OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

This workshop will cover creating course-level assessments, feedback strategies, and using Canvas to make it all easier! Topics in this session will include: assignment creation, rubrics, the Canvas SpeedGrader, and Canvas Gradebook. We'll have additional time for questions and a chance to set up one-on-one meetings with OTL staff for assistance on any remaining advanced scenarios.

Bring your own device!

Faculty Development Canvas

Online

This online workshop will cover creating course-level assessments, feedback strategies, and using Canvas to make it all easier! Topics in this session will include: assignment creation, rubrics, the Canvas SpeedGrader, and Canvas Gradebook. We'll have additional time for questions and a chance to set up one-on-one meetings with OTL staff for assistance on any remaining advanced scenarios.

Faculty Development Canvas

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Do you use discussions in your classroom? Would you like to expand your repertoire and refine your practice?

Stephen Brookfield and Stephen Preskill have written two books on the theory, purpose and practice of multiple discussion models. We will be drawing on these two books to inform our thinking about in-class and online discussions.

  • Discussion as a Way of Teaching. Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms
  • The Discussion Book. 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking
  • Available through DU’s library as an eBook

Their 50 discussion models are categorized into 11 purposes which enables faculty to quickly choose which pedagogical mode is most appropriate to their instructional goal. Each model/chapter is broken into the following sections:

  • purposes,
  • how it works,
  • where and when it works well,
  • what users appreciate,
  • what to watch for, and
  • questions suited to this technique.

Faculty will participate in two discussion models during this workshop and walk away ready to implement them in their classes. If you did not attend the first discussion workshop, please feel free to join us for this session.

Pedagogy

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Please join us for a conversation about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

  • We will discuss what SoTL is and why it supports faculty development.
  • We will discuss how to design a research project that is organic from your role as faculty.
  • We will also provide practical ways to begin and sustain your project over time.

Faculty Development

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Join us for this open lab where DU Portfolio users will be provided tutorials on the newest features of the application, and the opportunity to work through design challenges with peers and experts.

DU Portfolio Educational Technology Open to Grad Students