Embracing Change and Opportunities

Change and continuity are hallmarks of university life. Each semester, teaching and research routines enable us to fulfill professional responsibilities and expectations. We also embrace change, as each semester new students fill our classrooms and lab spaces with open minds and new opportunities to consider the ways in which we successfully teach our subjects.

One thing that you can count on is that our CELT Teaching Tip will arrive in your email inbox every two weeks. The Tip will include innovative teaching ideas, programming, and important information related to our transition to Canvas the new Learning Management System (LMS).

For the fall semester, the majority of Iowa State University courses using an LMS will be taught in Blackboard. Blackboard technical support is available through the IT Solution Center (including evening and weekend service hours). CELT will continue to address questions that are pedagogical in nature, such as course design or instructional practices.

It is important to note that now is the time to learn Canvas in preparation for all courses being taught in the new LMS this spring semester 2018. CELT has developed a wealth of resources, and training opportunities related to the Canvas transition via the My Canvas Teacher at ISU website.

We have a great line up of professional development programs in place for the semester. The full list of programs is available via CELT’s Events and Registration website and you can register for the programs through the Learn@ISU website.

Best wishes for a successful semester-

Sara Marcketti, Interim Director