On April 6, 2021, the IETL and ETS sponsored the virtual teaching workshop: “You’ve leveled up on technology: Bringing it back to the classroom.” The workshop helped faculty reflect on what they’ve learned over the last year learning Canvas, Zoom, and other technologies, discuss how their successes support learning theory, and strategize their use of
For this week’s Teaching Tips Thursday, we explored five features of Canvas that can help instructors provide timely, consistent, specific, balanced, and actionable feedback. Feature #1: Quiz Question Feedback Research shows that providing frequent quizzes with timely feedback improves students’ understanding of concepts. Did you know that you can add feedback for answer choices when
What is the Wheel of Names? Wheel of names is a free online tool to randomize names or images. Access Go to the wheel of names website to access https://wheelofnames.com/ Ideas for Using Wheel of Names Student names Team names Subject matter You can copy special characters like smileys from other websites and paste them
The window for conducting the spring 2021 trimester online course evaluations will begin on Monday, March 29, at 8 a.m. and end on Saturday, April 10, at 11:59 p.m. Please access the spring 2021 trimester calendar. What do faculty need to do? Please be sure that your Canvas course is published and that Course Evaluations
This blog post is authored by Dr. Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Co-Director of the Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning On March 11, 2020, I had to quickly pivot the direction of my research based molecular biology lab class so that the students would still
Midterm season has officially arrived! This time after the first major assessment of the semester can be the perfect time to pause, reflect on your teaching thus far, and ask your students for their feedback. Benefits of collecting mid-semester feedback Taking time for a mid-semester feedback survey can reap so many benefits for both instructors
For this week’s Teaching Tips Thursday, we explored Google Jamboard! Google Jamboard is a collaborative digital whiteboard that is available for free through your Chapman Google account. How to access Google Jamboard Go to jamboard.google.com and sign in with your Chapman email address and password if needed. OR: Click on the Google Apps “waffle” and
Did you miss our first installment of Teaching Tips Thursdays? Here is a quick rundown of what we covered: If you’d like to watch the entire presentation, the video and slide deck are now available. If you only want the slide deck. See all our upcoming topics.
To wrap up the 2021 January Conference on Teaching, Kimberly Welch, Instructional Consultant, hosted a workshop focused on how to plan for future semesters. The workshop provided participants with resources to help them personally plan for success, ways to engage students wherever they are, and practical activity ideas and resources to fit their instructional needs.
The Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (IETL) Co-Directors Jana Remy and Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith will hold the below office hours this spring – updated office hours can also always be found on the IETL Canvas Den Homepage – Teaching Resources from the IETL: Jana Remy Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., Zoom link: https://chapman.zoom.us/j/97459695695 Jana will also