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New Content, New Digital Format: Handbook for Teaching

The OTLT Center for Teaching is delighted to share the new eighth edition of the Handbook for Teaching Excellence. The handbook supports instructors in navigating their teaching roles and creating meaningful learning experiences for their students.

“The Center for...Read more

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Classroom Tech Updates: Solstice, Document Cameras, and More

Here’s a glimpse at some of the classroom technology updates that will affect fall 2022 learning spaces.

OTLT Learning Spaces is looking forward to the debut of a few updated classrooms, including Seamans Center 1505, the building’s largest lecture learning space, and Biology Building...Read more

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OTLT Reflects on the Center for Teaching's Anniversary

To conclude the recognition of the Center for Teaching’s 25th anniversary, the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT) is celebrating collaborations within OTLT.

Our four units partner with the UI campus to provide integrated, comprehensive, expert...Read more

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Summer Beach Reading

Summer is a great time to prepare to incorporate new technology to meet course learning goals or to review best practices for teaching with technology.

Elements of Success

Elements of Success (EoS) analyzes gradebook information to provide students with real-...Read more


Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes and Promote Equity

The OTLT Research and Analytics team partners with instructors to adopt effective teaching practices that are supported by data and impact student learning. They can help instructors better understand their students, analyze learning outcomes, and create more equitable...Read more

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Transparent Instruction: What, Why, How?

By Sara Nasrollahian, assistant director in the OTLT Center for Teaching

When introducing the final project of a recent graduate course I taught, I briefly provided the students with the goal of the assignment, an outline of the tasks to complete the assignment, and what I expected to...Read more

Lauren Iriwn, Dan Corry, Dominic Dongilli, Hao Zhou

Thank You, Fellows

As the 2021–2022 academic year comes to an end, the OTLT Center for Teaching would like to thank our graduate teaching fellows for their invaluable work.

We asked them to reflect on a memorable aspect of the fellowship.

Dan Corry

“Being able to meet with the other fellows...Read more

Exporting Final Grades from ICON to MAUI

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about final grades. Instructors have two options to get final grades from ICON to MAUI; they can use the ICON/MAUI integration to transfer grades, or they can download a CSV file from ICON and upload it to MAUI.  ...Read more

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Retire the Red Pen

Since introducing Gradescope this spring, over 200 instructors and TAs have used it to assess and provide feedback to students. Instructors using it found that it helped them easily create and edit rubrics, grade faster, and provide better feedback on assignments....Read more


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