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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October 2018
Free

Active Teaching Lab: Outcomes in Canvas

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Scroll down to Register! The Canvas Outcomes tool connects to Canvas Rubrics to align assignment grading with big-picture learning outcomes. Doing so can guide teaching, keep students focused on what’s most important, and inform both instructors and students on learning progress. How do you set up the Outcomes tool, and what are some tips for its successful application? 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Top Hat and Canvas

October 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Scroll down to Register! Are your lectures keeping students engaged? How do you know whether students need more explanation or a faster pace? Top Hat, part of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies, is a student response system (SRS) that is integrated in Canvas. It can help instructors measure student comprehension, gauge reactions to a topic, and foster discussion throughout the course of a lecture. We exchange ways instructors are using Top Hat to enrich teaching. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated…

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November 2018
Free

Active Teaching Lab: ePortfolios

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Scroll down to register! Do your students leave class with concrete evidence of their learning? Digital portfolios serve not only as a way to visually track progress over the semester, but also as lasting products that can showcase knowledge and skills to future employers.  How are ePortfolios being used in different contexts? How do you get started? How do you adapt to ever-evolving options for creating them? Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or…

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Active Teaching Lab: Interactive Content

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Scroll down to Register! Are readings and videos the primary way students prepare for your class? What options exist for building interactive materials to engage students? How do they integrate into  Canvas? We examine online interactive activity ideas that can help students connect more closely with course content and become active agents in their learning. What interactive content have you used or seen? Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on…

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Active Teaching Lab: Makerspaces and Beyond

November 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Scroll down to register! The UW Makerspace is an open shop and design space equipped by the College of Engineering and run largely by students. The makerspace cultivates a community of designers and builders with access to prototyping technology for hands-on learning and innovation. How are instructors using makerspaces? How might your course use them? 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: Canvas Course Design Templates

November 30 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Scroll down to register! Spring semester is coming! Canvas course design templates can take the bite out of January back-to-school prep. What Canvas templates are available, and how can they make your life easier? Find out about  professionally designed, plug-and-go Canvas course templates so you can devote your time and brain power to teaching. We discuss pros and cons of various options. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation.…

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December 2018
Free

Active Teaching Lab: File Organization in Canvas

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Scroll down to register! Given only 1GB and a limited file structure, what are some tips for file organization in Canvas? What works best for instructors and students? What are some pitfalls to avoid? What have you found to be helpful in organizing your course? We discuss ways to keep the Canvas space from becoming a digital junk drawer. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Have opinions or…

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Active Teaching Lab: Active Learning vs. Gimmicks

December 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive
Madison, 53706
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Scroll down to register! If students equate active learning to busywork, we’re doing it wrong! When can best intentions for active learning turn into a superfluous misuse of time? How can we ensure active learning is truly engaging and meaningful? We examine active teaching practices and reflect on how the array of tools for active learning are best employed to promote meaningful learning. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on…

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