Read on for some great info, including our next CTL hour on Sept. 18th – you won’t want to miss it!
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- **NEW!!** Friday Coffee Fix – Starting Sept. 22nd, every Friday from 10am-12pm will feature free coffee and snacks in L1735 – and – every other Friday will focus on a specific D2L tool! Come at 10 and stay as long as you like. Bring your own mug if you can, and fuel up on caffeine to keep yourself – and your class – running smoothly. Click here for the schedule of Friday Coffee Fix topics.
- Regular Drop-in hours in the PDC (Professional Development Center, L1735) – Take a quick break and come on down! Get your technical questions answered, and free-up your brain for what you do best – teaching your students. Click here for the schedule of drop-in hours.
- Submit a question online to IT Services – Click here to submit your question.
- Quality Matters – upcoming workshops!
- Workshops through the “Quality Matters” program – hosted by the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative (MOQI) are a GREAT way to improve your use of online or hybrid courses. They offer both online and face-to-face workshops, as well as free webinars! Click here to view the workshop schedule.
- Rubrics for online/hybrid courses – Quality Matters also provides a very detailed rubric you can peruse for your online or hybrid course – also very useful for web-enhanced and face-to-face classes. You can even get your course peer-reviewed and certified. Click here for general information about Quality Matters.
- Online help! – It’s late, it’s the weekend, and you just want the answer to your question. Where do you go?
- From your D2L Homepage:
- Select which help option you want to use:
- From your D2L Homepage:
CTL Hour for September 18: Teaching Students to Study Smarter, Not Harder!
Are your students’ test and quiz scores lower than you hoped? Are you surprised that they don’t seem to remember key information from the textbook? We can help! Come to this exciting panel discussion and workshop, sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, on September 18 from 3-4 pm in A2552. Faculty from biology, reading, and psychology will talk about metacognitive strategies that they use in their own classrooms to get their students to think about how they learn, rather than simply what they learn. Then, you will have the chance to think about how you can implement some of these same ideas into your own classroom. Hope to see you there!
Now that you have some great ideas for getting help this semester, kick back, and order this t-shirt:
Have a great week!