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August 01, 2017


Announcements

New CITL Blog Post: Starting the First Week of Class Prepared

CITL Offering Graduate Student Position

Applications for Fall Graduate Student Learning Communities Due Aug 31

Using Top Hat, IU's New Student Response System, to Engage Students

Apply for the Fall 2017 CDI

Join Us for the Next SoTL Reading Group!


Upcoming Events

Zoom: The Basics

Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

For Associate Instructors: Teaching Orientation Workshops

SOTL Event: Stereotype and Prejudice in Academia


Canvas Series

Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Canvas: Getting Started

Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Creating a Compelling Syllabus

Announcements

CITL Offering Graduate Student Position

The CITL invites applications for a graduate student intern. This position is available August 21, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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Applications for Fall Graduate Student Learning Communities Due Aug 31

In fall GSLCs, Classroom Inquiry and Talking about Teaching, ask teaching and learning questions, try innovations, and reflect on practice.

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Using Top Hat, IU's New Student Response System, to Engage Students

Top Hat is an interactive teaching platform designed to make classroom lectures more engaging, using students’ smart phones or laptops

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Apply for the Fall 2017 CDI

Applications for the Fall 2017 Course Development Institute are now being accepted through September 1.

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Join Us for the Next SoTL Reading Group!

Join us this fall to read The Spark of Learning. Applications are due Friday, September 1.

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Upcoming Events

Zoom: The Basics

Monday, August 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, (webinar)

In this webinar, participants will learn about the new online conference tool at Indiana University called Zoom. Zoom is a conference tool that focuses on collaboration between users through audio/video communication, file sharing, and screen sharing. IU faculty, staff, and students are all eligible to create their own Zoom meeting room to host meetings. In this workshop, we will learn how users access their account, schedule and manage meetings, as well as how to use Zoom as an effective conferencing tool.

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Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate

Tuesday, August 15, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Registration in first floor lobby of Ballantine Hall

The Associate Instructor Workshop on Classroom Climate invites new AIs to think about their role as instructors, orients graduate student instructors to compliance with Federal laws and IU policies regarding classroom inclusion and equity, and provides eight concurrent workshops addressing inclusive and equitable teaching practices. The Classroom Climate workshop satisfies the requirement by the Bloomington Faculty Council policy that all new associate instructors receive training in enhanced understanding of cultural diversity (1990).

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For Associate Instructors: Teaching Orientation Workshops

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, (Multiple Events, Times, and Locations)

Graduate students who will have instructional roles in the upcoming academic year are invited to attend the following events as part of the CITL’s Associate Instructor Orientation. Both new and experienced AIs are welcome to participate. Registration is not required for AI Orientation workshops.

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SOTL Event: Stereotype and Prejudice in Academia

Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Frangipani Room (IMU)

Mary Murphy studies the cues that influence under-representation and underperformance of women and of minorities in academia, and the biological and socialization factors that may contribute to these phenomena. These cues make people with stereotyped or stigmatized social identities cognitively and physiologically vigilant, depressing their sense of belonging, and decreasing their desire to continue to participate in the setting. Besides bringing up the particular concerns of underrepresented groups about stereotype threat, she considers possible interventions for classrooms and teaching. Topics for table discussions will include taking stock of stereotype threat in your department or classroom and applying the research on stereotype threat to your own context. Ample time will be provide for an active question and answer session.

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Canvas Series

Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Join a CITL consultant to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences course setup. You will learn how to create assignments that help to set up your gradebook, the options for adding your syllabus, how to grade assignments and how to customize the home page and the overall look of your Canvas course site.

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Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Thursday, August 10, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Join a CITL consultant to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences course setup. You will learn how to create assignments that help to set up your gradebook, the options for adding your syllabus, how to grade assignments and how to customize the home page and the overall look of your Canvas course site.

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Canvas: Getting Started

Friday, August 11, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, (Webinar)

In this webinar, jointly offered by the Centers for Teaching & Learning and IT Training, we will explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences the way courses are set up. Participants will learn about the following Canvas tools: Home, Syllabus, Assignments, SpeedGrader and Notifications.

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Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Tuesday, August 15, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Join a CITL consultant to explore and discuss the structure of Canvas, IU’s learning management system. The presentation will give instructors an understanding of the interactivity of Canvas tools and how that influences course setup. You will learn how to create assignments that help to set up your gradebook, the options for adding your syllabus, how to grade assignments and how to customize the home page and the overall look of your Canvas course site.

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Creating a Compelling Syllabus

Tuesday, August 15, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Whether you've been handed a syllabus from another instructor or have created one on your own, how can you make your syllabus effective and compelling? How can you use the features of Canvas to make your syllabus easily visible and engaging for your students? In this workshop, we will discuss what makes a syllabus engaging and effective. Participants will have a chance to analyze and revise their own syllabi during the workshop and get feedback from their peers. We will also show a variety of ways to post your syllabus to your Canvas course site. Participants should bring hard-copy drafts of their own syllabi to the workshop, and can revise either on paper or on a laptop.

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