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The University of Iowa Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology
Volume 8 | Issue 7 | March 3, 2021
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Preparing and Implementing Captions for Student Accommodation Requirements

Wednesday, March 10
3 to 4 p.m.

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ICON Gradebook

Multiple dates

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Portfolios: Portfolium & Pressbooks

Multiple dates

Agile Approach to Designing Learning Spaces in Lindquist

How do you transform old office spaces and conference rooms into active learning classrooms that meet a growing need for virtual and hybrid course delivery?

That’s the challenge the A/V Design and Installation team tackled in the first phase of the UI College of Education’s capital project for Lindquist Center South.

Call for Applications: Fellowship Is an 'Investment in Your Future'

Melanie King is always generating new ideas about her teaching. When she applied to be a graduate teaching fellow, she saw it as an opportunity to help those ideas come to fruition.

Today, she is a visiting assistant professor at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and refers to the fellowship as an investment in the future.

Podcast Shares the Student Perspective on Instructional Technology

What if the next podcast you listened to could share practical advice from IT experts and provide perspectives from University of Iowa students? Check out EdTech Tips in 10, a new podcast from OTLT’s student instructional technology assistants (SITAs).

 Event: Creating Community in Virtual Classes

Building a community learning environment is vital to having impactful classroom discussions, but creating it can be difficult. Austin Holland, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences and a graduate teaching fellow, will facilitate a conversation about how to make the most of lessons learned from teaching virtually in his workshop, Creating Community in Virtual Classes. 

Event: Considerations for Gamifying Your Course

Game-based learning is an increasingly popular pedagogical approach. Gordon Louie, a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Higher Education & Student Affairs program and a graduate teaching fellow, will share the possibilities of game-based learning and invite participants to reflect in his workshop, Serious Learning Through Fun and Games: Considerations for Gamifying Your Course.

It's Time to Order ICON Direct eTexts for Fall

Considering using an eText for your course? By delivering content through the ICON course site, ICON Direct ensures that all students and instructors have access to content in a common, easily accessible location. Orders for fall 2021 should be placed by Monday, April 12.

OTLT Extras

Teaching Awards
Teaching Awards

Nominations for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards are due by noon on Friday, March 5.

In the News
In the News

The Center for Teaching's Keep Teaching Strategies podcast was recently featured in The Daily Iowan.