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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Embracing change in teaching and learning

CETL provides programming and assistance for faculty and staff to enhance their work as educators. We offer inclusive space for faculty and staff to meet for personal and professional growth. We focus on teaching, learning, and instructional technology.

Collaborate Ultra Deactivation Set for 6/30/21

UW System announced the contract with Collaborate Ultra (CU) will not be renewed and Collaborate Ultra will be deactivated on June 30, 2021. Since the deactivation happens in the middle of the summer term, we recommend faculty and staff who are teaching or meeting synchronously during the summer begin planning now to transition to Zoom. For meetings that are not teaching-related, faculty and staff are encouraged to use either Zoom or MS Teams.

We recommend you download any CU attendance reports and recordings you wish to keep BEFORE June 30, 2021. Since December, all CU recording set to allow public access are copied each night to Kaltura. Refer to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Recordings – Media Management Process site.

Refer to the Conferencing: Zoom page for technical guides and learning resources.

This certificate program will provide a new cohort of faculty and instructional staff with a credential, demonstrating mastery in online teaching and learning. Interested participants should complete online registration no later than Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

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May Live Sessions

Have a question? Join us for drop-in Q&A sessions. Want to learn about Zoom? Attend Zoom Parts 1 and 2 sessions.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Reduce Textbook, Materials Costs

Learn more about the OER program and the positive results that Dr. Lisa Quinn-Lee, one of ten faculty members who participated in the pilot OER Course Redesign Program, has seen in her Social Welfare course.

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Apply for Summer 2021 OER Course Redesign Program

The goal of this program is for participants to redesign a course to incorporate OER and reduce student costs by eliminating materials with a subscription, rental fee, or purchase. A $750 stipend will be awarded upon completion of the requirements.

Learn more and apply by May 7
Call for Participants: EDI Quads Program

Call for Participants: EDI Quads Program

Join this innovative approach to professional development this summer in which faculty join a small group of peers to form EDI quads and share ideas and experiences as they work to improve their courses by adding more EDI focus, presence, and practices.

Learn more and apply by May 16
Interprofessional Education (IPE) Community of Practice

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Community of Practice

We plan to launch a community of practice in the fall to bring together instructors in healthcare programs on campus to share what programs are currently doing, how programs assess interprofessional work and brainstorm possibilities for collaboration.

Email CETL to join initial meeting on May 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator with Dr. Lindsay Bernhagen / June 3, 10-11:30 a.m.

This interactive virtual workshop on anti-racist pedagogy uses principles from Ibram X. Kendi's book How to Be an Antiracist, insights from critical race theory and inclusive pedagogy to bring anti-racism into our daily classroom practice.

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Digital Transformation Teaching and Learning Course

This is an online, asynchronous course to showcase planning, designing, and teaching with technology. The course opens July 12 and will take approximately 8-10 hours to complete. A $750 stipend is awarded upon completion of the course by August 6.

Learn more and apply by July 7
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Professional Development at Your Convenience

View session recordings and resources to help you design organized Canvas courses, ensure content is accessible to all students, develop effective assignments, build community, and more!

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Instructional Technology

With the need for social distancing and live streaming in the classroom, technology is different. Learn about how to request technology, the availability of tools in the classroom, and web conferencing tools.

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Web Conferencing Tools Comparison

Compare the features of the three supported web conferencing tools on campus: Microsoft Teams, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and Zoom to help decide which tool to use for various purposes and audiences.

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Faculty College: Equity-Minded Wellness and Pedagogy

May 24-27 Online

Faculty College is one of the longest-running professional development programs for UW System faculty and instructors. Faculty College 2021 addresses Equity-Minded Wellness and Pedagogy, two areas of concern among OPID Advisory Council members, Teaching & Learning Centers, faculty, and instructors in the UW System.

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EDI Tier 2 Credit Opportunities
CETL will be offering two follow-up discussions to take action:

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