students and postdocs can participate in local and cross-network CIRTL activities and earn digital badges through a Canvas course to showcase their teaching development efforts to prospective employers.

Upcoming CIRTL Programming Sign up for a CIRTL account network to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network workshops and events. 

Registration for the Spring 2017 CIRTL MOOCs are now open!
An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Advancing Learning through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching

Note: You do not need to be enrolled in the Canvas course to start participating in CIRTL local and cross-network programming.

Partner Opportunities

FACET Academy Awards on Excellence in Teaching

The Academy Awards serve two important purposes that promote FACET’s mission:
• Recognizing faculty who bring passion, innovation, and creativity to the classroom to promote student success across IU
• Helping FACET share and disseminate best practices in teaching for the benefit of the entire IU community

Academy Awards Nominations are due by January 15, 2017

Annual FACET Retreat

Friday, December 23  | Brown County Inn, Nashville, IN

The 2017 FACET Retreat will be held May 19-21 at Brown County Inn in Nashville, Indiana and the Retreat Call for Proposals is now open.  

The 2017 retreat theme is Catalysts for Change: The Transformative Possibilities of Teaching and Learning

 Proposals are due by February 1, 2017

Indiana University Introduces Two-Step Login (Duo)

Email and online scams (phishing attacks) are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Two-step login (Duo), also known as two-factor authentication, adds a second layer of security when you log into secure systems. It combines an additional verification with your username and passphrase, and helps prevent anyone but you from logging in. 

At Indiana University, Two-step login (Duo) adds this second layer of security for some university systems, and also for your personal information and financial data (Bursar direct deposit, for example).  The Duo Mobile app for smartphones or tablets is recommended, but if you don't have such a device, regular cell phones and landlines are also supported. For step-by-step instructions for the various ways to begin, see Getting started with Two-step login (Duo) at IU.

Recommended Reading

Revision is Essential in Teaching, Too

Goodblar, D. (2016, Dec. 14). Revision is essential in teaching, too. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from

Center for Teaching and Learning

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