CTL Announcements

Save the Date: 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Office will conduct the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation on Thursday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the IT Building. Graduate students anticipating to be first-time teaching assistants in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are encouraged to register for and attend the TA Orientation. Attendees will learn more about IUPUI policies and procedures and be equipped with basic tools and strategies to successfully start their teaching responsibilities at IUPUI. Click here to view the schedule and register for the 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation.

Save the Date: Associate Faculty Teaching Forum, Wednesday, September 6

Are you a new or returning Associate Faculty member at IUPUI or IUPUC? (Sometimes Associate Faculty are called part-time faculty or part-time lecturers.) If so, you are invited to the Associate Faculty Teaching Forum. This event provides an opportunity to engage in forum-style conversations with your associate faculty colleagues and consultants at the Center for Teaching Learning (CTL) about teaching and technology challenges encountered in the classroom or online. The event will be held at IUPUI's CTL. Read more..

Save the Date: Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology (ATLT) Symposium, September 15

The CTL’s Advancing Teaching and Learning with Technology (ATLT) Symposium is Friday, September 15 at the Campus Center. Come and learn how technology can influence teaching and learning and how you can take advantage of technology here at IUPUI! Chauncey Frend will share what he and his team at the UITS Advanced Visualization Laboratory are doing to help IUPUI faculty with virtual worlds, 3D and 4D visualization, and more. More information and registration coming soon.

Need Help Migrating Adobe Presenter Content?

The CTL can now provide support for migrating Adobe Presenter files off of the Adobe Connect server. There are a few different options on how to migrate the content. Learn more about the Adobe Connect Retirement.  

Click here to fill out a form and we can see how best to help.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

The QM 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.

In-person QM workshops will be offered on the following dates.  Each workshop will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  To register for an event or for more information, click on the dates listed below.

Wednesday, July 19, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, August 11, IT 121 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, September 8, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, October 16, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, November 17, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20, UL 1130 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Note:  Participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop to receive QM certificate.

CTL Workshops

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

Teaching@IUPUI Webinars: Summer and Fall Schedule

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers an online mini-workshop series focused on foundational teaching skills, Teaching@IUPUI. Designed for new faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate students, and those looking for a refresher on good teaching practices, the webinars are short, with a brief presentation interspersed with opportunities for interaction and questions. Grounded in current research, the workshops address various teaching topics and provide participants with strategies and resources to make instruction more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

Click on the webinar titles below for more information and registration details.  

Teaching@IUPUI: Documenting Your Teaching Success          7/20,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Teaching@IUPUI: Creating a Syllabus          8/1,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Teaching@IUPUI: Creating and Using Rubrics Effectively          8/3,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: First Day of Class          8/10,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Quick Ways to Check Student's Understanding          8/31,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Writing a Teaching Philosophy/Statement          9/13,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Teaching@IUPUI: Gathering Mid-Semester Feedback from Students          9/21,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Documenting Your Teaching Success          9/27,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior          10/18,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m
Teaching@IUPUI: Collaborative Learning          11/8,  12:00 - 1:00 p.m

Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

Friday, August 4  | UL 1126  | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Michele Hansen, Kathryn Thedwall, Debora Herold, Terri Tarr

As IUPUI begins the process of reviewing general education courses, course coordinators or faculty responsible for preparing course portfolios for review may have questions about the information and materials that need to go into the portfolios. This workshop will provide an overview of the course review process, a review of course portfolio requirements, the process for assembling and submitting the portfolio, and the rubric that will be used to review the course portfolios. Examples from existing course portfolios will be incorporated into the workshop. Questions and discussion will be encouraged. 

Note:  This workshop is also offered on the following dates.  For more information and to register, click on any of the dates listed below.

Friday, September 1, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Monday, December 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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 workshop:

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL Programming

• The Teaching@IUPUI webinar on Documenting Your Teaching Success  will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

• The Teaching @IUPUI webinar on Creating a Syllabus will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

• The Teaching @IUPUI webinar on Creating and Using Rubrics Effectively will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

Partner Opportunities

Save the Date - Gateway Fall Retreat: Making Academic Change Happen, September 22, 2017

Making Academic Change Happen is an interactive, participant-focused workshop to explore the processes and approaches necessary to introduce, promote and implement innovative programs.

This COLLABORATIVE retreat will help you communicate your good work, garner support for your academic ideas, and provide tools to make an impact on your program, school, and campus!

Bring a team! Build solutions!  Workshop facilitators are from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  

For more information, contact Kate Thedwall, 

Recommended Reading

Effective Online Teaching

O’Malley, Sharon. (2017, July 12). Effective online teaching. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from

If you’re planning to teach online, the CTL is here to help! Schedule a consultation or visit our website to review our resources on online learning activities and instructional technology.

Center for Teaching and Learning

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