If you already know the room for your next teaching assignment—or if you are searching for a room that meets your needs—you can learn more about the room without having to leave your office. Access the IU Classroom database to view photos of the classroom, find out the seating capacity, technical specs, and other useful information…. Read more »
How can I support and encourage my students to complete course readings?
When my colleague, Madeleine, and I sat down to discuss why students don’t read, we began the conversation with a recap of all the reading we were behind on. Madeleine was happy to share a resource on mind-mapping that she warned me she hadn’t yet finished, whereas I complained about the 10-book stack of dissertation… Read more »
Quick Tip: How to learn more about your students’ reading motivation, practices, and comprehension
If you are concerned about your students’ reading habits, why they complete or don’t complete readings, and whether they comprehend the readings, ask them. Here are a few survey questions you can use. In the CITL’s current Faculty Learning Community, “Designing and Building Equitable Large Classes,” participants are surveying their students about their reading practices…. Read more »
Unspoken Expectations and Student Success: Revealing the Hidden Curriculum
What is the hidden curriculum? The “hidden curriculum” or “invisible curriculum” refers to the unstated norms, policies, and expectations that students need to know to succeed in higher education but are often not taught explicitly. Your students might not know how to do things that seem quite rote and standard to someone more experienced, like… Read more »
Quick Tip: Get your gradebook ready for submitting final grades
It is almost time to submit your final grades. Here are a few steps you can take to get ready and to make sure your students are seeing accurate grades. Options for handling missing grades Excuse an assignment by typing EX in the gradebook cell. Enter a zero for a missing grade. Apart from manually… Read more »
Quick Tip: Oh no! I accidentally deleted something from my Canvas course!
Did you know there is a feature in Canvas that allows you to restore deleted items in your Canvas site? To see a list of all the items that you can restore, simply add “/undelete” to the end of your course URL that appears on your Home page. It will look something like this: https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1234567/undelete…. Read more »