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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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April 2018

Active Teaching Lab: Pinterest as a Teaching Tool

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Mark Nelson 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 Labs are held Fridays from 8:30-9:45am in room 120, Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.) as well as some Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30pm in room 302 Middleton Building. Check out upcoming Labs or read the recaps from past Labs. Similar to the Active Teaching Labs, Active Teaching…

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Active Teaching Exchange: Using Audio Commentary to Provide Student Feedback

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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 Exchange explores both the pedagogical benefits and the practical logistics of audio feedback. Active Teaching Exchanges are held Thursdays from 1-2pm in room 120, Middleton…

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September 2018

Active Teaching Lab: Learning Analytics

Friday, September 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Scroll down to register! Learning analytics help track student learning. These data enable instructors to adjust teaching based on student performance, improve curriculum, and define outcomes. What’s available in Canvas and from other sources? How do UW-Madison instructors use this information? 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: Trigger Warnings

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Scroll down to register! Some of the most important topics to address in class are also the most difficult. How can we navigate trigger warnings in online and face-to-face coursework that deals with sensitive issues? We discuss strategies for maintaining a safe, inclusive Canvas course space while facilitating effective discussions on controversial or sensitive 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?…

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Active Teaching Lab: Canvas Quizzing

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Scroll down to register! Question banks? Immediate answer feedback? Video questions? Canvas Quizzes offer features that can facilitate both formative and summative learning (not to mention efficient grading). We share examples and tips to promote meaningful student learning and assessment via quizzing. 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…

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October 2018

Active Teaching Lab: Kaltura MediaSpace

Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Scroll down to register! Kaltura MediaSpace, part of the Learn@UW suite of learning technologies, is a Canvas-integrated tool often underutilized on campus. Since multimedia can be one of the best ways to reach the current generation of students, how can we use audio, video, and screencasts to engage students with content and let them express what they’ve learned? 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: In-class Screens and Collaboration

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Scroll down to register! In-class screens have changed the way the classroom — and learning — looks. Screens shift the manner in which students interact with instructors, course materials, and each other. Should we ban phones, tablets, and laptops? Embrace them? Something in between? We examine the constructive and destructive effects of digital devices on face-to-face collaboration, including using Canvas in classes! 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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Active Teaching Lab: Outcomes in Canvas

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Active Teaching Lab: ePortfolios

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, November 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Active Teaching Lab: File Organization in Canvas

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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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January 2019

Teaching Effectively in Canvas: Canvas Course Management Tips

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Canvas Course Management Tips focuses on Canvas design and facilitation practices that save instructors time and effort while also making learning less complicated for students. Hear from other instructors and share and swap best Quick-Start tips to make the most of Canvas for you and your students at this Teaching Effectively in Canvas session. Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a Faculty Engagement program designed to highlight experiences of UW-Madison instructors in the Canvas learning environment, and to dig into solutions to…

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Active Teaching Lab: Canvas Course Management Tips

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Canvas Course Management Tips focuses on Canvas design and facilitation practices that save instructors time and effort while also making learning less complicated for students. Hear from other instructors and share and swap best quick-start tips to make the most of Canvas for you and your students at this Teaching Effectively in Canvas session. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty…

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Teaching Effectively in Canvas: Week 0: Teaching Students to Succeed

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Week 0: Teaching Students to Succeed focuses on creating resources in Canvas that help students understand how to do well in your course and effectively learn the course content. Help your students get on the same page as you at this Teaching Effectively in Canvas session. Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a Faculty Engagement program designed to highlight experiences of UW-Madison instructors in the Canvas learning environment, and to dig into solutions to challenges faced. In these responsive sessions, participants put…

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Active Teaching Lab: Week 0: Teaching Students to Succeed

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Week 0: Teaching Students to Succeed focuses on creating resources in Canvas that help students understand how to do well in your course and effectively learn the course content. Help your students get on the same page as you at this Teaching Effectively in Canvas session. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. The Active Teaching Lab is a Faculty Engagement program with sessions held on Thursdays from…

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Teaching Effectively in Canvas: Evidence-Supported Learning Activities

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 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 make assignments both interesting and effective learning opportunities for students? What does research say works and doesn’t work? Explore ways to align activities and assignments with research-supported practices at this Teaching Effectively in Canvas session. Teaching Effectively in Canvas is a Faculty Engagement program designed to highlight experiences of UW-Madison instructors in the Canvas learning environment, and to dig into solutions to challenges faced. In these responsive sessions, participants put forth questions and needs they’d like to see…

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Active Teaching Lab: Evidence-Supported Learning Activities

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 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 make assignments both interesting and effective learning opportunities for students? What does research say works and doesn’t work? Explore ways to align activities and assignments with research-supported practices. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. 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 Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check…

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Active Teaching Lab: Accessibility in Canvas

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Making courses accessible to all can be a challenge, but the solutions to these challenges needn’t be complicated or time consuming. How have instructors around campus addressed accessibility in their courses? What solutions can we find for the challenges that remain? 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…

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February 2019

Active Teaching Lab: Rubrics

Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A good rubric can guide student effort and make grading easier for the instructor. How do we fashion an effective rubric within Canvas? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different rubric designs and implementation approaches? Hear what’s worked and what hasn’t worked for others in the rubric development process. 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Group Work

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Group work can foster active, interactive, and constructive learning among students, but what group work strategies are most effective? Assign, randomize in Canvas, or let them choose groups? Collaborate for one class or long term? When do jigsaws, roleplays, and other activities work best? Share group work experiences, issues, and questions. 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Programmed Learning in Canvas

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Self-paced, individual learning activities in Pressbooks, Storyline, and Articulate are hard to build. How can we make them easier to create without losing effectiveness? Which tool is right for various purposes? See and share experiences with programmed learning in Canvas for improved student studying. 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: Online Resources vs. Handouts

Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Do students prefer printouts or links? Is tangibility a convenience or a burden? When are handouts best used in a digital learning environment? Weigh the accessibility, portability, and readability of digital vs. paper resources for various settings and purposes. 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Engaging Students in Canvas

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Engaging Students in Canvas focuses on fostering student buy-in and engagement in Canvas whether the course is directly tied to their passion or a requirement. Learn strategies to make your course content more relevant to 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Beyond Accessibility — UDL and Inclusive Learning

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Universal Design for Learning aims to provide multiple means of student engagement, representation, and expression. How can we increase flexibility, accessibility, and inclusivity without making it too much work? Share ways to help students make content meaningful for themselves and each other. 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Peer Review in Canvas

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Canvas student peer review helps students see more perspectives and reflect on their work. What are best practices for setting up and managing peer review assignments? How can we make the peer review process simple and effective? 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: Google in Canvas

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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With Google integrated into more than 95 percent of K-12 schools as well as UW-Madison, students are familiar and comfortable navigating G-Suite tools. How are instructors using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and other Google tools? What's possible, easy, and effective? 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…

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March 2019

Active Teaching Lab: Using Canvas in Class

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Laptop, tablet, phone — whatever the device of choice, there’s no question screens have become pervasive on campus and in the classroom. How can we adjust in-classroom activities to harness the ubiquitous screens for better learning? Hear and share what’s worked and what hasn’t in managing screens and 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.…

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Active Teaching Lab: Kaltura Updates

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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How do we use Kaltura Mediaspace In-Video-Quizzing effectively? How does auto-captioning work? What’s new in Kaltura? See examples of practical and creative ways to capitalize on Kaltura 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 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Social Learning in Canvas

Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Research shows peer-to-peer interaction greatly enhances learning, but it’s not always easy to facilitate. How can we create more of it without losing educational intent? How can Canvas help and hinder social construction of knowledge? See and share examples and experiences with social 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Online Teaching

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Online learning is an entirely different animal than the traditional classroom. How can we fine-tune our teaching practices to create rich, effective digital learning experiences for students? Discuss instructor presence, student engagement, and approaches to attending to individuals online vs. "a classroom" — what strategies are working? 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Engage eTexts

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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The campus-supported Unizin Engage eText platform enables instructors to select and integrate an eText into Canvas, reducing materials costs for students and opening up a wide array of possibilities for digital resources, annotation, and communication. How are eTexts being used on campus, and what have been the results thus far? 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…

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Active Teaching Lab: Tech for Soft Skills

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Active Teaching Lab: Top Hat

Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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”

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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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CANCELED – Active Teaching Lab: The Student Digital Ecosystem

Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Active Teaching Lab: Course Design for Mobile

Thursday, May 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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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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August 2019

Active Teaching Lab: Module 0 — Preparing Students in Canvas

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Canvas-focused Labs — More structured topics with an emphasis on starting smart in Canvas Give your students a clear path to success in your course that they can access immediately and refer to throughout the course. We’ll share some examples, templates, and suggested components. You bring questions! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy,…

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Active Teaching Lab: Managing Your Canvas Course

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Canvas-focused Labs — More structured topics with an emphasis on starting smart in Canvas What tips and tricks do instructors have to make their Canvas teaching tasks easier? Minimize email questions with Canvas Inbox. Harness student-to-student support with Discussions. Simplify your teaching life with tested practices! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with…

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Active Teaching Lab: Supporting Student Success in Canvas

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Canvas-focused Labs — More structured topics with an emphasis on starting smart in Canvas Simple strategies help those who need them, and also benefit the rest of your students. How can you support student needs (cognitive, mental, emotional, etc.) in your Canvas course? Come hear and share easy-to-implement suggestions that help all your students! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT…

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Active Teaching Lab: Rubrics for Better Grading

Friday, August 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Canvas-focused Labs — More structured topics with an emphasis on starting smart in Canvas Often the bane of instructors, grading can be a much simpler task when assignments are designed and supported with rubrics. As a bonus, students have a clearer understanding of what they’re supposed to learn! We’ll explore examples and techniques for simplifying assignments and grading. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are…

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September 2019

Active Teaching Lab: Evaluating Learning — Questions and Feedback

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 @ 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 know students are learning what they need to? How do they know they’ve learned it? Come learn and share evidence-supported tips for crafting quiz questions that get at the heart of learning, and just-in-time feedback for students that helps them deepen their understanding.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with…

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Active Teaching Lab: Learning Analytics

Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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What can you learn by using Canvas Analytics to improve your teaching? What’s missing from the analytics, and how can you find that information elsewhere? Explore the options and pick up ideas to teach smarter. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am…

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Active Teaching Lab: Peer-to-Peer Learning

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Whoever does the work, does the learning. How can you set up assignments and activities that better personalize learning and increase active learning through student-to-student inquiry? Learn and share techniques that other instructors use to activate the power of social learning.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00…

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Active Teaching Lab: Teaching the Google Generation

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Most UW-Madison students are already familiar with Google’s suite of tools. Harness that existing knowledge to make your teaching and their learning simpler! We’ll explore its integration with Canvas and share examples. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton…

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Active Teaching Lab: Personalized Learning

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Providing students with different aspects of course content and asking them to work together to put it together is called “Jig-sawing.” In addition to providing students with specialized expertise, this strategy also encourages self-regulation and responsibility. Explore examples and find ways to incorporate it in your course! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy,…

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Active Teaching Lab: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Besides helping those who need it, employing even a little Universal Design for Learning into your course open up many options for students to explore the content in ways that often make more sense to them than the default option might. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00…

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Active Teaching Lab: Instructor- and Student-created Video

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Engaging more senses than text, video is a powerful multi-modal option to increase personalized learning and UDL. Explore the benefits and practices in using instructor-created, student-created, and found video to engage students with Kaltura, YouTube, etc.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45…

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October 2019

Active Teaching Lab: Students’ Tech Choices

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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We have an idea of the technology students are using to learn our courses, but what are their technology-assisted learning practices outside of class? We’ll peek at flashcard apps, Study Blue, Chegg’s “homework help” and others.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45…

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Active Teaching Lab: Building the Wisconsin Experience into your course

Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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How is course helping students leave UW-Madison with  Empathy & Humility, Relentless Curiosity, Intellectual Confidence, and Purposeful Action? What simple tweaks can you do with your existing curriculum to deepen their learning with these four elements 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. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays…

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Active Teaching Lab: Open Educational Resources – Canvas Commons

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Stop reinventing the wheel! Use Open Educational Resources and learn from the work of others! Canvas Commons has thousands of Instructor-created courses and course components available to use in your course. We’ll dig in and learn how to bring them into your course, and how to share out the good design of your course to benefit others!​​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a…

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Active Teaching Lab: Students’ Tech Choices

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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We’ll revisit and build off what we learned at the prior Student Tech Choices Lab. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check out upcoming Labs or read the recaps from past Labs. We build interdisciplinary…

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Active Teaching Lab: Open Educational Resources – Pressbooks interactive eTexts

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Create (or have your students create!) interactive eTexts and activities with the simplicity of WordPress. Pressbooks is a campus-supported solution that’s been proven over the past several years!​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.),…

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Active Teaching Lab: Personalized Learning

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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We’ll revisit the earlier Lab on this topic, and explore other options to engage students’ powerful self-motivated learning. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check out upcoming Labs or read the recaps from past Labs.…

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Active Teaching Lab: Piazza

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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When students work together to explore the problem spaces of “wicked” challenges in your discipline, they engage in authentic learning, discover underlying systems, and increase their ability to collaborate well. Piazza can help facilitate this, and provides many other benefits for instructors as well! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held…

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Active Teaching Lab: Evaluating Learning – Rubrics and Grading Tips

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Besides reviewing Rubrics, we’ll share and learn about other options to make the evaluation of learning simpler and more effective for both instructors and 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 Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from…

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Active Teaching Lab: Learning Analytics

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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What can you learn by using Canvas Analytics to improve your teaching? What’s missing from the analytics, and how can you find that information elsewhere? Explore the options and pick up ideas to teach smarter.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am…

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November 2019

Active Teaching Lab: Effective Peer Learning

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Deepen active learning and facilitate the level of social learning that only their peers can foster. We’ll look at strategies and techniques for grouping students in Canvas. Also, peer learning can simplify grading while providing them with insights and feedback that are impossible for an instructor to provide! Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching…

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Active Teaching Lab: Teaching the Google Generation

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Because UW-Madison students are already familiar with Google’s suite of tools, using them can focus student energy on course content rather than technology! We’ll explore more examples in Canvas and out.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden…

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Active Teaching Lab: OER – Adding Interactivity

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Building on the Pressbooks Lab, we’ll look at easy ways to build interactive activities in Pressbooks with H5P (see h5p.org for examples). Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check out upcoming Labs or read…

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Active Teaching Lab: Wisconsin Experience: Activities and Assignments

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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What types of activities and assignments can foster Empathy & Humility, Relentless Curiosity, Intellectual Confidence, and Purposeful Action — regardless of your discipline? ​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check out upcoming Labs or read…

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Active Teaching Lab: Open Educational Resources – Canvas Commons II

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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We’ll look more deeply into the resources of Canvas Commons has thousands of Instructor-created courses and course components available to use in your course. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check out upcoming…

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December 2019

Active Teaching Lab: Team Teaching, Feedback & Redesign

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Teaching with others can be frustrating. This Lab will provide tips and tricks to improve administration, communication, and workflows that simplify and smooth the process.​ Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden Dr.), room 120. Check…

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Active Teaching Lab: Using Video in Canvas

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Video is a powerful multi-modal option to increase personalized learning and UDL. Explore how to integrate Kaltura Mediaspace, YouTube, and other platforms into Canvas in ways that are simple and seamless. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building…

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Active Teaching Lab: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free 35 spots left

Besides helping those who need it, employing even a little Universal Design for Learning into your course open up many options for students to explore the content in ways that often make more sense to them than the default option might. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00…

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Active Teaching Lab: Course Showcase

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Bring a course to share if you’d like! We’ll look at several examples from the students in Delta’s Leveraging Tech to Teach course, and talk through the strategies involved in their creation. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305…

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January 2020

Active Teaching Lab: Canvas as a Course Hub

Friday, January 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Create an organized course site with streamlined navigation and contextual cues to keep you and your students on the same page and continuously connects current activities to course goals. Walk-ins welcome but registration appreciated to ensure refreshments for all. Bring your laptop or mobile device for hands-on experimentation. Active Teaching Labs are a collaboration between DoIT Academic Technology’s Faculty Engagement service and the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, with sessions held Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Fridays from 8:30-9:45 am in the Middleton Building (1305 Linden…

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Active Teaching Lab: Supporting Student Mental Health in Canvas

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

Active Teaching Lab: Effective Online Discussions

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

Active Teaching Lab: Practical Applications for Rubrics

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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! Active…

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CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Pressbooks and Engage eTexts

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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*This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu.*   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…

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CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Group Projects

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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*This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu.*   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!…

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April 2020

CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Designing a Student-Centered Course

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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To support your transition to alternate modes of course delivery, the university hosts virtual events such as interactive labs in addition to working with vendors to provide tool-specific webinars. Recordings of some of the previously held webinars are also available.  See the https://instructionalcontinuity.wisc.edu/events/ for current events. This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu. How do you build a student-centered instructional experience in Canvas? Attend this lab to share…

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CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Case Studies

Thursday, April 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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To support your transition to alternate modes of course delivery, the university hosts virtual events such as interactive labs in addition to working with vendors to provide tool-specific webinars. Recordings of some of the previously held webinars are also available.  See the https://instructionalcontinuity.wisc.edu/events/ for current events. This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu. Case studies bring life to abstract information so that students can discover, analyze and apply…

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CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Sharing Student Curated and Created Content

Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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To support your transition to alternate modes of course delivery, the university hosts virtual events such as interactive labs in addition to working with vendors to provide tool-specific webinars. Recordings of some of the previously held webinars are also available.  See the https://instructionalcontinuity.wisc.edu/events/ for current events. This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu. Save time and foster deeper connections by encouraging students to find or create content that…

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CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Working in Groups

Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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To support your transition to alternate modes of course delivery, the university hosts virtual events such as interactive labs in addition to working with vendors to provide tool-specific webinars. Recordings of some of the previously held webinars are also available.  See the https://instructionalcontinuity.wisc.edu/events/ for current events. This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu. Discuss key elements that promote learner collaboration and group work in Canvas. By viewing examples,…

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CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Universal Design for Learning

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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To support your transition to alternate modes of course delivery, the university hosts virtual events such as interactive labs in addition to working with vendors to provide tool-specific webinars. Recordings of some of the previously held webinars are also available.  See the https://instructionalcontinuity.wisc.edu/events/ for current events. This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu. Adding just one other option increases possibilities for students to connect deeply to content. We’ll…

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CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Making Your Course Inclusive and Accessible

Thursday, April 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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To support your transition to alternate modes of course delivery, the university hosts virtual events such as interactive labs in addition to working with vendors to provide tool-specific webinars. Recordings of some of the previously held webinars are also available.  See the https://instructionalcontinuity.wisc.edu/events/ for current events. This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu. Tips on captioning, technical considerations, and other ways to proactively make courses inclusive and accessible.…

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May 2020

CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Designing the Wisconsin Experience into Your Course

Friday, May 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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To support your transition to alternate modes of course delivery, the university hosts virtual events such as interactive labs in addition to working with vendors to provide tool-specific webinars. Recordings of some of the previously held webinars are also available.  See the https://instructionalcontinuity.wisc.edu/events/ for current events. This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu. Does your course foster the Wisconsin Experience so that students leave UW-Madison with a greater…

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CANCELLED – Active Teaching Lab: Instruction Designed for Today’s Students

Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room 120, Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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To support your transition to alternate modes of course delivery, the university hosts virtual events such as interactive labs in addition to working with vendors to provide tool-specific webinars. Recordings of some of the previously held webinars are also available.  See the https://instructionalcontinuity.wisc.edu/events/ for current events. This Active Teaching Lab has been cancelled. You can receive updates about future labs by joining our listserv by emailing join-activeteaching@lists.wisc.edu. Just because today’s students are well-wired does not mean they are inherently skilled with instructional…

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