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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: Using Video in Canvas

Fri December 6, 2019

On December 6, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab met to discuss the use of video by students and instructors. The focus on was on how to best design and prepare videos with storyboards as well as ideas for student-curated content. Takeaways Keep it short to reduce cognitive load and attention lapses, and simplify…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Team Teaching, Feedback & Redesign

Wed December 4, 2019

On December 4, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab met to discuss strategies and organizational obstacles to developing team-taught courses. Takeaways Plan ahead. Team teaching will require more coordination and preparation than individual teaching Establish clear expectations and work-load sharing. Discuss and configure roles, who takes the lead and when, conflict resolution processes, in-person…

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Learn@UW Updates for Submitting Grades, Conducting Evals & Preparing for Spring

Mon November 18, 2019

To help instructors prepare for the final half of this semester and the start of next spring, Learn@UW-Madison announces updates on submitting grades in Canvas, conducting course evaluations through AEFIS and checking originality with Turnitin.  The Learn@UW-Madison team provides technical and consultative support to help instructors effectively the full Learn@UW suite including Canvas, AEFIS, Top…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas Commons (II)

Fri November 15, 2019

On November 15, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab continued the discussion around Canvas Commons. The focus was on how to share resources, how to filter search results, and how to incorporate resources from the Commons. Takeaways Get ideas from other faculty. Resource sharing is an excellent way to discover new approaches, innovative course…

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Learning Analytics Event Focused on Ethically Leveraging Data to Help Students

Thu November 14, 2019

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Beth Martin and Brian Yandell presented on Learning Analytics Guiding Principles: Supporting Students While Ethically Leveraging Data as part of the learning analytics speaker series, co-sponsored by DoIT Academic Technology and the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative. Beth and Brian were members of the Learning Analytics Data Use Subcommittee (LADUS), which…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Wisconsin Experience: Activities & Assignments

Wed November 13, 2019

On November 13, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed the Wisconsin Experience, its tenets, and how to design courses and programs to best integrate its principles: Empathy & Humility, Relentless Curiosity, Intellectual Confidence, and Purposeful Action. Learn more about the Wisconsin Experience here. Takeaways Reward students for moving outside their comfort/knowledge zone in…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: OER-Adding Interactivity

Fri November 8, 2019

On November 8, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed methods to enhance digital materials and acquainted themselves with Pressbooks interactivity options such as H5P and Hypothesis plug-ins. The focus was on design tips, comparing sample formats, and identifying conceptual hurdles that you might encounter along the way. To get started with OER Interactivity,…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Teaching the Google Generation (II)

Wed November 6, 2019

On November 6, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed conceptual pedagogical challenges posed by the “Google Generation.” The focus was on how new(er) generations of students influence adoption and use of specific technologies to enhance the learning environment while at the same time complicating it. Takeaways Ask students what tech they’re using and…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Effective Peer Learning

Fri November 1, 2019

On November 1, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab discussed strategies and applications for more effective peer learning. The focus was on tips and strategies for designing course activities that encourage peer interaction while also meeting personal learning goals. Takeaways Learn from others: Ask instructors and colleagues about their previous experiences and consider which…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Learning Analytics

Wed October 30, 2019

On October 30, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab continued the discussion on learning analytics (LA). The focus was on tips and strategies for using Canvas Analytics and other analytics options to improve your teaching and course design. Takeaways Course Design: LA can inform instructional design decisions with data on how students interact with…

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