Follow these steps to move your Pantopto recordings to your new Canvas course!
When students are mindful, they are focused on the present, attentive, and aware of what is happening. Keep reading for more ways to bring mindfulness (i.e.: not meditation!) into your classroom.
Getting students to ask questions can be like pulling teeth! Many students are unwilling or unable to ask their own questions, afraid of embarrassing themselves in front of their peers and their instructors. Find out some best practices to spark your students’ curiosity so they start asking critical questions.
Administering mid-term evaluations for your course is the first step to incorporating student feedback into your curricular design. Find out how to take the next steps.
Active learning gets students involved in their learning, creates an atmosphere for student engagement and metacognition in the learning process. Use these resources to learn more about bringing active learning into your classroom.
Perusall is a free Canvas integration that gets students reading and collaborating!
Now that you are no longer a Canvas novice, sign up for this 30-minute webinar to find out what newer options have become available!
Do you have a clear, explicit plan of communication for you and your students? Check out this teaching tip from Ada Youk, Pitt Public Health’s assistant dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the department of biostatistics!
One strategy for being more intentional about creating an inclusive course is to apply the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Check out this resource as a starting point.
Check out this Faculty Focus article to learn one question that can help get your advisees to open up and read more about holistic advising.
This Pride month, Pitt’s Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to infuse your teaching practices with Pride! What does it look like to teach in ways that honor the diversity of your LGBTQIA+ students? How can you stay up-to-date on the needs and experiences of this population? Check out the LGBTQIA+ syllabus for resources or inspiration for your own.
Now that the spring term has come to a close, it's the perfect time for reflection on the term and your teaching practice. We recommend that you check out this curated list of podcasts from the founder of the Khan Academy for some interesting conversations on various educational topics!
Spotlight is a new series of short talks that focus on important trends in teaching, learning, and educational technology. The sessions will take a deep dive into a singular topic featuring subject matter experts from across the spectrum of higher education. The first talk is coming up on May 6 at noon and deals with the integration of mixed reality in higher education teaching and learning.
Improve not only the response rate for your OMET surveys but also the quality of feedback from students about your course. Find out how!
Follow the steps presented in this video to learn how to add an anonymous survey to your Canvas course!
An electronic hallway conversation, Facilitating Productive Classroom Conversations on Racism, Race, and Public Health, on April 22 from 1-2pm from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Read more or register for login info.
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Teaching and Learning has created a one-stop-shop for recorded workshops on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The first two workshops to be included are titled: "Faculty Panel: Mental Health and Student Academic Success" and "Online Course Design and Teaching for Equity and Inclusion." Be sure to click on the headline to check them out!
Zoom has recently enabled AI-generated live transcription capabilities for easy implementation into your next class or meeting. Find out how to use this newly-released feature before your next class meeting!
There is now a convenient way for you to add your personal gender pronouns to your Canvas account. Find out how!
There is no need to upload materials to your Canvas course if you have used them in a previous course when you can easily copy them to your new course! Find out how.
The end of an unprecedented semester is perfect for taking stock of your course and reflecting on your teaching.
Online assessments raise academic integrity red flags, but there are some ways to create your quizzes to reduce those risks.
In case you missed it: check out this Faculty Focus blog post that presents various scenarios and strategies for engaging students in your synchronous classes should you encounter any of them.
Balancing the various elements at play in a Zoom class may feel more like a juggling act. Learn some takeaways from an unlikely source regarding how to engage your students via the chat box.
Canvas' Turnitin integration allows for you to check for academic integrity violations in written assignments. Find out how to activate this plagiarism detection software in your Canvas course!