If the CITL Friends List does not display properly, view the web version.

August 22, 2017


Announcements

Faculty Spotlight: Creating a CURE for Chemistry Students

Applications for Fall Graduate Student Learning Communities Due Aug 31

Apply for the Fall 2017 CDI

Join Us for the Next SoTL Reading Group!

Stay Current with Canvas and Other Teaching and Learning Tools


Upcoming Events

SOTL Event: Stereotype and Prejudice in Academia

Getting Started with Top Hat

Leading Discussions

Zoom: The Basics

Designing Informal Ggroup Activities for In-class Use


Canvas Series

One-on-one Canvas Help: Get Ready for the Fall

Canvas: Get Ready for Fall


CIRTL Events

Fall Workshops, Webinars, and MOOC Start Oct 2

Announcements

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.

Read More

Apply for the Fall 2017 CDI

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

Read More

Join Us for the Next SoTL Reading Group!

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

Read More

Stay Current with Canvas and Other Teaching and Learning Tools

Sign up to stay abreast of important news and information related to Canvas, Zoom, Kaltura, and other UITS-supported technologies.

Sign Up Here
Back to top

Upcoming Events

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.

Read More and Register

Getting Started with Top Hat

Wednesday, August 23, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Top Hat is a student response system (replacing Turning Technologies) that allows instructors to actively engage students in learning during class, as well as gather feedback about their understanding of course concepts. This drop-in session will allow you to learn more about Top Hat and how to get started with it at IUB. Join us for lunch and learn more about Top Hat.

Read More and Register

Leading Discussions

Monday, August 28, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Dogwood Room (IMU)

Joan Middendorf will lead participants through structured activities to pick a difficult concept (a bottleneck) and provide modeling and practice on it so that students will gain a firm grasp. The session is appropriate for faculty and instructors in any field who have taught a course at least once.

Read More and Register

Zoom: The Basics

Tuesday, September 5, 12:30 PM - 1:30 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.

Read More and Register

Designing Informal Group Activities for In-class Use

Wednesday, September 6, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

One common way to make class sessions more active is through the use of informal group work. While this approach is often suggested to instructors, the suggestion less frequently includes specific instruction on how to design effective learning activities. In this session, participants will briefly review the benefits of group work on student learning, discuss the features of a good group activity, and design some informal group activities to implement in their own classes.

Read More and Register
Back to top

Canvas Series

One-on-one Canvas Help: Get Ready for the Fall

Friday, August 25, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, CITL Workshop Room (Wells Library East Tower E243)

Whether you are a Canvas novice, expert, or somewhere in between, these 1 hour consultations are meant for you. Meet with a CITL consultant to ask all of your questions, get your course ready for the semester, and anything else you have on your mind related to teaching and learning. These consultations will be scheduled in one-hour increments and exact times confirmed after you have registered. (You will receive an email asking for your meeting time preferences.)

Read More and Register

Canvas: Get Ready for Fall

Friday, August 25, 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. Please bring a laptop if you want to work on your own materials at the end of the workshop.

Read More and Register
Back to top

CIRTL Events

Fall Workshops, Webinars, and MOOCs start Oct 2

CIRTL is a collaboration among almost 50 research universities to provide online events and professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM. Sign up to receive announcements and register for events.

Read More and Register