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Elements of Success Introduces Automated Alerts

By pulling and aggregating data from the ICON Gradebook, Elements of Success (EoS) generates real-time performance feedback for students to help them succeed in a course. The learning analytics platform provides easy-to-understand data visualizations that show course progress alongside areas to...Read more

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Self-Select Breakout Rooms in Zoom

Zoom now allows self-select breakout rooms when using Zoom on desktop and mobile apps. Hosts have the option to allow participants to select what breakout room they enter and to move between breakout rooms.

This new feature was added in a recent Zoom update. Please note: Both hosts and...Read more

Mary Aldugom

Event: Small Inclusive Teaching Strategies

Each year, our graduate teaching fellows design and facilitate a workshop as part of their work with the OTLT Center for Teaching. In this Q&A, we feature Mary Aldugom, a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and a 2019-2020 graduate fellow.

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Consultations You Can Schedule with a SITA to Improve Your Course

Student instructional technology assistants, SITAs, are currently enrolled UI graduate and undergraduate students who work with faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants to help them successfully integrate instructional technology into their courses.

Get the Most out of Your ICON Course...Read more
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Upcoming Events That Focus on Inclusive Pedagogy

Inclusive teaching is effective teaching. Inclusive pedagogy incorporates diverse perspectives, enriching the process of intellectual inquiry. It also increases students’ sense of belonging in the classroom and the university, supporting their learning and persistence.

Inclusive...Read more

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OTLT Welcomes New Staff

Please join us in welcoming two new staff members to the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology.

Jonna Higgins-Freese

As director of Instructional Services, Jonna manages the daily work, planning, and cross-functional teams for multiple enterprise instructional technology services...Read more


Canvas Releasing Feature Enhancements

Canvas will release new feature enhancements on Saturday, July 18, including:

Due and Availability Date Bulk Edit: The Assignments page supports editing all graded assignment, discussion, and quiz dates in a single page. The page also displays assignments with multiple due dates. Limiting...Read more
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ICON Direct Offers Flexibility for Remote and Face-to-Face Courses

Extreme changes require extreme flexibility. Instructors who eight weeks ago may have never been interested in digital content may now find themselves searching for ways to introduce eTexts and online learning platforms into their courses.

ICON Direct is the University of Iowa's...Read more


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