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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: Teaching the Google Generation

Fri September 13, 2019

A packed-house of 40 attended the Active Teaching Lab to discuss approaches and strategies for “Teaching the Google Generation” on September 13, 2019! This week’s lab also welcomed its 3000th participant! Takeaways For the Google Generation, information is hardly scarce and is immediately available across many devices and platforms. The task then is training students…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Evaluating Learning — Questions and Feedback

Fri September 6, 2019

On September 4, 2019, several participants and contributors of the Active Teaching Lab gathered to discussed new strategies and approaches for assessment design and how to grapple with intrinsic and extrinsic motivations of students in our courses. Takeaways Low stakes quizzing keeps students on track with course materials while also providing you with clear indications…

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LinkedIn Learning Offers 14,000+ Courses on Technology, Creativity & Business

In August, UW-Madison upgraded from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning, which combines the same high-quality content and learning experience from Lynda.com with an improved recommendation system powered by insights from the millions of professionals on LinkedIn. In addition, students and staff can connect their LinkedIn profiles to display completed courses and receive course suggestions based on…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Rubrics for Better Grading

Fri August 30, 2019

On August 30, 2019 the Active Teaching Lab welcomed campus instructors and staff to explore the intricacies (and challenges) of crafting and implementing rubrics in the classroom. Often the bane of instructors, grading can be a much simpler task when assignments are designed and supported with rubrics. As a bonus, students have a clearer understanding of…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Supporting Student Success in Canvas

Wed August 28, 2019

On August 28, 2019, the Active Teaching Lab brought together numerous instructors, instructional designers, and affiliates to discuss strategies for encouraging student success through Canvas. This Active Teaching Lab shared easy-to-implement suggestions that help all students! Takeaways Design and implement “Module 0” to share suggestions for time management and studying, as well as sharing campus…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Managing Your Canvas Course

Sat August 24, 2019

The Active Teaching Lab on Friday, August 24, 2019, focused on tips and tricks instructors could use to make teaching in Canvas easier. That included minimizing email questions with Canvas Inbox and harnessing student-to-student support with Discussions. Takeaways from the Lab: Way-finding — Students exert much cognitive energy and resources trying to find course information,…

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Canvas Enhancements & New Learn@UW Tools

Tue August 20, 2019

Enhanced syllabus options in Canvas, the Canvas Commons learning object repository and new Learn@UW tools like Pressbooks are just some of the available resources this year. The Learn@UW-Madison team provides technical and consultative support to help instructors effectively use these and the full Learn@UW suite including Canvas, AEFIS and Kaltura MediaSpace.  Below are details on…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Module 0 – Preparing Students in Canvas

In this fall’s first Active Teaching Lab on August 20, 2019, over 20 participants from numerous departments and programs gathered to share examples from their Canvas course sites, discussed past experiences, and proposed ways to improve in the future. Takeaways from the Lab: “Module 0” can be designed as an opportunity for students and instructors…

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Lynda.com Becomes LinkedIn Learning

Thu August 1, 2019

Online learning provider Lynda.com is getting a makeover. Starting on August 14, 2019, the training platform used by UW-Madison students, faculty and staff will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning with a new interface, new features and the web address linkedin.com/learning. All current Lynda.com training materials will still be available including exercise files and full video…

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New Courses App for Students Coming this Fall

Tue July 16, 2019

This August, students will be able to add the new Courses app within the MyUW portal, which will provide easy access to information about current and past courses. This will include course descriptions, textbooks and materials needed, schedule and location information, access to final grades, and a link to the Canvas course site if the…

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