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10 Strategies You Can Find in the Handbook for Teaching Excellence

The OTLT Center for Teaching’s Handbook for Teaching Excellence is a resource designed to make your teaching life a little easier. We asked faculty members and Center for Teaching staff to share strategies from the handbook that they’ve found informative or useful.

Introducing Yourself

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Want a Tech Refresher? Check Out a Webinar

OTLT offers in-person trainings for instructors and staff on an array of teaching technology tools, and several of our vendors also offer online trainings or video tutorials that can be useful when you want a refresher.

ICON (Canvas)

Canvas has a robust online community that contains...Read more

Student Instructional Technology Assistants (SITA) Changes

Are you in need of assistance with instructional technology? The Student Instructional Technology Assistants (SITA) program offers consulting services regarding active-learning technologies for faculty at the University of Iowa, including Top Hat, Pressbooks, UICapture/Panopto, and more....Read more

Using Solstice to Share Content and Engage With Students

Ryan Kinser doesn’t like being stuck in one place during his lectures.

To provide himself with the classroom mobility he prefers, the associate professor of mathematics implemented Solstice, a teaching technology that enables instructors and students to share content wirelessly to...Read more

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Submit Your Proposal to Receive Funding for a Teaching Project

Have an idea for a novel teaching project that leverages technology to positively impact student learning and potentially improves teaching at Iowa?

The Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards (ITTA) just might provide the support you need.

Each year, the Academic...Read more

Welcome New OTLT Staff

Please join us in welcoming five new staff members to the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT).

Alex Adcock

Alex is an instructional technology consultant working with Zoom, Confluence, Respondus, and UICapture (Panopto). He has a Master of Science in library and...Read more

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Navigating the Gradebook: Changes to Posting Grades in ICON

Canvas has changed how instructors can make grades visible or hidden to students; previously this was referred to as muted or unmuted. Grades are now either posted (visible to students) or hidden (not visible to students).

There are two options for grade posting:

Automatically post...Read more

Center for Teaching Hosts First Course Design Institute Reunion

Course Design Institute alumni reconnected earlier this month for the first Course Design Institute reunion. The institute, a multi-day workshop for instructors wishing to learn how to design or substantially revise a course, has occurred annually every May since 2016. Sixty-three faculty...Read more

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