Q&A with Sherry Watt: Engaging in Difficult Dialogues

We asked Sherry K. Watt, PhD, professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs and founder of The Being Institute, to share insights from her research on difficult dialogues and strategies to engage participants in dialogue that is meaningful, passionate, and self-awakening.

Sherry and...Read more

Welcome New Center for Teaching Graduate Teaching Fellows

This fall, we have welcomed four new graduate teaching fellows to the Center for Teaching for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Our fellows work on a range of pedagogical issues and gain practical experience in the field of educational and faculty development. They work with Center for...Read more

A New Web Presence for Learning Spaces Technology

The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology is excited to share the new Learning Spaces Technology (LST) web presence, a source of information regarding University Classrooms, Instructional Technology Centers, TILE classrooms, conference centers, and learning commons as well as available...Read more

Using Captions to Increase Course Material Accessibility

Captions for your audio/video content are an essential piece in accessible and approachable materials.

Two main options are available for both post-produced and live captions. Professional captions are typed or reviewed by a person to meet accuracy standards. However, they can be...Read more

Elements of Success Introduces Automated Alerts

By pulling and aggregating data from the ICON Gradebook, Elements of Success (EoS) generates real-time performance feedback for students to help them succeed in a course. The learning analytics platform provides easy-to-understand data visualizations that show course progress alongside areas to...Read more

Self-Select Breakout Rooms in Zoom

Zoom now allows self-select breakout rooms when using Zoom on desktop and mobile apps. Hosts have the option to allow participants to select what breakout room they enter and to move between breakout rooms.

This new feature was added in a recent Zoom update. Please note: Both hosts and...Read more

Event: Small Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Each year, our graduate teaching fellows design and facilitate a workshop as part of their work with the OTLT Center for Teaching. In this Q&A, we feature Mary Aldugom, a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and a 2019-2020 graduate fellow.

...Read more

Consultations You Can Schedule with a SITA to Improve Your Course

Student instructional technology assistants, SITAs, are currently enrolled UI graduate and undergraduate students who work with faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants to help them successfully integrate instructional technology into their courses.

Get the Most out of Your ICON Course...Read more

Upcoming Events That Focus on Inclusive Pedagogy

Inclusive teaching is effective teaching. Inclusive pedagogy incorporates diverse perspectives, enriching the process of intellectual inquiry. It also increases students’ sense of belonging in the classroom and the university, supporting their learning and persistence.

Inclusive...Read more


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