This Week at ATLE

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Invented Dialogues:  Students weave together real quotes from primary sources, or invent ones to fit the speaker and context. See the larger collection of tips here:

If you'd like to share tips with the listserv, let us know (!

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New Section of ATLE Web Site on Policies
ATLE's Web site has added a new section on "policies and procedures" to provide links to faculty all in one place. 
Have a look:

CREATTE Program 2014-2015 Applications Now Accepted
The CREATTE program from Undergraduate Research offers $2,000 toward the creation of new undergraduate research opportunities. See to apply.

Save the Dates - August 2014

ATLE holds the following major events in August:

Mark your calendars now! Online registration for these events are below:

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Workshop: Using Clickers in the Classroom-An Evidence Based Approach
Many instructors are using clickers in the classroom.  But what do we know about effective use of clickers in the classroom?
In this workshop, we will discuss research-based practices for use of clickers, and the current reasons and evidence behind such practices. Facilitated by Autar Kaw.
Tues., April 22, 11:00-12:00

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place in SVC-1072. Register online for all workshops:

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Download Your eXplorance PDFs from Fall before they disappear! – click on Dashboard (left side) then View Report (right side) for the PDFs. These include helpful comparisons to department and college averages.

Canvas Help Files
There are several help files to get you going with Canvas:

Canvas Listserv
We've created a faculty-to-faculty listserv so that you can email each other with ideas, news, announcements, tricks, tips and workarounds about using Canvas (or ask questions of other subscribers). Several support staff will also be part of the list. To subscribe, visit and locate "Canvas" in the alphabetical list, then click it to find the link to JOIN CANVAS.

"Teaching Essentials" Online Guide to Teaching
This free online "course" on how to teach was developed by national leaders in the field of education, and includes many videos and interactive features. There is no sign-up date, as enrollment is ongoing. Open to faculty member, adjuncts, and teaching assistants. Visit to learn more and self-enroll.

Instructional Resource Guide
A fully-online guide to the policies, procedures, resources, and services available to instructional staff at USF. Open to faculty member, adjuncts, and teaching assistants. No registration needed:

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To join (or leave) the ATLE listserv, please visit and locate "ATLE" in the alphabetical list, then click it to find the link to JOIN ATLE.

You may also follow ATLE events via several online options. These also provide daily links of interest to teaching and learning: