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Upcoming Workshops & Events

September 2014

Canvas Next Steps: File Management in Canvas

Monday, September 22, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Kyle Leach to learn more about the Files tool in Canvas. Kyle will discuss the good practices for file storage in Canvas and the connection between Canvas and Box. Participants will also learn how to manage their multimedia files in Canvas since these files can be created and accessed through many different Canvas tools. Kyle will also show Oncourse users how to zip and move Resources from Oncourse to Canvas.

  • 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


Canvas Next Steps: Communication & Collaboration Tools

Wednesday, September 24, 10-11:30 a.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Ellie Mason to learn about how to use these communication and collaboration tools in Canvas: Announcements, Discussion, Chat, Collaborations, and Conferences.

  • 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


For Graduate Students: Teaching Portfolios: Documenting and Reflecting on Teaching Practice

Friday, September 26, 10 a.m.-12 noon, CITL-Wells Library East Tower E243

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns will share strategies to reflect on teaching through a teaching portfolio and discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness. Participants have an opportunity to view sample teaching portfolios during the workshop.

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Designing Research-Based Writing Assignments: A Discussion and Working Session

Friday, September 26, 1-2:30 p.m., Wells Library E243

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore how key principles of assignment design can inform teaching that emphasizes research as a process of authentic inquiry and meaning-making. Assignment-related issues we will consider include: scale & feasibility, sequencing and timing small assignments that lead to a larger final product (scaffolding), disciplinary challenges, selection of information sources and search strategies, and assessment. Participants will have the opportunity in small groups to discuss and share feedback on their own research assignments. Librarians, Campus Writing Program staff, and experienced faculty will be on hand to provide resources and timely feedback as instructors revise their assignments. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and the IU Libraries and is part of the Libraries’ Scholars Commons workshop series.

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For Graduate Students: Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Critical Reflection on Teaching Practice

Friday, September 26, 2-4 p.m., TBA

In this workshop for graduate students, Katie Kearns will share strategies to reflect on teaching as well as information about the qualities of effective statements of teaching philosophy. Participants read and analyze several statements and receive reflection guides for getting started.

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Open classroom: See active learning and student collaboration in action

Monday, September 29, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Lindley Hall 102

Faculty are invited to sit in on Saul Blanco’s I201 Mathematical Foundations of Informatics class in which 90 students collaboratively solve problems. Meet with Saul afterwards from 4:00-4:45pm to discuss how he makes critical thinking in informatics clear to students, how he holds students accountable for their problem-solving, what he has learned about student collaboration and problem design, and any other questions observers may have. Registration is limited to 10 participants.

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October 2014

Canvas Next Steps: Assessments & Grading

Thursday, October 2, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Cordah Robinson to learn about the Assignments and Quizzes tools in Canvas. Cordah will also demonstrate the grading interface, SpeedGrader, and show how it can be used to provide on-screen text and media feedback to students.

  • 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


Canvas: A First Look

Monday, October 6, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room, Wells Library E243

Join CITL consultant Matt Barton 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


Discussion Techniques for Active Learning

Wednesday, October 8, 3-4:30 p.m., CITL Workshop Room,
Wells Library E243

Do you struggle to get a discussion started in your class? Would you like your in-class discussions to be more lively and engaging for all students? In this workshop, participants will learn about and experience a variety of techniques designed to promote engaged, equitable discussion. Techniques that are appropriate for discussions in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be explored, and participants will have an opportunity to discuss how they might adapt the techniques in their own classroom contexts.

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Assessing Learning in Online Courses

Wednesday, October 15, 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


Assessing Learning in Online Courses

Thursday, October 16, 1-4 p.m., 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


Open classroom: See clickers in action

Thursday, October 23, 8-10:30 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 9:30-10:30am 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

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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


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


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


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


December 2014

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


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.

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