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
608-262-5667

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March 2019
Free

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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