Gradescope Tips & Tricks for Instructors, AIs, and Graders

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

This tech training is for instructors, AIs, and graders using Gradescope to learn additional tips and tricks to make grading even more streamlined. This session will discuss specific features of Gradescope and instructional strategies that can help instructors collect, manage, and grade student submissions more efficiently. Participants are encouraged to […]

Making Canvas Discussions Meaningful

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Canvas discussions can be a great way to help build social connection between students in your course. Yet, often conversations can feel stilted or disjointed. This virtual conversation will examine ways to make the most out of Canvas discussions. We will discuss strategies for developing discussion thread prompts, doing group […]

Editing Videos in Kaltura

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Are you recording videos in Zoom or Kaltura this semester and want to learn how to edit them? Join this tech training for a walkthrough of how to edit your videos for length, add/edit captions, split videos, and more. For more information about Kaltura, see: https://ctl.wustl.edu/resources/kaltura/ Note: this training does […]

How’s it Really Going?: Making Use of Mid-Semester Opportunities for Student Feedback

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

As instructors, we have a sense of how our courses are going for us, but it's more challenging to gain an accurate sense of how the course is going from our students' perspectives. In this virtual conversation, we'll discuss how to make the most out of the upcoming student midterm […]

Lessons from Small Teaching: Retrieving

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Asking students to recall information is a proven strategy to increase learning. In this virtual conversation, we’ll talk about retrieval practice basics and discuss creative techniques to incorporate retrieval practice into your teaching, drawing on the “Retrieving” chapter in James Lang’s book Small Teaching. As we’ll see, retrieval practice goes […]

Using Polls to Jumpstart Student Engagement and Collaboration

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

Polling is an instructional strategy that faculty can use to anonymously or semi-anonymously engage students in answering questions from background knowledge to personal opinions or experiences with course content and progress. The anonymity of these tools allows students to reflect on their own understanding, feel more comfortable participating in discussion, […]

Fall 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton […]

Creating Accessible and Interactive PDFs for Digital Reading

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Students read on screens all the time, but due to constraints in digital reading tools, they may not be engaging deeply with the new ideas, worlds, and people available at their fingertips. This virtual conversation introduces several ways to support digital reading, particularly when reading with PDFs, a common document […]

Embracing our Diversity through Language: Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM) Conference

  • Co-Sponsored Event
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

We invite you to join us at Embracing our Diversity through Language at Washington University in Saint Louis on October 7 and 8, 2022, presented by FLAM and Center for Teaching and Technology at Washington University in St. Louis. ​Our Keynote Speaker is Akash Patel, ACTFL President-Elect, and Founder of […]

Writing a Teaching Statement for Promotion at WashU

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

In this workshop open to faculty at WashU, we will discuss the teaching philosophy statement component needed as part of documents prepared for promotion at the university. We will examine conventions associated with such statements, describe concrete aspects of your teaching to address in your statement, and offer a space […]

Fall 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton […]

Lessons from Small Teaching: Connecting

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Educational research has suggested that a fundamental difference between novice learners' understanding and experts' understanding has to do with the complexity of connections among facts, skills, and concepts that they know. Experts have robust, flexible knowledge networks, while novice learners often do not. In Chapter 4 of James Lang's Small […]

Supporting Students in Distress

  • Co-Sponsored Event
  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

As we pass the middle of the semester, we enter a time when students increasingly struggle to maintain their mental health and well-being. In this workshop, we will discuss signs that a student may be in distress and work through a variety of scenarios to consider strategies for how instructors […]

Facilitating Inclusive and Engaging Classroom Discussions

  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

While as faculty we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a true discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will examine strategies for structuring a successful, inclusive discussion and consider ways to move beyond instructor-student-instructor patterns of […]

Fall 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton […]

Facilitating Inclusive and Engaging Classroom Discussions

  • Faculty Workshop
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

*Back by popular demand!* While as faculty we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a true discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will examine strategies for structuring a successful, inclusive discussion and consider ways to move […]

Introduction to Annoto

  • Tech Training
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Learn how Annoto turns passive video watching into an active and collaborative experience. Annoto allows students and instructors comment on any video content and provides actionable data on student watch time and engagement with videos. For questions about this tech training, please contact Dr. Sally Wu, Assistant Director for Educational […]

Lessons from Small Teaching: Practicing

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

This virtual conversation is for instructors who assign projects, papers, performances, or other big end-of-term assignments and want to help students produce higher-quality work that showcase their skills. If you have graded student work at the end of the semester that has not met your expectations, this is the session […]

Fall 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton […]

Effective Student Evaluations and Question Personalization

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Instructors have the opportunity to add up to three custom questions to their student course evaluations during the question personalization period. In this session, we'll discuss how to write effective questions, increase student response rates, and generally make the most out of the student course evaluation process. For questions about […]

Fall 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
TBD
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussions in Fall 2022 will involve chapters from Peter Felten and Leo M. Lambert’s recent book, Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College. In this book, Felton […]