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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides a number of strategies, tools, and support personnel dedicated to the delivery of all modes of teaching.

Teaching Resources

Workshop registration links are listed below. To schedule a 1:1 or departmental session, please contact us any time at: coursedesign@uidaho.edu.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Canvas Support
Delivering the Syllabus and Course Calendar using Canvas
Carolyn Raynor
The Course Calendar and Syllabus are Canvas tools that can help organize both faculty and students. The Calendar is a great way to view everything you have to do for all your courses in one place. The Syllabus makes it easy to communicate to your students exactly what will be required of them throughout the course in chronological order. Join us in this week’s workshop to learn how to use these two organization and communication tools to facilitate a significant learning experience for your students.
View recorded session ~ 1 hour after session ends
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 10/20/2021 12:30pm-1:00pm PT ]
Instructor Workshop
Self-Regulated Learning
Brian Smentkowski
Self-regulated learning refers to how students become masters of their own learning processes. Student plan for tasks, monitor their overall performance, and then reflect on the outcome in an effort to not only enhance learning, but to learn about their own learning.
View recorded session ~ 1 hour after session ends
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 10/21/2021 12:30pm-1:15pm PT ]
Canvas Support
Organizing your Course Content into Modules in Canvas
Carolyn Raynor
What are Canvas Modules? How can these Modules help you organize your course? Why should you use Modules as an organizational structure? This workshop covers the bases. We will examine the use of Modules to organize course content in a way that guides students through your Canvas course in a linear flow.
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 10/27/2021 12:30pm-1:00pm PT ]
Faculty Spotlight Series
Uncertainty Ahead: Using Scenario Planning and Alternative Futures to Align Research, Teaching, and Service to address Real World Issues
Dan Cronan
This presentation will describe a process used to address the socio-ecological systems, conflicts, and issues that have emerged over the last century. Alternative Futures and Scenario Planning provide researchers, stakeholders, and students with a methodology to understand key impacts and collectively decide on a suite of plausible scenarios for future decision making. Professor Dan Cronan (Landscape Architecture) will present previous and current projects to aid and inspire faculty, students, and researchers in aligning their teaching, research and service.
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 10/28/2021 12:30pm-1:20pm PT ]
Canvas Support
Creating Meaningful Assignments in Canvas
Carolyn Raynor
Need help setting up and using Assignments in Canvas? In this workshop, we will cover how to create and customize Canvas Assignments. We will also examine different ways for students to submit assignments.
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 11/3/2021 12:30pm-1:00pm PT ]
Instructor Workshop
Trauma-informed Teaching and Learning
Heather Maib, Laura Holyoke, Carolyn Raynor
Fight, flight, freeze...Did you know that more than two thirds of children have reported at least one traumatic event before the age of 16? And this is pre-pandemic. COVID-19 has not only created new trauma for families but potentially exacerbated the ones already present. Trauma is insidious in that it can slow down or completely stop our ability to learn. As educators, what can we do? This workshop covers practices aimed at helping learners feel safe, be connected, get regulated, and learn so they do not fall behind in class.
View recorded session ~ 1 hour after session ends
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 11/4/2021 12:30pm-1:15pm PT ]
Faculty Spotlight Series
Mentorship and Support Within the Community
Vanessa Sielert
Sometimes the best way to learn how to build a plane is once you are flying. Please join Erin Chapman, Katherine Himes, Kathryn Schiffelbein and Vanessa Sielert as they explain how they built and developed the Athena Women’s Mentorship Program, midair!
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 11/8/2021 1:30pm-2:20pm PT ]
Canvas Support
Using Discussions Successfully in your Canvas Courses
Carolyn Raynor
How can Canvas Discussions enhance student learning? Canvas provides an integrated system for class discussions where both teachers and students can start and contribute to discussion topics. This week’s workshop covers how to create, customize, and use Discussions to enhance student learning in your Canvas course.
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 11/10/2021 12:30pm-1:00pm PT ]
Canvas Support
Setting up Quizzes in Canvas
Carolyn Raynor
How do Quizzes work in Canvas? How do I create a quiz in Canvas? This workshop has you covered. This week, we examine how to use the Quiz feature for Exams, Quizzes, and Surveys.
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 11/17/2021 12:30pm-1:00pm PT ]
Instructor Workshop
Beyond the Basics: A Panel Presentation on SETs
Deb Thorne, Sydney Freeman
This session will explore a variety of strategies and solutions to obtain and make the most of meaningful student feedback. We will delve into SETs and also consider their limitations and alternatives to improving teaching through feedback.
View recorded session ~ 1 hour after session ends
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 11/18/2021 12:30pm-1:15pm PT ]
Faculty Spotlight Series
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Teaching While Black & Female in Medical Education
Lynda Freeman
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. --Audre Lorde. This session will share a narrative of confronting marginalization while bringing one’s authentic and powerful identities into the classroom.
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 11/29/2021 12:30pm-1:20pm PT ]
Canvas Support
Working with Grades in Canvas
Carolyn Raynor
Would you like to make your grading process easier? In this week’s workshop, we cover how to set up your course Gradebook in Canvas and streamline grading with the Canvas Speed Grader. In addition to recording grades, the Gradebook and Speed Grader are used to provide online comments, feedback, and grades to your students. Come learn how to view, grade submissions, and weight assignments in your Canvas course.
Online via Zoom   --  Virtual Link

    [ REGISTER NOW: 12/1/2021 12:30pm-1:00pm PT ]

 PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WORKSHOPS

Fall 2021

  1. Zoom Recordings Support Session (33 min) | Zoom Recordings Help Page | Cassidy Hall
  2. Authentic assessment with emerging technology (30 min) | Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Carolyn Raynor (Wired Wed)
  3. Video tutorials to provide clear expectations (18 min) | Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Carolyn Raynor (Wired Wed)
  4. Pedagogy of Care and Kindness (30 min) | Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Carolyn Raynor
  5. New GEER-funded Equipment: Technology-Enhanced Classrooms, Recording Studios, and Lightboards (51 min) | Slides | Cassidy Hall
  6. Using objects or images as discussion starters (26 min) | Slides | Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3 | Carolyn Raynor (Wired Wed)
  7. Success Beyond the Classroom: How tutoring and peer-assisted study (SI-PASS) can help your students succeed. (50 min) | Slides | Handout 1 | Bart Sonnenberg & TCS Team
  8. Zoom: What is Changed and What is Coming (1 hr) | Slides | Cassidy Hall
  9. Introducing eGlass Transparent Lightboards (53 min) | Slides | Cassidy Hall
  10. Intro to Canvas: Dashboard, Navigation & Settings (22 min) | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  11. Teaching the Tough Stuff (1 hr) | Slides | Aman McLeod
  12. Canvas Course Organization & Cleanup (26 min) | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  13. Overview of Canvas (1.5 hrs) | Kelly Kitchen, Canvas Representative (Canvas)
  14. Canvas Course Home Page (26 min) | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  15. Fostering Social Presence and Community in the Online Classroom (46 min) | Slides | Handout | Carolyn Raynor
  16. Canvas Announcements Tool (32 min) | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  17. Delivering the Syllabus and Course Calendar using Canvas | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  18. Self-Regulated Learning | Brian Smentkowski
  19. Organizing your Course Content into Modules in Canvas | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  20. Creating Meaningful Assignments in Canvas | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  21. Trauma-informed Teaching and Learning | Carolyn Raynor, Heather Maib
  22. Using Discussions Successfully in your Canvas Courses | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  23. Setting up Quizzes in Canvas | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)
  24. Beyond the Basics: A Panel Presentation | Deb Thorne, Sydney Freeman
  25. Working with Grades in Canvas | Carolyn Raynor (Canvas)


Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

  1. Leading Effective Discussions in (Big) Flexible Classes (1 hr) | Brian Smentkowski
  2. BbLearn Grade Center Mentor Session (1.1 hr) | Handout | Douglas Habib
  3. Keeping it Inclusive, Keeping it Accessible (42 min) | Slides | Erin Chapman, Amy Taylor, Alex Hollingshead
  4. Let's talk about it: handling what's happening in our classes (1.1 hr) | Slides | Sample Debate Guidelines | Suggested Syllabus Resources | Workshop Chat Insights | Brian Smentkowski
  5. Promoting Community and Dialogue in the Classroom (43 min) | Douglas Habib
  6. Introducing Camtasia and Snagit (1 hr) | Snagit & Camtasia (Handout) | Cassidy Hall
  7. BbLearn Grade Center Mentor Session (36 min) | Douglas Habib
  8. Supporting One Another through Peer Observation of Instruction (50 min) | Brian Smentkowski, Rachel Halverson, Barb Kirchmeier, Bert Baumgaertner
  9. Alternative Assessments & Feedback (54 min) | Slides | Douglas Habib
  10. Fostering Critical Thinking and Thinkers (1 hr) | Slides | Brian Smentkowski
  11. Dual Credit Spring Institute: Supporting Student Success in an Ever-Changing Landscape (Slides) | Brian Smentkowski
  12. Graduate Professional Development Opportunities: What is CIRTL? (Slides) | Brian Smentkowski
  13. Celebration of Collaboration (Opening Slides) | Word Cloud Results | Celebration of Collaboration (Closing Slides) | Brian Smentkowski, Doug Habib, Rula Awwad-Rafferty


Summer 2020

  1. Flexible Teaching: A How-To Session (48 min) | Slides | Brian Smentkowski
  2. How to Design a Flexible Syllabus, Assignments, and Assessments (1 hr) | Slides | Flexible Syllabus Example | Douglas Habib
  3. Flexible Teaching with Zoom (1.3 hr) | Slides | Cassidy Hall
  4. Free Technologies to Enhance Engagement (1.5hr) | Slides | Cassidy Hall, Erin Chapman, Katrina Eichner
  5. Engaging Students: Creative Alternatives (51 min) | Slides | Handout | Douglas Habib
  6. Flexing Your Labs & Collaborative Educ Learning Experiences (1 hr) | Slides | Handout | Brian Smentkowski, Douglas Habib
  7. All-In on Online (59 min) | Slides | Online Template | Douglas Habib
  8. Making Your Virtual & Online Classes Accessible and Inclusive (1 hr) | Slides | Alex Hollingshead, Amy Taylor, Erin Chapman
  9. The Modified Tutorial Model - What it is and Why it Might be Right for Me (46 min) | Slides | Douglas Habib
  10. Building a One-Stop Shop for your Class (47 min) | Slides | Douglas Habib
  11. Meet Your Flexible Classroom (1.25 hr) | Classroom Technology page | Cassidy Hall, Ken Schmidt, Brian Smentkowski
  12. How to save Zoom sessions, upload to MS Stream, and link to BbLearn (52 min) | Storing Zoom Recordings in MS Stream | Douglas Habib
  13. What do I tell my students, part 2: Common syllabus language for a flexible fall (56 min) | Slides | Healthy Vandals Syllabus Policies | Syllabus Checklist | Barbara Kirchmeier, Erin Chapman
  14. What do I tell my students, part 3: Unifying faculty and student expectations and compliance (1.2 hr) | Slides | Cari Fealy, Sara Graper


Spring 2020

  1. Zoom for Teaching & Office Hours | Part 1 (14 min) | Part 2 (14 min) | Slides | Cassidy Hall
  2. Zoom for Effective Meetings | Part 1 (15 min) | Part 2 (15 min) | Slides | Cassidy Hall
  3. What do I tell my students, part 1? (31 min) | Slides | Kristin Haltinner, Brian Smentkowski
  4. Well-Being: Finding the Right Balance (44 min) | Slides | Emily Tuschhoff, Cassidy Hall
  5. Tests and Quizzes (37 min) | Douglas Habib
  6. Show, Don't Tell: Online Portfolios as Assessments (10 min) | Slides | Vanessa Botts
  7. Ready, Set, Video! (8 min) | Slides | Vanessa Botts
  8. Moving Online in a Hurry? (38 min) | Douglas Habib
  9. Looking Back and Looking Ahead (48 min) | Slides | Brian Smentkowski
  10. Let's Get Engaged (10.5 min) | Vanessa Botts
  11. Labs, Studios, and Fieldwork: Creative solutions that work (37 min) | Faculty Panel: Michael Overton, Vanessa Sielert, Miranda Wilson, Douglas Habib
  12. Keeping My Class Inclusive (37 min) | Slides | Erin Chapman, Alex Hollingshead
  13. I am afraid my students will cheat! What can I do? (45 min) | Douglas Habib, Vanessa Botts
  14. How is it Going? Faculty and student perspectives on COVID-19's Impact (58 min)
  15. Expanding Access to Global Learning through Virtual Exchange (57 min) | Slides | Aryn Baxter, Megan Gibbons
  16. Creating Significant Learning Experiences (34 min) | Slides | Douglas Habib
  17. Assignments, Feedback, Grading: A Perfect Circle (31 min) | Douglas Habib
  18. Active Learning Symposium 9 presentations


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If you wish to drop a workshop or have questions, comments, or need additional information, please contact: cetlworkshops@uidaho.edu