How to Build a Clear Map to Your Course  

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

Reduce emails about “How do I find Assignment X?” or “What is due this week?” with structures built into Canvas that can help students navigate your class and be prepared to engage with your course before and after class. You will experience challenges that students face by being a student […]

Support Accessibility and Literacy with Read&Write

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

Read&Write is a literacy support tool and assistive technology that makes online content more accessible, readable, and inclusive. It includes a variety of tools that support students in reading texts, learning unfamiliar words, researching materials, and proofreading written work. Learn more about how you and your students can use this […]

Adapting Your Assessments in Light of AI

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

ChatGPT and other AI composition tools challenge instructors to revisit and potentially rethink their assessment practices. In this workshop, we will explore and discuss various ways that instructors can adapt their homework, exams, and writing assignments to take in account our new AI-assisted normal. We will consider both the potential […]

Introduction to Hypothes.is

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

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 top of written content […]

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 […]

iTeach Lightning Talks: Share Your Teaching Stories

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

The CTL is reviving the popular iTeach conference in January!  Started in 2002, iTeach is a biennial symposium where WashU instructors from all eight schools gather for cross-disciplinary discussions on teaching. iTeach 2024 will feature a variety of sessions including panel discussions, short presentations, interactive workshops and more! Learn how […]

Learning through Group Projects

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

While some students (and faculty) dread group projects, their use can boost learning and impart valuable skills. Well-designed and managed group projects can develop and enhance leadership, time management, problem-solving, and collaboration abilities. For questions about this event, contact Dr. Eric Fournier, Director of Educational Development.   Registration

Mindfulness in Teaching

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

In this session, we will learn skills to incorporate principle and practices of mindfulness, and cultural humility to teaching. Mindfulness has been shown to be an effective tool in cultivating moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings which can enhance our ability to communicate more effectively with students and establish a […]

Classroom Walkthrough: Get to Know Your Class Equipment

  • Tech Training
Danforth Campus
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 event, contact Carmel Braga, Classroom Technology Specialist.   Registration

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 […]

Creating Social Connection through Two-stage Exams

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

We usually think of exams as solo endeavors, but two-stage exams add a second group component to the process. In a two-stage exam, students first take an exam by themselves and then retake the same exam together in a group. In this virtual conversation, we will discuss two-stage exams, their […]

Increasing Student Access and Agency with Open Pedagogy and Open Educational Resources

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

Some courses at WashU embrace open pedagogy practices and open educational resources (OERs), which involve students in the use or creation of shareable course materials, as opposed to using commercial texts and proprietary tools owned by publishers. We will share a range of examples from WashU instructors in different disciplines […]

Quick Surveys to Get to Know Your Students

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

One small way to show your students compassion and help reduce their stress is by giving them opportunities to provide feedback about themselves and their experiences in your course. In this session, we will talk about short surveys you can give your students. For questions about this event, contact Dr. […]

Making the Canvas Gradebook Work for You

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

Grades and other types of feedback provide structure and support that help students learn in your courses. However, it can become a time drain without a grading system that helps clarify the assignment expectations and streamline feedback. This session will provide you with tips for utilizing the features in Canvas […]

Forming Pedagogical Partnerships with AIs and TAs

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

In this virtual conversation, we will share and discuss best practices on how faculty can support their graduate and undergraduate students who have an instructional role in courses and together, co-create an inclusive teaching and learning environment. For questions about this event, contact Dr. Lisa Kuehne, Assistant Director for Graduate […]

Answers for All: Inclusive Communication with Students using Piazza

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

Whenever a student asked her a question during office hours, Senator Elizabeth Warren would have students write it down so she could share the question and its answer with the whole class. This is one way to provide answers to questions your students may not have known they had. Learn […]

Teaching Triangles Info Session

  • Virtual Conversation
via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Curious about joining a Teaching Triangle, but not sure if it's for you? Teaching Triangles is a semester-long, reciprocal classroom observation and reflection program geared towards helping faculty think through their teaching practices in a supportive, structured environment. Come to this short info session to learn more about this program […]

Adapting Your Assessments in Light of AI

  • Faculty Workshop
Danforth Campus
Event For:
  • Faculty

Workshop Repeated Due to Popular Demand! ChatGPT and other AI composition tools challenge instructors to revisit and potentially rethink their assessment practices. In this workshop, we will explore and discuss various ways that instructors can adapt their homework, exams, and writing assignments to take in account our new AI-assisted normal. […]

What Role Does AI Technology Play in Your Class?

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

Event Repeated Due to Popular Demand! Artificial intelligent (AI) technology will likely be used in your classes, given that it is widely available and incorporated into many other technologies. This session will provide a practical approach to addressing how you want your students to use AI in your classes. You'll […]

Replace Your Scantrons with Gradescope Bubble Sheets

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

Save your department money and frustrations with old scantron machines by trying Gradescope Bubble Sheets. Gradescope Bubble Sheets can be used with typical scanners, autograded, and comes with a suite of streamlined grading tools standard with Gradescope, from handing multiple versions of exams to robust analytics and Canvas integration. Learn […]