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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

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


Getting a Quick Start in Moving from Oncourse to Canvas

Monday, November 10, 1-4 p.m., Wells Library Room E159. Scholars' Commons, Hazelbaker Lecture Hall

Join CITL consultants in a 3-hour, hands-on workshop designed to help instructors quickly set up their spring course sites in Canvas. Consultants will give brief demonstrations of the following tools, followed by extensive hands-on work time:

  • Files and Pages
  • Assignments, Syllabus and Calendar
  • Grades and Speedgrader
  • Announcements, Inbox and Notifications
Numerous consultants will be on hand to provide personalized assistance during the hands-on work times. Workshop participants will learn how to move their materials from Oncourse into Canvas, but this workshop will be valuable for instructors who have never taught in Oncourse. Please bring the following course materials (syllabus, resources, assignments, announcements, etc.) AS WELL AS YOUR OWN LAPTOP. If you do not have access to a laptop, please let us know immediately, as we have a limited number of laptops participants may borrow.

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


Getting a Quick Start in Moving from Oncourse to Canvas

Tuesday, November 18, 9 a.m.-12 noon, Wells Library Room E159. Scholars' Commons, Hazelbaker Lecture Hall

Join CITL consultants in a 3-hour, hands-on workshop designed to help instructors quickly set up their spring course sites in Canvas. Consultants will give brief demonstrations of the following tools, followed by extensive hands-on work time:

  • Files and Pages
  • Assignments, Syllabus and Calendar
  • Grades and Speedgrader
  • Announcements, Inbox and Notifications
Numerous consultants will be on hand to provide personalized assistance during the hands-on work times. Workshop participants will learn how to move their materials from Oncourse into Canvas, but this workshop will be valuable for instructors who have never taught in Oncourse. Please bring the following course materials (syllabus, resources, assignments, announcements, etc.) AS WELL AS YOUR OWN LAPTOP. If you do not have access to a laptop, please let us know immediately, as we have a limited number of laptops participants may borrow.

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


Canvas: A First Look

Thursday, November 20, 1-2:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Kyle Leach to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the integrated nature 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 that this is a hands-on workshop.
  • Bring your laptop. If you do not have access to a laptop, please let us know immediately, as we have a limited number of laptops participants may borrow.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.

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


Canvas: A First Look

Wednesday, December 3, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Kyle Leach to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU's new learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the integrated nature 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 that this is a hands-on workshop.
  • Bring your laptop. If you do not have access to a laptop, please let us know immediately, as we have a limited number of laptops participants may borrow.
  • Enrollment is limited. Register if you want to be guaranteed a seat.
  • Register here


    Canvas: Cross-Listing Courses

    Wednesday, December 3, 1-2 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

    Join CITL consultant Matt Barton in a discussion about cross-listing, or combining, sections in Canvas. The presentation will explain how cross-listing works and the best practices in performing a Cross-Listing. When you leave this workshop, you will have successfully cross-listed your courses, if appropriate, in order to teach your sections the way you expect to see them displayed and managed through the Canvas interface. Please bring your own laptop. If you do not have access to a laptop, please let us know immediately, as we have a limited number of laptops participants may borrow.

    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. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the integrated nature 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 that this is a hands-on workshop.
    • Bring your laptop. If you do not have access to a laptop, please let us know immediately, as we have a limited number of laptops participants may borrow.
    • 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