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CTL Workshops 

Canvas Workshops

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Learn how to use Canvas, IU's new Learning Management System, at your own pace or in a guided tutorial. The Center for Teaching and Learning, along with IT Training, offer a wide variety of workshops and webinars to help faculty set up Canvas sites for summer and fall semesters.  

Quality Matters - Applying the QM Rubric

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Campus Center 308 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Register »  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Friday, May 28, 2015 | Campus Center 308 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Register »  | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Indiana University has subscribed to Quality Matters (QM) as a tool and process for the design, development, and ongoing review of online courses, especially those that are part of the IU Online initiative. The Applying the QM Workshop is QM's official workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

This workshop will introduce faculty and staff to the QM Rubric and Process, sharing best practices for online course design. The QM Rubric is a research-based set of standards that can be used during the course design process. The QM Process is a peer review process that eventually will review many IU Online courses, with the goal of achieving QM Recognition for mature online courses in the near future. Also, the APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

This workshop will be offered at IUPUI face-to-face from 9am until 4:30pm, with occasional breaks. Participants will have one hour for lunch, and are free to bring their own lunch or take advantage of the many options available on campus. To receive the QM certificate of completion for this workshop, participants must be present for and participate in the entire workshop.

Research: Scientific Writing from the Reader's Perspective with Dr. George Gopen

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Walter Hall (R3) 203/205 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: CTL & OFAPD and Presenter: George Gopen

As competition for external funding becomes more challenging, getting one’s scholarly work successfully published is more important than ever. Dr. Gopen’s approach is based on a single idea: learning to write for the reader allows the writer to control what readers learn.

This year, Dr. George Gopen will present this workshop on Tuesday, July 28. If you are planning to attend the advanced workshop on Wednesday, July 29 you MUST attend this workshop or have attended one in the years prior.

If you would like to register for Wednesday, July 29, please visit here.

As in past years, Dr. Gopen will also conduct hour-long, individualized consultations. ONLY faculty members who participate in the day-long event will have access to the individual consultation registration. Instructions will be sent to participants after their registration for the workshop is complete.

More about Dr. Gopen’s original approach to scientific writing can be found in his article, The Science of Scientific Writing.

About the Presenter

George D. Gopen is a Duke University Professor of the Practice of Rhetoric. He is also Senior Lecturing Fellow, Department of English and Senior Lecturing Fellow, School of Law. Professor Gopen received both his J.D. and his Ph.D. in English from Harvard University. Dr. Gopen is a pioneer in the mastery of scientific writing. His scientific clients have included the NIH, the FDA, Bristol-Myers Squib, Bayer, and Duke University School of Medicine.

This event is sponsored by the IU School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. If you have questions about this event please contact OFAPD at (317) 278-3089 or by email at ofapd@iupui.edu.

Advanced Scientific Writing from the Reader's Perspective with Dr. George Gopen

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Walter Hall (R3) 203/205 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Register » |  Organizer: CTL & OFAPD and Presenter: George Gopen

As competition for external funding becomes more challenging, getting one’s scholarly work successfully published is more important than ever. Dr. Gopen’s approach is based on a single idea: learning to write for the reader allows the writer to control what readers learn.

This year, Dr. George Gopen will present this advanced workshop on Wednesday, July 29.  If you are planning to attend the advanced workshop you must have attended the workshop prior on Tuesday, July 28 or in a previous year.

This is the registration for Wednesday, July 29. If you would like to register for Tuesday, July 28, please visit here.

As in past years, Dr. Gopen will also conduct hour-long, individualized consultations. ONLY faculty members who participate in the day-long event will have access to the individual consultation registration. Instructions will be sent to participants after their registration for the workshop is complete.

More about Dr. Gopen’s original approach to scientific writing can be found in his article, The Science of Scientific Writing.

Associate Faculty Teaching Forum

Monday, August 17, 2015 | University Library | 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Register »  | Organizers: Amy Powell and Doug Jerolimov and Presenters: CTL Staff

To promote the professional development of associate faculty (part-time/adjunct), the Center for Teaching and Learning holds an annual Associate Faculty Teaching Forum the beginning of fall semester. If you are a part-time faculty member, whether new or returning, you are invited to attend the Associate Faculty Teaching Forum, designed to support your teaching role at IUPUI. At this event, discuss with your peers teaching methodologies and classroom techniques, and new ways of using technology in the classroom and online. Forum tracks are designed to encourage discussion and the sharing of ideas between new and experienced instructors about teaching techniques and approaches.

Partner Opportunities

Gateway to Graduation TECH Talk

Monday, May 11, 2015 | Campus Center 450C | 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Gateway to Graduation

It’s no secret that our digital natives are transforming academic culture via their relationship with technology.  Instructors have a wide variety of options to use this trend to benefit their teaching. Transformation can come in small increments, but requires rethinking how we teach and how we meet our students where they are: online. This workshop will investigate student opinions and experiences with technology and will provide instructors a bounty of ideas to utilize in their next class.  Discover how to build learning opportunities and improve learning outcomes by understanding how students use technology to learn and engage with their faculty. This workshop is eligible for Gateway Teaching Academy credit.

VoiceThread Comes to IU

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | ICTC 167 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Register »  | Organizer: Maggie Ricci and Presenters: Margaret Ricci, George Haines

VoiceThread, a teaching and learning application that allows asynchronous discussions using voice, video, and text, was recently adopted as part of Next.IU. Join George Haines from VoiceThread and IU faculty members who have been using VoiceThread in their courses. Hear how your colleagues are increasing engagement and social presence, and get some hands-on experience with this Canvas- and Oncourse- integrated tool.Please bring your laptop or tablet if you can but there will be a few extra laptops available for those who need one.

Kaltura Video Management Service Webinar

Monday, May 18, 2015 | Online - Adobe Connect | 10 - 10:45 a.m.
To watch »  | Organizer and Presenter: Randy Newbrough

Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other media. The system integrates with Canvas and Oncourse, allowing faculty and students to create, upload, and share multimedia content with ease. Ideal for any class structure, Kaltura expands the reach and impact of traditional, web-enhanced, hybrid, flipped, and fully online courses.

With Kaltura, instructors can upload media and record their screen or webcam. These features allow them to:

  • Create video assignments
  • Increase active learning through guided lessons
  • Demonstrate concepts to help students better connect with material
  • Jumpstart discussions on course topics and concepts
  • Expand opportunities for critical thinking
  • Introduce themselves and their course to students before classes start
  • Instructors will also have access to a personal media repository, and each course section will have a dedicated media gallery. The gallery will bring ease to instructor/student, student/student, and student/instructor sharing.

This webinar will be an introductory overview of Kaltura and provide background about the service and examples of how Kaltura is being used among faculty and students for their courses.

You will need working speakers to hear the presenter. It is strongly recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection to participate in this session. You can access the Adobe Connect room for this workshop at:  https://connect.iu.edu/kaltura/ 

IU Northwest New Teaching Institute

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | IU Northwest's Library Conference Center | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
More information »  | Organizer: IU Northwest Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning

This year the IU Northwest New Teaching Institute is open to all IU campuses and is calling for proposals for the 3rd annual conference. The New Teaching Institute is focused on transforming teaching, one new method, tool, or technology at a time. Sessions will vary and are appropriate for traditional, blended, and online teaching. Teach others how to do something, show off what you've done, or demonstrate a technique that's worked for you. If you're using Canvas, you can even propose a session about a specific tool or course design method in Canvas.

Submit proposals via this link: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d6lvPjsfT7DV3pP Proposals are due Monday, June 15, 2015.

If you are interested in attending the New Teaching Institute, please email Tameka at cistl@iun.edu to register. Any questions? Contact Angela Solis at asolic@iun.edu or 219-980-6642


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