This Week at ATLE
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Imaginary Show and Tell: Students pretend they have brought an object relevant to current discussion, and "display" it to the class while talking about its properties.
See the larger collection of tips here: http://www.usf.edu/atle/teaching/interactive-techniques.aspx.
If you'd like to share tips with the listserv, let us know (email@example.com)!
Workshop: Merging PowerPoint with Camtasia: Creating Engaging and Interactive Video
Sometimes we wish our students had a second and third opportunity to review our key lectures. Join us in this conversation as we take a look at using PowerPoint and Camtasia to create video based lectures that will intrigue and challenge our students with built in practice questions.
Mon., October 20, 11:00-12:00
Workshop: Designing Rubrics to Enhance Learning
Using rubrics in Canvas can be very useful and is relatively intuitive. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore using rubrics to assess various assignment types, including quizzes and discussions. Using rubrics in Canvas can be very useful and is relatively intuitive. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore using rubrics to assess various assignment types, including quizzes and discussions. Using rubrics in Canvas can be very useful and is relatively intuitive. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore using rubrics to assess various assignment types, including quizzes and discussions.
Mon., October 20, 2:00-3:00
Workshop: Developing an Effective Syllabus
A syllabus provides a basic outline of an academic course, but that isn't all it has to be. With some tweaking, syllabi can be developed in order to supplement and enhance the learning experience in your course, right from the start.
Tues., October 21, 2:00-3:00
Workshop: Applying Cognitive Learning Theories to Your Teaching
Find out how you can use the science contained in various cognitive learning theories to enhance your teaching. Come with some lessons from your course in mind!
Thurs., October 23, 1:00-2:00
Unless otherwise noted, all workshops take place in SOC-025. Register online for all workshops: http://workshops.etg.usf.edu/.
Reminder! Midterm grades are due October 21!
Enter your midterm grades using E-Grades in Canvas for select courses (including all 1000-3000 level courses).
Announcement: Lecture Hall WiFi Upgrades
Recently most of the large lecture halls on campus have had their WiFi capabilities expanded, if needed, so that more simultaneous connections are possible. It should now be possible in most large lecture halls to implement "Bring Your Own Device" response systems, such as the free Polls For Canvas for smartphones (more info here: http://www.usf.edu/atle/technology/clickers.aspx), as well as the full-service clicker companies and their "use your own device" wireless products.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Workshop room has changed!
ATLE has been fortunate to use the workspace space owned by Innovative Education in the SVC building, but this space has unexpectedly needed to undergo sudden renovation, and we have to move all workshops effective immediately. For the summer 2014 (and the remainder of this semester), we will be in SOC-025 (basement level of Social Science).
Download Your eXplorance PDFs from Fall before they disappear!
http://Blueprod.forest.usf.edu/Blue – Click on Dashboard (left side) then View Report (right side) for the PDFs.
These include helpful comparisons to department and college averages.
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: http://www.usf.edu/atle/teaching/policies-and-procedures.aspx.
New ATLE page for ePortfolios
Learn how to use Google Sites to house your own teaching portfolio, or to ask students to create electronic portfolios for your class: http://www.usf.edu/atle/technology/eportfolios.aspx
New ATLE page for Higher Education Glossary
Joining our recent glossary of USF-specific terms (http://www.usf.edu/atle/services/faculty-glossary.aspx) we now have a glossary of terms for Higher Education in general. This is sure to be of use to instructors from outside the United States!
Canvas Help Files
There are several help files to get you going with Canvas:
- Overview of Using Canvas at USF (Video): http://bit.ly/1dhXb1W
- Using the Canvas Gradebook (Video): http://youtu.be/18F4WVEzBkI
- Canvas One-page Reference (Handout)
- All About Canvas (Handout)
- Canvas tutorial guides (Website): http://guides.instructure.com/m/4152
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 http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?INDEX 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 http://www.usf.edu/atle/events/teaching-essentials.aspx 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: http://wiki.etg.usf.edu/groups/irg/wiki/51185/Table_of_Contents.html
To join (or leave) the ATLE listserv, please visit http://listserv.admin.usf.edu/listserv/wa.exe?INDEX 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: