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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!

 


DoIT AT Presents at UW System Virtual Conference

March 22, 2017

In addition to UW System colleagues, six DoIT Academic Technology team members will present at the UW System Learning Technology Development Council’s Virtual Showcase on Tuesday, 4/4 and Wednesday, 4/5. The online event is free to anyone who registers with the UW System. John Martin from Faculty Engagement was selected as the Wednesday keynote speaker…

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Blend@UW Accepting Applications for Summer Sessions

The benefits of blended learning extend to students, instructors, and the entire university. A recent Blend@UW participant noted: “By blending [my course], I have carved out time to work with my students to understand how I want them to think about the material, and we have meaningful discussions wherein the are creating their own understanding.”…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Grade Schemes in Canvas

March 17, 2017

The March 17, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored the use of quizzing and surveys in Canvas.  John Parrish shared how he uses surveys to get to know his students. Takeaways Consider creating an ungraded Canvas quiz at the beginning of the semester to collect information about your students — what they know, where they are from,…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Discussion Assessment

March 13, 2017

The March 13, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored strategies for promoting and assessing discussions in Canvas. Catherine Arnott-Smith shared her experiences and tips using rubrics for assessing student participation on the discussion board in her large online class. Takeaways Provide a clearly defined participation rubric so students understand your expectations. Randomly grade students’ discussion participation twice throughout the course…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Grade Schemes in Canvas

March 10, 2017

The March 10, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored strategies for promoting and assessing discussions in Canvas. Cathy Middlecamp, and her TAs, Tom Bryan and Tim Lindstrom, discussed how they handles lab report grading each semester using Canvas for her 4-credit environmental science course. Takeaways Assessments: Frequent feedback, low-stakes testing, and lab work. Each week students turn…

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Learn@UW Featured at Department of Medicine Education Day

March 8, 2017

On Friday March 3, James McKay from our Learn@UW-Madison team presented a breakout session on collaboration tools at the Department of Medicine Education Day. In its second year, the annual event was created to help support those involved in the Department of Medicine’s core teaching and learning mission. Focusing on tools in the Learn@UW suite…

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Blended Learning Leaders Receive Campus Teaching Awards

March 6, 2017

We are proud to announce that two alumni and a current member of our Faculty Engagement’s blended learning programs have been awarded campus teaching awards. Stephen Quintana, a professor with the School of Education’s Counseling Psychology department, was awarded the Chancellor’s Inclusive Excellence Award. An alumni of our first Blend@UW session in 2013, Quintana was…

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Tech Tips from Software Training for Students

March 3, 2017

Every Tuesday this academic year, Software Training for Students (STS) shares tech tips on DoIT’s facebook and twitter accounts to help connect students to the free Technology Workshops available to them. The STS calendar is full of 2-4 hour workshops on software tools like Photoshop, Excel, HTML, Python, and more. But everyone can benefit from…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Emerging Best Practice in Canvas

The March 3, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored emerging best practices in Canvas. John Martin and the Active Teaching Lab team collated the most useful Canvas tips we have heard and invited others to share. Takeaways Go to the Canvas Community and vote for changes you want to see in Canvas. Sometimes what the instructor…

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ITA Students Win National Center for Women & IT Awards

February 27, 2017

The Information Technology Academy (ITA) is proud to announce that the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) honored four ITA Madison students in the 2017 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) competition. NCWIT is a non-profit community of nearly 900 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations dedicated to increasing girls’ and women’s…

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