In case you missed it

AI chat tool enabled for use with IU data 

Bing Chat Enterprise is now available to IU faculty and staff. It is built on the same AI models and data as ChatGPT, so you can use it to write and summarize content, create code, and answer complex questions. Importantly, Bing Chat Enterprise has been approved for use with IU data classified as University-Internal, and it has safeguards in place to prevent the unauthorized exposure of personal and IU data.

Learn more about Bing Chat Enterprise here.

Due by October 22: Plater Conference call for proposals

Join us as we bring together a community of educators from all IU campuses committed to creating inclusive, welcoming, and engaging learning environments that promote student success. In this call for proposals, we invite you to share your stories of persistence, success, innovation, and evidence-based practices that exemplify the pursuit of teaching excellence.

Learn about the inaugural Plater-Moore conference here.

Open through November 30: Call for Mack Center Fellowships proposals

We are soliciting individual fellows AY 2023-24 (not teams). The goal of the Mack Fellowship program is to promote and enhance the community of IU faculty engaged in SoTL. All FACET members are eligible to apply (once a FACET member, always a FACET member). For non-FACET members, applicants may be from any of IU's campuses or all programs at FACET Fort Wayne.

Learn more about submitting a Mack Fellowship proposal here.

From the CITL blog: Quick tips, upcoming programs, and Canvas insights

Recent blog entries include Quick Tips on learning (and using) student names and adding students to your Top Hat course; a Welcome Back with a rundown of October events like the Teaching with Faculty Symposium, the SoTL speaker series, and the Equity Summit on Teaching and Learning; and an overview of Canvas grade posting policies.

Read CITL blog posts here.

The art in artificial intelligence: Eskenazi School course explores legal, ethical, creative issues

IU Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design associate professor of painting Caleb Weintraub and lecturer in photography David Ondrik recently taught an interdisciplinary course called "AI in the Studio." The course explored how text-to-image AI generators can be used in the creation of physical art as opposed to being used to replace artists. They also studied legal and ethical issues.

Read the full feature here.

IU's Maggie Ricci recognized for decades of work in online education

Maggie Ricci, manager of eLearning Services in Learning Technologies, was recently awarded the Edtech Leadership Award at the Learning Impact Conference in Anaheim, California. The conference connects academic and technology leaders to explore digital solutions and strategies that improve education and opportunities for learners at all levels. Congratulations, Maggie!

Learn more about Maggie here.

From the LT list: What's new and notable in Learning Technologies

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.

Below is a quick recap of important updates and new tools that came out this summer, followed by some reminders about resources that can be especially useful at the start of the semester.

New Canvas features

CidiLabs tools

  • You now have access to Cidi Labs apps like the Multi-Tool for quickly building a Canvas course, Upload/Embed Image for working with images inside of Canvas, and TidyUp for identifying and deleting unused course materials. I'll publish in-depth overviews in the coming weeks.

Generative AI webinars

  • If you missed the last webinar on "ChatGPT, Generative AI, & Syllabi: An Ethics of Practice," here's the recording and the presentation (including syllabus details).
  • Register for the September 19th event to explore a range of Generative AI applications for teaching and learning. If you participated in the last speed rounds, there are new topics this time.

Next.IU pilots

  • Join the Delphinium pilot to explore a customizable student engagement platform that integrates with Canvas to increase student motivation by celebrating achievements, visualizing progress, and personalizing communication.

Start of the semester tools and resources