CELT Collaborator Spotlight: Tanya Austin

In our teaching tips, we are highlighting the work of successful instructors and staff from across Iowa State University. We have asked them to share their highlights from the classroom, ideas for successful teaching and learning, and share their favorite CELT program.

Tanya Austin, M.S., Professional Development Coordinator/Career Coordinator in the Ivy College of Business Career Services for the last 3 years, shares that she has found it useful to request her next semester course shell early in the current semester. By having her shell for the upcoming semester in place, she can easily make edits from ‘lessons learned’ in the current semester.

Tanya is the lead instructor on BusAd 203, which uses Canvas Blueprint courses to efficiently allow universal course edits to be completed by one person and pushed out to all sections. She keeps students engaged through team-based in-class activities using Top Hat, which are automatically scored and seamlessly synced to Canvas. Tanya presented at the latest ISU-OLC meeting and at the CELT Teaching Technology Conference on how both technologies can be used to save time and resources for instructors and departmental budgets.

Interested in learning how to use Top Hat in your course? Register through Learn@ISU website, or email celt@iastate.edu to attend CELT’s Top Hat Seminar Series, Nov. 7:

  • Introduction to Top Hat (9-10:30 a.m.)
  • Top Hat experts at ISU (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
  • Building an advanced Top Hat course (3-4:30 p.m.)
Tanya Austin
Tanya Austin