OTLT Welcomes New Staff Members

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

Sara Nasrollahian

Sara, a teaching and learning specialist, provides pedagogical support through one-on-one consultations, workshops, and support for scholarship of...Read more
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A New Look for TILE

We are excited to share the new TILE web presence , a source of news and information regarding the program, now in its ninth year. In developing this page, our primary goals were to share the pedagogical approach, invite instructors to participate in TILE Essentials workshops, and provide...Read more

Shepherd Uses Active Learning and CDI to Transform Course

Inspired by his interactions with chemistry professors who advocate for evidence-based teaching practices, James Shepherd, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, got hooked on active learning.

Shepherd started at the University of Iowa in 2017 and has since been an active...Read more

Introducing Kaltura: A New Multimedia Platform

Kaltura, a new online multimedia platform that stores, publishes, and streams media, will be available to University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students in late spring 2019. Kaltura will replace the ShareStream service, which will be retired in June 2019.

With Kaltura, users can upload...Read more

Software Helps Create Accessible and Engaging Course Content

Pressbooks is an easy-to-use digital publishing software that can turn course materials into more accessible, flexible, and engaging learning resources. It enables instructors to organize and integrate content, including media, in a printed book format or a format designed for hand-held and...Read more

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Members of UI Teaching Community Honored for Teaching Excellence

Four University of Iowa faculty members were honored with the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching.

The award is given by the Council on Teaching , a university charter committee that provides a forum for discussion of...Read more

Tip Your Top Hat to a New Clicker Service

The University of Iowa is moving to Top Hat for its clicker service. After receiving input from numerous advisory committees, including the UI Student Government, the UI will adopt Top Hat as its only centrally supported clicker service by summer 2019.

Top Hat is a streamlined, robust...Read more

Strategies for Success

This series highlights an array of teaching strategies implemented by faculty members at the University of Iowa. Each strategy aims to enhance students’ engagement and broaden the scope of their learning.

This month’s strategies are provided by Associate Professor of School Counseling...Read more

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Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards

The Innovations in Teaching with Technology Awards (ITTA) fund significant, innovative projects that have the potential to improve teaching and learning throughout the University of Iowa. The ITTA is funded through student technology fees, sponsored by the University of Iowa Chief Information...Read more


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