CTL Announcements

CIRTL Graduate Teaching Assistant Position Available

The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Office invite applications from IUPUI graduate students to fill the position of CIRTL Graduate Teaching Assistant to assist in developing and implementing teaching-related professional development programming for graduate students and postdocs at CIRTL @ IUPUI. For details about the position and application requirements, click here.  For more information about CIRTL at IUPUI, click here

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.

CTL Workshops

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

Getting Started with VoiceThread

Monday, May 15  | Online or UL 1125M  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Andi Rehak  and Presenter(s): George Haines, Andi Rehak

VoiceThread is a tool for enhancing student engagement in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. With VoiceThread, instructors and/or students can create, share, and comment on a variety of file formats included PowerPoint, videos, and other types of media.

In this webinar the basic features of VoiceThread will be demonstrated. Participants will learn how VoiceThread works within Canvas and will have the opportunity to review a variety of examples from actual courses. Come learn how VoiceThread can be utilized to support student engagement with course content. Join us at the CTL to watch the webinar together or join from anywhere by registering for the online location.

Note:  If you plan to attend online, this webinar is being offered through GoToWebinar and requires Adobe Flash to be enabled in your browser.

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

Thursday, May 18  | 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 Thursday, May 18th, 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.

Getting the Most Out of VoiceThread: Advanced Features for Commenting and Collaboration

Monday, May 22  | UL 1125 M and Online  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Andi Rehak  and Presenter(s): George Haines

This webinar will provide an overview of the more advanced features of VoiceThread, including: comment moderation, private and threaded replies, creating collaborative VoiceThreads, adjusting playback settings, using media sources and commenting on videos. Join us at the CTL to watch the webinar together or join from anywhere by registering for the online location. 

If you are unfamiliar with VoiceThread, review of the Getting Started with VoiceThread webinar recording is recommended prior to attendance. (Recording available after 5/22.)

Please note that if you plan to attend online, this webinar is being offered through GoToWebinar and requires Adobe Flash to be enabled in your browser.

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.  Beginners can start with Zoom: The Basics, and if you are ready, try a more advanced ZOOM workshop.

Watch for additional offerings related to Zoom coming during the summer months .

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CIRTL Programming

Sign up for a CIRTL network account  to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network courses, workshops, and events.
  • An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching will be offered starting Monday, June 12. This is a CIRTL Massive Open Online course designed to provide future STEM faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with an introduction to effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them. Click here to register for this course.

Partner Opportunities

Get to Know Top Hat

Offered May 15 and 17  | Online  | Various
 | Organizer(s): Sarah Hammond  and Presenter(s): Top Hat

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 through Summer,  2017 terms, but will no longer be supported in Fall 2017.

Top Hat is an interactive, cloud-based teaching platform that enables instructors to engage students both inside and outside the classroom with compelling content and activities.

What You'll learn:              
•  Use Top Hat to take attendance
•  Use Top Hat to ask interactive questions with automated grading
•  Use Top Hat to facilitate open-ended discussions and activities
•  Use Top Hat's seamless integration with Canvas to update Top Hat rosters and send Top Hat grades to the Canvas gradebook           

Getting Started for IU Instructors; M, May 15; 10:30—11:30am, Register:

Getting Started for IU Instructors; W, May 17; 2:30—3:30pm, Register:

9th Annual Connecting Campuses with Communities

Monday, May 15  | IUPUI Campus Center
Register »

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.

The Office of Online Education Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2nd IU Online Conference is now open. IU Online is seeking proposals from IU faculty and staff from across the state who
are innovators and collaborators in the online space. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017.  Read more:

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

5 Posts Looking Ahead to Summer

Williams, G. (2017, May 3). 5 posts looking ahead to summer. The Chronicle of Higher Education

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