CTL Announcements

Engaged Learning: High-Impact Teaching Practices and the Implementation of IUPUI's Taxonomy Guides

Thursday, October 5  | University Library, Lilly Auditorium, UL 0130  | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Jennifer Thorington Springer, James Gladden, Julie Hatcher, Tom Hahn, Morgan Studer

This workshop is one in a series of four that will address high-impact educational practices (HIPs) and is sponsored by the RISE Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning. This initial workshop will highlight the essential elements of HIPs, how they are being practiced on our campus and existing resources. One such resource includes the taxonomy guides, developed by units responsible for high-impact practices at IUPUI to support and enhance quality course design, enrich student experiences along with the research, scholarship, and assessment of HIPs. The taxonomy for service learning will be featured. Other taxonomies may be found at:

Curriculum Enhancement Grant Symposium

Thursday, October 12  | University Library, Lilly Auditorium, UL 0130  | 2 - 5 p.m.
Register »

The 2017 CEG Symposium will feature a keynote address on The University as a Learning Community by Michael Morrone, director of the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), and a reception and poster presentations by 2016 CEG awardees. Click here for more information.

Have Adobe Presenter or Captivate content on Adobe Connect (

Last winter, UITS announced the retirement of Adobe Connect. This will impact Adobe Presenter and Captivate recordings if you have them stored on the Adobe Connect server. All Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate content needs to be moved from the Connect server to a new location soon. More information about the retirement of Adobe Connect and the timeline can be found here:

Note:  If you are unsure whether you use Adobe Connect, check your Canvas site for links to content that contain “…”.  

The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering assistance with migrating Adobe Presenter content and has hired additional staff dedicated to this effort. If you would like our assistance in moving your Adobe Presenter recordings or are unsure whether this announcement impacts you, fill out this form and one of our consultants from the CTL will contact you:  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly at

Stay Current with Canvas and Other Tools

Instructors, sign up for the learningtechnologies-l mailing list to stay abreast of important news and information related to Canvas, Zoom, Kaltura, and other UITS-supported technologies for teaching and learning. To join the list, follow the instructions in

CTL Workshops

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

Get Ready to Zoom!

Get up and running with Zoom, IU’s new video conferencing tool.  Beginners can start with Zoom: The Basics; then try our Getting More from Your Experience webinar for more advanced settings and techniques.

    Click here to view and register for upcoming workshops

    Online Course Design and Development Bootcamp

    September 20 - November 3  | Online - Canvas
    Register » Organizer(s): Jeani Young  and Presenter(s): Sally Jamerson, Andi Rehak, Jeani Young

    Are you creating or revising an online course that you will be teaching in 2018? This Bootcamp course may be for you!

    The CTL Bootcamp is a unique learning experience for faculty designing and developing an online course. It's six-week long, interactive, hands-on, online class built around regular weekly discussions and assignments on which each participant will receive feedback from both facilitators and peers. It provides an important opportunity to experience the student perspective of taking an online course and the insights that come with it. There are no in-person meetings but there will be 3 optional video-conferences meetings.

    During the six-weeks of Bootcamp, participants will be actively designing and developing their 2018 online course, including the course structure, syllabus, introduction, assessments, activities, and content. We will explore not only the differences between online and in-person courses and the parts of course design (including learning outcomes, assessments, activities, and content), but also visual design, accessibility, usability, and media use and development. Successful completion of assignments and the final project will earn a “Designing an Online Course” badge from the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. The Bootcamp includes aspects of the Quality Matters rubric and is a good starting point for those interested in developing a course for Quality Matters review.

    Teaching@IUPUI: Gathering Mid-Semester Feedback from Students

    Thursday, September 21  | Online - Zoom  | 12 - 1 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Terri Tarr, Anusha Rao

    Unlike end-of-course evaluations, soliciting mid-semester feedback from students about the course and teaching methods gives faculty the opportunity to make appropriate changes before the end of the semester. Conducting student focus groups, administering online and in-class surveys, and utilizing classroom assessments that target learner reaction to instruction are some ways to gauge what aspects of the course helps students’ learning and what changes could be made to improve students’ learning. In this webinar, attendees will learn about these strategies for gathering mid-semester feedback from students and how to respond to it.

    Teaching@IUPUI: Documenting Your Teaching Success

    Wednesday, September 27  | Online - Zoom  | 12 - 1 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Richard Turner

    Faculty and graduate students: interested in documenting your teaching successes for a promotion dossier? Or for a job, award, or grant application? This session introduces different approaches to capture evidence of teaching and learning, and to make the case for your teaching achievements. Learn how to shape and document your evolution as a teacher through the use of student course evaluations, peer reviews of teaching and, especially, through ways to measure your student learning.

    IU eTexts - Campus Visits

    Wednesday, September 27  | UL 1125 M
     | Organizer(s): Randy Newbrough  and Presenter(s): Mark Goodner

    Looking to adopt eTexts into your course? Needing questions answered about eTexts?  Looking for ways to integrate Unizin Engage, the reading platform used by Indiana University?  Then come join Mark Goodner, Lead Business Analyst for IU eTexts who will demonstrate Unizin Engage and answer any questions that faculty may have regarding IU eTexts.

    Attend one of the general information sessions or request an individual consultation time with Mark Goodner by contacting him at General information sessions are at the following times:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 am p.m., 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. and 2:00 -3:00 p.m.  Click on the desired time for a reservation, or just drop by.

    Faculty Teaching Showcase: Active Learning Exercises that Promote Critical Thinking

    Thursday, September 28  | Online - Zoom  | 12 - 12:30 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Audrey Ricke, Tracey Birdwell

    This faculty teaching showcase will focus on how to create a variety of in-class active learning exercises that promote critical thinking skills and draw on real-world case studies. The showcase will feature a conversation between Audrey Ricke, a Senior Mosaic Fellow and lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, School of Liberal Arts, and Tracey Birdwell, principal consultant with the Mosaic Initiative.  A university-wide active learning initiative, the Mosaic Initiative explores the intersections of space, technology, and pedagogy. Additionally, the Mosaic Initiative supports active and collaborative learning in all classrooms, and contributes to the development of learning spaces at Indiana University.

    Click here to view and register for upcoming Faculty Teaching Showcases

    Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

    Monday, October 16  | UL 1130  | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): Douglas Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov

    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.

    Click here to view and register for upcoming workshops


    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 workshops:

    Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

    CTL and CIRTL Programming

    Partner Opportunities

    Gateway Fall Retreat: Making Academic Change Happen

    Friday, September 22  | Kelly Executive Suites  | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     | Organizer(s): Kate Thedwall  and Presenter(s): Kate Thedwall

    Making Academic Change Happen (MACH) 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, and registration click here. 

    FACET Information Session

    Wondering if you and FACET are a good fit?   Join us for lunch and conversation on Friday, September 22, 12 - 1 p.m. at The Center for Teaching & Learning.

    IU Online Conference

    The Office of Online Education, Office of Collaborative Academic Programs, and eLearning Design and Services invite you to the second statewide IU Online Conference.  Learn about and share best practices and new developments in online teaching at IU.

    IU Online Conference will be held on Friday, November 10th, 2017, at the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. Registration must be complete by Monday, October 2nd. To learn more and for registration information click here.

    FEED: Creating Effective Research Posters

    Tuesday, October 10  | Walther Hall (R3) C303/C305  | 5:15 - 7 p.m.
    Register » Organizer(s): IUSM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development  and Presenter(s): Jean-luc Doumont

    This lecture will provide practical information on how to create an effective research poster. Topics discussed will include how to select appropriate text and images and how to optimize a poster's layout to reveal a study's outcomes. Dinner will be served from 5:15 - 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. For more information and registration, click here.

    Save the Dates - SEIRI Speakers Series

    Ann Austin
    SEIRI and the Assessment Institute
    Strategies for Increasing Involvement of Women Scholars in STEM Fields: Lessons from ADVANCE Institutions
    Monday, October 23, 2017, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    IUPUI, Lilly Auditorium - Details & Registration

    Michael Ashby
    SEIRI and Chemistry/Chemical Biology
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 4:10-5:00 pm
    IUPUI, SL 011  - Details & Registration

    Erin Dolan
    SEIRI and Biology
    Engaging Undergraduates in Research at Scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?
    Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:00 -4:30 pm
    IUPUI, Lilly Auditorium - Details & Registration

    Isiah Warner
    SEIRI and Chemistry/Chemical Biology
    Reflections on STEM Programs within the Office of Strategic Initiatives
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 3:00-5:00 pm
    IUPUI Campus Center Theatre, CE 002 - Details & Registration

    For questions or more info contact Sheila Summers.

    Recommended Reading

    Provided Meaningful Feedback on Students’ Academic Performance

    Desrochers, C.G. & Zell, D. (2017). Provided meaningful feedback on students' academic performance. In D. Pollock (Ed.), IDEA Notes on Instruction.

    One of Chickering & Gamson’s (1987) Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, providing prompt feedback can become a struggle the deeper you get in the semester. This article provides suggestions for time-saving strategies to streamline providing feedback on both paper and online assignments.

    Center for Teaching and Learning

    phone: (317) 274-1300
    755 West Michigan Street
    UL 1125
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-5146
    Give Now