• Canvas is Available!

    Canvas is available to all of Iowa State today. Blackboard is still available for faculty to use during fall semester 2017, and almost all courses that use a learning management system (LMS) will be taught in Blackboard. However, now is the time to learn Canvas in preparation for all courses being taught in the new […]

  • Marcketti named interim director of CELT (Inside Iowa State)

    By Rob Schweers, office of the senior vice president and provost July 27, 2017 Sara Marcketti has been named interim director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, effective July 24. Marcketti, professor of apparel, events and hospitality management (AESHM), has served as CELT associate director since 2013. Her new appointment will extend […]

  • Update on Canvas “Go Live” Date at ISU

    The ISU Canvas Implementation Team is continuing to make progress on completing the initial implementation of Canvas at ISU. The team met with the Canvas On-Site Implementation consultants on campus July 12-14 and were able to complete a number of steps to make Canvas functional at ISU and integrated with ISU’s local systems. Our goal […]

  • When will Canvas go Live at Iowa State?

    The short answer is: Soon. The intent is to officially announce the “go live” date within the next week via Inside Iowa State, the Iowa State LMS website, and the CELT social network channels. Since the announcement that Canvas was selected in mid-June, CELT and ITS have been working with Instructure Canvas on the numerous […]

  • Upcoming Top Hat Programs (July 24-26)

    A representative from Top Hat, ISU’s standardized interactive teaching and learning platform, will be on campus July 24 through July 26. Adam Palumbo will be available for two walk-in sessions to discuss Top Hat functionalities and pedagogy. Walk-in Sessions Register for one or both of the following walk-in sessions: Workshop: Overview of Top Hat, ISU’s […]

  • Sara Marcketti receives award for contributions to family and consumer sciences

    Sara Marcketti, Associate Director, CELT and Professor for ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM) received the 2017 Elva Davies Research Award from the AAFCS Iowa Affiliate. The award recognizes important contributions to the information base of family and consumer sciences. Adapted from College of Human Sciences (2017, June 12) Announcement > Kudos […]

  • Canvas is the new learning management system

    Canvas has been chosen as Iowa State’s new learning management system (LMS). The selection comes after an extensive review process that included multiple rounds of input from campus stakeholders, vendor demonstrations, and the migration of several existing Iowa State courses to let faculty see how finalists’ systems work in real time. “The transition to Canvas […]

  • Faculty receive NACTA E.B. Knight Journal Award for their Team-Based Learning article

     Originally posted on Iowa State’s Department of Economics website: Artz, Jacobs, Boessen publication receives award Georgeanne Artz, assistant professor, Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, and Christian Boessen, senior lecturer, received notification from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) that their recent publication in the NACTA Journal is being awarded the E.B. Knight Journal […]

  • ‘Imaginative’ proposals receive diversity course development grants (Inside Iowa State)

    By Rob Schweers, office of the senior vice president and provost May 04, 2017 The office of the senior vice president and provost, Faculty Senate and Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) identified the first seven grant recipients in the university’s Diversity Course Development Initiative. The initiative, part of a broader effort to […]

  • Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshops (Summer 2017)

    Today’s university classrooms are more diverse than in the past. With this diversity of students comes the need to ensure the learning environments associated with courses are inclusive and designed to support all students. This faculty workshop includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment. To […]