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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: Canvas Quizzes with Elisa Torres

Thu September 14, 2017

The September 5, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored peer learning tools in Canvas. Elisa Torres shared how she uses cumulative quizzing to facilitate distributed learning in her Pharmacy courses. Lab Takeaways: Students benefit from distributed practice e.g. small activities and assignments on a daily or weekly basis Research shows that combining distributed learning with gradual, cumulative assessment can improve retrieval…

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6 Ways DoIT Academic Technology Helps Instructors

Fri September 8, 2017

DoIT Academic Technology (DoIT AT) advances the University’s mission, strategic priorities and the Wisconsin Idea by wisely applying technology to the ever evolving academic environment. Many of our services are tailored to help instructors strategize, design, develop and integrate technologies to improve learning outcomes. This video provides an overview of DoIT AT and the below…

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#YouAtUW Highlights DoIT AT’s Support for the Student Experience

Fri September 1, 2017

Darby Hoffman from the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE), a partner DoIT Academic Technology collaborates with frequently, recently interviewed our team members for the post “How UW-Madison ‘[Reinvents] the First-Year Experience’” on the #YouAtUW student blog. Along with DoIT AT’s work, the post describes the numerous ways UW-Madison is already making strides in accomplishing…

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Learn@UW Integration Work Simplifies Navigation

Wed August 23, 2017

In addition to evaluating, managing and supporting the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies, the Learn@UW-Madison service also helps integrate those tools into the broader UW-Madison technology  landscape. The team’s recent integration work with Top Hat, UW Libraries Research Guides and Blackboard Ultra makes navigating those tools even simpler this fall. Many of the integrations are…

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Student Software Trainers Enhance Skills with Internships

With student trainers at the wheel, Software Training for Students (STS) provides undergrads and grad students free in-person technology workshops and one-on-one project support. Being trained by fellow students has many benefits: shared knowledge, shared experiences – sometimes even a shared class or two! For the trainers, working at STS is a great way to…

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New Top Hat Trainings & Integration with Canvas

Mon August 21, 2017

As of August 15, Top Hat — UW-Madison’s preferred Student Response System (SRS) in the Learn@UW-Madison suite of tools — is now fully integrated with Canvas and training sessions are planned to help instructors turn mobile devices into classroom engagement tools. The integration means that faculty and instructors using Canvas and Top Hat no longer…

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DoIT AT Teams-up to Develop Interprofessional Health Education

Wed August 2, 2017

Students from across the University of Wisconsin-Madison health sciences are being immersed in a new life-like hospital setting through an interactive teaching module developed in partnership with DoIT Academic Technology (DoIT AT). The Interprofessional Patient Safety: an Interactive Case-Based Module provides students from various professions with the opportunity to experience how interprofessional communication among a…

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August Sessions Help Instructors Make the Most of Canvas

Mon July 31, 2017

For instructors and teaching assistants working in Canvas, Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a Faculty Engagement program designed to help make high-quality teaching easier for instructors. Each two-hour workshops focuses on different aspects of teaching and learning and demonstrates ways to apply them in the Canvas learning management system. Workshops include hands-on time, so please…

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TRAD’s Work Supports Farmers Market Across the State

Thu June 29, 2017

A College of Letters & Science June 2, 2017, article titled “Harvesting data to grow farmers markets” featured Metrics + Indicators for Impact (MIFI), an online toolkit designed by UW-Madison researchers to help farmers market managers gather and interpret data. As part of the MIFI initiative, Teaching & Research Application Development (TRAD) developed a portal…

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ITA Honors Class of 2017

Tue June 6, 2017

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, 37 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 37 students in this year’s graduating class were admitted to college. Fifteen of them gained admittance to UW-Madison, of whom fourteen…

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