4CAST 2017: Save the Date Jan. 12

For a decade, the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology has joined with other campus partners to present a day-long event that draws together faculty members and administrators to examine how learning technologies can be leveraged to engage students, connect instructors and support staff...Read more

ICONext: We've Adopted Canvas - What's Next?

The Support Community for Instructional Technology (SCIT) is hosting ICONext on Friday, November 18th in 2520 University Capitol Centre, Conference Center from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Hear directly from faculty from three Unizin member universities, including Iowa, about how Canvas works for...Read more

Engineering (Lecture) and Something More

Sometimes the introduction of new technologies has unexpected consequences.

The arrival of MOOCs (massive open online courses), for instance, served as a spark that helped many campuses refocus attention on the nature of public universities and how they can best serve their students....Read more

Iowa Joins Teaching and Research Network for Future Faculty

The Graduate College and the OTLT Center for Teaching have partnered to join the Center for the Integration of Teaching, Research and Learning (CIRTL) Network – a consortium of 46 research universities across the United States whose mission is to advance the teaching of STEM disciplines in...Read more

Easy Grading with Canvas SpeedGrader

One of the new time-saving features in ICON is the SpeedGrader, which allows instructors to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place.

Use SpeedGrader to:

sort submissions by student, hide student names for anonymous grading, evaluate assignments for each student,...Read more

An Invitation to Engage: Difficult Dialogues

When the University of Chicago recently informed its incoming class that the school would not support so-called “ safe spaces ” or “ trigger warnings ,” the reaction was swift. The New York Times , Chronicle of Higher Education , faculty members, students, and others added to the vibrant debates...Read more

STEM Research Mentor Training for Faculty

The Office of the Provost, the Graduate College, and the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology are pleased to offer research mentor training to a limited number of STEM associate and full professors on December 12 and 13 th from 1-5 pm. The eight-hour training was developed and validated...Read more

Invisible Hawkeyes

Fields of Opportunity: UI's Black Migration Stories is a three-day event that unites the UI Press publication of Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa during the Long Civil Rights Era and Hancher’s commission of Step Afrika!’s The Migration: Reflections of Jacob...Read more

Students Walking By Hubbard Park

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT), a warm welcome to all new and returning faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants. Every fall semester on campus is exciting, but that enthusiasm is especially accentuated this year with new buildings and road...Read more


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