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Leveraging Undergraduate Research for Scholarship and Teaching
Thursday, November 13, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Georgian Room, IMU
Lunch served starting at 11:30 a.m.

According to Peter Felten and Paul Miller (Elon University), mentoring undergraduates in research provides benefits for faculty and students alike, including increased research productivity and career planning. In this interactive workshop, we will explore why you may want to consider incorporating undergraduate research mentoring into your professional life and how you could use mentoring undergraduate research to inform how you teach and how you study your students’ learning. Read More
Reservations Kindly Requested But Not Required

October 2014

Canvas grading help

Wednesday, October 22, 1-2 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Do you need assistance with grading in Canvas? If so, sign up for office hours with our consultants. You will meet with a consultant for an individual or small group consultation.

  • Please note this is not a workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Please register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Open classroom: See clickers in action

Thursday, October 23, 8-10 a.m., Rawles Hall 100

In Shabnam Kavousian’s Finite Mathematics class, 285 students solve problems and are assessed with “clicker” questions. Meet with Shabnam from 9:30-10:00am to discuss how she holds students accountable for their problem-solving, what she has learned through clicker question design, how she makes critical thinking in mathematics clear to students, and any other questions observers may have. Registration is limited to 10 faculty.

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Canvas: A First Look

Friday, October 24, 10-11:30 a.m., Lindley Hall 023

Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Meet the ACEs

Friday, October 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Bridgwaters Lounge

Find out what ACEs (Advocates for Community Engagement) can do to help ensure a smooth service-learning experience for you and your students. Join us at the Neal-Marshall Center in the Bridgwaters Lounge to talk with ACEs, learn about ACE agencies and explore service-learning partnerships. RSVP by Monday, October 13 to bit.ly/MeetTheACES

Register here


Canvas Next Steps:Add Assignments and Create Your Syllabus

Friday, October 24, 1:30-3 p.m., Lindley Hall 023

Join CITL consultant Cordah Robinson for this hands-on, Next Steps workshop. In this session we will

  • explore Canvas's dynamic, integrated Assignments and Syllabus tools
  • highlight best practices and instructional advantages
  • practice with these tools to add the learning activities that build the syllabus, and
  • review Grades and SpeedGrader.
  • Bring your syllabus in electronic format, and an assignment.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register for a reserved seat.

Register here


Call for Participation in IUB Learning Analytics Fellows Program:

Wednesday, October 29, 9-10:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, 243 East Tower, Wells Library

This fall, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education will provide individual funding for up to 10 instructors interested in exploring ways to use analytical data to improve student learning and success. Come join us to find out more about learning analytics and how to apply for one of these fellowships. Read More

Register here


Canvas: A First Look (online delivery)

Wednesday, October 29, 11-11:50 a.m., http://connect.iu.edu/LearnCanvas

In this webinar, jointly presented by The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings. Please log in at http://connect.iu.edu/LearnCanvas to join the webinar.

Register here


Service-Learning Coffee Hour, Building and Maintaining Service-Learning Partnerships

Thursday, October 30, 9:30-11 a.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)

Faculty, graduate students and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion on how to build and maintain service-learning partnerships that benefit both students and the community partner agencies. This coffee hour discussion will be facilitated by Ashley Hasty (Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design), Dave Debikey (Global Gifts) and ACE Megan Carpenter (Global Gifts). Coffee and tea will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, October 22 to iubslp@indiana.edu


November 2014

Canvas: A First Look

Thursday, November 6, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Ellie Mason to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


Explore New Technology with DELTA: Virtual Learning Environments

Friday, November 7, 10-11:30 a.m., Wells Library E243

The DELTA Forum is discussing Virtual Learning and Resources this semester. This session will address Virtual Learning Environments and the ways in which virtualization permeates the classroom. Join CITL consultant, Kyle Leach, as he leads this forum on virtual learning. This discussion will also be available via Adobe Connect at DELTA Forum.

Register here


Designing Online Learning Activities

Wednesday, November 12, 9 a.m.-12 noon, CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will view examples of online activities, practice adapting face-to-face activities to the online enviroment, and become familiar with tools for online activities and collaboration. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, the workshop will focus on how to select and design course activities that engage online students, motivate them, and help them learn. (This is the third workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


Leveraging Undergraduate Research for Scholarship and Teaching

Thursday, November 13, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Georgian Room, IMU
Lunch served starting at 11:30 a.m.

According to Peter Felten and Paul Miller (Elon University), mentoring undergraduates in research provides benefits for faculty and students alike, including increased research productivity and career planning. In this interactive workshop, we will explore why you may want to consider incorporating undergraduate research mentoring into your professional life and how you could use mentoring undergraduate research to inform how you teach and how you study your students’ learning. Read More

Register here


Designing Online Learning Activities

Thursday, November 13, 1-4 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will view examples of online activities, practice adapting face-to-face activities to the online enviroment, and become familiar with tools for online activities and collaboration. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, the workshop will focus on how to select and design course activities that engage online students, motivate them, and help them learn. (This is the third workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


In the Click: An introduction to clickers

Friday, November 14, 1-2:30 p.m., Wells Library E243

You've heard about clickers, but do you really know what they're all about? Clickers are devices that let you poll your students in class to test their knowledge and to encourage discussion and class participation. Come listen to experts from Turning Technologies as they present information on clickers, TurningPoint software, and strategies for using clickers effectively. Join CITL consultant, Kyle Leach, as he leads this discussion on using clickers in the classroom. No prior experience with clickers is necessary. This discussion will also be available via Adobe Connect at In the Click.

Register here


Canvas: Assignments & Grading Overview (online delivery)

Tuesday, November 18, 2-2:50 p.m., http://connect.iu.edu/LearnCanvas

In this webinar, jointly presented by The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and IT Training, we will demonstrate how the Assignments and Grades tools in Canvas present graded activities to students, and how instructors record grades and keep students informed about their progress. Please log in at http://connect.iu.edu/LearnCanvas to join the webinar.

Register here


Canvas: Communication Strategies (online delivery)

Wednesday, November 19, 12 noon-12:50 p.m., http://connect.iu.edu/LearnCanvas

Canvas offers instructors many different ways to communicate with their students. In this webinar, jointly presented by The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and IT Training, we will discuss best practices for using tools like the inbox, announcements, chat, and more. Participants will learn how to determine which communication options will best meet their needs. Please log in at http://connect.iu.edu/LearnCanvas to join the webinar.

Register here


In the Click: Successful teaching using clickers

Friday, November 21, 10-11:30 a.m., Wells Library E243

Have you been thinking about using clickers or have you just started using them, but would like to talk to someone who has more experience with them? This is your chance to discuss clickers with instructors who have used them extensively. They will share their successes--and failures--as well as tips and strategies for using clickers to gauge student understanding and to promote discussion and participation. Join CITL Consultant, Kyle Leach, as he leads this discussion on using clickers in the classroom. This discussion will also be available via Adobe Connect at In the Click.

Register here


December 2014

Canvas: Migrating Files and Resources from Oncourse (online delivery)

Tuesday, December 2, 2-2:50 p.m., http://connect.iu.edu/LearnCanvas

In this webinar, jointly presented by The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and IT Training, we will explore the Files tool in Canvas. We will discuss good practices for file storage and the connection between Canvas and Box. Participants will also learn how to manage their multimedia files in Canvas. We will demonstrate how to zip and move Resources from Oncourse to Canvas. Please log in at http://connect.iu.edu/LearnCanvas to join the webinar.

Register here


Designing Online Course Materials

Wednesday, December 10, 9 a.m.-12 noon, CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will view a variety of course materials and examine options for creating and delivering them. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, the workshop will also address issues related to copyright law and accessibility in online courses. (This is the fourth workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


Designing Online Course Materials

Thursday, December 11, 1-4 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will view a variety of course materials and examine options for creating and delivering them. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, the workshop will also address issues related to copyright law and accessibility in online courses. (This is the fourth workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


Canvas: A First Look

Friday, December 12, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Madeleine Gonin to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. This presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences how courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Calendar, Inbox, Syllabus, Assignments, and Settings.

  • Please note this is not a hands-on, step-by-step workshop.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

Register here


January 2015

Teaching an Online Course

Wednesday, January 7, 9 a.m.-12 noon, CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

This workshop will focus on helping participants become an effective and satisfied online instructors. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, participants will explore options for communicating with students, become familiar with common online teaching challenges and how to meet them, and examine ways to evaluate and improve their online teaching. (This is the fifth workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


Teaching an Online Course

Thursday, January 8, 1-4 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

This workshop will focus on helping participants become an effective and satisfied online instructors. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, participants will explore options for communicating with students, become familiar with common online teaching challenges and how to meet them, and examine ways to evaluate and improve their online teaching. (This is the fifth workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


Service-Learning Coffee Hour, Technology as Pedagogical Support for Service-Learning

Friday, January 23, 9:30-11 a.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)

Faculty, graduate students and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion on how technology can provide pedagogical support to service-learning classes and partnerships. This discussion will be led by Matt Hottell (Senior Lecturer, School of Informatics and Computing, Director, ServeIT Clinic) and Charles Pope (Senior Lecturer, School of Informatics and Computing). Coffee and tea will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, January 14 to iubslp@indiana.edu


Introduction to Online Course Design

Tuesday, January 27, 9 a.m.-12 noon, CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Susan Hathaway for an orientation to online course design and development at IUB. Participants will view examples of online courses, become familiar with standard methods for evaluating the quality of online courses, and practice first steps in online course design. (This is the first workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


Introduction to Online Course Design

Wednesday, January 28, 1-4 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Susan Hathaway for an orientation to online course design and development at IUB. Participants will view examples of online courses, become familiar with standard methods for evaluating the quality of online courses, and practice first steps in online course design. (This is the first workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


February 2015

Assessing Learning in Online Courses

Tuesday, February 10, 9 a.m.-12 noon, CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

This workshop will introduce a variety of methods for assessing learning in online courses. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, participants will view online assessments and assessment tools, practice creating rubrics and aligning assessments with desired outcomes, and try out grading tools and alternative grading schemes. (This is the second workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


Service-Learning Coffee Hour, Interdisciplinary, Multiyear and Multicourse Partnerships: Taking Service-Learning to the Next Level

Thursday, February 26, 9:30-11 a.m., La Casa (715 E. 7th St.)

Faculty, graduate students and community partners are invited to gather for an informal discussion on structuring more complex service-learning courses and partnerships that would allow for more comprehensive community problem solving. Una Winterman, Michael Valliant and Nicole Schonemann from the Service-Learning Program will facilitate this discussion. Coffee and tea will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, February 18 to iubslp@indiana.edu


March 2015

Designing Online Learning Activities

Tuesday, March 10, 9 a.m.-12 noon, CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will view examples of online activities, practice adapting face-to-face activities to the online enviroment, and become familiar with tools for online activities and collaboration. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, the workshop will focus on how to select and design course activities that engage online students, motivate them, and help them learn. (This is the third workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


April 2015

Designing Online Course Materials

Tuesday, April 7, 9 a.m.-12 noon, CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will view a variety of course materials and examine options for creating and delivering them. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, the workshop will also address issues related to copyright law and accessibility in online courses. (This is the fourth workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


Service-Learning Showcase and Award Ceremony

Thursday, April 23, 4-5:30 p.m., Frangipani Room, IMU

The SLP will host a showcase of strong service-learning partnerships featuring faculty, community partners and ACEs. Student posters featuring transformative service-learning experiences will also be included. The Service-Learning Partnership Award and Excellence in Service-Learning Student Award will be presented. RSVP by Friday, April 3 to iubslp@indiana.edu


May 2015

Teaching an Online Course

Tuesday, May 12, 9 a.m.-12 noon, CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

This workshop will focus on helping participants become an effective and satisfied online instructors. Led by CITL consultant Susan Hathaway, participants will explore options for communicating with students, become familiar with common online teaching challenges and how to meet them, and examine ways to evaluate and improve their online teaching. (This is the fifth workshop in the CITL's Online Course Basics series.)

Register here


STEPS Workshops

IU faculty and staff can now register for UITS IT Training workshops at no charge.

Register here