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What are the pedagogical uses of quizzing?

Last Updated: Tue January 21, 2020

What are quizzing tools? A quizzing tool is a software for delivering quizzes and other assessments to learners. In general, quizzing tools also provide automated grading and tracking of student performance to assist the instructor in making sure students achieve their learning outcomes. Why use quizzing tools? Quizzing tools can be used to provide students…

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How does DoIT Academic Technology help instructors?

Last Updated: Wed April 22, 2020

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…

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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:…

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What are the pedagogical uses of learning analytics?

Last Updated: Tue January 28, 2020

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…

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What learning technologies are available at UW-Madison?

Last Updated: Tue March 10, 2020

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…

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