Office of Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events Schedule

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. 


Chan Classroom (Rm 284 Anderson Academic Commons)

Try it out before you buy in!

The Try Before You Buy In training series lets instructors experience instructional technologies from the student perspective before implementing them in the classroom. Then, if you decide you’re ready to buy in, stay for personalized setup help to make sure you’re prepared for your students. 


What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a Canvas integration that locks down the online testing environment to prevent cheating. Students are unable to visit other websites, access other applications, copy, print, or take a screen capture while taking an exam through LockDown Browser. 


How Does the Training Work?

Part 1: Try it Out 

In this session, you’ll see what it’s like to take a quiz or exam in Canvas using LockDown Browser. You’ll go through downloading and installing the software, using the browser, and navigating an online exam just as students do. We’ll talk about common issues and recommended settings for online testing. 

Part 2: Set it Up (optional) 

If you decide to use it in your course, the last hour of the session will be dedicated to getting your quiz or exam set up in Canvas with LockDown Browser. We’ll make sure you have enabled all the right settings to facilitate a secure Canvas quiz, either in class or online. If you don’t currently have any quizzes or exams set up in your Canvas course, come prepared with a quiz and answer key you would like to move into Canvas.  


This session is limited to the first 10 participants to allow for meaningful conversations and personalized attention.

Educational Technology Canvas


Learn more about using ZOOM for your online and face-2-face course. ZOOM comes packed with many features that some instructors don’t take advantage of. In this 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

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Stop by the OTL Conference Room for last minute Canvas help.

Educational Technology Canvas

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Stop by the OTL Conference Room for last minute Canvas help.

Educational Technology Canvas