CTL Announcements

Needs Assessment Survey for Unizin at IU

IU and the Unizin consortium seek your input on the needs and desires of faculty to guide their work on tools and services to support teaching and learning through technology.  Read more

Become a Mosaic Faculty Fellow

The Mosaic Faculty Fellows program provides an opportunity, over the course of a full academic year, for faculty to engage in active learning practices in their own teaching and with other Mosaic Fellows, as well as contribute towards the development of learning spaces across Indiana University. For more information and to download the application:

Application deadline for IUPUI Fellows is May 19, 2017.

Get Ready to Zoom!

We have a new series of webinars to help you get up and running with Zoom, IU’s new video conferencing tool.  

To get started, you can attend Zoom: The Basics, or if you’re familiar with Adobe Connect, start instead with Zoom: For Adobe Connect Users.

Zoom: The Basics Wednesday, April 5 Noon- 1:00 p.m. Online
Zoom: The Basics Friday, May 5  1:00- 2:00 p.m. Online
Zoom for Adobe Connect Users Thursday, May 4 11:00 a.m.- Noon Online

Ready to Zoom even higher? Sign up for Zoom: Getting More from Your Experience. 

Zoom: Getting More from Your Experience Monday, April 10 2:30- 3:30 p.m. Online
Zoom: Getting More from Your Experience Tuesday, May 9 2:00- 3:00 p.m. Online

Prefer to attend an in-person session? Choose from one of two sessions at IUPUI.

Collaborating Online with Zoom Wednesday, April 12  1:00 - 2:00 p.m. UL 2115-J at IUPUI
Collaborating Online with Zoom Friday, April 14 10:00- 11:00 a.m. UL 2115-J at IUPUI
Watch for additional offerings related to Zoom coming later this spring and during the summer months.

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

Tuesday, April 4  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Randy Newbrough  and Presenter(s): Alice Zhao, Associate Director, IUPUI Cyber Lab

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. Invented at IU, CN Post helps enhance student communication and engagement through social, global and game-like learning. User feedback shows students prefer having online discussions in CN Post rather than in traditional discussion forums (here's what this student has to say: This webinar will introduce unique features in CN Post and offer practical tips for easy implementation both in online and in hybrid courses.

What You'll learn:

  • How to access CN Post in Canvas
  • Unique CN Post features (post, hashtag, poll, Global Class, Anar Seeds award system, badges, social portfolio)
  • Tips and best practices of using CN Post to enhance student communication and engagement

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

Friday, April 14  | 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, April 14th, 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.

NOTE:  This workshop will also be offered on May 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click here to register for the May 18th workshop.  

Putting Together a Course Portfolio

Monday, April 17  | UL 1125 M  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Kate Thedwall

As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses over the coming academic year, faculty who teach these courses will want to be prepared to put together a course portfolio with the elements needed for the course review. This brown bag workshop will examine the rubric that will be used to review general education courses, the information and documents needed for the review, and the process for assembling a course portfolio as well as show two examples of course portfolios that have been put together to pilot the review process.

NOTE:  This workshop will also be given on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.  For more information and to register for the April 18th workshop, click here.

Teaching@IUPUI: An Introduction to Course Evaluation and Assessment

Wednesday, April 19  | Online - Adobe Connect  | 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Anusha S Rao  and Presenter(s): Grant Fore, Justin Hess

This webinar is designed to help faculty consider best practices for evaluating course effectiveness. Evaluation refers to the process of determining whether student learning objectives or course outcomes are met. We will address the following questions:

• How do you develop an evaluation plan?
• What is formative versus summative evaluation?
• What are common data collection techniques?
• What are acceptable data analysis procedures?
• How can you ensure that your results are reliable?
• What should you do with your findings?

The presenters will include examples of STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) evaluation projects that will enable attendees to apply these questions to their teaching contexts.

Google@IU: Groupspaces

Friday, April 21  | Online Zoom  | 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday  and Presenter(s): Peter Ermey, Kimmaree Murday

If you need a collaborative space for your group or project, consider a Google@IU groupspace. Google@IU groupspace is a collaborative online environment that combines a Google site with a Google group and calendar. The groupspace site has tools and features to facilitate communication and collaboration. This webinar will help you customize your Google at IU groupspace site, group, and calendar to suit the specific needs of your group.

Eat, Drink and Learn with Top Hat

Thursday, April 27  | UL 2115E  | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski,  and Presenter(s): Kara Dingboom, Sarah Hammond

After a university-wide pilot, Top Hat has been selected as Indiana University's new student response system. TurningPoint Cloud will continue to be available for spring and summer terms, but will no longer be supported in fall 2017.  

Top Hat is an interactive, cloud-based teaching platform, which enables professors to actively engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities.  

Top Hat will be hosting a launch party with food and beverages provided. Drop in anytime to chat with the Top Hat representatives and enjoy refreshments.

Top Hat Workshop and Demonstrations

Thursday, April 27  | UL 2115E  | 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski  and Presenter(s): Kara Kingboom, Sarah Hammond

After a university-wide pilot, Top Hat has been selected as Indiana University's new student response system. TurningPoint Cloud will continue to be available for spring and summer terms, but will no longer be supported in fall 2017.  

Top Hat is an interactive, cloud-based teaching platform, which enables professors to actively engage students inside and outside the classroom with compelling content, tools and activities.  

Top Hat will be hosting a training and demonstration event following the Launch Party for those interested in learning more details and experiencing the platform first hand. Please bring a personal device (smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) with you to this event.

Canvas Information

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:

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL and CIRTL Programming

• The Teaching@IUPUI webinar, An Introduction to Course Evaluation and Assessment, will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 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.

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.

Improving Your Cultural 'IQ': Ideas and Tools for Engaging the International Student Community

Monday, May 8  | CE 409  | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): IUPUI Gateway to Graduation

The Community of Practice on Intercultural Learning sponsored by the Gateway to Graduation Program will be hosting the Spring Gateway Retreat that will focus on intercultural learning. This event will feature world-renowned keynote speaker, Hans deWit, Ph.D. from Boston College Center for International Higher Learning.  The following is a list of the presentations and workshops by campus faculty and staff with passion and experience for intercultural learning.  

  • Universal Design for an Inclusive Classroom:  Engaging Students from Multiple Backgrounds (Honnor Orlando, Bronwen Maxson)
  • What is DACA and What is a Sanctuary Campus (Kim Stewart Brinston, Angela Adams)
  • Global Learning in Classrooms - Activities and Findings (Lingma Acheson)
  • International Learning in the Classroom and Curriculum (Leslie Bozeman)
  • How to Develop a Study Abroad Course (Stephanie Leslie, Kevanne Monkhouse)
  • Diversity and Inclusion (Dennis Rudnick)

Tickets for this event are available by clicking here.  For questions, contact Estela Ene or Patrick Gentry.

9th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities

Monday, May 15  | IUPUI Campus Center
Presenter(s): Dr. Patrick Green, Loyola University, Chicago, Dr. Julie Hatcher, IUPUI

The 9th Annual, Connecting Campuses with Communities Conference will be held Monday, May 15th through Friday, May 19th, 2017. Featured Facilitators will be Dr. Patrick, Director, Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola University, Chicago, and Dr. Julie Hatcher, Executive Director, Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI.

The conference will include a Service Learning Institute, May 15th – May 17th, and a Research Academy on May 17th through May 19th. For additional information and to register, click here.

CanvasCon Coming to IUPUI

Participants will share best practices for teaching and learning with Canvas, discuss recent and upcoming enhancements, and network with other Canvas users.  The agenda is jam-packed with insights from educators, innovators, and thought leaders in both higher education and K-12.

CanvasCon is Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the IUPUI Campus Center.  It is sponsored by Instructure, and co-hosted by UITS and the IU School of Education at IUPUI.  Registration is only $49 and includes breakfast, lunch, and the closing reception.  To register and more information, click here.

Recommended Reading

Sometimes You Soar

Nesteruk, J. (2017, March 28). Sometimes you soar. Inside Higher Ed.

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