Office of Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events Schedule


Learn more about using ZOOM as an instructional video tool. ZOOM comes packed with many features that can improve your instructional webinar meetings. In this session, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Best practices for instructional webinars
  • Discuss various ZOOM meeting settings that can improve your webinar
  • Recording options - local vs. 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 face-2-face courses

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Hosts: Kathy Keairns and Alex Martinez

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Open to Grad Students Educational Technology

The Loft (Anderson Academic Commons 340)

"Universal Design for Learning is a framework aimed at dismantling participation barriers for all students by centering learner variability in curriculum development. The central purpose of UDL is to support all students in becoming expert learners - strategic, skillful, goal-directed, knowledgeable, and motivated to learn more." Rose, D.H. & Meyer, A (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age: Universal design for learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Join us to learn from DU faculty and staff about the ways we can work together to create courses that integrate UDL principles, guidelines and checkpoints. Presenters will share examples of what it looks like to provide multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression in their courses; and we will cover the range of UDL support available to faculty who are eager to implement this framework in their teaching practice!

Open to Grad Students Pedagogy Inclusive Teaching Practices

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

This faculty showcase is based on Prof. Nancy Wadsworth’s 2018 Winter Interterm Advanced Seminar in Rwanda, “Rwanda in the Wake of Genocide: Stretching to Understand the Unfathomable.” We will explore some of the opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned from immersing ourselves in Rwanda’s history, visiting many of the nation’s memorials to the genocide, meeting with organizations working toward reconciliation and healing, spending more time together than we do in a standard classroom, and hearing from Rwandans at this optimistic moment in the country’s life.

With participation from some students from the class, we will think about what shifts when we move from the textbook to the sidewalk, when we are challenged to square official stories with the messages-in-between-the-lines of real people’s accounts of what’s happening, and when we encounter the reverberations of traumas bigger than most of us can comprehend, for many days in a row, and far outside our comfort zones.

Faculty Showcase

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Heart of Higher Education Conversations (formerly known as Soul and Role) are hosted by the Office of Teaching and Learning and Morgridge College of Education professor Paul Michalec.  The meetings are open to all faculty (of any rank) and staff (of any title).  The Heart of Higher Education is an opportunity to gather as a DU community to share the challenges and opportunities of transcending the institutional, professional, and personal choices that tend to separate core identity/integrity from day to day actions. The Heart of Higher Education Conversations create a space where staff and faculty can explore ways of re-connecting calling with professional responsibilities.  Our time together is bounded by norms designed to create an open invitation to share while respecting individual choices to not share at a particular time.

Prior to each meeting an agenda and short reflective reading will be sent out. We hope that you will read the poem as well as the prompts before the meeting and if possible to begin formulating understandings to the poem or prompts. This is an opportunity not an obligation, which means you are welcome to attend whether you read the poem or not.  Please feel free to bring your lunch. 


OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Join us at this informal open lab where DU Portfolio faculty adopters will be provided with tutorials for leveraging various tools and features of the application to enhance reflective practices. You will also have the opportunity to work through implementation and design challenges with colleagues, peers, and experts.

DU Portfolio Educational Technology Pedagogy