Active Teaching Lab

Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00pm – via Collaborate Ultra


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Beaker Decoration

The Canvas Syllabus Tool

December 8 | Creating and crafting an usable digital syllabus that is inclusive and accessible  Register Here

REGISTRATION: The Labs are open to all & refreshments will be available. Registration is not required, but is appreciated

LIVE: Not able to make it to a Lab? Fear not! All Labs will be recorded and handouts will be made available electronically. Click here to gain access to all recordings, handouts, and links to future labs!


Future Sessions

Spring 2021 Schedule Coming Soon!


Past Sessions

December 1 | Tips and Tricks to Build a Community in your Course – During our move to online instruction, course community building has become crucial: to provide students a source of interpersonal connection, a sense of belonging, and to boost accountability. Join Kathy, Ed, and Lane as we explore three strategies to build community in the classroom. Session recording and handout

November 10 | Lightboards and More! – Session recording and handout

November 3 | Collaborating in Canvas – Session recording and handout

October 20 | Giving Feedback Online – This week we examined the Student Feedback we give online, focussing on strategies for actionable and timely feedback that guides students through their mistakes, corrects misconceptions, and improves learning outcomes.  Session recording and handout, Kathy’s Recording Video Feedback Page.

October 13 | Online Assessment – We’ve moved online. The days when we gathered students into a single room for an exam are past. So what do we do now? Join us as we explore online methods of assessment. We will look at low- and high-stakes assessment, formative and summative assessment, and even weigh proctored exams; when to use them and how (such as with Proctorio). Session recording and handout.

October 6 | Improving our online discussions and forums. Session recording, handout, and discussion slides

September 29 | Students’ First 60 Seconds in Canvas – Help students learn to quickly navigate your Canvas site and focus on learning course content, and not course administration. Join us as we uncover strategies for course setup, design, and maintenance. Session recording and handout

September 22 | Lessons from spring – What did we learn in the transition to digital learning last spring, and what strategies are we implementing this fall.  Come and discover what online strategies instructors at UWM and around the country are implementing to adjust and innovate online. Session recording and handout

September 15 | The Art of Breakout Groups – Strategies for synchronous online discussions. Session recording and handout