Upcoming IETL Video Studio Demonstrations Learn how to make instructional videos for your courses!

February 14, 2020 by | Uncategorized

The IETL will be hosting Video Studio Demonstrations in Beckman Hall 109 this spring to allow faculty the opportunity to explore how the video studio can enhance their classroom experience. Using different tools such as a LearningGlass (www.learning.glass) and green screen functions, faculty members have the ability to enhance their lessons in innovative ways. The


Canvas: Second Cohort Now Accepting Applications Complete Course Redesign

February 11, 2020 by Kim Welch | Canvas

Dear Chapman Faculty, We’re excited to announce a call for applicants for the second cohort of our Canvas Complete Course Redesign incentive program for Spring 2020. This incentive program is for full-time faculty* who would be willing to redesign their summer or fall courses within Canvas.  If you’d like the opportunity to… Get specialized, facilitated


How Can I Cost-Effectively Use Virtual Reality to Enhance Instruction? Monday Morning Mentor Series

February 11, 2020 by | Training

Did you know that the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IETL) has a subscription for faculty members to access the Magna Campus Online Professional Development Video & Resource Library? One of these resources is the Monday Morning 20-Minute Mentor Series! The Monday Morning Mentor series packs an impressive amount of practical information into


Upcoming Events with Special Guest Trainer Adam Kuntz from Canvas!

February 5, 2020 by | Training

Adam Kuntz from Canvas will be visiting Chapman on Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12.  Don’t miss these opportunities to learn from a Canvas expert!  Sign up for the following sessions today! Schedule for Tuesday, February 11 9:00am – 9:45am Peer Reviews: Bring your laptop and learn about the peer review process from creation


Pronouns on Canvas a new feature for you

February 4, 2020 by | Canvas

Every day I am learning new features and possibilities in Canvas.  One reason why it is a constant learning curve is that Canvas routinely rolls out updates, upgrades, and new features to better meet the needs of faculty and students. An example of a recent addition to Canvas that I am pleased about, is the


Turnitin Scheduled Maintenance February 13, 2020

February 4, 2020 by | Blackboard

Turnitin will take a 2-hour preventative maintenance window on February 13, 2020 from 07:00 AM – 09:00 AM PST (Go to https://tinyurl.com/r8v945q for local time). Although we anticipate most users will experience negligible/minimal disruption to their service during this period, some users could encounter problems accessing, uploading, submitting, or grading in the products listed below: •


JanCon 2020 Wrap Up & Resources Recordings, Resources, and More!

February 3, 2020 by | Training

Chapman University’s annual January Conference on Teaching sponsored by the Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (IETL) and Educational Technology Services (ETS) was held on January 24, 2020. This year’s event gathered 83 colleagues between both the Orange and Rinker campuses to explore “Teaching for Today’s Learners”. A large focus of the conference was


Mid-Semester Feedback by Jana Remy and Abby Patthoff

January 23, 2020 by Abby Patthoff | Learner Experience

During the mid-semester crunch I often find myself busy with “keeping up” with grading and also thinking about the courses that I will teach next semester. However, it’s not too late to consider making small changes to my current courses, and one good way of doing that is to administer a mid-semester evaluation. There are

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