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LT wants to hear from you!

Learning Technologies is inviting you to provide feedback on your experiences with the IU Canvas Template. Initially developed to support the move to online teaching during the pandemic, it’s one of the pandemic innovations we’ve decided to keep. Just as your teaching practice evolves, so does IU’s use of technology; the template team wants to ensure that revisions are responsive to how you use Canvas.

Please consider taking a few minutes to complete the Canvas Template survey to share what’s working well, where you see room for improvement, and your general level of satisfaction with the template. Even if you didn’t use the template, we still encourage you to complete the survey.

Celebrate Open Access Week
Join IU Libraries for a series of Open Access (OA) events as part of the larger international celebration. OA is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, educational material and data, coupled with the right to use them fully in digital environments.

2022 E.C. Moore Symposium Call for Proposals
The E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching provides an opportunity for instructors of all ranks and appointment types across Indiana to share their innovative practices in teaching and learning and to engage with a nationally renowned speaker.

IUanyWare eases burden of learning from home
Students can access discipline-specific software and international students, in particular, can access software from their home country that otherwise would have been restricted pre-pandemic.

Introducing a New Podcast, On Illuminating: Light and Truth on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Provost Professor and Assistant Vice President Lemuel Watson hosts this bi-weekly series featuring conversations with faculty, staff, students, and public and business leaders passionate about sharing their experiences and innovative strategies to build communities where all are valued and belong.

IU Pervasive Technology Institute's eLearning Lab awarded $2M to fund Terracotta
How experimental activities are used in formal education settings—and their effectiveness—is an urgent priority for education research. Terracotta will make it possible to conduct responsible experimental research on student learning within course sites.

Undergraduate students collaborate with AVL to demonstrate the creative application of technology
A Warhol-inspired portrait installation, “The People of IU,” showcased creative applications of technology and leveraged the expertise of IU’s Advanced Visualization Lab.

From the LT list: Five updates to bring you up to speed

Focused on teaching and learning with technology, the LT List is for IU instructors and those who support them—but anyone is welcome to join. Subscribe to the list here.

  1. The new Teaching.IU launched in early September and has loads of new content queued up for this fall. From teaching resources and professional development to success stories and tool finder, the new site curates a wide array of teaching resources -- including upcoming events from across IU.
  2. IU eTexts ordering is now open for Spring 2022 and closes the day before registration begins on each campus. More details (including deadlines) are available in the IU eTexts Ordering section of the Canvas course. Please submit your orders as soon as your Schedule of Classes is edited.
  3. The CITL blog is a great resource for quick tips on things like chat tools and missed assignments; closer looks at inclusive instruction and addressing public issues like race, racism, and politics in your curriculum; and instructor perspectives in the "What will you keep this fall?" series.
  4. CTL Quick Video Guides provide short (5-10 minute) video segments on popular teaching and technology topics. Teaching centers across IU contributed content to help develop the guides, and the CTL is always open to suggestions on other topics of interest.
  5. The Zoom to the Next Level pressbook on active learning in the virtual classroom features two new sections: 1) Presentations has everything from live writing and drawing to group brainstorms and annotations, and 2) Discussions has guidance on approaches like student polls and breakout rooms.