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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!

 


Team Members Shine at T&L Symposium

Tue May 23, 2017

On May 17, 2017, many DoIT Academic Technology team members joined colleagues for the annual Teaching & Learning Symposium to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, and explore new teaching and learning strategies. Blaire Bundy, Service Leader of Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC), served on the planning committee for the event, which DoIT AT helped sponsor.…

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SLTC Presents on Curricular Transformations at OLC Innovate

Tue May 16, 2017

One of the goals of our Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC) service is to share best practices and approaches to curricular transformation with local, regional national audiences. In an attempt to further disseminate our methods and techniques, our team members, Blaire Bundy and Ron Cramer, recently led an interactive conference session at Online Learning Consortium…

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ITA Students Make Video Games for Nuestro Mundo Elementary

Fri May 5, 2017

On April 25, 2017, Information Technology Academy (ITA) took ITA Madison Student Ambassadors to Nuestro Mundo 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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New Program Helps Instructors Teach Effectively in Canvas

For instructors and teaching assistants working in Canvas, Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a new program designed to help make high-quality teaching easier for instructors. The Faculty Engagement team developed the program to include four in-person workshops, with multiple sessions of each workshop offered between May 15, 2017 and June 2, 2017. Each of the…

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ITA Students Inspired by Silicon Valley Trip

Tue May 2, 2017

Over their April spring break, Information Technology Academy (ITA) students traveled California’s Silicon Valley to complete a week-long study tour of a region known for technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Ten ITA Madison students and one student from ITA’s Tribal Technology Institute (ITA-TTI), toured major technology companies, including Adobe, Cisco, Google, intel, Intuit, and Zendesk. At…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas SpeedGrader with Laura Grossenbacher

Thu April 27, 2017

The April 28, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored feedback tools in Canvas. Laura Grossenbacher discussed her experience using the Canvas SpeedGrader tool to give feedback to her students.  Takeaways Laura is a big believer in Canvas (just don’t start 4 days before the course! Build it over the summer.) Be incremental. Take small steps and take notes. Don’t try…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas Group Discussions with John Zumbrunnen

Fri April 21, 2017

The April 21, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored small group discussions in Canvas. John Zumbrunnen shared his experience and lessons learned from using these tools.  Takeaways John shared how to let students know that he’s monitoring the online discussions, without it being too much work for him. Learning Objectives are about skill-building (e.g. students learn to articulate and…

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ITA-TTI 2017 Spring Conference: A Success

Tue April 18, 2017

Thirty-four students from the Information Technology Academy’s Tribal Technology Institute (ITA-TTI) Oneida and Lac du Flambeau programs recently spent three days in Madison for the ITA-TTI 2017 Spring Leadership Conference. After months of planning, the conference was held from March 31 to April 2. The Spring Conference is part of an effort to connect tribal students with each other,…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas Synchronous Group Discussions with Morton Gernsbacher

Fri April 14, 2017

The April 14, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored synchronous small group discussion options in Canvas. Morton Gernsbacher shared how she coordinates synchronous small group discussions for her online course using Canvas Collaborations and Google Docs chat.  Takeaways Jigsawing assignments separate the assignment into multiple tasks. This gives every student a job and every an opportunity to contribute…

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Learn@UW Team Plans Top Hat Integration with Canvas

Thu April 13, 2017

Starting in fall 2017, Top Hat — UW-Madison’s preferred Student Response System (SRS) in the Learn@UW suite of tools — will be fully integrated and available to use with Canvas. Currently, Canvas instructors must manually import grade information from Top Hat, while a Top Hat integration with D2L allows instructors to automatically export grades. This…

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