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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Madison, 53706
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September 2017
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Wayfinding and the Canvas Homepage

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Lane Sunwall  shares tips and tricks to keeping students on track in Canvas. How do you organize your course? Modules? Pages? Quizzes? There is no one right answer for all courses. Come learn strategies to help you develop the best ones for your courses. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please scroll down…

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What is Top Hat? Engaging Today’s Students in the Classroom

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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With the rise of smartphones, today’s students are more distracted than ever. Come see how the Top Hat app is revolutionizing teaching by helping instructors turn mobile devices into classroom engagement tools. Representatives from Top Hat, the campus-preferred classroom response system that integrates with Canvas, will be on campus to demo the product and explain how others on campus have implemented it with their students. This session is designed for those that are interested in using Top Hat in the…

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Canvas and Top Hat – What’s new!

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Come learn about Top Hat’s integration with Canvas, and how you can best leverage its improved functionality. This session is designed for those who have used Top Hat before, but want to understand how switching to Canvas will impact their use of Top Hat. Please bring your laptop or tablet, there will be a workshop portion to walk through how to set up the Canvas-Top Hat sync. Top Hat is part of the Learn@UW-Madison suite of learning technologies. More information…

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Canvas and Top Hat – What’s new!

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Come learn about Top Hat’s integration with Canvas, and how you can best leverage its improved functionality. This session is designed for those who have used Top Hat before, but want to understand how switching to Canvas will impact their use of Top Hat. Please bring your laptop or tablet, there will be a workshop portion to walk through how to set up the Canvas-Top Hat sync. Top Hat is part of the Learn@UW-Madison suite of learning technologies. More information…

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What is Top Hat? Engaging Today’s Students in the Classroom

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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With the rise of smartphones, today’s students are more distracted than ever. Come see how the Top Hat app is revolutionizing teaching by helping instructors turn mobile devices into classroom engagement tools. Representatives from Top Hat, the campus-preferred classroom response system that integrates with Canvas, will be on campus to demo the product and explain how others on campus have implemented it with their students. This session is designed for those that are interested in using Top Hat in the…

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Active Teaching Lab: Blueprint Courses Brownbag

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Daniel Pell shares his experience using Blueprint courses for the English as a Second Language courses he teaches and supports. This brownbag-style lab varies from our regular labs in that there will be no lab part — it's just story, demo, and discussion. Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming labs or read recaps from past labs. To stay informed about upcoming Labs, sign up for…

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Active Teaching Lab: Using the Scheduler for Office hours in Canvas

September 29 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Naomi Salmon shares how she takes the nightmare out of scheduling. A useful, but often-overlooked feature, the Scheduler can help streamline office hours, individual performance exams, study groups, and other hard-to-schedule meetings. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please scroll down to RSVP. Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday…

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October 2017
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Assessments, Assignments, and Rubrics in Canvas

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Debra Shapiro shares useful strategies for assessing learning and use assignments, grades, and rubrics.  Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming labs or read recaps from past labs. To stay informed about upcoming Labs, sign up for regular announcements…

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Active Teaching Lab: CATME (automatic group creation) in Canvas

October 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Courtney Seidel shares how to make better groups for better learning using Canvas.  Automatically construct useful student learning groups based on their skills, interests, grades, gender, or a host of other options. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton…

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Active Teaching Lab: Feedback Manager Challenge in Canvas

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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David Abbott and Amy Moser share how they give detailed assignment feedback easily.  UW-Madison’s custom-developed Moodle’s Feedback Manager saved graders time by offering blocks of assignment/exam feedback text based on the most common mistakes the class made. What similar workarounds are available for Canvas? Let’s explore this space and leave with options to try. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor!…

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Active Teaching Lab: TopHat in Canvas Brownbag

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Duncan Carlsmith shares his experience using TopHat to engage students and deepen learning. This brownbag-style lab varies from our regular labs in that there will be no lab part — it's just story, demo, and discussion. Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming labs or read recaps from past labs. To stay informed about upcoming Labs, sign up for regular announcements by sending an email to…

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Active Teaching Lab: Using Video or Digital Media Effectively in Canvas

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Mark Millard shares how to make videos and online lectures effective, experiment with Kaltura and CaptureSpace Lite, and review other tools. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming labs or read recaps from past labs. To stay informed…

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Active Teaching Lab: Canvas and Assessment

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Michael Maguire shares how to simplify grading scheme(s)! Make your life easier for you and your students with a GPA-based scale in Canvas. Help move the needle toward more authentic and accurate assessment with an equitable grading system that aligns with the GPA scale. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and…

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November 2017
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Asynchronous Discussions in Canvas

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Karin Spader shares how to design more productive class conversations.  There are many ways to structure discussions — threaded, anchored, visual, etc. Hear about the pros and cons of each and learn how Canvas can support them. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for…

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Active Teaching Lab: Instructional Materials and Lectures in Canvas

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Ian Muehlenhaus, I-Pang Fu share a variety of ways to engage students and embed interactive content (PowerPoints to HTML5, simulationss, etc.). In this lab you can create and embed interactive content in Canvas. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120,…

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Active Teaching Lab: Rubrics in Canvas

November 10 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Andrea Porter shares how to speed your grading with rubrics. Rubrics prevent grading fatigue and bias by keeping instructional goals front and center throughout the grading process. They also offer a quick way for instructors to provide specific feedback on common issues. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every…

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Active Teaching Lab: Student Learning and Rubrics in Canvas

November 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Karla Ausderau shares how to improve student learning with rubrics. Rubrics help focus student efforts as they complete assignments, and provide easy, specific instructional feedback that reinforces learning goals. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming…

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Active Teaching Lab: Universal Design for Learning Brownbag

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Morton Gernsbacher shares shares how sh designed for more student learning and less work teaching. This brownbag-style lab varies from our regular labs in that there will be no lab part — it's just story, demo, and discussion. Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming labs or read recaps from past labs. To stay informed about upcoming Labs, sign up for regular announcements by sending an…

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December 2017
Free

Active Teaching Lab: SCORM for Articulate, Pressbooks, and Peerwise in Canvas

December 1 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Meghan Cotter shares how to connect interactive activities to Canvas.   SCORM, or “Sharable Content Object Reference Model” is a a set of technical standards so digital tools play well together. It’s needed for online tools, such as Articulate, Pressbooks, and Peerwise  to connect to the Canvas gradebook. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from…

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Active Teaching Lab: Activities/Active Learning/Semester Project in Canvas

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Joy Altwies shares ideas for making activities meaningful and creating constructive discussions and group activities. In this lab you can delve into Discussions and Group Assignments. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am (and every other Thursday from 1-2pm, see events calendar for dates) in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out upcoming labs or read recaps from…

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Active Teaching Lab: Teaching Feedback in an Online Canvas Course

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 302, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Joe Anistranski shares how he builds student feedback into assignments.  This lab will focus on traditional methods (e.g., surveys) to get student feedback and creative ways to build student feedback into assignments. What are benefits and drawbacks of the comment and grading functions in Speedgrader, and we'll use part of the session to brainstorm ways to disguise getting formative feedback through formative assessments. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student. Bring a…

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