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CTL Announcements

Using Top Hat, IU's New Student Response System to Engage Students

You may have heard that Top Hat has been selected as the student response system at all IU campuses, and will replace Turning Technologies clickers by fall 2017.  

Top Hat is an interactive teaching platform designed to make classroom lectures (as well as online assignments) more engaging and effective. Using Top Hat, you can take attendance, conduct polls, ask auto-graded and open-ended questions, and initiate discussions. Results are tabulated instantly as students respond on their mobile devices and can even be transferred to the Canvas Gradebook.

If you’re interested in learning more or using Top Hat in your courses this fall, sign up for a personalized demo. Or attend a webinar hosted by UITS – a full list of dates can be found here.  

Top Hat also offers a wealth of teaching resources on topics ranging from how to implement active learning techniques in your lectures to the future of university libraries.  

For any questions, please email Indiana@tophat.com.

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.

CTL Workshops

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

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.

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.

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: 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

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 provides 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. 

For more information or to register for the workshop that best fits your schedule, click on any of the dates listed below.

Friday, August 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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

Canvas Information and Workshops

Learn how to use Canvas, IU's learning management system. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, is offering an introductory webinar for new users of Canvas. We’ll cover the basics for getting your course set up for the semester. Need more advanced help? Contact the CTL for an appointment with a consultant.

Upcoming workshop:

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL Programming

• 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.

•The Teaching @ IUPUI webinar on First Day of Class will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and register for this webinar.

•The 2017 IUPUI TA Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. This event is designed for graduate students who anticipate becoming first-time teaching assistants at IUPUI in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018. Attendees will learn more about IUPUI policies and procedures, and be equipped with basic tools and strategies to start their teaching responsibilities at IUPUI. Click here to learn more and register for this event.

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, kthedwal@iupui.edu 

Recommended Reading

Dear New Instructor: It's Not All On You

Goodblar, D. (2017, June 28). Dear new instructor: It’s not all on you. https://goo.gl/bBgfuH

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