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Canvas and Office365 for teaching

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1:30-3 p.m.—Herold Research Room (AAC room 275)
(Sept. 27, 2016) The Office of Teaching and Learning and University Technology Services will demonstrate ways to use Office365 and Canvas together. Register

Faculty Showcase series

(Sept. 13, 2016) Please join the Office of Teaching & Learning for the upcoming Faculty Showcase sessions designed to share best practices in teaching among the DU faculty. Nancy Sasaki will kick-off the series on Sept. 21 to talk about Peer Learning Opportunities in the Classroom. The following week, Bruce Uhrmacher and Paula Adamo will share strategies for Turning Ordinary Classrooms into the Extraordinary. Visit the Faculty Showcase Series web page for more details and to register!

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments in Challenging Times: Diversity Considerations for the Classroom

Thursday, Sept. 15, noon-1:30 p.m.—Chambers Center, Garden Room
(Sept. 13, 2016) If the events of the past year are any indication of what's to come, this academic year has the potential to be highly charged in light of the polarized election season, the recent violence in Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, and other parts of the world, and increased attention and activism centered on social justice and racial equity. In this current context, discussions and debates on real-time societal and political issues will indeed impact our teaching and learning environments. Accordingly, this presentation and discussion explores Inclusive Pedagogy and best practices related to creating Inclusive Learning Environments in challenging times. Register

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Group continues in 2016-17

Kick-off and info session: Monday, Sept. 19, 1-2:30 p.m.
(Sept. 13, 2016) The SoTL learning community is dedicated to helping faculty members develop and implement SoTL research projects suitable for presentation or publication. Faculty members do not need an initial research idea to join the group, and modest compensation is available for those who complete a SoTL project. Interested in joining or just learning more about SoTL? Register for our kick-off session to learn more and hear about some recent projects developed by DU faculty.

Faculty Learning Community focused on teaching international students

Once a month on Thursdays in the fall, noon-1 p.m.—OTL Conference Room
(Sept. 13, 2016) The OTL continues to offer Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) as a way to discuss and reflect on your teaching in collaboration with other faculty members across campus. This new Faculty Learning Community will explore ideas and best practices for teaching in internationally-diverse classrooms and maximizing international student contributions to the curriculum. The FLC is offered in collaboration with the English Language Center, the Writing Center, and the Office of Teaching and Learning. Sign up for the first meeting on Sept. 22.

oucampus web editing workshops

(Aug. 16, 2016) UTS is offering web editing workshops for people who maintain DU webpages with OUCampus. These workshops are great if you are new to OU, or if you just need a refresher. Bring your specific questions! Workshops are from 10 a.m.–noon in room 102 of the UTS building (2100 S. High St.) on these dates:

• Tuesday, Aug. 30
• Tuesday, Sept. 13
• Wednesday, Sept. 28

To register, log in to PioneerWeb. From the Employee tab, look for the Training heading and select Desktop Applications. Contact marysue.brown@du.edu with questions.

Advanced Canvas: Assignment & Grading Strategies

Monday, Aug. 29, 2-3:30 p.m.—OTL conference room (AAC 345)
(Aug. 2, 2016) This workshop will cover creating course-level assessments, feedback strategies and using Canvas to make it all easier! Topics in this session will include: assignment creation, rubrics, the Canvas SpeedGrader and Canvas Gradebook. Register

Canvas Basics Webinar

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9:30-11 a.m.
(Aug. 2, 2016) This workshop is an introduction to Canvas for new users. Topics in this session will include general navigation of the Canvas interface, content creation and organization, notifications and communication, and assignments (including quizzes, graded discussions, papers). The last 30 minutes will be dedicated to Q&A. Register

Canvas and Ed-Tech open lab/office hours

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1-4 p.m.—OTL conference room (AAC 345)

(Aug. 2, 2016) The Office of Teaching and Learning staff will be holding open lab/office hours to provide hands-on assistance to faculty and staff with Canvas, the University's Learning Management System, as well as other tools supported by the Office of Teaching and Learning such as Adobe Connect, TechSmith Relay, DU Portfolio and classroom clickers. Please bring your own device. Registration is not required, but registering helps us know to expect you, and to keep track of how often to offer these sessions.

classroom response clicker webinars

(July 19, 2016) Faculty who teach in-person classes can learn more about classroom response "clickers" in these webinars hosted by the vendor. Discover how to incorporate interesting and unique multimedia resources with the Anywhere Polling option. Incorporate clickers with research-proven learning theories to increase engagement in your courses. Topics that will be discussed include pedagogical techniques such as Peer Instruction, Gamification and more! Register for Thursday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. or register for Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m.

OUCampus web editing workshops

(July 5, 2016) UTS is offering web editing workshops for people who maintain DU webpages with OUCampus. These workshops are great if you are new to OU, or if you just need a refresher. Bring your specific questions! Workshops are from 10 a.m.–noon in room 102 of the UTS building (2100 S. High St.) on these dates:

  • Wednesday, July 27
  • Thursday, Aug. 11
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30

To register, log in to PioneerWeb. From the Employee tab, look for the Training heading and select Desktop Applications. Contact marysue.brown@du.edu with questions.

Banner training workshops

(June 14, 2016) Many of the Banner training sessions happen quarterly, and summer can be a good time for review. If you or your co-workers are looking for new Banner training information, or if you are interested in refresher training, please check the Banner training calendar. Log in to PioneerWeb to register.