Faculty Engagement Events

Active Teaching Lab: Module 0 — Preparing Students in Canvas

August 21, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Canvas-focused Labs — More structured topics with an emphasis on starting smart in Canvas Give your students a clear path to success in your course that they can access immediately and refer to throughout the course. We’ll share some examples, templates, and suggested components. You bring questions! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments…

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Active Teaching Lab: Managing Your Canvas Course

August 23, 2019 - 8:30 am

Canvas-focused Labs — More structured topics with an emphasis on starting smart in Canvas What tips and tricks do instructors have to make their Canvas teaching tasks easier? Minimize email questions with Canvas Inbox. Harness student-to-student support with Discussions. Simplify your teaching life with tested practices! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for…

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Active Teaching Lab: Supporting Student Success in Canvas

August 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Canvas-focused Labs — More structured topics with an emphasis on starting smart in Canvas Simple strategies help those who need them, and also benefit the rest of your students. How can you support student needs (cognitive, mental, emotional, etc.) in your Canvas course? Come hear and share easy-to-implement suggestions that help all your students! Walk-ins…

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Active Teaching Lab: Rubrics for Better Grading

August 30, 2019 - 8:30 am

Canvas-focused Labs — More structured topics with an emphasis on starting smart in Canvas Often the bane of instructors, grading can be a much simpler task when assignments are designed and supported with rubrics. As a bonus, students have a clearer understanding of what they’re supposed to learn! We’ll explore examples and techniques for simplifying…

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Active Teaching Lab: Evaluating Learning — Questions and Feedback

September 4, 2019 - 1:00 pm

How do you know students are learning what they need to? How do they know they’ve learned it? Come learn and share evidence-supported tips for crafting quiz questions that get at the heart of learning, and just-in-time feedback for students that helps them deepen their understanding.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for…

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Active Teaching Lab: Learning Analytics

September 6, 2019 - 8:30 am

What can you learn by using Canvas Analytics to improve your teaching? What’s missing from the analytics, and how can you find that information elsewhere? Explore the options and pick up ideas to teach smarter. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active…

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Active Teaching Lab: Peer-to-Peer Learning

September 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Whoever does the work, does the learning. How can you set up assignments and activities that better personalize learning and increase active learning through student-to-student inquiry? Learn and share techniques that other instructors use to activate the power of social learning.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or…

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Active Teaching Lab: Teaching the Google Generation

September 13, 2019 - 8:30 am

Most UW-Madison students are already familiar with Google’s suite of tools. Harness that existing knowledge to make your teaching and their learning simpler! We’ll explore its integration with Canvas and share examples. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a…

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Active Teaching Lab: Personalized Learning

September 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Providing students with different aspects of course content and asking them to work together to put it together is called “Jig-sawing.” In addition to providing students with specialized expertise, this strategy also encourages self-regulation and responsibility. Explore examples and find ways to incorporate it in your course! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments…

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Active Teaching Lab: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

September 20, 2019 - 8:30 am

Besides helping those who need it, employing even a little Universal Design for Learning into your course open up many options for students to explore the content in ways that often make more sense to them than the default option might. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or…

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Active Teaching Lab: Instructor- and Student-created Video

September 25, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Engaging more senses than text, video is a powerful multi-modal option to increase personalized learning and UDL. Explore the benefits and practices in using instructor-created, student-created, and found video to engage students with Kaltura, YouTube, etc.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation.…

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Active Teaching Lab: Students’ Tech Choices

October 2, 2019 - 1:00 pm

We have an idea of the technology students are using to learn our courses, but what are their technology-assisted learning practices outside of class? We’ll peek at flashcard apps, Study Blue, Chegg’s “homework help” and others.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation.…

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Active Teaching Lab: Building the Wisconsin Experience into your course

October 4, 2019 - 8:30 am

How is course helping students leave UW-Madison with  Empathy & Humility, Relentless Curiosity, Intellectual Confidence, and Purposeful Action? What simple tweaks can you do with your existing curriculum to deepen their learning with these four elements of the Wisconsin Experience? Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for…

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Active Teaching Lab: Open Educational Resources – Canvas Commons

October 9, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Stop reinventing the wheel! Use Open Educational Resources and learn from the work of others! Canvas Commons has thousands of Instructor-created courses and course components available to use in your course. We’ll dig in and learn how to bring them into your course, and how to share out the good design of your course to…

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Active Teaching Lab: Students’ Tech Choices

October 11, 2019 - 8:30 am

We’ll revisit and build off what we learned at the prior Student Tech Choices Lab. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm…

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Active Teaching Lab: Open Educational Resources – PressBooks interactive eTexts

October 16, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Create (or have your students create!) interactive eTexts and activities with the simplicity of WordPress. Pressbooks is a campus-supported solution that’s been proven over the past several years!​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic…

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Active Teaching Lab: Personalized Learning

October 18, 2019 - 8:30 am

We’ll revisit the earlier Lab on this topic, and explore other options to engage students’ powerful self-motivated learning. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays…

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Active Teaching Lab: Piazza

October 23, 2019 - 1:00 pm

When students work together to explore the problem spaces of “wicked” challenges in your discipline, they engage in authentic learning, discover underlying systems, and increase their ability to collaborate well. Piazza can help facilitate this, and provides many other benefits for instructors as well! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring…

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Active Teaching Lab: Evaluating Learning – Rubrics and Grading Tips

October 25, 2019 - 8:30 am

Besides reviewing Rubrics, we’ll share and learn about other options to make the evaluation of learning simpler and more effective for both instructors and students. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Have opinions or experience on the topic? Sign up as a…

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Active Teaching Lab: Learning Analytics

October 30, 2019 - 1:00 pm

What can you learn by using Canvas Analytics to improve your teaching? What’s missing from the analytics, and how can you find that information elsewhere? Explore the options and pick up ideas to teach smarter.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active…

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Active Teaching Lab: Effective Peer Learning

November 1, 2019 - 8:30 am

Deepen active learning and facilitate the level of social learning that only their peers can foster. We’ll look at strategies and techniques for grouping students in Canvas. Also, peer learning can simplify grading while providing them with insights and feedback that are impossible for an instructor to provide! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure…

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Active Teaching Lab: Teaching the Google Generation

November 6, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Because UW-Madison students are already familiar with Google’s suite of tools, using them can focus student energy on course content rather than technology! We’ll explore more examples in Canvas and out.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT…

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Active Teaching Lab: OER – Adding Interactivity

November 8, 2019 - 8:30 am

Building on the Pressbooks Lab, we’ll look at easy ways to build interactive activities in Pressbooks with H5P (see h5p.org for examples). Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy,…

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Active Teaching Lab: Wisconsin Experience: Activities and Assignments

November 13, 2019 - 1:00 pm

What types of activities and assignments can foster Empathy & Humility, Relentless Curiosity, Intellectual Confidence, and Purposeful Action — regardless of your discipline? ​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy,…

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Active Teaching Lab: Open Educational Resources – Canvas Commons II

November 15, 2019 - 8:30 am

We’ll look more deeply into the resources of Canvas Commons has thousands of Instructor-created courses and course components available to use in your course. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison…

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Active Teaching Lab: Team Teaching, Feedback, and Redesign

December 4, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Teaching with others can be frustrating. This Lab will provide tips and tricks to improve administration, communication, and workflows that simplify and smooth the process.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and…

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Active Teaching Lab: Using Video in Canvas

December 6, 2019 - 8:30 am

Video is a powerful multi-modal option to increase personalized learning and UDL. Explore how to integrate Kaltura Mediaspace, YouTube, and other platforms into Canvas in ways that are simple and seamless. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration…

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Active Teaching Lab: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

December 11, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Besides helping those who need it, employing even a little Universal Design for Learning into your course open up many options for students to explore the content in ways that often make more sense to them than the default option might. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or…

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Active Teaching Lab: Course Showcase

December 13, 2019 - 8:30 am

Bring a course to share if you’d like! We’ll look at several examples from the students in Delta’s Leveraging Tech to Teach course, and talk through the strategies involved in their creation. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between…

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