Learning is a dynamic process in which we make meaning out of new information as connected to what we already know. Learning is also often a social process, as students feel more engaged in classrooms in which they know they are welcomed and contributing member of the community. But how do we build community? Researchers … Continue reading Promoting Student Engagement: Building community in the classroom
Category: Teaching Tip
Quick and short tips on teaching practices.
Welcome back to campus! In our first Teaching Tip of 2018, we wanted to highlight a few of the professional development opportunities CELT has planned for you. We are hosting the following outstanding faculty to present in our Award-Winning Faculty Series: Research Mentoring: Providing the opportunity to learn from mistakes, Jan. 23 (12:10 -1:30 p.m., … Continue reading CELT’s Award-Winning Faculty Series, innovative programs, and more!
The great Chinese thinker Laozi’s words could apply perfectly to the transition from teaching in Blackboard to Canvas. As I shared last week, in Confessions of a Procrastinator, I have not yet built my course in Canvas, but this week I started and here are some tips to help you take that first step. Start … Continue reading “A journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step”
As Interim Director of CELT, I have participated in CELT-led workshops, sat in on implementation team meetings, and spoken all over campus about the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. However, I still have not built my spring 2018 course in Canvas. Sure, I thought about the wonderful features that Canvas would let me do, such … Continue reading Fight the Fear: Confessions of a Procrastinator
Arne Hallam: Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Economics Professor, and Canvas Early adopter shares his advice for this edition of the Teaching Tip. With Blackboard access ending on January 5, 2018, we asked Dr. Arne Hallam, a Canvas early adopter, for his advice on learning the new learning management system in this brief … Continue reading Canvas… Get Started Now.
In our previous Tip (ISU is turning off access to Blackboard on January 5, 2018) we shared 5 ways to successfully prepare for making the transition from teaching in Blackboard to Canvas. In this issue, our CELT team thought you may be interested in the results of the Canvas early adopter survey. As you may … Continue reading Advice from a Canvas early adopter, “Be patient. Breathe deeply. Get help [with Canvas].”
On January 5, 2018, Iowa State University will be turning off all access to Blackboard. All Spring 2018 courses that use ISU’s centrally supported LMS will be taught in Canvas. Below are five important steps for the move: Download all grades from Blackboard. When fall semester ends you will want to download the gradecenter, grade … Continue reading ISU is turning off access to Blackboard on January 5, 2018
One of the questions CELT receives on a regular basis is, “How can I engage my students in the course content?” Or, “How do I help my students engage with course content more meaningfully?” In the article titled, “ Engaged Learning: Are we all on the same page” Dr. Bowen (2005) observed that “engagement is … Continue reading Engaged or not? That is the Question.
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 … Continue reading Embracing Change and Opportunities
CELT publishes a Teaching Tip, a bi-weekly email newsletter, that includes key resources for teaching effectively; as well as, upcoming programs relevant to teaching. The CELT Teaching Tip will be published bi-weekly throughout this academic year beginning on Thursday, August 17. Sign-up for the email newsletter, via the CELT Teaching Tip sign-up website. Sign-up for … Continue reading CELT Teaching Tip Schedule for 2017-2018