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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January 2018
Free

Active Teaching Lab Sneak Preview: Two Wins and a Lesson Learned

January 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Large-enrollment classes have their own set of technical challenges. Margene Anderson shares approaches for in-class quizzing, classroom management of peer-to-peer learning, and technical challenges with grouping in Canvas. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student in our Canvas course. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further…

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February 2018

Active Teaching Brown Bag: AEFIS Integration with Canvas

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Laura Grossenbacher shares the findings of a pilot effort to integrate the web-based assessment management tool AEFIS (Assessment, Evaluation, Feedback & Intervention System) with Canvas. She explores both the challenges and  the potential of using AEFIS integration with Canvas rubrics as a way to measure student outcomes for assessment. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and…

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Active Teaching Lab: Canvas on iPad

February 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Miguel Garcia-Gosalvez shares how he uses Canvas on an iPad. Using the two different Canvas related iPad apps offered by Instructure you can do pretty much everything you can on a regular computer but with added portability and flexibility.  Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student in our Canvas course. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how…

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Active Teaching Brown Bag: Calibrated Peer Review for Writing Evaluation

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Calibrated Peer Review is an online tool that enables peer evaluation of written materials. In this Active Teaching Brown Bag, John Moore shares his experience using the tool for chemistry lab reports and how his process can be adapted for other written assignments.  Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags…

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Active Teaching Lab: Ultra Conference

February 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Karla Ausderau shares how she uses Ultra Conference to for office hours, synchronous discussions, and guest speakers.  Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student in our Canvas course. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and…

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Active Teaching Brown Bag: What does a “hybrid course” really mean?

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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In this Active Teaching Brown Bag, Erica Halverson shares lessons learned in transitioning a face-to-face course to an online medium and pedagogical approaches to creating a model for a hybrid course. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags (more demo and discussion) are held Thursdays from 1-2pm and include…

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Active Teaching Lab: kbAdmin

February 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Michel Wattiaux shares how he uses the kbAdmin tool in small enrollment, flipped classroom courses.  Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience with Canvas tools as a student in our Canvas course. Bring a Sandbox course to work with the tools as an instructor! Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels…

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Active Teaching Brown Bag: Textbook-Associated Adaptive Quizzing Tool

February 22 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Many textbooks offer adaptive quizzing tools to assess content comprehension. Andrew Lokuta shares a cautionary tale of what can go wrong when this technology is utilized in a large-class setting. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags (more demo and discussion) are held Thursdays from 1-2pm and include snacks…

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Active Teaching Lab: Weebly.com

February 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Ahna Skop shares how she uses Weebly.com for active learning in her bioinformatics/genomics course. Her students build their own websites to publish their work from their capstone project. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags (more demo and discussion)…

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March 2018

Active Teaching Brown Bag: Using active learning in a large undergraduate classroom

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Lecture-based instruction can seem like the only manageable option for large courses, but it doesn't have to be. Barbara King demonstrates the use of active learning strategies intertwined with lecture presentation format. Learn how to make active learning doable, even in high-enrollment courses. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown…

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Active Teaching Brown Bag: Famous figures on Facebook for any subject

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Jamie Henke shares how to create a place for students to bring famous scientists, composers, historical figures, authors, or other significant individuals in a subject area to life. Learn how to employ social networking and role play to help students explore the influence of these individuals. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and…

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Active Teaching Exchange: Piazza

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Joe Anistranski explores how to use Piazza for gathering student feedback, collaborative activities, and meaningful discussions. Find new ways to use discussion to achieve learning outcomes and see how Piazza works as an integrated tool in Canvas. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags (more demo and discussion) are…

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Active Teaching Brown Bag: “Best of…” Active Teaching Tips

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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John Martin, Julie Johnson, and Jennifer Hornbaker share a compilation of favorite tips and tricks from past Active Teaching Initiatives. Review tools that facilitate interactivity and engagement as well as small changes that improve teaching effectiveness. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags (more demo and discussion) are held…

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Active Teaching Lab: Creating a multimedia website

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Anja Wanner, Lynn Zhang and Kelsey Bergshare how their students created a multimedia resource website using Qualtrics, videos, podcasts, and other tools as part of an outreach assignment. Everything on the website is student-created. Anja, Lynn and Kelsey will report on the process from conceptualization to production to consolidation. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are…

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April 2018

Active Teaching Brown Bag: Online modules and an active learning classroom to enhance case-based group learning

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Ruth Sullivan and Kathy Hendricks describe how they moved a “bricks and mortar” case-based, capstone group learning exercise in the first-year veterinary curriculum to a digital format in an active learning classroom.  They relate their experience creating the digital modules, preparing students and staff to navigate the active learning classroom and the range of online tools used with the integration of Canvas, and supporting the final deployment of the modules. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they…

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Active Teaching Lab: Effective Discussion Boards

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Susan Brantly will discuss pedagogically effective ways to manage discussion boards in an online class. Consider how discussion boards may be useful in your courses - online, blended or face-to-face. Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags (more demo and discussion)…

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Active Teaching Brown Bag: Writing Good Clicker Questions

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
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A 14-year clicker veteran, Jeff Henriques shares his thoughts about the types of questions that best facilitate student comprehension and engagement with course material. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags (more demo and discussion) are held Thursdays from 1-2pm and include snacks and beverages. (See events calendar for dates.)…

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Active Teaching Lab: Pinterest as a Teaching Tool

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Mark Nelson will shares how he uses Pinterest for group activities as an extension beyond the classroom. Consider how Pinterest might engage students in your course!  Bring your laptop or mobile device to get hands-on experience. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they use technology to teach, with facilitated discussions on further scaling effectiveness. Labs (hands-on with tools) are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am and include bagels and coffee. Brown Bags (more demo and discussion) are held Thursdays…

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Active Teaching Brown Bag: Using Audio Commentary to Provide Student Feedback

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Audio commentary has excellent potential for instructors who wish to provide meaningful yet time-efficient feedback on longer written assignments, field projects, and/or group work. Kurt Kuehne shares how to employ audio commentary to deliver more feedback in the same amount of time--with greater dynamism--while reducing the possibility that students will mistake criticism for rudeness. This Brown Bag explores both the pedagogical benefits and the practical logistics of audio feedback. Active Teaching Initiatives feature campus instructors sharing stories of how they…

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