Training News

Learner Experience: Training & Support Service Discontinued

Thu June 6, 2019

As of June 30, 2019, DoIT Academic Technology’s Learner Experience: Training & Support (LETS) service will end. LETS designs, develops and implements learning experiences for enterprise applications, which includes learning technologies and productivity tools. The work of LETS has impacted many people especially during the campus transition to the Canvas learning management system when LETS…

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STS Helps Student Orgs Promote, Manage & Educate

Tue September 11, 2018

With students returning to campus and activities filling the calendar, the start of the fall semester is always an exciting time of year. For registered student organizations, fall semester means a lot of extra work as well. Raising awareness of the org’s work, recruiting new members and promoting all of the cool events planned can…

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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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Meet the Trainers of Software Training for Students

Mon February 5, 2018

Free in-person technology workshops and one-on-one project support make Software Training for Students (STS) a popular resource on campus. But one of the best things about STS is that undergrads and grad students receive this help from fellow Badgers. Pavan Kemparaju and Ellen Light are two of the friendly faces that create a welcoming atmosphere…

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J-School Instructor Benefits from Software Training for Students

Mon January 29, 2018

The University of Wisconsin–Madison routinely ranks high in national and international categories and a lot of that is due to our world class faculty and instructional staff. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the University at 14th in the nation for Best Undergraduate Teaching. Our instructors spend years becoming experts in their respective fields…

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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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Active Teaching Lab Recap: Wayfinding and the Canvas Homepage with Lane Sunwall

Fri September 22, 2017

The September 22, 2017 Active Teaching Lab explored Canvas wayfinding. Lane Sunwall from DoIT Academic Technology’s Learner Experience: Training & Support service shared tips and tricks to keeping students on track in Canvas. Takeaways: Instructor presence helps students engage and succeed Using Google Slides Q&A to solicit participant feedback Includes custom Course Card to set his…

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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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Student Software Trainers Enhance Skills with Internships

Wed August 23, 2017

With student trainers at the wheel, Software Training for Students (STS) provides undergrads and grad students free in-person technology workshops and one-on-one project support. Being trained by fellow students has many benefits: shared knowledge, shared experiences – sometimes even a shared class or two! For the trainers, working at STS is a great way to…

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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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Tech Tips from Software Training for Students

Fri March 3, 2017

Every Tuesday this academic year, Software Training for Students (STS) shares tech tips on DoIT’s facebook and twitter accounts to help connect students to the free Technology Workshops available to them. The STS calendar is full of 2-4 hour workshops on software tools like Photoshop, Excel, HTML, Python, and more. But everyone can benefit from…

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STS Offers One-on-One Help for Students

Fri February 24, 2017

If you’re a student struggling with a project or want to take it to the next level to ensure an A, trainers from Software Training for Students (STS) are available to help! The Ask a Trainer program helps students troubleshoot software issues and choose the right tools and techniques for the job. During the Fall…

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ITA Madison Juniors Take on Internships and Scratch

Tue June 28, 2016

We’re in the first summer session’s final week of the Information Technology Academy summer internship program. For the past two weeks, rising ITA Madison juniors have spent mornings at internships on UW-Madison’s campus and the afternoons doing technology coursework, which included learning Scratch, a free programming language used to create interactive stories, games and animations.…

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STS Partners with DesignLab to Expand Services

Mon March 28, 2016

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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STS Shines in Badger Herald Article

Fri March 4, 2016

On February 29, 2016, Software Training for Students (STS) was featured in a Badger Herald article written by undergraduate student Cadence Bambenek. The student-run newspaper shared the article in print, on their website and with their almost 6,000 Facebook fans and 14,000 Twitter followers. Our student trainers, Nolan Tenpas and Allan Almeida, featured prominently in…

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