Category: Teaching News

Dedicated to news and announcements for the CELT community.

How to cite presentations at conferences canceled by the pandemic

It’s a question many researchers ponder: When my paper was accepted for a conference that later is canceled, is there still a place for it in my vitae? In this short article, library interim associate dean and head of the research services department Lorrie Pellack summarizes style recommendations from the Modern Language Association and American … Continue reading How to cite presentations at conferences canceled by the pandemic

Registration open for Cornell University’s Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom course

Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Innovation is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) for educators, Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom, that guides instructors in exploring frameworks and strategies for building and sustaining inclusive learning environments. The course runs from October 1 – 31, 2020 on edX.org. U.S.-based and higher-education-centered, the five-week course … Continue reading Registration open for Cornell University’s Teaching & Learning in the Diverse Classroom course

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Choose your instructional tool adventure webinars

Choose your instructional tool adventure (30-minute teaching topics) CELT’s Choose Your Instructional Tool Adventure focuses on various instructional strategies found on the CELT website and demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these tools in a Canvas course. Instructional support staff from across campus will facilitate each 30-minute byte. These 30-minutes builds on concepts covered on the … Continue reading Choose your instructional tool adventure webinars

Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

As members of our Iowa State University community, faculty and staff play a valuable role in supporting our students and our community manage difficult situations. Traumatic situations have a significant impact on the student’s functioning and ability to succeed in the classroom. Students can be impacted by traumatic events, loss (friends/family, other students, or faculty), … Continue reading Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

Classroom technology for fall 2020 (ITS)

Information Technology Services (ITS) Audiovisual Experience Team (AVXT) is equipping general university classrooms with technology for live synchronous learning, asynchronous lecture capture, or both. Some classrooms will include pan/tilt/zoom cameras and integrated audio. These classrooms will enable lecture capture using Panopto with cloud storage, and/or connect with the instructor’s device for videoconferencing or recording. Other … Continue reading Classroom technology for fall 2020 (ITS)

Exploring the ability to associate pronouns with your Canvas profile at ISU

ISU is exploring the best way to enable a recent Canvas update that includes users’ ability to associate their profiles with their pronouns in Canvas. This update is currently only for the Canvas profile, and not associated with the many integrated learning applications (Learning Tools Interoperability, LTI) we use at ISU. In the meantime, we … Continue reading Exploring the ability to associate pronouns with your Canvas profile at ISU

Encouraging thoughtful participation (Teaching Tip)

Teaching synchronously online poses unique challenges for encouraging thoughtful participation. The ability to foster student participation is especially true if you teach a face-to-face course simultaneously with students attending the course online. We asked ISU Faculty (and surveyed the literature) to share these strategies for engaging students. Build community. It is challenging to volunteer an … Continue reading Encouraging thoughtful participation (Teaching Tip)

How CELT can support your teaching (Teaching Tip)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), established in 1993, focuses on our mission of “Partnering with educators to advance student-centered learning at Iowa State University.” We provide resources for instructors, faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs interested in teaching. Below you can explore a few ways that we can help support your … Continue reading How CELT can support your teaching (Teaching Tip)