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Blogging with UVM’s Wordpress

Thursday, February 23 2017
@ 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
In this workshop, we'll get you up and running with WordPress, UVM’s blogging software. We'll go over the first steps and recommended settings, selecting a design theme, and customizing menus. We'll cover how to make pages and posts; organizing them with categories and tags.

If you are interested in using WordPress for student assignments, during the last 30 minutes of this workshop we will discuss assignment design and assessment strategies and show examples from your UVM colleagues.

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0310
  • Facilitated By: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location:

SRC Workshop: Writing your Abstract for the Student Research Conference

Monday, February 27 2017
@ 1:10 PM- 2:10 PM

UVM hosts an annual Student Research Conference to showcase the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. In order to present at the conference you are required to submit an abstract or brief proposal of your research or creative project.

This workshop will:
- help you learn more about the April conference and how you can participate
- show you how to write a brief, yet compelling and comprehensive, proposal
- provide hands-on help from Writing Center staff to help you get started

Visit the Student Research Conference web site for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

SRC Workshop: Writing your Abstract for the Student Research Conference

Tuesday, February 28 2017
@ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

UVM hosts an annual Student Research Conference to showcase the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. In order to present at the conference you are required to submit an abstract or brief proposal of your research or creative project.

This workshop will:
- help you learn more about the April conference and how you can participate
- show you how to write a brief, yet compelling and comprehensive, proposal
- provide hands-on help from Writing Center staff to help you get started

Visit the Student Research Conference web site for additional information about the conference.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Location: 302 Bailey/Howe, Fulwiler Room

Visualizing Time: Timelines as Digital Storytelling

Tuesday, February 28 2017
@ 4:15 PM- 5:45 PM

In this workshop we will explore timeline programs that visualize changes over time and trace historical chronology. Intended for faculty and grad students interested in integrating digital timeline projects into their teaching, the workshop will discuss the features of different programs, offer a brief overview of how to use the tools, and provide examples of some assignments that could be built around digital timelines.

This workshop is one in a series hosted by the The Digital Scholars Lab (DSL). The DSL is a new project, led by Meghan Cope (Geography), Melanie Gustafson (History), and Abby McGowan (History, CAS Dean’s office) bringing together faculty from the humanities and social sciences to build skills and create teaching assignments based on new visualization tools.

The DSL public workshops this semester, open to all faculty, will introduce a range of relatively easy-to-teach visualization technologies for classroom use.

Event details:

  • Contact: Meghan Cope, Meghan.Cope@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-8844
  • Facilitated By: Daisy Benson, Bailey Howe-Info & Instruction
    Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: CTL, Bailey/Howe 303

Getting the Most Out of Blackboard Tools for Student Assignments

Thursday, March 02 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
What are the Blackboard tools for student work? How do you choose which to use?
  • Blogs to collect and share information class-wide (resources, problem sets, latest news)
  • Journals for students to privately share work with you (reflections, drafts)
  • Wikis to build collaborative or individual projects that are “book-like” with multiple pages and a table of contents (reports, encyclopedic-type collections)
  • The Assignment Tool to collect work in a “dropbox." If these files are created as docs, spreadsheets, or pdf files, you can comment on them directly in Blackboard without having to download.

In the workshop you will try each of these tools as a student, learn how to set them up in your own Blackboard course, including how to connect them to the Bb Grade Center.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching with Screencasts

Friday, March 03 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Creating a simple screencast is a straightforward process. Using Screencast-o-matic, we’ll discuss the steps for planning and scripting your screencast. In addition, you’ll learn some basic editing tasks to create useful resources for your students.

What is a screencast?

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Assignment Design Round Robin

Thursday, March 09 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
Do you have a new assignment you’d like feedback on, or an assignment you would like to update and improve? Here is your chance to receive rich feedback from colleagues who can help you look at your assignment with fresh eyes, ask helpful questions, and offer ideas to improve your assignment so it achieves the goals you have in mind. During this round robin, small groups of faculty will discuss each group member’s assignment in turn, and then offer written feedback. Participants will be asked to submit a rough draft or short description of the assignment ahead of time.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Facilitated By: Wendy Berenback, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Improve Student Reading with Annotated PDFs

Thursday, March 09 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM
Annotations help focus student attention and improve comprehension. When faculty annotate PDFs, they can help students learn how to interpret the disciplinary clues in an article. Students can also learn to annotate as a way to identify and summarize the major points and arguments of their readings. In this hands-on session, we will learn how to add annotations, such as text comments, questions, highlights, or audio comments to PDF documents.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Friday, March 24 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your statement.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Visualizing, Presenting, and Analyzing Tabular Data

Tuesday, March 28 2017
@ 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Have you been browsing the internet, looking at wonderful interactive dashboards that make large amounts of tabular data accessible and interactive and wondered, “how can I do that?” This workshop will introduce you to Tableau, an easy to use data visualization software package that you can incorporate into your teaching and research. We will also introduce JMP, a family of statistical discovery tools that are visual, interactive, comprehensive, and extensible. You learn the process of building data visualization dashboards and sharing these dashboards on the web.

This workshop is one in a series hosted by the Digital Scholars Lab (DSL). The DSL is a new project, led by Meghan Cope (Geography), Melanie Gustafson (History), and Abby McGowan (History, CAS Dean’s office) bringing together faculty from the humanities and social sciences to build skills and create teaching assignments based on new visualization tools.

The DSL public workshops this semester, open to all faculty, will introduce a range of relatively easy-to-teach visualization technologies for classroom and research use.

Event details:

  • Contact: Meghan Cope, Meghan.Cope@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-8844
  • Facilitated By: Jarlath Dunne; O'Neil; O'Neil-Dunne, Transportation Research Ctr; Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res
    Alan Howard, Bailey Howe-Access & Tech Svcs; Mathematics & Statistics
  • Location: CTL, Bailey/Howe 303

The Global Gateway: Understanding International Students' Experience

Tuesday, April 04 2017
@ 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM

UVM's Global Gateway is among the newest initiatives welcoming international students to UVM. Join colleagues to learn more about how the Global Gateway supports multilingual and international students as they adjust to UVM and American higher education. This brownbag discussion will help participants understand what kinds of pedagogical and interpersonal moves can help students transition to degree programs.

This event is held in conjunction with Blackboard Jungle

Gayle Nunley, Director, Global Educational Initiatives; Professor, Spanish

Marthe Russell, Global Gateway Program

Michael Bade, Global Gateway Program

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Location: Fulwiler Room (302 Bailey/Howe)

Creating Conditions for Dialogue across Difference - A Blackboard Jungle Workshop

Wednesday, April 05 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Diversity is one of the most striking and defining patterns of healthy living systems. From an ecological perspective, diversity is the raw material for systems to change, adapt, and evolve. Yet paradoxically, many group processes and social structures make it difficult to engage diverse perspectives, cultural practices, experiences, and ways of knowing. As a result, we often miss out on opportunities to tap into deeper learning, collaboration, and creativity.

This workshop will be an opportunity to collectively explore questions about the practice of facilitating dialogue across difference. More specifically:

  • How do we create the conditions to engage in challenging conversations about diversity?
  • What practices/capacities can improve our ability to facilitate dialogue across difference?
  • How can we use tension as a generative force in our learning environments?

This will be a participatory workshop. Please bring your own questions and stories to share!

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Marie Fagnant; Vea; Vea-Fagnant, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res
  • Location: Bailey Howe 303

Mapping Stories: Enriching Maps and Creating Spatial Narratives

Tuesday, April 11 2017
@ 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Maps have always been a powerful way of communicating geographic information. This workshop introduces you to several creative cartographic tools for blending standard quantitative spatial data with images, sound, text, and other media. We will explore several strategies for generating spatial narratives, from basic annotations in Google’s MyMaps and easy census mapping in Social Explorer, to creating more sophisticated Story Maps using ArcGIS Online, which integrate geographic data with text, pictures, and videos in an online portal for interaction with the information in new and exciting ways.

This workshop is one in a series hosted by the The Digital Scholars Lab (DSL). The DSL is a new project, led by Meghan Cope (Geography), Melanie Gustafson (History), and Abby McGowan (History, CAS Dean’s office) bringing together faculty from the humanities and social sciences to build skills and create teaching assignments based on new visualization tools.

The DSL public workshops this semester, open to all faculty, will introduce a range of relatively easy-to-teach visualization technologies for classroom use.

Event details:

  • Contact: Meghan Cope, Meghan.Cope@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-8844
  • Facilitated By: Meghan Cope, Geography
    Jarlath Dunne; O'Neil; O'Neil-Dunne, Transportation Research Ctr; Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res
  • Location: CTL, Bailey/Howe 303

Writing Workshop: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, April 14 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
This writing workshop offers participants the chance to give and receive feedback on drafts of teaching philosophy statements. Participants should come with draft in hand (computers will be provided for those who wish to work electronically). We will facilitate small group discussion that provides constructive feedback for each participant. While this workshop grows out of the Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Workshop, anyone with a teaching philosophy draft is welcome to attend. The workshop will include opportunities for writing and revising as well as conversation.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe

Assignment Design Round Robin

Friday, April 21 2017
@ 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Do you have a new assignment you’d like feedback on, or an assignment you would like to update and improve? Here is your chance to receive rich feedback from colleagues who can help you look at your assignment with fresh eyes, ask helpful questions, and offer ideas to improve your assignment so it achieves the goals you have in mind. During this round robin, small groups of faculty will discuss each group member’s assignment in turn, and then offer written feedback. Participants will be asked to submit a rough draft or short description of the assignment ahead of time.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Facilitated By: Wendy Berenback, Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res; Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Past Events (last 180 days)

7 Features Every Blackboard User Should Know About

Wednesday, February 15 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
In this demo session we’ll show seven Blackboard features that may be unfamiliar to you. These 7 features are designed to help you save time, stay organized, and provide a better Blackboard experience for your students.

By the end of this session you will have a fuller understanding of: 1. Student Preview - a fully interactive student view of your course

2. Inline Grading - Collect, grade, and comment on student work without downloading files.

3. Grading with Rubrics - provide feedback for your students and grade according to specified criteria.

4. Grade Center Categories - understand this key feature for calculating grades.

5. Test Options - Provide options for students who need accommodation, and customize how and when students will see test results, answers, and feedback.

6. Retention Center - Check the academic health of your students and get insight into student performance.

7. Date Management - a useful feature when reusing courses from one semester to the next

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

7 Features Every Blackboard User Should Know About

Tuesday, January 31 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
In this demo session we’ll show seven Blackboard features that may be unfamiliar to you. These 7 features are designed to help you save time, stay organized, and provide a better Blackboard experience for your students.

By the end of this session you will have a fuller understanding of: 1. Student Preview - a fully interactive student view of your course

2. Inline Grading - Collect, grade, and comment on student work without downloading files.

3. Grading with Rubrics - provide feedback for your students and grade according to specified criteria.

4. Grade Center Categories - understand this key feature for calculating grades.

5. Test Options - Provide options for students who need accommodation, and customize how and when students will see test results, answers, and feedback.

6. Retention Center - Check the academic health of your students and get insight into student performance.

7. Date Management - a useful feature when reusing courses from one semester to the next

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Excellence in Teaching: A Discussion with the Kroepsch-Maurice Award Recipients

Wednesday, January 25 2017
@ 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Recipients of the 2016 Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award (Kelley Di Dio, Art & Art History; Stephen Dempsey, Grossman School of Business; Kathleen M. Scollins, German & Russian; Sarah Turner, English) will discuss their teaching philosophies, "eureka" moments in their teaching careers, challenging issues in teaching, and how they approached these issues.

The discussion will be facilitated by KM Committee Chairperson and 1999 KM Recipient, Joan Rosebush.

Event details:

  • Contact: Nina Wu, Nina.Wu@uvm.edu
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Introduction to Program-Level Curriculum Mapping for Chairs and Assessment Coordinators

Tuesday, January 24 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM
This workshop for department/program chairs and assessment coordinators (unit or department) will offer an introduction to curriculum mapping in the higher education context, with a focus on curriculum mapping at the program/major level. After introducing curriculum maps and exploring some examples, participants will have the opportunity to work on a section of curriculum map for their program and map out next steps to pursue with their department. After the workshop, participants can continue to receive support as their department develops a curriculum map and assessment plan.

This workshop is intended for program chairs and assessment coordinators. However, some departments may wish to send a small team (2-3 people) to the workshop. Participants should bring a copy of their current program-level learning outcomes. If your department has not yet finished developing assessable learning outcomes, contact J. Dickinson (jennifer.dickinson@uvm.edu) to discuss whether this workshop is right for you at this time.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe 303

Open Clinic

Friday, January 13 2017
@ 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Walk-in clinics are a time for faculty to come to 303 Bailey/Howe Library to ask questions about Blackboard or other teaching technologies and work on their courses. No need for an appointment, just drop by. We look forward to seeing you.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching D1 Classes: Faculty-to-Faculty Discussion

Thursday, January 12 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
The Diversity Curriculum Review Committee and the Center for Teaching and Learning invite you to join us for a panel discussion and open conversation on teaching D1 classes. Our conversation will focus on strategies for managing common challenges facing D1 instructors, including creating and managing space for meaningful and sometimes difficult discussions; developing assignments that help student meet D1 outcomes; and contextualizing student pushback and course evaluations.

Experienced D1 faculty will share their stories and insights in an informal panel, followed by open discussion. Faculty panel members include:

Pablo Bose, Geography
Cynthia Reyes, Education
Sarah Turner, English

This discussion is designed for all faculty teaching D1 classes, especially those faculty who are new to UVM.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe Library Dean's Office Conference Room

FWIL Rating Day -- How Are We Doing?

Wednesday, January 11 2017
@ 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Be a part of making the changes you want to see. Join colleagues around the fireplace at the beautiful UVM Alumni House for a day that includes breakfast and lunch catered by VT Kosher; beverages and snacks; and a $250 PDF stipend. Limit 20 participants.

As the Information Literacy projects arrive from your FWIL classes, please join this process to listen to what they tell us. Whether you consider yourself a FWIL fan or foe, this is an opportunity to be involved in future directions and decisions.

What to expect: We will begin with practice in reading as a collective, followed by individual rating of a wide variety of anonymized student work from all FWIL tracks. The day will end by discussing immediate observations, insights, and actions.

Facilitated by Libby Miles, FWIL Director

Event details:

  • Contact: Elizabeth Miles, Libby.Miles@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-5769
  • Location: UVM Alumni House - Silver Pavilion

7 Features Every Blackboard User Should Know About

Wednesday, January 11 2017
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
In this demo session we’ll show seven Blackboard features that may be unfamiliar to you. These 7 features are designed to help you save time, stay organized, and provide a better Blackboard experience for your students.

By the end of this session you will have a fuller understanding of: 1. Student Preview - a fully interactive student view of your course

2. Inline Grading - Collect, grade, and comment on student work without downloading files.

3. Grading with Rubrics - provide feedback for your students and grade according to specified criteria.

4. Grade Center Categories - understand this key feature for calculating grades.

5. Test Options - Provide options for students who need accommodation, and customize how and when students will see test results, answers, and feedback.

6. Retention Center - Check the academic health of your students and get insight into student performance.

7. Date Management - a useful feature when reusing courses from one semester to the next

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 001 Media Classroom

Introducing UVM Streaming Media

Wednesday, January 11 2017
@ 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
UVM Streaming Media is a new, YouTube-like platform for hosting video and audio files. This workshop will teach you how to prepare and upload videos, add metadata, adjust privacy settings, add captions, and integrate your videos with Blackboard and WordPress.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wesley Wright, Wesley.Wright@uvm.edu, 802-656-1254
  • Location: NOTE CHANGE: Bailey-Howe Library Room 001

iClickers: Learn About the Latest Updates

Wednesday, January 11 2017
@ 1:30 PM- 2:45 PM
In this workshop, we’ll showcase two recent developments in the iClicker classroom response system: the new, significantly different Clicker 7 software and the new iClicker REEF software which allows polling with smartphones. We’ll also demonstrate and discuss how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. This workshop is for all levels of iClicker users

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 201 Study Room

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Monday, January 09 2017
@ 9:15 AM- 10:15 AM
In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:
  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 001 Media Classroom

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Monday, January 09 2017
@ 10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:
  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 001 Media Classroom

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Monday, January 09 2017
@ 11:45 AM- 1:15 PM
In this introduction to Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features, we will show the basics of using the following:
  • Grade Center
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0310
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 001 Media Classroom

Tips for Online Teaching in Winter Session

Thursday, December 15 2016
@ 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM
Calling all Winter Session faculty! Come join us for a collegial conversation that focuses on defining an appropriate work load for you and your students, strategies to encourage student engagement and time management techniques to keep you sane. Bring your ideas and we’ll bring the snacks.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location:

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Wednesday, December 14 2016
@ 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
In this introductory workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:
  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses
This workshop is designed for faculty who are new to Blackboard.

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location:

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Wednesday, December 14 2016
@ 2:15 PM- 3:15 PM
In this introductory workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:
  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Groups
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location:

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Wednesday, December 14 2016
@ 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM
In this introduction to Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features, we will show the basics of using the following:
  • Grade Center
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: , CTL@uvm.edu, (802)656-1155
  • Location:

Book Group: How People Learn

Wednesday, December 07 2016
@ 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Join colleagues to explore how learning works and what faculty can do to help students learn more effectively. How People Learn, a report of the National Research Council, examines research into learning and its implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. The book is available for free digital download here.

This book group will meet for one hour, three times over the semester:

  • Wednesday, October 12 @ 8:30
  • Monday, October 31 @ 9:15
  • Monday, November 14 @ 9:30
  • Wednesday, December 7 @ 8:30
Please register for each date that you will be attending. A light breakfast will be available 15 minutes prior to each meeting.

If you have a strong preference for a hard copy of the book, please let us know.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Teaching Roundtable Discussion for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Thursday, November 17 2016
@ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Join us for an informal discussion of your teaching experiences this semester. This is a chance for you to ask us questions and get feedback on any challenging situations in your classes so far. Please bring questions or just join us for the discussion.

Light Refreshments will be served. Facilitated by Holly Buckland Parker, CTL, Emma Swift, Office of International Education, and Oleh Kaarmik, Center for Cultural Pluralism

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Oleh Kaarmik, Cultural Pluralism
    Emma Swift
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Book Group: How People Learn

Monday, November 14 2016
@ 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Join colleagues to explore how learning works and what faculty can do to help students learn more effectively. How People Learn, a report of the National Research Council, examines research into learning and its implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. The book is available for free digital download here.

This book group will meet for one hour, three times over the semester:

  • Wednesday, October 12 @ 8:30
  • Monday, October 31 @ 9:15
  • Monday, November 14 @ 9:30
  • Wednesday, December 7 @ 8:30
Please register for each date that you will be attending. A light breakfast will be available 15 minutes prior to each meeting.

If you have a strong preference for a hard copy of the book, please let us know.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

UVM Communicates: Sharing Your Research and Scholarship with the Public

Wednesday, November 09 2016
@ 8:45 AM- 5:00 PM
Join colleagues for a day of hands-on activities designed to help you communicate more effectively with the public, with funders, with policymakers, and with fellow academics. Lunch will be provided.

Inspired by our affiliation with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, the morning combines a short plenary with a series of fun improvisation exercises. These exercises are not designed to turn you into an actor, but rather to free you to talk more effectively and personally about your research or scholarship and establish a more direct connection with your audience.

Please come prepared with an informal three-minute speech about your research or scholarship. After lunch, you will work in a small group to refine your pre-prepared three-minute speech, and you’ll also identify strategies that will transfer to other presentation settings.

For more information, please see UVM Communicates.

Bagels & coffee will be available at 8:30 am.

This workshop was also offered on October 26th.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center

Writing Workshop: Developing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Friday, November 04 2016
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
This writing workshop offers participants the chance to give and receive feedback on drafts of teaching philosophy statements. Participants should come with draft in hand (computers will be provided for those who wish to work electronically). We will facilitate small group discussion that provides constructive feedback for each participant. While this workshop grows out of the Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Workshop, anyone with a teaching philosophy draft is welcome to attend. The workshop will include opportunities for writing and revising as well as conversation.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Introduction to Service-Learning Pedagogy

Thursday, November 03 2016
@ 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM
This workshop will introduce participants to key elements of service-learning pedagogy - reciprocity and critical reflection. Discussion will also focus on considerations in developing effective community partnerships.

This workshop is facilitated by Susan Munkres, Director of Community-University Partnerships for Service-Learning.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Facilitated By: Susan Munkres, CUPS
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Responding to Multilingual Writers

Wednesday, November 02 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
How can we consider the needs of multilingual writers in ways that are both linguistically and culturally inclusive? How can we encourage writers to become increasingly attentive to the key learning goals in each course or department? Drawing on research on multilingual writing development, this workshop highlights effective teaching strategies for supporting multilingual students as learners and writers.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susan Dinitz, Writing in the Disciplines; English
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Improving Feedback Through Goal Setting

Monday, October 31 2016
@ 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM
Faculty invest substantial time responding to student writing. This workshop explores how to focus your feedback to target your most important learning goals and ways you can encourage students to articulate their learning goals. Join us to begin developing ways to focus the ways peers and teachers can respond to writing.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Book Group: How People Learn

Monday, October 31 2016
@ 9:15 AM- 10:15 AM
Join colleagues to explore how learning works and what faculty can do to help students learn more effectively. How People Learn, a report of the National Research Council, examines research into learning and its implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. The book is available for free digital download here.

This book group will meet for one hour, three times over the semester:

  • Wednesday, October 12 @ 8:30
  • Monday, October 31 @ 9:15
  • Monday, November 14 @ 9:30
  • Wednesday, December 7 @ 8:30
Please register for each date that you will be attending. A light breakfast will be available 15 minutes prior to each meeting.

If you have a strong preference for a hard copy of the book, please let us know.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Friday, October 28 2016
@ 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

Learn all about UVM's Hybrid Course Initiative. Hybrid courses are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford to both students and faculty, blending the practices of traditional and online teaching. In this session we'll discuss different hybrid models and provide resources to help you decide whether the hybrid format will work for your course.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

Exploring Connections between Service Learning and Sustainability

Friday, October 28 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
The Center for Teaching & Learning and CUPS are co-sponsoring a lunch for faculty who are currently teaching - or interested in teaching - courses that are both service learning and eligible to be designated as meeting the General Education Sustainability Learning Outcomes. We'll eat, network and explore the overlap between service-learning pedagogy and the "big ideas" of sustainability.

Please contact us if you have dietary requirements.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Facilitated By: Susan Munkres, CUPS
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe Library

UVM Communicates: Sharing Your Research and Scholarship with the Public

Wednesday, October 26 2016
@ 8:45 AM- 5:00 PM
Join colleagues for a day of hands-on activities designed to help you communicate more effectively with the public, with funders, with policymakers, and with fellow academics. Lunch will be provided.

Inspired by our affiliation with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, the morning combines a short plenary with a series of fun improvisation exercises. These exercises are not designed to turn you into an actor, but rather to free you to talk more effectively and personally about your research or scholarship and establish a more direct connection with your audience.

Please come prepared with an informal three-minute speech about your research or scholarship. After lunch, you will work in a small group to refine your pre-prepared three-minute speech, and you’ll also identify strategies that will transfer to other presentation settings.

For more information, please see UVM Communicates. This workshop is also offered on November 9th.

Event details:

  • Contact: Susanmarie Harrington, Susan.Harrington@uvm.edu
  • Location: Silver Maple Ballroom, Davis Center

What We Know About First-Year Students and Information Literacy

Monday, October 24 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Learn about research that has been done at UVM and nationally on FY students' knowledge of Information literacy and how they do research. We’ll strategize ways to gather even more specific information about your own students and how to address identified areas where students need more support.

This workshop is one in a series of short workshops facilitated by librarians from the Bailey/Howe Library on information literacy. This year FWIL will be assessing students’ work in the area of information literacy and these workshops will help you to identify appropriate assignments to submit for the assessment project and help you to support your students’ understanding and practice information literacy. Participating will also provide you with the opportunity to expand on your own conceptualization of information literacy. Each workshop addresses information literacy from a slightly different perspective. Come to one or as many as you want.

Event details:

  • Contact: Michelle McGee, Michelle.McGee@uvm.edu, 802-656-0761
  • Location: 302H Bailey/Howe (Fulwiler Room)

Teaching Roundtable Discussion for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Monday, October 24 2016
@ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Join us for an informal discussion of your teaching experiences this semester. This is a chance for you to ask us questions and get feedback on any challenging situations in your classes so far. Please bring questions or just join us for the discussion.

Light Refreshments will be served. Facilitated by Holly Buckland Parker, CTL, Emma Swift, Office of International Education, and Oleh Kaarmik, Center for Cultural Pluralism

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Emma Swift
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching with Screencasts

Thursday, October 20 2016
@ 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Creating a simple screencast is a straightforward process. Turning it into a polished video, however, usually requires some editing. In this workshop, we’ll delve into editing tools, learning how to add overlays (arrows, circles, text), adjust audio and video, and add other elements. We will focus on Camtasia but also include options for Screencast-o-matic where possible.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Camtasia; basic skills in recording and saving a screencast

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Location: 303 Bailey/Howe

What to Say When? Timing Feedback for Writers

Tuesday, October 18 2016
@ 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM
If most of the energy spent on responding to student writing happens at the end of the semester, its impact may be limited. Yet the alternative—multiple drafts of assignments, each with feedback—is often not sustainable. Explore ways to evaluate when feedback and response is possible, with an eye toward creating a rhythm that works.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Book Group: “Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students' Self-Awareness and Learning Skills”

Tuesday, October 18 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
This book group meets a total of 3 times: 12pm -1pm on Oct 18, Nov. 1, and Nov. 15, 2016.

Join us to explore strategies to strengthen your students’ abilities to become self-regulated learners. Self-regulated students are active in their own learning process- using metacognitive, motivational, and behavioral strategies to achieve success.

In “Creating Self-Regulated Learners,” author Linda Nilson discusses specific teaching strategies to help students develop their own skills for learning. The skills discussed in this book can be incorporated in any course to help promote student engagement, comprehension and critical thinking.

This book group is facilitated by Holly Parker from the CTL and Sharon Ultsch, a lecturer in the Global Gateway Program.

All participants receive a copy of the book.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Sharon Ultsch, Education
  • Location: Bailey/Howe Library Room 303

What the H*** is Information Literacy Anyway: Beyond Search & Evaluate

Monday, October 17 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Information literacy means a lot of different things to different people. Come and talk about the different ways in which information literacy is conceptualized broadly, within different disciplines, and develop your own personal definition of information literacy.

This workshop is one in a series of short workshops facilitated by librarians from the Bailey/Howe Library on information literacy. This year FWIL will be assessing students’ work in the area of information literacy and these workshops will help you to identify appropriate assignments to submit for the assessment project and help you to support your students’ understanding and practice information literacy. Participating will also provide you with the opportunity to expand on your own conceptualization of information literacy. Each workshop addresses information literacy from a slightly different perspective. Come to one or as many as you want.

Event details:

  • Contact: Michelle McGee, Michelle.McGee@uvm.edu, 802-656-0761
  • Location: 302H Bailey/Howe (Fulwiler Room)

Writing Your Teaching Philosophy

Friday, October 14 2016
@ 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM
During this workshop we discuss the value of articulating a personal teaching philosophy and important elements to include in your statement.

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching Roundtable Discussion for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Thursday, October 13 2016
@ 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Join us for an informal discussion of your teaching experiences this semester. This is a chance for you to ask us questions and get feedback on any challenging situations in your classes so far. Please bring questions or just join us for the discussion.

Light Refreshments will be served. Facilitated by Holly Buckland Parker, CTL, Emma Swift, Office of International Education, and Oleh Kaarmik, Center for Cultural Pluralism

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Oleh Kaarmik, Cultural Pluralism
    Emma Swift
  • Location: Bailey/Howe Library Room 303

Book Group: “Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning”

Wednesday, October 05 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

This book group explores contemplative pedagogy as described by Daniel P. Barbezat and Mirabai Bushwe (2013). Emerging research indicates that these pedagogical methods, based on long-established meditative practices, can help students achieve traditional educational goals such as improved academic performance. We will discuss this pedagogy’s potential to:

  • Deepen student understanding of and personal connection to course content
  • Develop student attention, inquiry and problem-solving skills
  • Support student sense of connection to and compassion for self and others

This book group meets a total of 3 times (Oct, 5, Oct. 17 and Oct. 26) and is facilitated by Kit Anderson, Senior Lecturer in the Environmental Program. Kit has participated in seminars presented by the book’s authors.

All faculty participants receive a copy of the book.

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Peer Review Systems: Introduction to the Eli Review System

Wednesday, October 05 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
This hour-long workshop will first introduce participants to the Eli Review System, a write-review-revise tool developed at Michigan State University's Writing in Digital Environments research center. Participants will see how Eli can work to automate aspects of peer review and provide information that can focus the next round of writing, reviewing, and revising. Secondly, participants will have a chance to learn from each other. We invite participants to bring examples of their own work with peer review for discussion. Together, we will explore ways to integrate peer review into the classroom.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Balancing Peer and Instructor Feedback

Monday, October 03 2016
@ 10:45 AM- 12:00 PM
What can students teach each other? What can only an instructor offer? Whether you’re just beginning to consider including student peer review in your course, or whether you have lots of experience inviting students to read each others’ work, join us for a conversation about the role of peer and instructor feedback. Come away with practical suggestions for ways to create a productive balance and increase the substantive feedback students get on their work.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

What's the Hype About Hybrid?

Wednesday, September 28 2016
@ 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Learn all about UVM's Hybrid Course Initiative. Hybrid courses are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford to both students and faculty, blending the practices of traditional and online teaching. In this session we'll discuss different hybrid models and provide resources to help you decide whether the hybrid format will work for your course.

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Jennifer Dickinson, Ctr for Teaching & Learning; Anthropology
  • Location: Bailey Howe 303

Blackboard Tools for Student Work

Tuesday, September 27 2016
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM
In this workshop we will explore the Blackboard tools for students to create individual or collaborative work.
  • Blogs are useful for collecting and sharing information: resources, problem sets, written work, links, or even images. You can have multiple blogs in a course, each for a specific assignment or purpose.
  • Journals are shared between the instructor and each student, so they work well for assignments that are not to be shared with the class.
  • Wikis can be used to build collaborative or individual projects that are “book-like” with sections or pages and a table of contents. For example, a lab report or other structured document, or a multi-part document where each student contributes a page.
  • The Assignment tool allows students to submit documents or files directly to you. If these files are created as docs, spreadsheets, or pdf files, you can comment and mark them up directly in Blackboard without having to download them.

In the workshop you will try each of these tools as a student, then learn how to set them up in your own Blackboard course.

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Facilitated By: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Hope Greenberg, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Research as Exploration

Monday, September 26 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
First-Year students often approach not as a way of furthering their understanding of an issue or joining a conversation, but as the task of proving a point that have decided upon before doing any investigation. This workshop will explore ways to help students learn to develop researchable topics, ask meaningful questions, and start entering into scholarly conversations.

This workshop is one in a series of short workshops facilitated by librarians from the Bailey/Howe Library on information literacy. This year FWIL will be assessing students’ work in the area of information literacy and these workshops will help you to identify appropriate assignments to submit for the assessment project and help you to support your students’ understanding and practice information literacy. Participating will also provide you with the opportunity to expand on your own conceptualization of information literacy. Each workshop addresses information literacy from a slightly different perspective. Come to one or as many as you want.

Event details:

  • Contact: Michelle McGee, Michelle.McGee@uvm.edu, 802-656-0761
  • Location: 302H Bailey/Howe (Fulwiler Room)

Teaching in Higher Education

Wednesday, September 21 2016
@ 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program)

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Supporting Student Peer Review: Getting Students to Talk with Each Other About Their Work

Tuesday, September 20 2016
@ 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM
How can students’ responses to each other’s writing help them develop as writers and improve the quality of the papers faculty receive? Thinking about peer review from the students’ and faculty perspectives, we will look at how to design both in-class and out-of-class peer review activities that are really worth doing. Writing Center tutors will provide student perspectives on peer review.

Event details:

  • Contact: April Christenson, April.Christenson@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1958
  • Facilitated By: Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Fulwiler Room, 302 Bailey/Howe Library

Quick and Easy Ways to Support Students’ Research Skills

Monday, September 19 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
UVM librarians will share tutorials and tools that they have developed to help students develop specific research skills such as searching for journal articles or evaluating sources. You’ll learn about ways to implement these tools in your classes and about assignment ideas for extending students understanding.

This workshop is one in a series of short workshops facilitated by librarians from the Bailey/Howe Library on information literacy. This year FWIL will be assessing students’ work in the area of information literacy and these workshops will help you to identify appropriate assignments to submit for the assessment project and help you to support your students’ understanding and practice information literacy. Participating will also provide you with the opportunity to expand on your own conceptualization of information literacy. Each workshop addresses information literacy from a slightly different perspective. Come to one or as many as you want.

Event details:

  • Contact: Michelle McGee, Michelle.McGee@uvm.edu, 802-656-0761
  • Location: 302H Bailey/Howe (Fulwiler Room)

Teaching in Higher Education

Friday, September 16 2016
@ 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM
This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice. We will discuss your teaching so far in your career and we share current research on teaching practices. These practices include: Kuh's High Impact Practices and Universal Design for Learning. (This workshop is a requirement of the Graduate Teaching Program)

Event details:

  • Contact: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Holly.Parker@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1124
  • Facilitated By: Holly Buckland; Buckland Parker; Parker, Ctr for Teaching & Learning
    Susanmarie Harrington, Writing in the Disciplines; English
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Teaching with Screencasts

Wednesday, September 14 2016
@ 9:30 AM- 11:00 AM

In this introductory, hands-on workshop we will:

  • Discuss ways screencasting can support student learning
  • Determine what screencast features will best suit your purposes
  • Learn the basics of Screencast-O-Matic, an easy yet robustly featured program
  • Produce a simple screencast (including outlining, scripting, and recording)
  • Publish a screencast in Blackboard using the UVM Streaming service
What is a screencast?

Event details:

  • Contact: Hope Greenberg, hag@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-1176
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Scaffolding Assignments for Information Literacy

Monday, September 12 2016
@ 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to identify and address places in your syllabus where you might need to give students a bit more support for developing research skills. Bring a copy of your syllabus to review. We’ll work though the process of identifying possible sticking points for your students related to information literacy and its associated skills, and help you develop a plan for addressing those needs, and identifying appropriate assignment to submit for this year’s FWIL assessment project.

This workshop is one in a series of short workshops facilitated by librarians from the Bailey/Howe Library on information literacy. This year FWIL will be assessing students’ work in the area of information literacy and these workshops will help you to identify appropriate assignments to submit for the assessment project and help you to support your students’ understanding and practice information literacy. Participating will also provide you with the opportunity to expand on your own conceptualization of information literacy. Each workshop addresses information literacy from a slightly different perspective. Come to one or as many as you want.

Event details:

  • Contact: Michelle McGee, Michelle.McGee@uvm.edu, 802-656-0761
  • Location: 302H Bailey/Howe (Fulwiler Room)

Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course

Tuesday, September 06 2016
@ 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
In this workshop, we will explore the Blackboard course environment, specifically:
  • Blackboard at UVM - how we use it and how it connects to Banner.
  • Navigating the course
  • Modifying the course
  • Structuring and adding content
  • Basic management functions, i.e., course availability and backing up courses

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Communication Tools

Tuesday, September 06 2016
@ 10:15 AM- 11:15 AM
In this workshop, we'll explore Blackboard tools designed for communication between faculty and students and for collaboration among students. We will discuss the basics of using:
  • Announcements
  • Email and Messages
  • Private Journals
  • Discussion Boards
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating in the Blackboard course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.

If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please be sure to attend the previous workshop "Blackboard: Understanding and Building Your Course" or make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu or see the schedule here: http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/doctor

Event details:

  • Contact: Wendy Berenback, wverreib@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-7992
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

Blackboard: Introduction to Assessment Tools

Tuesday, September 06 2016
@ 11:30 AM- 12:45 PM
In this workshop, we will explore Blackboard's assessment tools and grading features. We will show the basics of using the following:
  • Grade Center
  • Tests and Surveys
  • Assignments
  • Rubrics

This workshop assumes prior knowledge of: navigating the course environment (course menu, control panel, bread crumbs); basic understanding of content areas and adding tools; basic understanding of how to use the text editor.


If you do not have mastery of the above skills, please make an appointment with the CTL "Doctor Is In" program before attending this workshop. Email ctldoc@uvm.edu

Event details:

  • Contact: Ines Berrizbeitia, Ines.Berrizbeitia@uvm.edu, +1 802-656-0310
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303

iClickers: Learn About the Latest Updates

Tuesday, August 30 2016
@ 9:00 AM- 10:15 AM
In this workshop, we’ll showcase two recent developments in the iClicker classroom response system: the new, significantly different Clicker 7 software and the new iClicker REEF software which allows polling with smartphones. We’ll also demonstrate and discuss how teaching with iClickers can enhance student engagement, especially in large enrollment courses. This workshop is for all levels of iClicker users

Event details:

  • Contact: Henrietta Amor; Paz; Paz-Amor, Henrietta.Paz-Amor@uvm.edu, 802-656-1218
  • Location: Bailey-Howe Library Room 303
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