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Upcoming Events & Past Events

  • Design Thinking for Families

    Design Thinking for Families

    This is a 2-day event that will be held on the evenings of 29 November 2023 and 6 December 2023, from 5-7pm, in the MIX/CTL Makerspace. Do you have a kid who likes problem-solving? Would you like to learn more about design thinking processes? Do you want a creative new light fixture for your home?…

  • RISE-UP Ideation Studio Mixer

    RISE-UP Ideation Studio Mixer

    UAF faculty, staff, and researchers from all disciplines are invited to an Ideation Studio mixer on November 16th from 10-12 p.m. in the newly opened MIX/CTL Faculty Makerspace (131 Bunnell in the Center for Teaching & Learning).  The Ideation Studio is a program designed to help researchers and scholars connect, spark innovative ideas, and co-develop…

  • AI and the Writing Process

    AI and the Writing Process

    Join us 30 November 2023 from 1000-1200. In this workshop, participants will explore what generative AI can and cannot do when it comes to the writing process, emphasizing the human skill of revision while incorporating use of AI to help with stuck-points. This workshop will focus on research writing and is a collaboration between the…

  • 12 Days of Google-y AIs 2023

    12 Days of Google-y AIs 2023

    Join the Center for Teaching and Learning to learn about the power of Google for Education tools and applications of AI solutions to your work. Led by instructional designers, these sessions offer immediately practical guides to using work-based technologies to enhance and streamline our work.

  • Feedback as Relationship-Building Pedagogy

    Feedback as Relationship-Building Pedagogy

    This session was held 2 November, 2023. Join colleagues from across the university to share best practices for giving students feedback that fulfills RSI (regular and substantive interaction) requirements for UAF courses. We will hear from 4 faculty and 2 students about how they understand and approach feedback in their courses, and consider tensions that…

  • 2023 Learnie Awards

    2023 Learnie Awards

    This event is 09 November 2023, from 4-6pm at the UAF Pub. Join us for the 2023 Learnie Awards on Nov. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the UAF Pub to celebrate excellent learning experiences in educational media. Over hors d’oeuvres and drinks, we’ll screen some of the best educational videos that UAF has to offer…

  • The Makerspace Open House

    The Makerspace Open House

    This event will be in person 12 October from 1-4pm, in The Makerspace, located in the CTL/eCampus office. Join us at the Makerspace for an open house! Come make custom shirts, coffee mugs, or stickers while learning how to use some new equipment including: a 2D plotter, a sublimation printer, and a vinyl cutter. You’ll…

  • Mid-Semester Outreach Workshop

    Mid-Semester Outreach Workshop

    This workshop will be held on Thursday, October 5, from 14:00 to 16:00 in the CTL Makerspace and on Zoom. In this work session, faculty will get guidance and time to do mid-semester outreach to students. In collaboration with Disability Services and the Student Success Systems team that runs Nanook Navigator, there will be experts…

  • Multimedia Training: Effective Feedback Strategies with PlayPosit

    Multimedia Training: Effective Feedback Strategies with PlayPosit

    This training was delivered on 20 September, 2023. The recording is available below. Link to the recording

  • Micro What? All Things Microcredentials and Digital Badging

    Micro What? All Things Microcredentials and Digital Badging

    This Center for Teaching and Learning event will be held 24 & 25 October from 1:00-4:00pm, online and in person in room 145 of the eCampus office. You’re invited to attend the Center for Teaching & Learning’s first event focused on microcredentials and digital badging! Over the course of two three-hour workshops, we will dive…

  • Canvas Foundations: Grading and Feedback

    Canvas Foundations: Grading and Feedback

    This sessission will be held 12 October 2023, from 1000-1130. Led by an Instructure (Canvas) trainer, this session will cover how to create and apply rubrics, how to give feedback and grades using SpeedGrader, and the various customizations you can create for your Gradebook. 

  • Canvas Foundations: Data and Analytics

    Canvas Foundations: Data and Analytics

    This session will be held 18 October 2023, from 1000-1130. Led by an Instructure (Canvas) trainer, this session will cover how to access and understand the data available to instructors about student access, interactions, and communications as well as generalized statistics about the course (missed/late assignments, module progress) and quizzes/tests. 

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UAF eCampus has a makerspace that is opening for the Fall 2023 semester. This space will be open for both faculty and students to use. More details will be shared when this space is officially launched.

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Transdisciplinary iTeach

This workshop explores how transdisciplinary activities in your course may help engage and motivate students to be more successful. Make content relevant to a variety of discipline areas and encourage students to be well-rounded and open to new ideas, skills they can take to any classroom and to the workplace.

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In the Learner Experience Advocacy Program, undergraduate students learn about course feedback strategies and partner with participating instructors to observe and share feedback on course design and delivery. The goals of the program are to meaningfully improve the learner experience at UAF, build community among instructor and student leaders, and provide professional development to students and instructors alike.

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iTeach Online

iTeach Online is a cohort-based workshop where faculty work on building their courses in the company of their peers. Attention to best practices, course alignment, student engagement and usability are emphasized. Synchronous sessions allow for cohort building and tool practice.

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SoTL iTeach

In 2023, with support from the Provost’s Office, the Center for Student Success, and UAF eCampus, faculty will work together to review student success data in their courses, ask questions about barriers and contributors to success, and design interventions to address equity gaps identified through this process. The program will follow participants through at least one semester of teaching with these interventions to help understand and document their impacts. Finally, participants will share their learning with a wider audience through a written report, presentation, grant or SEP proposal, or other method.

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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized peer review process for certifying quality in online courses. UAF is a QM subscribing institution. To get started, you may choose to pursue a self-guided review, or arrange for a formal review of your hybrid or online course.

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