News

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!

 


Learn@UW Updates for Spring 2020

Tue January 21, 2020

To help instructors develop rich learning experiences for students, Learn@UW-Madison offers advanced quizzing options, new machine captioning and editing tools, an enhanced gradebook, as well as resources like consultations and guides.  The Learn@UW-Madison team provides technical and consultative support to help instructors effectively use the full Learn@UW suite including Canvas, AEFIS, Top Hat, Atomic Assessment,…

Read more...

Leaving a Legacy in Academic Technology, Jorn to Retire in February

A pioneering, collaborative global leader in academic technology, Linda Jorn, associate vice provost for learning technologies and DoIT director of Academic Technology, will retire from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in February. Jorn joined UW–Madison in 2011 after an accomplished tenure at the University of Minnesota, where she was instrumental in building an “active learning classroom”…

Read more...

Reflecting on Information Technology Academy Milestones in 2019

Mon December 30, 2019

With 2019 coming to a close, the Information Technology Academy (ITA) staff and students reflect upon the major milestones that occurred over the past year. That included celebrating 42 ITA graduates, learning and bonding during summer activities, kicking off the new academic year, and showcasing student work at the annual holiday luncheon.  As the 2018-19…

Read more...

TRAD’s App Supports Adolescent Health and Technology Research

Fri December 20, 2019

Dr. Megan Moreno, the principal investigator of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT), was recently featured in an ABC news story about social media’s impact on youth health. Working within the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Moreno and her interdisciplinary research team explore how technology use interacts with health outcomes relevant to adolescents,…

Read more...

ITA Students Shine at the 20th Holiday Luncheon

Information Technology Academy (ITA) students showcased their work to friends and family during the 20th annual ITA Holiday Luncheon, held on Saturday, December 7th at UW-Madison’s Gordon Dining and Events Center. The event kicked off with a welcome from a Ho-Chunk drum group who also provided a song of thanks for the meal. The ITA…

Read more...

Active Teaching Lab Recap: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (II)

Wed December 11, 2019

On December 11, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab met to continue the discussion of accessibility and universal design for learning. The focus was on the fundamentals of accessible instructional design, instructor perspectives on accessibility, and how to find more resources through contacts with campus partners. Takeaways Design for Extremes: Design for learners with…

Read more...

Active Teaching Lab Recap: Using Video in Canvas

Fri December 6, 2019

On December 6, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab met to discuss the use of video by students and instructors. The focus on was on how to best design and prepare videos with storyboards as well as ideas for student-curated content. Takeaways Keep it short to reduce cognitive load and attention lapses, and simplify…

Read more...

Active Teaching Lab Recap: Team Teaching, Feedback & Redesign

Wed December 4, 2019

On December 4, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab met to discuss strategies and organizational obstacles to developing team-taught courses. Takeaways Plan ahead. Team teaching will require more coordination and preparation than individual teaching Establish clear expectations and work-load sharing. Discuss and configure roles, who takes the lead and when, conflict resolution processes, in-person…

Read more...

Learn@UW Updates for Submitting Grades, Conducting Evals & Preparing for Spring

Mon November 18, 2019

To help instructors prepare for the final half of this semester and the start of next spring, Learn@UW-Madison announces updates on submitting grades in Canvas, conducting course evaluations through AEFIS and checking originality with Turnitin.  The Learn@UW-Madison team provides technical and consultative support to help instructors effectively the full Learn@UW suite including Canvas, AEFIS, Top…

Read more...

Active Teaching Lab Recap: Canvas Commons (II)

Fri November 15, 2019

On November 15, 2019, participants of the Active Teaching Lab continued the discussion around Canvas Commons. The focus was on how to share resources, how to filter search results, and how to incorporate resources from the Commons. Takeaways Get ideas from other faculty. Resource sharing is an excellent way to discover new approaches, innovative course…

Read more...