Course Design Institute: January 3 – January 9, 2023

  • Institute
Via Canvas Course and Synchronous Zoom Sessions
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Redesigning a course over break? Tackling a new-to-you course or a brand new course in the spring? New to WashU and/or new to designing your own course? The CTL’s Course Design Institute (CDI) is for you! This week-long intensive course design institute will guide participants in planning and preparing to […]

Teaching in Pooled Classrooms

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

This session will introduce the equipment installed in WashU pooled classrooms and show you how to use different technologies within the room, with our Classroom Services staff who know the ins and outs of each classroom. For questions about this tech training, please contact Dr. Sally Wu, Assistant Director of […]

Introduction to Hypothesis

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

In this virtual conversation, we will explore Hypothes.is, a tool that enables users to place a conversational layer over an entire webpage or an OCR'd PDF, allowing for unique collaborative, interactive engagement with the text that students have been assigned to read. It enables sentence-level annotation, notetaking, and critique on […]

Fostering Social Connection and Collaboration through Videos

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

Videos are a great way to deliver content and share ideas from around the world from TED talks, YouTube videos, recorded lectures, and more. However, video watching can be an isolating and passive experience if students cannot engage with others. We will discuss how to promote student engagement in videos […]

Putting Your Student Evals to Work in the New Semester

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

You've received your student course evaluations from last semester, but now what? In this session, we’ll discuss how to interpret your evals - good or bad - and how to use the results to inform your teaching in the Fall semester. If you have questions concerning this Virtual Conversation, please […]

Adopting Inclusive Syllabus Language

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

In addition to providing important university policies and acting as a reference guide for course logistics and requirements, the syllabus is likely one of the first places where students will begin to become acquainted with you and your course. As such, it can begin to set a positive, inclusive tone […]

Considering Religious Observances in Course Planning: A Virtual Conversation with the Office of Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life

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

In this virtual conversation with staff from Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life, faculty will learn about ways to support students' observances of religious holidays that overlap with the semester. We’ll share key information about the new Religious Holiday Class Absence Policy and provide tips for helping all students feel included and respected while also keeping your courses on track. […]

Building Belonging in the First Weeks of Class

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

Explore how first-day activities can create a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment that will boost student’s sense of belonging and enhance their learning experience throughout the semester. For questions about this virtual conversation, please contact Dr. Denise Leonard, Associate Director of Graduate Student and Postdoc Programs   Registration

Using Padlet for Intros, Brainstorming, Discussion, and More!

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

Get insights and ideas from all of your students at once with Padlet, a virtual pinboard, that allows users to easily share text, images, files, and more. We will discuss various ways to use Padlet in and out of your classroom. If you have questions about this event, please contact […]

Putting Your Student Evals to Work in the New Semester

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

You've received your student course evaluations from last semester, but now what? In this session, we’ll discuss how to interpret your evals - good or bad - and how to use the results to inform your teaching in the Fall semester. If you have questions concerning this Virtual Conversation, please […]

Bringing the Museum to Your Classroom: A Virtual Conversation with the Kemper Art Museum

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

In this virtual conversation, instructors will learn about resources at the Kemper Art Museum to consider for Spring semester planning, including upcoming exhibitions and custom-designed tours. We'll share ways to incorporate art into course curriculum across a range of disciplines and provide some examples of how teaching with art can […]

Welcoming Students on the First Day of Class

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

Explore how first-day activities can create a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment that will boost student’s sense of belonging and enhance their learning experience throughout the semester. For questions about this virtual conversation, please contact Dr. Eric Fournier, Director of Educational Development   Registration

Creating Accessible and Interactive PDFs for Digital Reading

  • Tech Training
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 […]

Teaching in Pooled Classrooms

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

This session will introduce the equipment installed in WashU pooled classrooms and show you how to use different technologies within the room, with our Classroom Services staff who knows the ins and outs of each classroom. For questions about this tech training, please contact Dr. Sally Wu, Assistant Director for […]

Quick Tips for Responding in the Moment to Students in Distress

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

Build your confidence to respond to student needs in this 30-minute session by adding more communication tools to your toolbox. Learn strategies and language to respond to students of concern during in-person meetings and via email communication. Learn what resources are at your fingertips to help students in crisis. This […]

Adopting Inclusive Syllabus Language

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

In addition to providing important university policies and acting as a reference guide for course logistics and requirements, the syllabus is likely one of the first places where students will begin to become acquainted with you and your course. As such, it can begin to set a positive, inclusive tone […]

Introduction to Poll Everywhere

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

This session will walk through how to use the polling software Poll Everywhere to increase student engagement and to gauge student learning. We’ll look at the different types of questions that you can ask and show you how to get started with Poll Everywhere for both in-person and online synchronous […]

Reconceptualizing Office Hours

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

While we set aside office hours each semester as an opportunity for students to come visit us if they need extra support in our classes, often this time remains an underappreciated, underutilized resource. In this virtual conversation, we will take a closer look at what research says about why students, […]

Introduction to Hypothesis

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

In this virtual conversation, we will explore Hypothes.is, a tool that enables users to place a conversational layer over an entire webpage or an OCR'd PDF, allowing for unique collaborative, interactive engagement with the text that students have been assigned to read. It enables sentence-level annotation, notetaking, and critique on […]

Welcoming Students on the First Day of Class

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

Explore how first-day activities can create a welcoming, inclusive classroom environment that will boost student’s sense of belonging and enhance their learning experience throughout the semester. For questions about this virtual conversation, please contact Dr. Eric Fournier   Registration

Introduction to Piazza

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

Save time answering the same question in emails and allow students to help each other by using Piazza as a class Q&A discussion forum. This session with Dr. Sally Wu and Piazza's Ryan Bradford will demo how you can set up a space for students to easily pose and answer […]