2017 E.C. Moore Symposium – Friday, March 3rd

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.

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.

Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior

Wednesday, March 8  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Anusha S Rao

How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and manage such common disruptions in both the face-to-face and online teaching contexts.

Documenting Your Teaching Effectiveness in Graduate School

Thursday, March 23  | UL 1126  | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha Rao  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

This workshop introduces graduate students to the practice of documenting one’s teaching, the practice of articulating and supporting claims for the effectiveness of one's teaching. Participants will be introduced to different types of evidence of teaching and learning, and to approaches to capture this evidence in order to make the case for teaching achievements.

Note: This is a required workshop for the CIRTL at IUPUI Practitioner-level requirements.

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 on Preparing and Delivering a Teaching Demonstration will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 2:30 - 4 p.m. at University Library, Room UL 1126. Click to get more information and register.

•The online workshop, Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

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

  • How to Break Through Students' Misconceptions of Science will be offered on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This workshop has a cap of 40 students. Click here to register for this event

Partner Opportunities

LEAP Indiana Conference

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

Free registration, but limited admission!

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) and Mary-Ann Winkelmes, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research at the University Nevada, Las Vegas; and a partner in the AAC&U’s LEAP project, Transparency and Problem-Centered Learning.  

Session Tracks:

  • Transparency in Teaching
  • Inclusive Classroom
  • Center for Teaching and Learning - Director's track
  • Ed Camp 
LEAP Indiana seeks to create and support connections among diverse faculty from across all Indiana colleges and universities who are passionate about teaching and the exploration of innovative pedagogies aligned with AAC&U’s LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) States Initiative. This conference is sponsored by faculty leaders from public state institutions across Indiana (

If you have any questions, please email Please register for the conference using this link.

Recommended Reading

How To Deal With Difficult Students

Reis, R. (2017, February 13). How to deal with difficult students. Tomorrow’s Professor.

This posting has eight helpful suggestions about how to handle challenging students. It is from chapter 6, How to Run Your Class, of this book: Spalding, D. (2014). Teach your students. Change the world. Wiley Periodicals: San Francisco, CA.

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