2017 E.C. Moore Symposium – Register Now!

Registration for the 2017 E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching is now open. This year’s symposium will feature a keynote address on High-impact Practices to Promote Student Learning and Success: Considerations for Effectiveness, Quality, and Equity by Dr. Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and the NSSE Institute at the IU Bloomington School of Education. The plenary address on Every Classroom is a Laboratory will be delivered by Rob Elliott, Lecturer in Computer and Information Technology at the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI and recipient of the 2016 IUPUI Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The E.C. Moore Symposium brings the Indiana higher education community together to examine teaching excellence and the instructional strategies employed in various disciplines to encourage student learning. This year’s symposium will feature concurrent sessions, a poster session and presenters’ reception, a showcase of student ePortfolios, and other opportunities to interact with students and colleagues. The 2017 E.C. Moore Symposium will be held at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, March 3, 2017.

For more information and to register, please visit

CTL Workshops

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

Preventing and Managing Plagiarism

Monday, February 13  | UL 1125M  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Andi Rehak  and Presenter(s): Andi Rehak, Anusha S Rao

Promoting academic and professional integrity in students is a desired,  but implicit, course outcome in every discipline. A common form of academic misconduct particularly in writing-intensive courses is plagiarism. This behavior is not always obvious when you are in the midst of grading student work. This workshop will provide an overview of the types of academic misconduct defined by IUPUI's code of conduct, specifically discussing issues of plagiarism, and consider best practices to prevent, manage, and report plagiarism.  Attendees will learn how to use Turnitin, IU's plagiarism detection tool within their Canvas course. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine and interpret Turnitin's report for a variety of example compositions.

Creating and Managing Rubrics in Canvas

Wednesday, February 15  | UL 1125 M  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Andi Rehak  and Presenter(s): Andi Rehak

Rubrics provide a coherent set of criteria for evaluating student work and can streamline your grading process. In this face-to-face workshop participants will learn how to create rubrics in Canvas that can be used to clarify assignment expectations and make grading more consistent and transparent. Participants will also learn how to manage rubrics in Canvas, including how to use the same rubric for grading in multiple sections.   Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops so that they can embed and modify rubrics in a Canvas course.

Collaborating Online with Zoom

Friday, February 17  | UL 1125 M  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski  and Presenter(s): Kael Kanczuzewski

Zoom is a new video conferencing and web collaboration software available to all faculty, students, and staff at Indiana University. Zoom makes it easy to meet with colleagues or students and share your screen, create breakout rooms, and/or record the meeting.

In this face-to-face workshop, we will start with an overview of how to use Zoom and the various use cases for collaborating with colleagues or students. Participants will then be invited to try Zoom on their own. If you have a laptop bring it along, otherwise laptops will be available for use.

NOTE:  This workshop will also be given on Tues., February 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  Click here to register.

Zoom: The Basics

Friday, February 17  | Online - Zoom  | 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday  and Presenter(s): Peter Ermey

In this workshop, participants will learn about the new online conference tool at Indiana University called Zoom.  Zoom is a conference tool that focuses on collaboration between users through audio/video communication, file sharing, and screen sharing. IU faculty, staff, and students are all eligible to create their own Zoom meeting room to host meetings. In this workshop, we will learn how users access their account, schedule and manage meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.

Teaching Portfolio Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Thursday, February 23  | UL 1126  | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S. Rao  and Presenter(s): Anusha S. Rao, Lauren Easterling

When applying for faculty positions with teaching responsibilities, an increasing expectation in institutions with a focus on undergraduate education is that applicants will have a collection of evidence of their experiences related to teaching and learning.  Even if you have not formally taught a course, you may have had other experiences that can demonstrate your growing ability related to teaching.  This workshop will address ways to think about experiences related to teaching,and how to document these for the job search.

Quality Matters at IU: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

Friday, February 24  | UL 1130  | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov

This workshop introduces faculty and staff to the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric and to the QM Process. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized quality assurance organization for online course design, and the QM Process is a faculty-led peer review process that uses the research-based standards (criteria) of the QM Rubric to certify online courses. Eventually, many online courses within the IU system will undergo the QM Process with the goal of achieving national QM recognition. Faculty may also use the QM Rubric as a guide to design online courses. And, for faculty who are interested, this course serves as a pre-requisite for QM's Peer Reviewer Course, which is a required course for faculty who seek certification as a QM Peer Reviewer, allowing them to participate in QM course reviews for courses created here at IU and at other universities.

The workshop will be offered as an in-person workshop at IUPUI on Friday, February 24th, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in University Library, UL 1130, with a one hour break for lunch. Participants are free to bring their own lunch or to take advantage of the many options available on campus. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.

Online Test Proctoring by ProctorU: Q and A Session

Monday, February 27  | UL 1125 M  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski  and Presenter(s): Wes Darby, ProctorU

ProctorU is one of the online test proctoring services currently being piloted at Indiana University. On Monday, February 27th, representatives from ProctorU will be on campus to meet with faculty, answer questions, hear concerns, and gather feedback. If you have been using either ProctorU or Examity, or if you would simply like to learn more about online proctoring at IU, please join us. Refreshments will be served.

Customizing Canvas Content with HTML

Tuesday, February 28  | UL 1125 M  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Jeani Young  and Presenter(s): Jeani Young

Do you want to customize the look of your Canvas course? Have you clicked on the HTML Editor link when editing a Canvas page or assignment and thought it looked too confusing for you? In this workshop we will demystify the HTML code that describes how your content looks in Canvas. Participants will learn about HTML tags and how to modify them, including:

  • floating and setting margins around images
  • changing colors with hexadecimal codes
  • use <div> tags to highlight important information without compromising readability
  • incorporating advanced tab and accordion interactions to organize longer content sections

Sample Canvas pages will be available through Canvas Commons. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to work with these provided workshop materials.

Preparing and Delivering a Teaching Demonstration

Thursday, March 2  | UL 1126  | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S. Rao  and Presenter(s): Debora Herold, Ralph McClure

Candidates for academic positions are often asked to give a teaching demonstration as part of an on campus interview. This workshop will be presented by faculty members who have recently done a successful teaching demonstration and have been part of faculty search committees and evaluated teaching demonstrations. The presenters will provide a framework for planning a teaching demonstration and some example approaches to teaching a given topic. Participants will learn about the importance of considering the institutional and pedagogical contexts when preparing a teaching demonstration. Participants will also learn about resources, tips, and strategies that will help them further develop their planned demonstrations.

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 and Postdoc Programming

CTL and CIRTL Programming

•The workshop Teaching Portfolio Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs  will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. at University Library, Room UL 1126. Click to get more information and register.

•Sign up for a CIRTL network account to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network courses, workshops, and events.

Partner Opportunities

Pathways to Excellence in Public Scholarship: Strategies for Documenting Public Scholarship Using Altmetrics and Qualitative Evidence

Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: IAHI, University Library 4115 S

The goal of this workshop is to equip faculty engaged in public scholarship with strategies for strategically sharing scholarly products and engaging with key communities. A key element of co-producing with the community is ensuring that they have access to the resulting scholarly products. We will introduce strategies and tools for dissemination and sharing, gathering documentation, and presenting a range of evidence to demonstrate engagement and impact. Such strategies will capture engagement in both digital and physical environments. The workshop will include a mix of demonstration, hands-on activities, and discussion.  Learn more and register

LEAP Indiana Conference - SAVE THE DATE

Friday, April 7  | Ivy Tech Conference Center, Indianapolis  | 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The LEAP Indiana Conference, to be held Friday, April 7, 2017 will feature keynote speaker Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  The benefits of attending this conference include:  engaging with a network of diverse faculty, taking an active role in nurturing innovation and leadership, and aligning with undergraduate initiatives rooted in AAC&U proficiencies.  Admission, lunch, and parking are free. Seating is limited. More registration information is coming in 2017, however you can reserve your seat now by contacting

Recommended Reading

Three Common Demands from Students in Large Classes

Reis, R. (2017, February 6) Three common demands from students in large classes and what to do about them. Tomorrow’s Professor, 106(2).  

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