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From a new cohort graduating from Information Technology Academy or Blend@UW to an extra learning technologies launching in Learn@UW, there’s always something going on at DoIT Academic Technology. Check back regularly to stay updated!

 


Active Teaching Lab Recap: Trigger Warnings

Mon September 17, 2018

Some of the most important topics to address in class are also the most difficult. At the September 17, 2018 Active Teaching Lab, participants explored how to navigate trigger warnings in online and face-to-face coursework that deals with sensitive issues. Attendees discussed strategies for maintaining a safe, inclusive Canvas course space while facilitating effective discussions…

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STS Helps Student Orgs Promote, Manage & Educate

Tue September 11, 2018

With students returning to campus and activities filling the calendar, the start of the fall semester is always an exciting time of year. For registered student organizations, fall semester means a lot of extra work as well. Raising awareness of the org’s work, recruiting new members and promoting all of the cool events planned can…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Learning Analytics

Fri September 7, 2018

Learning analytics help track student learning. These data enable instructors to improve curriculum, define outcomes, and adjust teaching based on student performance. In the September 7, 2018 Active Teaching Lab, participants explored learning analytic tools available in Canvas, investigated what trends can be identified from that data, and discussed how those trends can inform teaching. …

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas Course Design

Thu September 6, 2018

In the September 6, 2018 Active Teaching Lab, participants discussed Canvas course design methods that have (and haven’t) worked well for students and instructors across disciplines. Attendees weighed in on how to design a clear, compelling, and navigable Canvas course, including when and why to choose Modules or Pages as well as chronological vs. topical…

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Fall 2018 Updates for Learn@UW Tools

Wed August 29, 2018

In time for the new academic year, Learn@UW-Madison has rolled out new features and updates for Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace and Blackboard Collaborate. Since many have been implemented over the summer, some users may already be familiar with the changes. If not, highlights are below with links to more details. Canvas Updates The Official Syllabus tool…

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ITA Students Complete Tech Internships

Tue August 21, 2018

Each summer, Information Technology Academy (ITA) students take their technology skills into their communities as they complete 60-hour internships. The internships push students to apply their skills to real-world issues, while gaining invaluable professional experience and exploring potential careers. For many, the experience helps students reflect on how their academic strengths and interests could be…

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ITA Students Program Games for Orchard Ridge Elementary School

Fri June 15, 2018

On May 1, 2018, Information Technology Academy (ITA) took ITA Madison Student Ambassadors to Orchard Ridge Elementary School for a Technology Road Show. The annual event aims to engage younger students through technology-based projects, and it is an opportunity to expose the elementary school community of students, teachers, and administrators to ITA’s program and mission…

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ITA Honors Class of 2018

Mon June 4, 2018

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, 40 high school students were honored for completing UW-Madison’s Information Technology Academy (ITA), an initiative to provide intensive technology and college preparatory support to diverse and low-income students. All 40 students in this year’s graduating class were admitted to college. Twenty ITA participants gained admittance to UW-Madison, of whom seventeen will…

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Team Presents on Engage eText, Online Learning & More at T&L Symposium

Wed May 23, 2018

At this year’s Teaching & Learning Symposium on May 17, 2018, DoIT Academic Technology team members shared their expertise on online learning, Engage eText, Canvas, designing curriculum for high-enrollment courses, and learning analytics. In addition, Blaire Bundy, Service Leader of Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC), served on the planning committee for the event, which DoIT…

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TRAD’s App Supports Inclusive Discussions in the Classroom

Fri May 11, 2018

UW-Madison School of Education’s “The Discussion Project” was featured in a February issue of the Inside UW-Madison newsletter to staff and The Weekly newsletter to students. The article titled “‘The Discussion Project’ cultivates engaging, welcoming classroom conversations across campus” explained how the multi-session training supports instructors seeking to create classroom discussions that are “engaging, welcoming,…

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