Does the semester feel like an out-of-control freight train, or a meandering country-side jaunt? Somewhere in between? Read on for help with staying on the train.
CTL Hour – Monday, Sept. 17th, 3-4pm, A2552
During Fall Development Days, the Center for Teaching and Learning team presented ways to use course learning outcomes to…Make it Clear, Make it Count, Make it Connect
For our first CTL hour of the year, we’re here to help you put what you learned into action in your own classes!
Whether you are the chair of a department that is thinking about revising CCOs, or an individual faculty member wondering how you can make your assignments or assessments more effective, this workshop on course learning outcomes is for you. Your CTL team will briefly provide strategies for reviewing CCOs, linking classroom activities to learning outcomes, and developing effective and relevant assessments.
The bulk of the workshop, however, will be a chance for you to apply these strategies to your own classes, so bring some lesson plans or assignments that don’t feel connected and we’ll help you give them a boost!
Friday Coffee Fix
On specific Fridays, Kathleen will highlight a tool in D2L that might be useful for you.
Friday, Sept 14th: Turnitin
10am & 11am in L1735
Turnitin is an integrated software with D2L that serves several purposes:
- Similarity checking for plagiarism
- GradeMark for easy and robust markup of student work
- PeerMark for enabling students to provide feedback to each other (coming soon)
- NEW THIS FALL: easier workflow for both faculty & students to use and view GradeMark results.
Friday, Sept 28th: Experiments with Camtasia
9am-12pm; 1pm-3pm: Drop in anytime – L1735
- Try out Camtasia video software, installed on one of the computers in L1735.
- Experiment with recording, uploading, editing, and publishing videos for various uses in your course.
- Discuss your options for using or installing Camtasia.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to campus – once the session has taken place, you can find online resources for each topic in the Center for Teaching & Learning D2L page.
(Materials>Content>D2L Resources & Training>Friday Coffee Fix handouts)
For your reading…
The Chronicle of Higher Education published a great article entitled Will Students Actually Believe They Can Do This Assignment?
“No matter how much students value your course, or how supportive your classroom environment, they won’t be motivated to do the work if they don’t think they can succeed at it. And of course the solution is not about making things easy for them.”
Have an excellent week!!
The CTL Mascots, Norma and Dale