Brandon Myers, Lecturer, Computer Science

A Course Design Journey: The Learning Design Collaboratory

How do I effectively evaluate student learning in a large lecture classroom? What are best practices for combining instruction with in-class exercises, particularly in a TILE classroom? How can I best use TA-led discussion sections to prepare students for challenging...Read more


Accelerating Student Success Using Data

Elements of Success (EoS) is a learning analytics dashboard tool that can help students improve their performance in a course by providing real-time feedback and data visualizations on student performance. Developed by...Read more

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Application Available for Course Design Institute

Learn, create, and explore. Applying these actions to your course, or a course you’d like to develop is made possible through the multi-day Course Design Institute – an intensive program that provides a platform to kick start your summer having thought deeply...Read more

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Kickstart your Teaching Career

The Center for Teaching aims to provide valuable resources and services for the unique needs of graduate students, TAs, and post-docs at the University of Iowa. The Graduate Teaching Fellows program is one of those enriching opporunities...Read more

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Peer Perspectives - Incorporating Peerceptiv into ICON

Peer review of writing can help students improve not only their writing but also their reading and collaboration skills. Through a well-designed process, students assess each other’s work, providing feedback on whatever elements of writing the instructor has...Read more

Graduation at the University of Iowa

I'm the First: Student Pioneers at UI

There are many ways to be “the first” during a college career, but first-generation students are, by definition, “first” from the day they set foot on campus: They are the first in their families to attend college, a...Read more

Michael Brown, Assistant Professor, Education, Iowa State University

Strategies for Success

Teaching in higher education can pose many interesting challenges, from helping students engage in academic discourse with honesty and integrity, to facilitating effective group work or going beyond traditional...Read more


Innovations in Teaching with Technology

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. This year, eight UI...Read more

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New ICON Gradebook

Canvas is working to build a new Gradebook that allows for more flexible grading, is more intuitive, and elevates the Gradebook user experience.

Instructors can enable the new...Read more

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ICON for Everyone - Creating an Accessible Course

The Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT) can be implemented to check areas of ICON courses for accessibility, and provides an easy way to identify areas of a course’s ICON site that may prevent people using assistive technology from accessing...Read more


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