Learn@UW Guides

How does DoIT Academic Technology help instructors?

Last Updated: Thu August 22, 2019

DoIT Academic Technology (DoIT AT) advances the University’s mission, strategic priorities and the Wisconsin Idea by wisely applying technology to the ever evolving academic environment. Many of our services are tailored to help instructors strategize, design, develop and integrate technologies to improve learning outcomes. This video provides an overview of DoIT AT and the below…

Read more...

What are the pedagogical uses of Canvas Commons?

Last Updated: Thu October 10, 2019

What is Canvas Commons? Canvas Commons is a platform for sharing course content in the Canvas learning management system, which is part of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies. Instructors can share a range of learning objects including modules, quizzes, assignments and full courses. There are four levels of sharing in Canvas Commons, which are:…

Read more...

What are the pedagogical uses of learning analytics?

Last Updated: Fri August 30, 2019

What is learning analytics? Learning analytics is much more than a tool; rather it is a process and can span many diverse approaches to help improve learning outcomes. The focus of learning analytics is to provide actionable information that can improve teaching and learning. While there are many definitions of learning analytics, UW-Madison’s Learning Analytics…

Read more...

What learning technologies are available on campus?

Last Updated: Tue August 20, 2019

What are learning technologies? Learning technologies are any software or hardware used by an instructor and/or students in a course. Some of their uses include managing course materials, fostering discussion in and outside of class time, authoring learning materials, sharing media files and assessing learning. Examples include a learning management system (LMS) such as Canvas…

Read more...

What are the pedagogical uses of online discussions?

Last Updated: Mon June 3, 2019

What are online discussions? Online discussions occur when an instructor uses software to encourage conversations among students and/or instructors via the internet around a specific topic. While sharing many similarities with methods for fostering face-to-face interactions, online tools offer different opportunities, and limitations, in creating meaningful interactions between students and instructors. What can I use…

Read more...