Curated Resources from the L&S Instructional Design Collaborative
The IDC partners with TAs, instructors, staff, and departments in L&S in creating modern and effective learning experiences using established course design principles and technical expertise. They offer scheduled consultations and publish online guides.
A syllabus is one of the first ways students experience your course. Review 12 evidence-based ideas for making your syllabus more inclusive, and choose 1 or 2 to try now.
As the end of the semester approaches, some instructors want to offer students extra credit. One huge advantage of using Canvas is its ability to calculate final grades. However, extra credit can be difficult to integrate into your existing Canvas grading structure and calculations.
This framework from William Horton can help guide activity design, creating a course rhythm, and other decisions in structuring active learning.
Implementing a short survey in the middle of the semester is a way to gather qualitative information from your students beyond assignments and grades to ensure success in the second half of the semester.
Additional Campus Resources
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Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM) supports instructors at all career stages in continuing growth as practitioners of the complex, dynamic and rewarding craft of teaching.
Instructional Resources KnowledgeBase
The Center for Teaching, Learning & Mentoring (CTLM) Instructional Resources KnowledgeBase includes a wide variety of tips, tools, and sample activities and assignments you can use in in-person, online, and hybrid learning environments.
McBurney Disability Resource Center
McBurney Disability Resource Center offers online and in-person training about the history, resources, policies and procedures associated with providing access and accommodations to individuals with disabilities at UW–Madison.
Build your skills and CV as an effective and inclusive teacher and research mentor with offerings designed for graduate students and post-docs.
The Discussion Project
A professional learning opportunity focused on developing skills in leading high-quality small- and large-group discussion in undergraduate and graduate classrooms.
DoIT Academic Technology oversees the Learn@UW suite of supported learning technologies, including Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, AEFIS, Top Hat and more.
Morgridge Center for Public Service
The Morgridge Center Supports faculty, staff, and students looking to connect their research and teaching with mutually beneficial community engagement initiatives. Offerings include individual consultations, workshops, grants for community-based learning and research, and the Morgridge Fellows learning community, a yearlong professional development opportunity.
Educators who care about good teaching. The Teaching Academy offers opportunities for instructors to connect with each other – from drop-in Meet Ups to Fall and Winter Retreats. Most events are open to all.
Offers programs, courses and resources for instructors and mentors at all levels to promote equitable and inclusive teaching and mentoring in STEM. Collaborates with departments on initiatives related to enhancing student success and engagement in STEM.
Writing Across the Curriculum
Writing Across the Curriculum helps instructors find creative and effective ways to incorporate writing and speaking assignments into courses at all levels and in all disciplines.