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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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January 2020
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Supporting Student Mental Health in Canvas

Thursday, January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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As instructors, we anticipate and respond to issues students (and all humans) find themselves needing. Consider simple strategies to help all students by supporting cognitive, mental and emotional needs within a Canvas course. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer…

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Active Teaching Lab: Tips for Managing Canvas Files

Friday, January 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Use live embedding to change Google Slides, Docs, or Drive on the fly. Create Google Doc worksheets and Lab Notebooks that each student gets their own copy of. Collaborate with other instructors to update course doc without downloading, uploading and deleting prior versions. Still using Box? Learn to embed files and folders with that tool as well! 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Rubrics and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Thursday, January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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How can we build rubrics broad enough to offer students options to show subject mastery, but narrow enough to capture evidence of 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll leave with a deeper understanding…

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February 2020
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Effective Online Discussions

Thursday, February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Not just an online version of discussions! Online forums provide a structured environment for students to reflect and compose thoughtful posts. However, online discussion forums challenge instructors to set clear guidelines so that students remain active and engaged. Join us at the Active Teaching Lab to share your experiences and learn from others! 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 to…

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Active Teaching Lab: H5P.org for Pressbooks

Friday, February 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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If you haven’t heard of H5P, join this Lab to discover easy-to-create interactive learning activities! H5P interactivity enhances online activities and course content with multiple choice questions, visual hot spots, video quizzing, and more! These enhancements are easy to make, easy to share, and offer new ways for students to interact with course content. 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Learning Analytics

Thursday, February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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What can (and can’t) you learn about student learning from the online course-related behavior that campus tracks? How can you supplement the quantitative LA data with your own? 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll…

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Active Teaching Lab: Learning From and About Students

Friday, February 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Students live in multiple courses each semester, and experience great and awful teaching. How can you draw on their experiences to build a better course? How will valuing their input improve 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions.…

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Active Teaching Lab: Connect to Students with Personalized Content

Thursday, February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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How do you create course outcomes that motivate and inspire students to take ownership of their own learning? How do you build a flexible instructional strategy that lets them personalize learning? Attend this lab to share your experiences and learn from others!​ 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few…

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Active Teaching Lab: Project-Based Learning and The Wisconsin Experience

Friday, February 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Project-based learning provides learners with hands-on experiences beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom. Join this lab to discuss instructional methods that accelerate Problem Based Learning strategies through Canvas tools that engage students and maximize efficiency. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can…

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Active Teaching Lab: Peer Review with Canvas

Thursday, February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Peer review allows students to fine-tune their work and expand their understanding by viewing others’ work, elevating the quality of final submissions and reducing instructors’ grading load. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll leave…

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Active Teaching Lab: Student-Curated Content

Friday, February 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Enlisting students to find and share relevant examples of course content helps them see its value in their lives and provides more examples with less work for instructors. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll…

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March 2020
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Practical Applications for Rubrics

Thursday, March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Useful for more than just evaluating students’ papers, see examples of rubrics for Discussion forums, Peer Review, and other student collaborations. We will discuss strategies for preparing rubrics, sharing them with students and colleagues, and redesigning them for the next cycle. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks…

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Active Teaching Lab: Intra-departmental Collaboration

Friday, March 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Let’s address team teaching, using Canvas Commons, managing multiple sections of the same course (blueprinting), lesson study (learning from students, redesign). 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll leave with a deeper understanding yourself! [show_more…

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Active Teaching Lab: Pressbooks and Engage eTexts

Thursday, March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Create individually or collaborate with students and peers to design interactive eTexts! These can be designed as lab manuals, guided reading activities for literature courses, and much more! Join this lab to learn how to get started and draw inspiration from examples from colleagues across 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know…

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Active Teaching Lab: Group Projects

Friday, March 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Structure projects so students can bring their interests and skills, while learning their peers’ expertise. Real world problems and projects require collaboration, specialization, and application of course content to authentic issues. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And…

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Active Teaching Lab: Canvas for Small-to-Medium Student Classes

Thursday, March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Strategies specifically targeted to classes with 10-40 students. Foster collaborative learning with guided online discussion forums and hands-on interactions. Incorporate videos, peer review, and more to extend the in-class experience and encourage a continuity of 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who…

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Active Teaching Lab: Canvas for Large Classes

Friday, March 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Several Canvas features can be optimized to easily manage large classes, either for the lecture hall or in discussion groups. This lab will discuss digital strategies for attendance, organizing students into groups, effective online discussion spaces via Piazza, and embedding content with Google Drive streamline information sharing and 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 to contribute! It's nice for…

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April 2020
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Designing a Student-Centered Course

Thursday, April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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How do you build a student-centered instructional experience in Canvas? Attend this lab to share your experiences and learn from others!​​ 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll leave with a deeper understanding yourself! [show_more…

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Active Teaching Lab: Trending Tools in Learning Technologies

Friday, April 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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What can we learn from the capabilities that other tools provide? Let’s explore why instructors use unsupported tools and brainstorm how similar results can be achieved with supported 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise…

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Active Teaching Lab: Hypothes.is Annotation for Pressbooks

Thursday, April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Expand the possibilities of your Pressbook eText with collaborative annotations through Hypothes.is. These side panel comments allow you and your students to collaborate by adding layers of meaning and insight to your Pressbook content, resulting in a joint effort to enhance and deepen the 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know…

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Active Teaching Lab: TopHat for In-class Activities

Friday, April 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Engage students in continuous thought and reflection throughout lecture and in-class activities. TopHat’s live polling feature offers instructors real-time data about student understanding and participation with course content. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll…

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Active Teaching Lab: Case Studies

Thursday, April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Case studies bring life to abstract information so that students can discover, analyze and apply learning outcomes to actual scenarios. Join this lab to share your experiences with case studies in Canvas and discuss strategies for effective implementation. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room…

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Active Teaching Lab: Sharing Student Curated and Created Content

Friday, April 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Save time and foster deeper connections by encouraging students to find or create content that links to personal experiences and perspectives. Use Canvas and other tools to share those artifacts and inspire further learning through multiple means of representation. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the…

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Active Teaching Lab: Working in Groups

Thursday, April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Discuss key elements that promote learner collaboration and group work in Canvas. By viewing examples, we will identify and discuss the implementation of open-ended and thoughtful discussions that stimulate analytical thinking skills and encourage leadership in small group activities and forums. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks…

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Active Teaching Lab: Universal Design for Learning

Friday, April 24 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Adding just one other option increases possibilities for students to connect deeply to content. We’ll look at several strategies you can use to improve learning in your course. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll…

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Active Teaching Lab: Making Your Course Inclusive and Accessible

Thursday, April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Tips on captioning, technical considerations, and other ways to proactively make courses inclusive and accessible. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help us answer questions. And we promise you'll leave with a deeper understanding yourself! Active Teaching…

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May 2020
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Designing the Wisconsin Experience into Your Course

Friday, May 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Does your course foster the Wisconsin Experience so that students leave UW-Madison with a greater sense of Empathy and Humility, Relentless Curiosity, Intellectual Confidence, and Purposeful Action? What simple tweaks can you apply to your existing curriculum to deepen their understanding of the Wisconsin 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there…

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Active Teaching Lab: Instruction Designed for Today’s Students

Thursday, May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Just because today’s students are well-wired does not mean they are inherently skilled with instructional technologies. Join this lab to share strategies that encourage learners to engage, collaborate and contribute to a dynamic virtual classroom. 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 to contribute! It's nice for us to know there are a few folks in the room who can help…

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