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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!

 


DEIB Microgrants awarded for leveraging learning analytics

Wed November 2, 2022

We are pleased to announce our inaugural microgrant awardees for the 2022-2023 academic year.  We had many thoughtful proposals and wish we could have funded all of them. Our selection committee worked to select proposals that spark collaboration, data empowered decision-making, and highlight learning analytics in action. Our first group of microgrant recipients span a…

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Microgrants for leveraging learning analytics in support of DEIB; apply by October 10

Wed September 28, 2022

Are you interested in exploring how learning analytics can support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the classroom? The Learning Analytics Center for Excellence (LACE) is offering microgrants to help facilitate exploration on how data-empowered educational practices might contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in the UW-Madison classroom experience. Microgrant awardees will be…

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New Top Hat enterprise license, learning analytics opportunities, and more.

Fri August 19, 2022

Over the last few years, more and more instructors at UW-Madison have come to know the benefits of the learning technologies in the Learn@UW suite. We are passionate about the ways academic technology can supplement and shape the classroom experience, whether you’re remote, hybrid, or in-person, and are so excited to welcome you back for…

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New School Year, New Features in Canvas

Fri August 5, 2022

NameCoach Integration Within Canvas NameCoach, a tool that allows Canvas users to audio record the proper pronunciation of their names, is now integrated with Canvas. Individuals enrolled in the same courses will be able to access and listen to those recordings. We are excited to roll out this tool as part of our campus accessibility…

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Learn Analytics Center of Excellence Presents at National Events

Mon June 6, 2022

The Learning Analytics Center of Excellence (LACE) team shared their expertise at two national events recently. At the recent Unizin Summit, the team led a well-attended and interactive discussion on Leveraging a Data Governance Framework to Appropriately Use Learning Analytics. As the slide deck show, the presentation focused on UW-Madison’s data governance program, specifically the formalization of…

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Learn@UW Tools: New Features this Summer & No Subscription Fees this Fall

Mon May 9, 2022

Whether instructors are preparing to teach this summer or take a well-deserved break prior to fall, there’s a lot springing up in the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies to share! Learning engagement data will soon be ready in LEAD for summer course instructors, Engage eReader introduces new features for beach reading, and Top Hat will…

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Improved experience for Engage eText users

Mon April 25, 2022

Those using Engage to access eTexts, will experience new features like flashcards and study guides as well as improved accessibility beginning this summer semester. Students and instructors will continue to access Engage through Canvas, but it will now be powered by RedShelf.  New features will include:  Text to speech: Launch a screen reader by clicking…

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Instructors Can Order eTexts for Fall 2022

Tue April 12, 2022

Instructors and course coordinators planning to use the Engage eText reader in fall are able to review and select eTexts and publisher digital learning tools (DLTs) until May 9, 2022. And when instructors and students use Engage, they will notice new features and an improved user experience as it will be powered by RedShelf beginning…

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New Year, New Ways to Create a Welcoming Course

Thu January 13, 2022

As students regularly engage with digital course materials, it is important to foster a welcoming learning environment online. This includes making courses accessible to all users and providing ways to affirm a learner’s identity. Last November, UDOIT course accessibility checker was introduced and this month NameCoach was integrated into Canvas.  Below are updates about these…

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The eText Experience: What Do Engage Users Have To Say?

Thu November 18, 2021

As the December 1 deadline approaches for ordering Engage eTexts and digital learning tools for spring semester classes, what do instructors have to say about their experiences with Engage? Though Pam Doolittle’s expertise is in chemistry, her decision to use Engage eText for her Fundamentals of Analytical Science courses really came down to simple economics: …

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