DoIT Academic Technology provides countless opportunities to gather on campus to learn and discuss a variety of topics. This includes pedagogical discussions and technology demonstrations through Faculty Engagement programs, learning technology trainings from Learn@UW, on-campus sessions for Information Technology Academy scholars, technology workshops from Software Training for Students and special campus events we host or co-host. See the below calendar for upcoming events.

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Room 120, Middleton Building

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1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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January 2019
Free

Teaching Effectively in Canvas: Evidence-Supported Learning Activities

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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How do you make assignments both interesting and effective learning opportunities for students? What does research say works and doesn’t work? Explore ways to align activities and assignments with research-supported practices at this Teaching Effectively in Canvas session. Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a Faculty Engagement program designed to highlight experiences of UW-Madison instructors in the Canvas learning environment, and to dig into solutions to challenges faced. In these responsive sessions, participants put forth questions and needs they’d like to see…

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Active Teaching Lab: Evidence-Supported Learning Activities

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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How do you make assignments both interesting and effective learning opportunities for students? What does research say works and doesn’t work? Explore ways to align activities and assignments with research-supported practices. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check…

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Active Teaching Lab: Accessibility in Canvas

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Making courses accessible to all can be a challenge, but the solutions to these challenges needn’t be complicated or time consuming. How have instructors around campus addressed accessibility in their courses? What solutions can we find for the challenges that remain? 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement…

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February 2019
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Rubrics

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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A good rubric can guide student effort and make grading easier for the instructor. How do we fashion an effective rubric within Canvas? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different rubric designs and implementation approaches? Hear what’s worked and what hasn’t worked for others in the rubric development process. 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: Group Work

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Group work can foster active, interactive, and constructive learning among students, but what group work strategies are most effective? Assign, randomize in Canvas, or let them choose groups? Collaborate for one class or long term? When do jigsaws, roleplays, and other activities work best? Share group work experiences, issues, and questions. 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Programmed Learning in Canvas

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Self-paced, individual learning activities in Pressbooks, Storyline, and Articulate are hard to build. How can we make them easier to create without losing effectiveness? Which tool is right for various purposes? See and share experiences with programmed learning in Canvas for improved student studying. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is…

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Active Teaching Lab: Online Resources vs. Handouts

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Do students prefer printouts or links? Is tangibility a convenience or a burden? When are handouts best used in a digital learning environment? Weigh the accessibility, portability, and readability of digital vs. paper resources for various settings and purposes. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with…

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Active Teaching Lab: Engaging Students in Canvas

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Engaging Students in Canvas focuses on fostering student buy-in and engagement in Canvas whether the course is directly tied to their passion or a requirement. Learn strategies to make your course content more relevant to 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on…

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Active Teaching Lab: Beyond Accessibility — UDL and Inclusive Learning

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Universal Design for Learning aims to provide multiple means of student engagement, representation, and expression. How can we increase flexibility, accessibility, and inclusivity without making it too much work? Share ways to help students make content meaningful for themselves and each other. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty…

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Active Teaching Lab: Peer Review in Canvas

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Canvas student peer review helps students see more perspectives and reflect on their work. What are best practices for setting up and managing peer review assignments? How can we make the peer review process simple and effective? 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held…

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Active Teaching Lab: Google in Canvas

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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With Google integrated into more than 95 percent of K-12 schools as well as UW-Madison, students are familiar and comfortable navigating G-Suite tools. How are instructors using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and other Google tools? What's possible, easy, and effective? 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement…

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March 2019
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Using Canvas in Class

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Laptop, tablet, phone — whatever the device of choice, there’s no question screens have become pervasive on campus and in the classroom. How can we adjust in-classroom activities to harness the ubiquitous screens for better learning? Hear and share what’s worked and what hasn’t in managing screens 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 contributor.…

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Active Teaching Lab: Kaltura Updates

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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How do we use Kaltura Mediaspace In-Video-Quizzing effectively? How does auto-captioning work? What’s new in Kaltura? See examples of practical and creative ways to capitalize on Kaltura tools. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am in…

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Active Teaching Lab: Social Learning in Canvas

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Research shows peer-to-peer interaction greatly enhances learning, but it’s not always easy to facilitate. How can we create more of it without losing educational intent? How can Canvas help and hinder social construction of knowledge? See and share examples and experiences with social learning. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is…

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Active Teaching Lab: Online Teaching

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Online learning is an entirely different animal than the traditional classroom. How can we fine-tune our teaching practices to create rich, effective digital learning experiences for students? Discuss instructor presence, student engagement, and approaches to attending to individuals online vs. "a classroom" — what strategies are working? 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 contributor. The Active…

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Active Teaching Lab: Engage eTexts

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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The campus-supported Unizin Engage eText platform enables instructors to select and integrate an eText into Canvas, reducing materials costs for students and opening up a wide array of possibilities for digital resources, annotation, and communication. How are eTexts being used on campus, and what have been the results thus far? 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: Tech for Soft Skills

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Educational research concludes that only 25 percent of grading is based on academic knowledge (Bowers, 2016). How do we teach the social processes that comprise the other 75 percent? How can technology be used to cultivate the important “non-academic” skills that your disciplines need? 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is…

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Active Teaching Lab: Self-Assessing Your Classroom

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Improving the classroom environment often requires seeing things from a different perspective. How can technology help us capture classroom dynamics for self-reflection and observation? How do we decide when, where, and on what to focus for the most payoff? Explore and share ways to improve the classroom learning experience. 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 contributor.…

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April 2019
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Top Hat

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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What does Top Hat do that Canvas can’t? How can we harness the potential of Top Hat to inform teaching practices? See and share ways Top Hat can provide data, direction, and variety to guide student learning. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held…

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Active Teaching Lab: Purposeful Action

April 5 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Providing students with agency in their learning fosters self-regulated learners who are more interested and effective in applying knowledge. How can we transform assignments to serve authentic world and local problems? Share activities and practices to promote purposeful action for your students on and beyond campus. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching…

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Active Teaching Lab: Pressbooks

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Pressbooks is a WordPress-based platform to create, share, and publish etexts that can integrate H5P and other interactive elements. What is the potential of Pressbooks to create resources more expansive and relevant than a digital textbook? How do we get started? Discuss experiences, examples, and getting starting with this campus-supported etext authoring tool. 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: “A dark and learny night”

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Assigning and celebrating failure (what not to do) is equally, if not more, valuable in helping students identify underlying systems, patterns, and conclusions. How do we structure and facilitate exploration of bad models so that students leave with constructive takeaways? What are some examples and considerations to design these assignments for reflection and success? 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?…

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Active Teaching Lab: Team Teaching

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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While often difficult to negotiate, team teaching done well benefits learners with varied perspectives and benefits instructors with less workload. How can we manage the time, resources, and expertise of a team for harmonious course planning and delivery? Explore how to navigate Canvas instructor roles, file and slide management, and design decisions with a group. 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: The Student Digital Ecosystem

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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What exactly is UW-Madison’s new Student Digital Ecosystem, and how does it affect instructors and teaching? What can instructors and students gain from interconnected data, assessment, and learning management? 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am…

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Active Teaching Lab: AEFIS — Aligning section, course, and program outcomes

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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What is the status of AEFIS at UW-Madison? How do instructors and programs streamline teaching by aligning section and assignment outcomes with course and program outcomes? Hear about what’s been done, what’s happening now, and what’s coming in the future. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program…

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Active Teaching Lab: Quizzing in Canvas

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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What's changing in Canvas quizzes? What options are available and what do they look like? See and share how to move beyond the basics to make Canvas quizzes do more for you and your 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays…

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May 2019
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Course Design for Mobile

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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With most students using mobile devices, how should we adjust our courses and teaching? How can Canvas templates help? Explore ways to optimize content for mobile access. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am in the…

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Active Teaching Lab: Students’ Tech Choices

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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What technologies are students using to learn? How can we align activities accordingly? See and share examples of and experiences with student-selected tools for learning and collaboration. 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 contributor. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45am in the…

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