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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: Feedback Tools in Canvas

Wed October 21, 2020

The October 21, 2020 Active Teaching Lab theme explored ways to make meaningful comments on student work & helping students find the feedback. The importance of feedback in teaching and learning While we can think all sorts of things, our theories are often wrong. Learning is about confirmation — getting informative feedback on our thoughts…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: The Art of the Breakout Group

Wed October 14, 2020

The October 14, 2020 Lab theme looked into ways to better foster student-to-student learning in a synchronous remote environment. Why Breakout? Remote Instruction is an excellent opportunity to increase the active learning in your course! Computer-mediated interactions and resources can help reduce challenges you’ve faced in the past and offer opportunities to build community and deep…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Remote Proctoring

Wed October 7, 2020

The October 7, 2020 Active Teaching Lab theme featured discussions on the Honorlock automated proctoring option at UW-Madison, and explored ways to minimize the stress and inequities associated with remote proctoring. Takeaways Time-constrained exams aren’t required. Schedules are off during the pandemic, and we can’t assure a controlled classroom environment for our students. Instead create…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Engaging Students in Remote Instruction

Wed September 30, 2020

The September 30, 2020 Active Teaching Lab theme explored options in continuing to build new forms of engagement between students (peer-to-peer learning) and with course content. General Tips for Engaging Students Connect: Humans value personal connections, shared interests, and helping each other in shared pursuits. Foster that! You / students Be authentic and share/model your…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Adapting the Wisconsin Experience for Fall Teaching

Wed September 23, 2020

More important than ever, strategies to foster empathy & humility, relentless curiosity, intellectual confidence, and purposeful action into your courses. Come share your experiences, resources, and strategies with campus colleagues!  The September 23, 2020 Active Teaching Lab theme looked into ways that we can infuse pro-social skills into courses. Tips for Building the Wisconsin Experience…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Adapting discussions to an online medium

Wed September 16, 2020

At our September 16, 2020 Active Teaching Lab, we looked at ways online forums are different than in-person discussions, and at practices that can address and take advantage of those differences.  4 Tips for improving Discussions Elicit connections. Recognize that online interactions are different than face-to-face ones. Offset what is lost with opportunities that online…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Challenges in hybrid synchronous instruction

Wed September 9, 2020

At the September 9, 2020 — a week into the Fall 2020 semester — Active Teaching Lab we dug into challenges in instruction as undergraduate students are on lockdown. Several hundred have Covid-19. Like many of students, instructors are juggling a whole slew of unforeseen challenges and trying to make the best of it. The tricks used…

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Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard Available for Fall

Fri September 4, 2020

The Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard or “LEAD” is a course-level dashboard that consists of three different visualizations with numerous filters. After piloting LEAD for 3 semesters, the dashboard is now available to all principal instructors at go.wisc.edu/lead and displays data from Canvas, Kaltura and/or Unizin Engage e-text.  With the plethora of tools and options available for…

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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Flexible Course Design

Wed September 2, 2020

Our September 2, 2020 Active Teaching Lab theme addressed ways to create a course design for easier transition and flexibility in uncertain times.  Strategies for teaching in a pandemic Things keep changing. Semester plans are a bit of bygone that may no longer apply. Here are some things that might help. Use frameworks like the…

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Restarting Fall 2020 with Learn@UW Updates

Thu August 20, 2020

It’s been a remarkable spring and summer here at UW–Madison, bringing many changes to the teaching and learning technology landscape. Over the summer months, Learn@UW–Madison has continued to collaborate with university partners on the Instructional Continuity initiative. The team works closely with instructors and know how busy they are preparing for fall. To help, the…

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