CTL Announcements

Last Call for Online Course Design and Development Bootcamp

Wed., Jan. 24 through Sat., March 31  | Online - Canvas

Are you developing a new online course or significantly revising an existing one for summer or fall 2018? Are you new to online course development and teaching or looking for new ideas to improve your and your students’ experience?  

The Online Course Design and Development Bootcamp is an 8-week, fully online, interactive course running Wednesday, January 24 through Saturday, March 31. It allows faculty to experience the perspective of taking an online course while learning about, talking about, and experimenting with approaches to teaching and learning online. Topics include online presence, active learning, content considerations (including content development), course organization, assessment, accessibility, usability. and visual design among others.

During the Bootcamp, participants actively develop their online class, leading to the final project – specific parts of the course complete and ready for students in Canvas. Successful completion of the Bootcamp will earn a “Designing an Online Course” badge from the CTL.  Learn more and register today!

TILT Pilot Application Deadline Jan. 21

The CTL, the Gateway to Graduation Program, Themed Learning Communities, and First Year Programs will be sponsoring a TILT Pilot for instructors interested in modifying or creating student assignments using the TILT approach. The Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education project (TILT Higher Ed) is an award-winning national educational development and research project that helps instructors to implement a transparent teaching framework that promotes college students’ success.

The TILT Pilot will be open to instructors who are teaching either a first-year seminar, a Gateway general education course, a summer bridge course, or a course in a Themed Learning Community. Instructors will apply to be part of the pilot. For more information and to apply, click here. The priority deadline for submitting an application is Sunday, January 21, 2018.

2018 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposals Due Jan 26th

The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG)  provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement projects designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. In addition, the grants seek to enhance the conversation about scholarly teaching on campus and increase the practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning. The grant supports a wide range of faculty projects designed to improve student learning and success. See the 2018 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Request for Proposals for more information. The DEADLINE for proposal submissions is Friday, January 26, 2018.

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CTL Workshops

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

Zoom for Instructors

Friday, January 19  | Online- Zoom  | 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m
Register » Organizer(s): Kimmaree Murday  and Presenter(s): Kimmaree Murday, Madeleine Gonin

Are you interested in having online office hours? Holding class while you are out of town? Inviting a guest speaker from anywhere in the world? Have students record their group meetings or dialogues? Zoom might be just the tool for you. IU faculty, staff, and students can use Zoom, a video conferencing and online collaboration tool, to host meetings that anyone can join.

In this workshop, we will learn how users access their account, schedule, manage and record meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.  

Global Learning Experiences: Effective Practices, Resources, and Support for Implementation

Wednesday, January 24  | CE 307  | 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Various

In this session, participants will learn from IUPUI faculty and staff who have created rich global learning experiences for students both on and off campus. We will discuss how they designed the experiences, pedagogical strategies, and resources available to support this work (such as the IUPUI Study Abroad Taxonomy and the AAC&U’s Global Learning and Intercultural Learning Rubrics). Whether you are ready to create an entirely new course or are simply interested in exploring how you can support global learning in your conversations with students this session will provide you with new ideas.

This is the third in a series of four workshops that address high-impact educational practices (HIPs), sponsored by the RISE Program and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Preparing for the Review of a General Education Course

Friday, January 26  | UL 1126  | 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Terri Tarr  and Presenter(s): Debora Herold, Michele Hansen

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 will be repeated on Wed., Feb. 7, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., UL 1126. (Register

Using Canvas to Grade Efficiently and Effectively

Wednesday, January 31  | Online - Zoom  | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Andi Rehak  and Presenter(s): Andi Rehak, Jeani Young

Join us to learn how to streamline your grading in Canvas!

Grading can be an overwhelming and sometimes daunting task. This webinar will address how to provide students with meaningful feedback in Canvas. The features of SpeedGrader's document viewer will be demonstrated and participants will learn how their students access and view instructor feedback. Attendees will  learn how to get the most out of Canvas's grading and feedback tools.

Enhancing Formative Assessment with the Canvas Quick Check Tool

Tuesday, February 13  | Online - Zoom  | 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Jeani Young  and Presenter(s): Matthew Mallon, Jeani Young

Formative assessment is an important part of a balanced assessment strategy. Providing frequent opportunities for students to see what they know and what they don’t know – especially when paired with targeted feedback – helps students assess their own level of understanding, ask better questions, and study more effectively. It encourages active engagement with the content while also giving instructors regular feedback on how their students are progressing.

Quick Check allows you to easily integrate frequent, low-stakes, knowledge and understanding checks within your own content to promote student learning. The integrated, mastery-based approach of Quick Check activities can be less intimidating to students than a formal quiz, reducing anxiety and allowing these checks to be a learning experience.

Teaching@IUPUI: Preventing and Managing Disruptive Behavior

Wednesday, February 14  | Online - Zoom  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m
Register » Organizer(s): Doug Jerolimov  and Presenter(s): Douglas Jerolimov, Anusha S Rao

How and when should you address disruptive student behaviors? Disruptive student behaviors are those behaviors which impede learning and teaching, and have the potential to escalate or spread if left unchecked. This webinar will present examples of disruptive student behaviors and participants will engage in discussions about how to prevent and manage such common disruptions in both the face-to-face and online teaching contexts.

Getting the Most Out of Box@IU

Thursday, February 15  | Online - Zoom  | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Register » Organizer(s): Kael Kanczuzewski  and Presenter(s): Kael Kanczuzewski, Lynn Ward

Box@IU provides a central place to store your files of all types or share or collaborate with colleagues or students. This webinar will help you get started with using Box as well as including some helpful tips for organizing and finding files. We will also cover new integrations between Box and Canvas and how they can be used to facilitate collaboration in your course. These integrations will allow you to: 

  • create student drop box folders. Each student will have a private folder to store a collection of work. Drop boxes are a great tool for portfolios or projects, 
  • share any Box folder that you own with your entire course or specific roles,
  • and easily insert links to Box folders or files into the Canvas rich content editor.  

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses

Friday, February 16  | UL 1130  | 10:00 a.m - 4:00 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.

Graduate Student and Postdoc Programming

CTL and CIRTL Programming

• Save the dates for the spring 2018 Becoming an Effective Educator series! These workshops and webinars will address how to leverage professional development opportunities and construct a strong application for faculty positions. Click here to learn more and to register.

• Join fellow graduate students and postdocs for the Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning Community. The purpose of this learning community is to reflect critically and engage issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. Applications are now available for spring 2018.

• Interested in learning from presenters from across the country as they share their expertise on teaching and learning topics in STEM education? Sign up for a free CIRTL network account to enroll in upcoming CIRTL cross-network courses and events.

    Partner Opportunities

    Nominations for The FACET Academy Awards on Excellence in Teaching Deadline Jan. 22

    The FACET Academy Awards on Excellence in Teaching nomination deadline is set at January 22, 2018.

    The FALCON Call for proposals deadline has been extended to January 30th. This year’s conference theme is: Successful Strategies for Student Engagement:  Sometimes it’s the little things . Gwynn Mettetal will give the Robin Hass-Birky Keynote.

    The 30th Retreat Call for Session Facilitators deadline is January 30th. As FACET celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018, we are excited to reflect on three decades of changes and continuing challenges in teaching and learning. We hope you will join members, from the inaugural FACET class (1989) to our new inductees and all members in between, as we discuss issues and concerns over time in higher education ranging from teaching and learning in specific courses to pedagogical challenges of engagement to political struggles in and about higher education. The Retreat will be on May 18-20, 2018, at the Fourwinds Resort and Marina.

    Recommended Reading

    Feedback: Ensuring That it Leads to Enhanced Learning

    Boud, D. (2015). Feedback: ensuring that it leads to enhanced learning. The Clinical Teacher, 12(1), 3-7.

    Do you find that students don’t use your feedback to improve subsequent performance? Learn about the conditions and levels of effective feedback and ways to provide feedback to support ongoing student learning.

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