- Award winning series – learn the secrets from award winning teachers at ISU!
- Seminars, workshops, and series on engagement, disruption, documenting your teaching and more on our Upcoming Programs website.
- Inclusive classroom programming that help you identify ways to foster inclusion in your classes, explore the workshop and conversations on the inclusive classroom programs website
- Quality Matters training to improve your online courses, learn more from the Quality Matters at Iowa State webpage and join the brand new QM Learning Community!
- All of our resources and programs are open to the entire campus community, whether you are new to teaching or a seasoned professor. Registration is easy via the Learn@ISU website.
- Preparing Future Faculty Program for our graduate students and postdocs
- CELT maintains institutional memberships to Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)
- Canvas trainings cover the basics of course design to more sophisticated workshops on managing your course with group work, rubrics, and mastery paths. All of these are found on the MyCanvas: Teacher at ISU website.
- We build communities and offer a haven of support for instructors through
- Consultations that are formative in nature and confidential
- Teaching and Learning Communities
- CELT observations of teaching through consultations, and the Teaching Observation Program
- The MyCanvas: Teacher website includes a Semester Checklist web guide
- Programming to include foundational teaching strategies
Full Teaching Tip
View the published CELT Teaching Tip: Achieving Teaching Success: How CELT Can Support You (August 10, 2018 – Constant Contact) website.
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CELT will offer two Canvas workshop series in alternating weeks through fall semester, and participants can mix and match to best meet their needs. Each two-hour workshop includes mini-demonstrations and opportunities to work on course(s). Participants should bring their laptops and instructional materials (files, images, media, links etc.). Course descriptions are online; register via Learn@ISU.
Build Your Canvas Course Series:
- Course Design Basics, July 31 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), Sept. 4 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), or Sept. 17 (3-5 p.m.)
- Assignments and Quizzes, Aug. 1 (1-3 p.m.), Sept. 5 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), or Sept. 19 (9-11 a.m.)
- Grading and Student Data in Canvas, Aug. 2 (1-3 p.m.), Sept. 7 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), or Sept. 20 (1-3 p.m.)
Manage Your Canvas Course Series:
- Group Work and Collaboration, Aug. 6 (1-3 p.m.), Sept. 11 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), or Sept. 25 (3-5 p.m.)
- Rubrics and Outcomes, Aug. 8 (1-3 p.m.), Sept. 12 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), or Sept. 26 (2-4 p.m.)
- Personalized Learning and Mastery Paths, Aug. 9 (1-3 p.m.), Sept. 13 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), and Sept. 27 (10 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Are you interested in meaningful conversations about teaching and student learning with other teaching faculty? Are you interested in meeting colleagues from other disciplines to discuss relevant issues related to teaching and learning? The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching’s 2018-19 Teaching Partners program matches two or three second- or third-year tenure-track faculty or term faculty with a senior faculty member (a successful, experienced teacher) from another discipline. More information about the program, including the application on CELT’s Teaching Partners website. Apply by July 25.
The editorial board of the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for new TOPR entries from now until September 15, 2018. Authors will receive feedback on their submissions by October 31, 2018. Selected entries will be announced in December 2018.
Please consider submitting an entry using the online Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository Strategy Entry form.
As you may know, this scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) resource is a go-to destination for faculty/designers in search of ideas for online and blended courses. Each entry is highly focused on one teaching practice with a solid description, concrete example(s), relevant professional practice or research literature, and key words connecting to other practices.
Would you also consider promoting to your colleagues this call for submissions? For your convenience, a social media friendly message suitable for customization is provided below:
Call for Submissions: Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. Share your online teaching practices with the world! View the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) website.
If you have any questions or access difficulties, please feel free to email email@example.com.
TOPR Managing Editors
You may have seen UDOIT as one of the applications that you can add to your Canvas course. This tool can scan your Canvas course and point out accessibility issues that may be in your course. If you’re unfamiliar with UDOIT, or if you would like more information about how it works, please feel free to check out the “UDOIT Guide” in Canvas (linked here).
Of course, UDOIT is simply a tool, and it is not meant to solve all of your accessibility issues. For the best practices in work with accessibility in your online courses, please first focus on Universal Design for Learning (information page linked here).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Darrin Jones Program Coordinator, Quality Matters & Accessibility via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students remain in canvas courses unless the instructor sets the end date and limits user participation. For details on how-to restrict student access view the Canvas How do I change the start and end dates for a course? web guide.
Here’s an excellent article on Web Accessibility and the need to work toward compliance: “Why Law Firms Should Make Web Accessibility a Priority in 2018” (linked here). It addresses various lawsuits, connections to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and some quick ways to get started with Web Accessibility. Of course, we also have some great resources here at Iowa State found on the following websites:
The CELT Teaching Symposium will be held Aug. 14 (8 a.m.-noon, Scheman Building). This program, along with pre-symposium online learning modules, provides new faculty, staff who have a teaching role, and graduate teaching assistants an opportunity to prepare for a successful first semester of teaching. Registration is now open.