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Supporting Neurodiverse Students: “When Professors Are Helpful, It Really Helps” (Hybrid)

303 Howe, CTL Classroom

Autism Goes to College is a podcast series featuring the voices of neurodiverse students, sharing insights about how they experience college.  We will be listening to episode 9, “When Professors are Helpful, It Really Helps.” It's about how one student’s visits to office hours helped both her and her professor figure out strategies to address her initial struggles in a research and methods class. Cal State Fullerton student, Caroline, and childhood and adolescent development professor, JudelMay Enriquez, discuss their experience and ways that instructors can reach out to students on the spectrum.

Free

Audio Commenting: A Faster and More Engaging Way to Respond to Student Work

Microsoft Teams

Join colleagues to learn how audio comments can increase clarity of instructor responses, reduce student stress, and improve grading and responding. Our conversation will help you to fine-tune your approach to feedback and commenting so that you get the results you want. We will demonstrate creating audio comments in Brightspace and other software. 

Free

Virtual Open Hours

Drop in and ask your Brightspace questions—no appointment or registration is necessary!

Brightspace Tools & Workflows for Grading & Feedback

Microsoft Teams

This workshop provides an overview of strategies for grading student work and providing feedback. We’ll demonstrate tools to provide students feedback (inline grading, audio/video, rubrics),  different grading workflows, including Quick Eval, and a snapshot of Brightspace's automated feedback tool - Intelligent Agents. We'll also show how students can find their grades and feedback. Please note, if you are interested in learning how to set up your Grade Book, please register for "Brightspace Grades."

Free

Brightspace Showcase

Microsoft Teams

CTL's Brightspace Showcase will be a forum for several UVM faculty to share their diverse approaches for organizing their course sites.  They’ll present their courses and talk about how they achieved specific pedagogical goals. Join us for this remote show-and-tell followed by a discussion.

Free

Inclusive Teaching Book Discussion

303 Howe, CTL Classroom

Join us for a discussion of the book Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom (Sathy and Hogan, 2022). This book group builds on Sathy and Hogan's visit to UVM earlier this fall and provides an opportunity to dig deeper into the book's practical strategies for welcoming all students, fostering a sense of belonging, and enhancing peer and student-teaching relationships.  Sathy and Hogan's framework emphasizes how structuring instruction and transparent communication with students builds equity and inclusion.  In addition, address how documenting your experiences can support your growth as reflective instructor.

Free

Virtual Open Hours

Drop in and ask your Brightspace questions—no appointment or registration is necessary!

Turnitin: Let’s Talk About Plagiarism Checkers

Microsoft Teams

Turnitin, a "similarity-detection" program, is integrated with Brightspace and can be utilized by instructors.  WID has tested Turnitin’s capacities in order to inform decisions about the tool’s use. Join us to discuss WID's observations regarding its function and limitations, and also to explore student motivation and writing integrity. 

Free

Virtual Open Hours

Drop in and ask your Brightspace questions—no appointment or registration is necessary!

Brightspace – Course Design

Microsoft Teams

Brightspace offers a flexible, intuitive interface for organizing and delivering course content. Thus, the move to Brightspace presents an opportunity to shift how we think about course design. During this workshop, we will highlight different approaches to structuring course materials in the Content area. We will cover some Content fundamentals as well as provide tips […]

Free

Brightspace Quick Start

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers a number of Brightspace basics for beginners, including creating announcements, adding a syllabus and a module, and setting up and grading assignments. We'll demonstrate the useful student view account and how to make your course available to students.

Free

Brightspace Quick Start

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers a number of Brightspace basics for beginners, including creating announcements, adding a syllabus and a module, and setting up and grading assignments. We'll demonstrate the useful student view account and how to make your course available to students.

Free

Designing for Learning Program Kickoff

303 Howe, CTL Classroom

The Designing for Learning Program helps faculty reimagine their courses without barriers to learning. While working on a particular course, faculty participants will learn strategies for removing obstacles to learning, explore evidence-based practices for course design, experience ongoing collegial conversations about teaching and learning, and create an inclusive, empathetic, and action-oriented teaching community

Brightspace – Course Design

Microsoft Teams

Brightspace offers a flexible, intuitive interface for organizing and delivering course content. Thus, the move to Brightspace presents an opportunity to shift how we think about course design. During this workshop, we will highlight different approaches to structuring course materials in the Content area. We will cover some Content fundamentals as well as provide tips […]

Free

Brightspace Grading: Setting up the Grade Center

Microsoft Teams

This workshop covers how to set up and manage the Grade Book in your Brightspace course. We will demonstrate the best ways to organize the Grade Book and the best ways to enter grades. Some instructors may find it beneficial to create their Grades area anew rather than editing what has been migrated from Blackboard, and this session will help you decide which option is best for your course.

Free

Brightspace Tools & Workflows for Grading & Feedback

Microsoft Teams

This workshop provides an overview of strategies for grading student work and providing feedback. We’ll demonstrate tools to provide students feedback (inline grading, audio/video, rubrics),  different grading workflows, including Quick Eval, and a snapshot of Brightspace's automated feedback tool - Intelligent Agents. We'll also show how students can find their grades and feedback. Please note, if you are interested in learning how to set up your Grade Book, please register for "Brightspace Grades."

Free

Keep it Simple! High-Value Practices that Will Simplify Your WIL1 Course

302 Howe Memorial 302 Howe Memorial Library

In this workshop, we’ll explore how focusing on just two, high-value assignment practices can make all the difference in your WIL1 course.  The first is an infusion of regular, low stakes writing prompts (tied to class material) that build writerly confidence, encourage involvement in substantive class discussions, and provide opportunities for writing practice. The second is a fully scaffolded essay that has layers of revision built into it over time, guiding students in the transition from high school to college writing in a meaningful and gratifying way.  

Free

Brightspace Assignments

Microsoft Teams

In this session we’ll focus on:

Creating and previewing Assignment (individual and group)
Settings and connecting Assignments to Grades
Editing and reordering Assignments
Evaluating student submissions (including annotations and rubrics)
Using the Submission Log for tracking student work

Free

Brightspace Quizzes (Tests)

Microsoft Teams

In Brightspace, the Quiz tool is used for both quizzes and tests.  In this session we’ll show the workflow for creating quizzes, including:

Creating questions and question types
Creating a question library
Building a Quiz
Grading a Quiz
Quiz statistics and logs

Free

Brightspace Quizzes (Tests)

Microsoft Teams

In Brightspace, the Quiz tool is used for both quizzes and tests.  In this session we’ll show the workflow for creating quizzes, including:

Creating questions and question types
Creating a question library
Building a Quiz
Grading a Quiz
Quiz statistics and logs

Free