News about Partnerships

Team Presents on Engage eText, Online Learning & More at T&L Symposium

Wed May 23, 2018

At this year’s Teaching & Learning Symposium on May 17, 2018, DoIT Academic Technology team members shared their expertise on online learning, Engage eText, Canvas, designing curriculum for high-enrollment courses, and learning analytics. In addition, Blaire Bundy, Service Leader of Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC), served on the planning committee for the event, which DoIT…

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TRAD’s App Supports Inclusive Discussions in the Classroom

Fri May 11, 2018

UW-Madison School of Education’s “The Discussion Project” was featured in a February issue of the Inside UW-Madison newsletter to staff and The Weekly newsletter to students. The article titled “‘The Discussion Project’ cultivates engaging, welcoming classroom conversations across campus” explained how the multi-session training supports instructors seeking to create classroom discussions that are “engaging, welcoming,…

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Collaborative Work Featured at Showcase

Wed March 28, 2018

For the 20th year, hundreds of colleagues gathered for the annual UW-Madison Showcase in Union South on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. DoIT Academic Technology team members from multiple services presented posters with partners from across the campus. The “Collaborative Partnerships: From Prototype to Production” poster featured the Agefuly App that Teaching & Research Application Development…

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First Learning Analytics Event Focuses on Pattern

Thu February 8, 2018

The Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative and DoIT Academic Technology are pleased to present a series of events on learning analytics, beginning with the first event on Wednesday, February 21 in Union South, from 12:00-1:00pm. Register for Learning Analytics: Using Pattern to Log Course Activities. This event will feature two UW-Madison instructors and their experiences incorporating…

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ITA Collaborates with Campus Partners to Launch New Online Application

Tue February 6, 2018

For the first time, applicants to DoIT AT’s Information Technology Academy (ITA) programs can submit materials through a user-friendly online application system developed in partnership with the Division of Continuing Studies and the Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE). Applications to join ITA during the 2018-2019 year are due by 5 p.m. on…

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MUMAA Co-Presents Scrum Workshop at EDUCAUSE Conference

Mon November 27, 2017

Mike Farnham, MyUW-Madison Academic Application Development (MUMAA) service leader and software developer, co-presented a full day Scrum workshop with fellow UW-Madison colleagues at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. on October 31, 2017. Scrum is an agile methodology for completing complex projects through an iterative process. The image at the end of the article…

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Engage eText Pilot to Launch in Spring

Mon November 6, 2017

An estimated 3,000 students across 16 courses will participate in a pilot this spring and pay approximately 40 to 80 percent less per textbook by using the Unizin Engage platform to access online text materials instead of traditional textbooks. In addition, they will benefit from the annotations feature that instructors and peers can use to…

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6 Ways DoIT Academic Technology Helps Instructors

Fri September 8, 2017

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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#YouAtUW Highlights DoIT AT’s Support for the Student Experience

Fri September 1, 2017

Darby Hoffman from the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE), a partner DoIT Academic Technology collaborates with frequently, recently interviewed our team members for the post “How UW-Madison ‘[Reinvents] the First-Year Experience’” on the #YouAtUW student blog. Along with DoIT AT’s work, the post describes the numerous ways UW-Madison is already making strides in accomplishing…

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Team Members Shine at T&L Symposium

Tue May 23, 2017

On May 17, 2017, many DoIT Academic Technology team members joined colleagues for the annual Teaching & Learning Symposium to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, and explore new teaching and learning strategies. Blaire Bundy, Service Leader of Strategic Learning Technology Consulting (SLTC), served on the planning committee for the event, which DoIT AT helped sponsor.…

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Processes & Successes Shared at Showcase

Fri April 7, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, DoIT Academic Technology team members joined hundreds of campus colleagues to share best practices and learn ways to improve processes, learning environments and the campus climate at the 18th Annual UW-Madison Showcase. Mike Farnham, Saiket Sengrupta and Mitch Hanson from MyUW-Madison Academic Application Development (MUMAA) presented a poster about the…

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T&L Symposium Showcases Collaborative Efforts

Wed May 25, 2016

The annual Teaching & Learning Symposium, held May 18-19, 2016 in Union South, provided an opportunity for faculty and staff to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments and discuss new learning and teaching practices. DoIT Academic Technology is one of the sponsors of the event and many of our staff participated as presenters, poster exhibitors, planning…

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Gift to REACH Helps with Goal to Scale Up

Mon March 28, 2016

As announced in a campus news article earlier this month, alumni Ricky and Mara Sandler gave $1.5 million to UW-Madison for the REACH project. Co-sponsored by the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative and DoIT Academic Technology, the project’s focus is on increasing students’ engagement in large, introductory, lecture-based courses to improve student learning outcomes. “Since work…

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STS Partners with DesignLab to Expand Services

This semester, Software Training for Students‘s Ask a Trainer project support program began offering open consultation hours in the DesignLab space in College Library 2250. All students are welcome to drop-in from 4:00-7:00PM on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays during the academic year without an appointment. Students can work one-on-one with a knowledgeable STS trainer on…

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Partnerships & Projects Exhibited at Showcase 2016

Wed March 16, 2016

Union South’s Varsity Hall was buzzing this morning with hundreds of staff members sharing and “stealing” great ideas at the poster session for the 17th Annual UW-Madison Showcase. Showcase is a platform for people across campus to share best practices and learn from each other in order to improve work processes, learning environments and the…

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DoIT AT Contributes to Teaching Academy Workshops for Faculty & Staff

Tue March 8, 2016

In partnership with the Teaching Academy, two DoIT Academic Technology staff developed and launched a brand-new workshop series around teaching and learning this past fall. I-LEaP, which stands for Instructor Learning Environment and Pedagogics, was designed to equip instructors with the fundamental knowledge, practices, habits, learning community and philosophies of learner-centered instruction, with an emphasis…

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