Instructional Workshops

The Center holds regular e-learning, Canvas and instructional workshops as well as teaching circles, roundtables and other special events. We can also arrange a special workshop or consultation for departments, groups or individuals upon request. For details and the current schedule, please reference our calendar.

To request enrollment or individual consultation, or to a arrange a special departmental or group workshop on any of our workshop topics, please call extension 7-8080 or email ctl@uncc.edu.

Faculty Spotlight: 2011 Bank of America Award Finalist Series - Jack Piel

"Helping Students Develop a Love for Learning"

A Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Dr. Jack Piel
2011 BOA Teaching Award Finalist

Friday, February 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Atkins Library Room 271


All faculty are invited to attend this interactive session, where Jack Piel will discuss
how he engages his students to embrace, rather than fear, learning challenges.
teaching “Dr. Piel's students leave his courses thoroughly prepared, appropriately confident in their ability to enter the teaching profession and enthusiastic about their future in helping elementary students develop a genuine love and ability for learning. He is an extraordinary teacher.” — a colleague of Jack Piel, 2011 BOA award finalist                                 

About Jack Piel
Jack Piel joined the College of Education’s Department of Reading and Elementary Education in 1988. He started a summer program for his students serve as mathematics teachers, which has served more than 2,000 elementary education majors and 12,000 elementary school students during its 20 years of existence. Every other year, Piel takes a group of 20 pre-service students to Germany for eight weeks, where students have the opportunity to interact with people from other cultures and to learn firsthand what it is like to be different.

Dr. Piel

 


Next in the Faculty Spotlight: Bank of America Award Finalist Series

  • March 16: Gregory Starrett (CLAS)
  • April 20: David Thaddeus (COAA)

 

Clicker Enhanced Teaching & Learning

In this workshop, we share a variety of activities using clickers to enhance learner engagement.  We will be going beyond the use of traditional multiple-choice factual recall questions used frequently by instructors using clickers.  We will demonstrate the use of team conversations, gaming possibilities, fastest responder, and comparisons between students.  This is not a workshop that goes “under the hood” of the clicker, but an opportunity to see how clickers can support classroom based instruction.  Join us in our explorations!  BYOC*

*Bring Your Own Clicker (if you have one...)

 

Large Course Redesign Symposium

Bigger Is Better

 

Faculty Success in Redesigning Large Courses at UNC Charlotte
Friday, Feb. 17th 2012, 2:00-3:30  PM, CHHS 281

 

Course enrollments keep going up.  Classes are getting bigger.  Students feel lost and faculty is overworked.  Sound familiar?  

Five faculty teams at UNC Charlotte have been addressing these very issues and having great success in redesigning their large enrollment courses.  They weren’t just tweaking a section of a course or changing a few activities: they have undertaken a full transformation of the entire course, and the results are in. 

Each of the five faculty teams—Spanish, CHHS, Chemistry, Psychology, and Physics—will share their unique experiences, data, and anecdotes to encourage you to think about how you and your colleagues might go about redesigning your course. 

Refreshments will be served.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Bring your colleagues! 
 
Campus map and parking information. (Note. Cone Visitor Parking Deck is closest to CHHS 281)
 
 

How Do I: Avoiding the Moodle Scroll of Death

 Moodle is a great learning management system. But your course can easily become a long list of files, Web links and activities. In this Webinar, you'll learn how to create a table of contents to avoid the Moodle "Scroll of Death."

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

Moodle: More Than a Course Website

Moodle can be much more than a place to aggregate course materials on the Web. It can be used to carry out class tasks fast and facilitate students' active participation. For example, Forums can facilitate various types of discussion and manage student inquiries fast. Rubrics can be used to grade essay or team assignments. The Choice and the Scheduler activities are used to handle individual student input quickly. Anyone interested in learning about Moodle’s options beyond the basics is invited to attend.

Testing with Clickers

Along with UNC Charlotte's adoption of the Turning Technologies Response System (Clickers), it is now possible to conduct in-class testing with the same clickers that students purchase for classroom use.  At this workshop, participants will participate in a clicker test demonstration using Turning Key, convert test answer keys into clicker test answer keys, and view the process of uploading test results into the Moodle Gradebook.  We recommend that you bring a practice test with 6 questions (and accompanying answer key) to this workshop.  No previous experience with clickers is necessary.

Testing with Clickers: Turning Key

Along with UNC Charlotte's adoption of the Turning Technologies Response System (Clickers), it is now possible to conduct in-class testing with the same clickers that students purchase for classroom use.  At this workshop, participants will participate in a clicker test demonstration using Turning Key, convert test answer keys into clicker test answer keys, and view the process of uploading test results into the Moodle Gradebook.  We recommend that you bring a practice test with 6 questions (and accompanying answer key) to this workshop.  No previous experience with clickers is necessary.

TEACHING WITH CLICKERS FOR MAC USERS ONLY

Mac Users rejoice, because this workshop is for you!  In the workshop we will use a Mac OS compatible application that supports the use of clickers for classroom student interactivity.  At this workshop we will demonstrate using clickers in the classroom through the use of Macs, creating clicker questions, and view a demonstration of loading clicker based data into the Moodle Gradebook.  If you would like to create sample clicker questions, please plan on bringing your own laptop with a Mac-based OS.

How Do I: Using Moodle's Team Assignment

Do you use group projects in Moodle? Would you like a more flexible approach than the Groups feature with Assignments?

Then join us for this Webinar which will demonstrate the Moodle Team Assignment. This new Assignment type offers greater flexibility for group members to coordinate their work. You'll also have more options for grading students individually and collectively as a group.

Presenters: Dr. Deborah Sharer, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Dr. Steven Patterson, SPX Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

Invitation to International Faculty Members

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) cordially invites international faculty members and teaching assistants to attend a brownbag session on:

Time for a Little Laughing and Venting

Dr. Concepcion Godev, a specialist in second language instruction, will talk about her twenty-year experience as an international faculty teaching in American universities. Laughing and venting are good strategies to get to what matters in a classroom. This is a good opportunity to talk about what you like and dislike in your classes and laugh about it.

Date: December 1, 2011 (Thursday)

Time: 12:30 – 1:45  PM   

Place: Atkins 146

Service Learning Showcase for Faculty

eyeService Learning is a type of pedagogy in which students learn through organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of the community. At UNC Charlotte, faculty in many disciplines employ service learning to provide our students with rich and meaningful educational experiences.

If you are interested in learning more about service learning, please join your colleagues for this showcase for faculty on Friday, November 11, 2011, from 1:00  PM to 4:00  PM in CHHS 281. On the program:

  • Service Learning 101 and Panel Discussion
  • Poster Sessions with coffee/drinks/snacks
  • Faculty Presentations by Janni Sorensen and Bruce Taylor

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning and the NC Campus Compact Interest Group on Campus.

Using the Moodle 2 Grade Book

Would you like to make grades available to your students online? In this workshop, you'll learn how to set up the Moodle 2 Grade Book to calculate course grades and allow students access to their grades. Set your Grade Book up for this semester or start next semester off right by configuring your Grade Book early!

Is Your Textbook Driving the Curriculum?

This workshop will invite a reflection of the following questions: Do we really need to cover everything that is presented in a chapter? Is the book dictating the coverage of the material? Can deep learning occur given the amount of material? How does the book influence the way we test students' knowledge? Please bring your textbook to the workshop.

Critical Thinking and Writing

Writing offers an opportunity to make students think critically - to question, to analyze, to pose and evaluate multiple perspectives. In the act of writing and planning for writing, students can and should experiment with different ideas and to weigh those ideas against what they have always known or believed. This workshop will provide several strategies to enable students, in the process of planning and writing, to think about what they know and to question often unquestioned beliefs.

Constructed Response Tests

Constructed response tests are a valuable form of assessment in many disciplines, since they require that students show a depth of understanding that is not always apparent from objective tests. This workshop will show best practices for designing and managing constructed response tests, from development to grading.

Faculty Showcase: Testing With Clickers

Would you like to save time by conducting electronic tests that are proctored, immediately graded, and automatically uploaded into your Moodle Grade Book?

Please join us for a special Faculty Showcase on Thursday, November 3, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in CHHS 281, where faculty member Roy Fielding (Department of Kinesiology) will share his experiences using Clickers as a replacement for OpScan Testing.

Roy Fielding (KINE)Roy Fielding

Roy has been a Clicker pioneer on this campus and has piloted a process for testing with Clickers. He will be sharing his experience in using Clickers for in-class testing with Clickers, eliminating the need for OpScan worksheets and processing. At this workshop you will hear Roy’s experiences, participate in a test demonstration, and use clickers to simulate the student experience of Clicker Testing.

 

Creating Objective Tests

Objective tests are widely used to assess student learning. In this session, you will learn how to assess student achievement by making tests fair, selecting testing formats that match intended outcomes, and gleaning accurate information about student learning.

Assessment: Essay Tests

Essay tests are a valuable form of assessment in many disciplines, since they require that students show a depth of understanding that is not always apparent from objective tests. This workshop will show best practices for designing and managing essay tests, from construction to grading.

How Do I: Moodle Under the Hood

Would you like to extend and deepen your use of Moodle? Then join us for this fast-moving session in which you'll learn how to:

  • add TAs and other participants to your course
  • track student activity using report logs and
  • add an RSS Feed to bring blog updates directly into your course.
NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

 

Creating Video & Multimedia Projects

This information session will introduce faculty to the Learning MD's (Multimedia Developers) Program. Student interns assist faculty in creating digital video and audio clips to augment their teaching in the classroom and to upload to Moodle.

Critical Thinking: Reading Text

This workshop will provide teachers across the disciplines with strategies to help students read college level texts and engage them in thinking critically while they read. Attendees should bring an example text they expect their students to read.

Tweet Smarts

Learn how your professional life can benefit from Twitter, the micro-blogging service that has helped bring the world events ranging from the Arab Spring to the musings of Ashton Kutcher.  In this session, we will discuss what Twitter is and why you might want to use it, inside and outside of your classroom.

Presenter: Robin Rothberg, Communication Studies

NOTE: Arrive 15 minutes early if you want help setting up a Twitter account.

How Do I: Taming Your Inbox (30 min. Webinar)

With hundreds of emails pouring into your inbox every week – from students, administrators, and colleagues – where will you find time to actually teach, conduct research, and do service? Learn key features of Outlook to save time and make you more effective.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

How Do I: Providing Video Feedback to Students (30 min. Webinar)

Do you find it challenging finding time to give students meaningful feedback? Are you spending hours writing comments on papers and projects?

This Webinar will share simple and easy-to-use ideas on recording feedback with video/screencasting tools like Jing and Camtasia Studio. More manageable for instructors and more meaningful for students, these tools work great for instructors of online, blended and face-to-face courses.

Presenter: Dr. Bruce Taylor, College of Education, 2011 Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professor in Teaching

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

Motivating Students

How do we make students more professional in their behavior and attitudes towards learning? How do we get them to come to class fully prepared to participate? This session will lead you through the latest research based techniques and the time-honored ones as well.

Taming Your Inbox: Making Outlook Work for You

man surrounded by stacks of paperWith hundreds of emails pouring into your inbox every week – from students, administrators, and colleagues – where will you find time to actually teach, conduct research, and do service? As you look forward to a new year and a new semester, learn key features of Gmail to save time and make you more effective.

Michael Moore, Executive Director, Academic Technolgy, in the College of Health and Human Services, will lead the workshop.

Time Management: Awareness in the Classroom (and Out!)

A 75-minute classroom can sometimes be a whirlwind. Learn how you and your students can best manage this time. We will also discuss strategies for navigating the milestones of the Academic Calendar and how to keep from being overwhelmed.

Learning Styles

Students may vary wildly in their learning preferences, and that is assuming they even know what these preferences are! Learn how you can balance your teaching to reach more students and to help all types of learners be successful.

10 Things Successful Instructors Do

In this interactive session, learn the 10 essential and easy to implement foundational strategies that are used by all successful instructors.

Teaching with Clickers: Power Point Polling and PC

Clickers, or classroom response systems, are a great tool for facilitating discussion in classrooms and gathering data. UNCC currently uses Turning Technologies for our clicker system. Come to our line of workshops to learn this highly effective classroom technology.

This workshop is for faculty interested in using clickers in conjunciton with a PC operating system or Power Point. If you use a Mac, Prezi, or other content delivery systems, please see our "Teaching with Clickers: Anywhere Polling and Mac" workshop.

Teaching in English

On top of the difficulties that already exist in teaching, teaching in the English language presents another layer of challenges for international faculty members. Besides proficiency, the differences in discourse style and expression may inhibit clear communication with American students. This session is intended to share “communication episodes” in teaching situations and discuss strategies to cope with them – whether through teaching and communication strategies or humor! Dr. Aixi Zhou (Dept. of Engineering Technology) will facilitate the discussion sharing his experiences including the ESL Clinic.

We will hold this informal talk at the Main Street Market in Cone Center. Please come to the windowed area facing the Center for Graduate Life.

All faculty members in addition to international faculty members are invited. For additional information on CTL's international faculty support services, please visit International Faculty Support page.

Faculty Spotlight: 2010 Bank of America Award Finalist Series (Dr. Jeanneine Jones)

Inspiring Student Excellence Through Rigor
A Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Dr. Jeanneine Jones
2010 BOA Teaching Award Finalist
Friday, April 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Atkins 273


All faculty are invited to attend this interactive session, where Jeanneine Jones will discuss how she uses academic rigor—requiring a serious level of knowledge, application, and reflection—to inspire students to excel.

Photo of Jeanneine Jones in Action

“I strive to respect, motivate, inspire and prepare students… I expect the very best of my students and am willing to do whatever I must to get it. That’s my job. That’s my joy.” —Jeanneine Jones, 2010 BOA award finalist

About Jeanneine Jones

Photo of Jeanneine JonesAn 18-year veteran of the department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education at UNC Charlotte, Jeanneine Jones has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level and has also been an assigned advisor and clinical supervisor. She never quits mentoring any student she has had, and her never-ending support is felt throughout the middle grades program.

 

Faculty Spotlight: 2010 Bank of America Award Finalist Series (Dr. Janos Gergely)

Teaching for the Real World
A Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Dr. Janos Gergely
2010 BOA Teaching Award Finalist
Friday, March 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Atkins 273
 

All faculty are invited to attend this interactive session, where Janos Gergely will share how he emphasizes the real world effects of what is being studied and his desire for students to be honest and competent in all aspects of life.

Photo of Janos Gergely in Action

“I love being among students and helping them to better appreciate their chosen field, with all of its challenges and rewards. It is always a great pleasure to observe students grow professionally, but more importantly, as decent human beings.”—Janos Gergely, 2010 BOA award finalist

About Janos Gergely

Photo of Janos GergelySince coming to the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in 1998, Janos Gergely has worked tirelessly to connect his students with the broader world. He has directed the Summer Design Studio for engineering and architectural students in Spain, and he took his Infrastructure Systems class to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to see the actual location of their class projects. He is known for providing students opportunities for community service. Locally, a masonry design class repaired a retaining wall for a non-profit, and he has taken students on his summer work trips to the Dominican Republic.
 

Next in the Faculty Spotlight: Bank of America Award Finalist Series

 

Technology Showcase

Would you like to enhance your teaching with more educational technologies?

Please join us for a special Technology Showcase Friday, March 18, 2011, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in College of Health and Human Services (CHHS 281). Three talented instructors will share their experiences using a variety of technologies to engage students in their courses.

Diana Rowan:
Using Video within Moodle to Connect Classrooms around Global Experiences: The 6 Continents Project

With the goal of increasing social work students’ worldview and awareness of how the profession operates in other countries, 6 social work classrooms on 6 continents are participating in a year-long educational project. Using Flipcams, students make videos of their responses to prompting questions each month that are uploaded to the project’s Moodle site.


Melody Dixon-Brown:
Leveraging Online Collaboration Tools to Enhance Group Projects

While completing group projects, students gain experience in teamwork, sharing responsibility, and managing dependent tasks. This presentation will explore how students use Web-based tools such as Google Docs and Basecamp in group projects to manage revisions from multiple authors and keep project timelines on track.



Richard Hartshorne:
Unlocking the iPad – Exploring the Role of Tablet Computing in Teaching & Learning

In this presentation, we will examine the increasing role of tablet computing, particularly the iPad, in higher education courses. Topics of focus will include: 1) functionality of the iPad, 2) benefits and constraints of the iPad in teaching and learning, 3) the use of "apps" in teaching and learning, 4) issues to consider when integrating the iPad into courses, and 5) the future of tablet-based computing in higher education.

Schedule
1:00 Diana Rowan
1:40 Melody Dixon-Brown
2:20 Richard Hartshorne

Please sign up now to attend! Light refreshments will be served.

How Do I: Making Accessible PDFs

PDF files are one of the most common document formats on the Web. They enable the author of a document to maintain the integrity of that document across different platforms and ensure that the end user will see the information in exactly the same way as the author intended.

PDF files are frequently seen on Websites, uploaded to Moodle, and emailed as attachments.  However, not all PDF files can be used effectively by their intended audiences. Many students with disabilities are unable to access the information in a PDF because of a lack of accessibility. This online workshop will discuss the techniques to ensure that PDF files you create are accessible for all of your students.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

How Do I: What Faculty Need to Know About Copyright and Why (Webinar)

Today's faculty, research associates and graduate students, as creators and users of intellectual property, must develop a basic understanding and awareness of copyright law, particularly as it intersects with their educational endeavors. This session will present a brief overview of copyright law, including the fair use doctrine and its application to the online world, focusing on implications for displays and performances of copyrighted works in courses online.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching & Learning and Atkins Library.

Making Moodle Beautiful

This workshop will introduce techniques for visually enhancing Moodle courses. Visual elements can improve the organization of information as well as the look of the course. For example, the Label resource can be used to add texts, hyperlinks, images, tables, blank spaces, etc. to organize information and add visual interests on the course home page. On the other hand, the Page resource is useful for decluttering the home page and for avoiding the "scroll of death" problem. This workshop will introduce some primary visual design choices we have in Moodle and discuss how they can enhance the presentation of course content.

How Do I: Making Moodle Beautiful (Webinar)

Have you always wanted to give your Moodle courses a "makeover", but were afraid to ask how? This online workshop will discuss several techniques for visually organizing information within your courses.

For example, Labels can be used to add pictures, text, blank spaces, and horizontal lines to frame and subdivide information. Another tool, the HTML editor, can be used to adjust color and font within the topic frames to highlight specific items or resources. We will also explore how to use this editor to customize the presentation of information within Moodle's HTML block.

Anyone interested in learning more about Moodle's visual design options is invited to attend.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

Let’s Talk Teaching Brown Bag

Join your colleagues in an open discussion about teaching and learning facilitated by Drs. Meg Morgan and Maria Yon. The topics, selected by the participants, can be broad or specific to your particular situation. Come to share. Come to learn.

 

Faculty Spotlight: 2010 Bank of America Award Finalist Series (Dr. Matthew Davies)

Listening to Students,
A Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Dr. Matthew Davies
2010 BOA Teaching Award Finalist
Friday, February 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Atkins 273

 

All faculty are invited to attend this interactive session, where Matthew Davies will discuss how he created a small group of students in each course to provides real-time feedback from the class about what is working, what is not working, and how the class can be improved. This system has even led to adopting a new textbook.

Photo of Matthew Davies in Action“My teaching goal is to provide students with a classroom environment that maximizes learning, while promoting self-confidence and ethics in the practice of engineering and research. My approach, while aimed at the expansion of knowledge, technical capability and understanding of mechanical engineering principles, is learner-centered; it encourages feedback between teacher and student.”—Matthew Davies, 2010 BOA award finalist

About Matthew Davies
Photo of Matthew DaviesAn associate professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, Matthew Davies will mark 10 years at UNC Charlotte this year. He earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1993. 

 

 

Next in the Faculty Spotlight: Bank of America Award Finalist Series
• March 25: Janos Gergely (COE) – Teaching for the Real World
• April 29: Jeanneine Jones (COED) – Inspiring Student Excellence
 

How Do I: Moodle - More Than a Course Web Site (30 min. Webinar)

Moodle can be much more than a place to aggregate course materials on the Web. It can be used to manage a class more efficiently and communicate with students more effectively. Please join us to learn about the Choice, Activity Reports, and Forums features of Moodle. The Choice feature is used to poll students in the course and publish the results directly to the course homepage. Activity Reports are used to learn about how students are using the Moodle course materials and activities throughout the semester. Forums can be used to manage course inquiries and facilitate interactive discussion among students.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

Facilitating and Managing Interaction Online (Webinar)

More faculty are being called upon to teach online courses or supplement a regular classroom with online elements. Online teaching and learning use strategies that differ from traditional face-to-face pedagogy. How you interact with your students is one of the most important aspects of an online course.

Please join Susan Ko in this live online session, Facilitating and Managing Interaction Online. Dr. Ko is co-author of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide and Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at University of Maryland University College.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Wimba. You will need access to the Internet, computer speakers, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Wimba’s technical requirements on our Wimba Resources page.

Faculty Spotlight: 2010 Bank of America Award Finalist Series

Interactive Learning,
A Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Price
2010 BOA Teaching Award Winner
Friday, November 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cone 268 (Center for Graduate Life)


All faculty are invited to attend this interactive session, where Jeffrey Price will discuss how his teaching philosophy and activities are rooted in a love and pursuit to help others attain knowledge, successfully apply information, and experience wholeness.

Jeff Price in Action“I adopt my students in such a way that, when I am with them, they are the most important thing in the world to me at that particular point in time. I do not teach music; I do not teach voices; I teach people.”—Jeffrey Price, 2010 BOA award winner

About Jeffrey Price
Jeff PriceAn 18-year veteran of the Department of Music at UNC Charlotte, Jeffrey Price was selected from a prestigious list of finalists as the 2010 recipient of the highest teaching honor bestowed by UNC Charlotte, the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence. After completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNC Greensboro, he earned a doctorate from Florida State University and then served on the faculty of Marshall University.

 

Next in the Faculty Spotlight: Bank of America Award Finalist Series

January: Matthew Davies (COE) – Listening To Students

February: Beth Whitaker (CLAS) – Engaging Students

March: Janos Gergely (COE) – Teaching for the Real World

April: Jeanneine Jones (COED) – Inspiring Student Excellence

 

How Do I: Copying a Moodle Course (Webinar)

You spent much time designing and creating your Moodle course. Now you may be wondering if you have to recreate it from scratch with a new semester on the horizon.

Luckily, Moodle allows you to reuse course data from any previous course you taught. In this session, you'll learn how to use the Import function to copy the structure and content of another course.

NOTE: The new file size limit is 256 MB. You can change this in Administration -> Settings.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.

Need Better Classroom Communication? Try International English.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in collaboration with English Language Training Institute (ELTI) cordially invites international faculty members and teaching assistants to attend this brownbag session.

Meriam Brown of ELTI works to enhance English proficiency of international faculty and teaching assistants at UNC Charlotte. Join her and other colleagues in a discussion about the features and advantages of using International English, along with some other simple language strategies that can make a difference in classroom communication.

This brownbag session is a component of the international faculty development services that CTL has prepared with the support of the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund. We hope that all international faculty members and teaching assistants will take a full advantage of these services.

Planning Your Online Course, Week 5: Synchronous Learning

This is an online introductory workshop for faculty who are new to online teaching and learning. During week 5, Synchronous Online Components, we will reflect on the various components addressed during the previous weeks and discuss the workshop’s effectiveness. Participants will have the opportunity to interact during a “live” session facilitated in Wimba. Please feel to register for any or all weeks of the workshop series. This online workshop is facilitated in Moodle with a pre-workshop orientation.

Planning Your Online Course, Week 4: Feedback & Interaction

This is an online introductory workshop for faculty who are new to online teaching and learning. During week 4, Feedback and Interaction, we will focus on the importance of regular and substantive feedback and how to encourage multiple levels of interaction in the online classroom. There are separate registrations for each week of the workshop series. Please feel to register for any or all weeks of the workshop series. This online workshop is facilitated in Moodle with a pre-workshop orientation.

Planning Your Online Course, Week 3: Aligning Objectives & Assessments

This is an online introductory workshop for faculty who are new to online teaching and learning. During week 3, Aligning Objectives, Assignments, and Assessment, we will focus on the importance of deliberately aligning learning strategies to ensure that students have a cohesive experience in a virtual classroom. There are separate registrations for each of the five workshops in the series. Please feel to register for any or all workshops in the series. This online workshop is facilitated in Moodle with a pre-workshop orientation.

Planning Your Online Course, Week 2: Building Your Online Syllabus

This is an online introductory workshop for faculty who are new to online teaching and learning. During week 2, Planning Your Online Syllabus, we will discuss the significance of a detailed and thorough syllabus as a roadmap, learning contract, and schedule. There are separate registrations for each of the five workshops in the series. Please feel free to register for any or all workshops. This online workshop is facilitated in Moodle with a pre-workshop orientation available the week prior to course start.

How Do I: Course Reserves (Webinar)

Course Reserves are materials (books, journals, articles, videos, DVDs, etc.) which are set aside by faculty for the exclusive use of their students. In this session, you'll learn how to set up hard-copy and electronic reserves.

NOTE: This Webinar will be held online using the University's Web conferencing system, Centra. You will need access to the Internet, and a microphone if you want to speak. See Centra's technical requirements on our Centra Resources page.