Workshops & Forums

Preparing to Teach Online Bootcamp

Join this week-long, intensive course built for instructors teaching remotely or online. This course is built around five modules that will help you prepare your course for remote learning. Learn how to strengthen instructor-student relationships and foster learner interaction through practical resources and hands-on experiences. We will meet virtually from 8:30-9:30 each morning (Tuesday-Monday) to discuss content and demonstrate remote learning strategies; additional resources and activities are provided online to help you develop your course. Successfully complete all assignments and receive a digital badge, “Prepared to Teach Online”.

Upcoming Sessions: February 23-March 1, March 23-29, April 13-19

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Classroom Assessment Strategies Workshop

During this interactive virtual workshop, you will learn how to create an online activity for your course to assess students’ learning progress using a Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT) of your choice. Participants will leave with a “course-ready” assessment, as well as ideas for other assessment techniques. This is a unique opportunity to develop an assessment that is designed to improve the quality of learning and obtain useful feedback on the learning process.

Upcoming Workshop: January 19, 8:30-10:00am

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Remote Readiness Webinars

Before the spring semester begins, learn new strategies for teaching remotely by joining one or more of the following webinars:

  • Student Engagement Strategies, Tuesday, January 19, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Assessment Strategies, Wednesday, January 20, 9:00-10:30am
  • Asynchronous and Synchronous Strategies, Thursday, January 21, 1:00-2:30pm

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DESL Foundations Training

Join a virtual session to discuss how to get the most from the Direct Evidence of Student Learning (DESL) integration in Canvas. These sessions are designed to focus on supporting instructors in using the Direct Evidence of Student Learning (DESL) tool. Topics covered include: identifying key assignments, linking key assignments learning outcomes from Lumen, and using reports to evaluate and observe student learning through assessments.

Upcoming Sessions & Zoom Registration Links


TeachOnline@UW-Madison

This long-standing, comprehensive, faculty learning community is intended for instructors who are new to – or want to explore and apply more in-depth best practices – designing (or re-designing) and teaching fully online, credit courses. Participants experience what it is like to be an “online student,” while applying research-based online course design and teaching best practices. The program offers two free courses: “Plan & Design” and “Facilitation & Management.” You can take one or both courses, in any order, depending on your needs.

Upcoming Sessions

  • Plan & Design: January 25 – March 26 | Register by January 13
  • Facilitation & Management: March 22 – April 30 | Register by March 15

More information can be found on the TeachOnline@UW website.

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Honorlock Sessions with Q&A

Join a virtual Honorlock session with Mary Thompson, of the Provost’s office, and Mallory Conlon of DoIT Academic Technology to discuss how to customize Honorlock to meet the needs for your online course assessments in Canvas. We will share communication examples, checklists and other support tools. The event is intended for instructors teaching this fall 2020 and spring 2021. Register at go.wisc.edu/52m32q to get directions on joining the Blackboard Collaborate meeting. Event will be recorded.

Upcoming Sessions: January 19 from 12:00-1:00pm, February 4 from 1:00-2:00pm, March 17 from 1:30-2:30pm

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Active Teaching Labs

Grounded in inclusive learning, infused with research, and connecting to the Wisconsin Experience, these virtual Active Teaching Labs will help instructors learn more about teaching tools and equitable practices, and hear how UW-Madison instructors motivate, engage, and more effectively teach the diverse range of students we encounter. Open to all faculty, instructors, instructional staff and teaching assistants.

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Learn@UW Trainings

This webinar series focuses on centrally supported digital teaching and learning tools within the Learn@UW suite, which includes Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, AEFIS, Top Hat, Blackboard Collaborate, Pressbooks, Piazza, Atomic Assessments, Turnitin and Honorlock. Appropriate for all faculty, instructors and teaching assistants.

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The Discussion Project Virtual

The Discussion Project’s spring 2020 research based on 1,164 surveys and 92 interviews of UW-Madison students indicates that they greatly value high-quality online discussion. This training helps instructors design and implement equitable, inclusive and engaging online discussion. It consists of five, two-hour synchronous sessions via Zoom, each preceded by an hour of asynchronous work. Applications now open for January trainings!

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Delta Program Workshops, Courses & Learning Communities

The Delta Program offers a variety of workshops and courses to address the challenges of remote teaching while designing inclusive and effective learning experiences. They provide teaching professional development primarily for graduate students, teaching assistants and postdocs, but faculty and instructional staff are welcome.


Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence

Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is a two-semester professional development program in teaching designed to support early-career, tenure-track faculty in applying evidence-based practices proven to enhance student learning. Guided by an expert MTLE facilitator, small cohorts (10-12 members) of Faculty Fellows hold weekly, 90-minute sessions throughout each semester and advance through curriculum modules typically spanning 3 weeks; module topics are carefully selected based on longstanding pedagogical principles and the latest teaching and learning literature. MTLE Fellows develop their teaching skills through a robust program curriculum, making meaningful connections with early-career faculty peers and building a strong support network with the teaching and learning community along the way.

Eligibility: Assistant professors on tenure-track – applicants within their first three years on campus are prioritized.

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