Gregg Kvistad Special Events Room (AAC 290)

Come enjoy an early happy hour to celebrate the beginning of fall classes as you learn about the different centers that support faculty teaching and research and that provide student academic support. Hear lightning talks from current DU faculty members, learn about the latest services, and mingle with other DU faculty and staff. Appetizers and wine, beer, and soft drinks will be provided.

This event is a collaboration between University Libraries, The Writing Center, and The Office of Teaching and Learning.

Teaching @ DU Short Course

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and revise an assignment prompt they are developing or revising for a current or future course. Participants will discuss current prompt-writing and revision practices as a group and in one-on-one conversations, will learn strategies for revising prompts, and will apply these strategies to their own assignment prompts. Participants should bring a hard and/or digital copy of an assignment prompt they would like to revise.

Open to Grad Students Pedagogy

Mountain View Room (Ruffatto Hall 401)

After 12 years with OTL, Dr. Bridget Arend is writing a new chapter in her professional journey! Please join us for a "see ya later" party to wish Bridget good luck and to let her know how much she will be missed! 

Location: 1999 E. Evans Ave, Mountain View Room (Ruffatto Hall 401)

We look forward to seeing you! 


OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Faculty Showcase: Daniel Melleno, Department of History

The final exam can be a source of dread for students and faculty alike.  As much as students don't look forward to writing them, what professor genuinely looks forward to reading 30+ blue book essays or grading a ream of traditional exams? After a truly uninspiring round of essays in 2016, Professor Daniel Melleno of the History Department began questioning exactly what he wanted his non-major students to get out of his AI-Society course "Monks, Missionaries, and Monsters: Medieval Travelers." 

Deciding to take a chance, he chucked the essay entirely and instead designed a creative project aimed at engaging students’ interest, testing their critical reading and creative thinking skills, and freeing the class (students and teacher alike) from the tyranny of the blue book.  In this faculty showcase, Daniel will discuss how he went about creating an alternative means of assessment, some of the challenges of ditching the traditional final, and the rewards that can be had by making radical changes.

Pedagogy Faculty Showcase


Learn more about using ZOOM for your online or face-2-face course. ZOOM comes packed with many features that most instructors don’t take advantage of. In this 45-minute session, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Best practices for using video and audio in live online presentations.
  • Recording options - locally or in the cloud?
  • Using polling questions to increase audience interaction.
  • Using collaborative screen annotation tools.
  • Using breakout rooms for small group work.
  • Ideas for using ZOOM for your face-2-face course.

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Educational Technology