Workshop Wednesday: Improving Accessibility in Learning Materials (Mar. 6, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Want to make your learning materials more accessible for your students? Meeting certain accessibility standards is not only required for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act but also a way to boost student success and engagement. Join CATL and Assistant Professor of Humanities, Kristopher Purzycki, on March 6th, 2024, from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for a workshop on improving the accessibility of your course materials. Attendees will learn how to avoid common accessibility issues when creating and sharing digital content, such as PowerPoint presentations, PDFS, and Canvas materials. Attendees will also hear from experienced colleagues who will share their insights on how to implement accessibility in your syllabus and course design. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your students’ learning experience through the benefits of accessible design. This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. Register today to receive an Outlook calendar invitation with the Zoom link.

Upcoming Workshop Wednesdays

On the first Wednesday of February, March, and April, CATL will host a “Workshop Wednesday” event from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Apr. 3 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Topic: Universal Design for Learning

Wacky Wednesday: Pop in for Puzzles (Feb. 14, 3 – 4:30 p.m.)

Need a lift this Valentine’s Day? Need a break from the hectic start of the new semester? Join the CATL team for coffee, Valentine’s treats, puzzles, and games! Pop in for a competitive game of Werewolves or Timelines, bring some friends and play one of our other games, or quietly work on a puzzle that has a heart theme.

Faculty and staff are welcome to join this come-and-go activity time in the CATL office on the 4th floor of Cofrin Library between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Instructors, as an added bonus, you can see the kinds of games that can be incorporated into your classroom if you’ve ever considered adding games to your course. Join us! If you have questions, email CATL@uwgb.edu.

Note: Puzzle work will be saved. Anyone can come by and work on the puzzle and when it’s finished, we will start a new one.

Upcoming Wacky Wednesdays

Take a short break, enjoy snacks and good company, and try games you could use in classes! Join the CATL team for a little fun at these “Wacky Wednesday” events.

  • Mar. 20 | Times and activities TBD
  • Apr. 10 | Times and activities TBD
  • May 8 | Times and activities TBD

Workshop Wednesday: Students’ Experiences at UWGB via Neurodiverse Viewpoints (Feb. 7, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Although “neurodiverse” is an umbrella term that can refer to a wide variety of minds, there may be some overlap when it comes to the experiences, challenges, and triumphs that neurodiverse students encounter in higher ed. What are some common barriers these students face at UWGB and how can we help remove those barriers, or work with students to overcome them? What are some strengths and assets they bring to UWGB that we might be overlooking? Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m. as we explore these questions and more through a student panel on neurodiversity. All UWGB faculty and staff are invited and can attend either in person in the Christie Theatre or virtually via Zoom. Registration is not required, but if you are interested, we encourage you to sign up to receive an Outlook calendar invitation with the livestream link. This event is jointly sponsored by Assistant Vice Chancellor Stacie Christian and CATL.

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Upcoming Workshop Wednesdays

On the first Wednesday of February, March, and April, CATL will host a “Workshop Wednesday” event from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Mar. 6 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Topic: Accessibility
  • Apr. 3 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Topic: Universal Design for Learning

“Radical Hope” Book Group (Spring 2024)

Are you interested in diving deeper into the topics from the 2024 IDI Keynote address by Dr. Kevin Gannon? CATL will be leading a Spring 2024 book group on Dr. Gannon’s book, Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto! UWGB faculty and staff from all campuses and areas are welcome to join. Meetings will be virtual with days and times selected based on the availability of those interested. We won’t be providing physical copies of the book, but you can get free online access through the UWGB library. To express your interest, please fill out the sign-up form by Friday, Feb. 2.

Spring 2024 Events & Programming Overview

Find all of CATL’s spring events and programming all in one place! We already have drop-in hours, training courses, workshops, and several other events on the calendar with more to come.

Spring 2024 Programming (PDF Version)

Teaching with Technology Certificate (LITE 101, 201, & 301 Courses)

The Teaching with Technology Certificate program consists of three courses that act as steps in the certification sequence: Learning and Integrating Technology for Education (LITE) 101, LITE 201, and LITE 301. Participants will earn a badge after completing the first and second courses in the sequence, and the Teaching with Technology Certificate after completing the third course. Full-time instructors who complete the second and third courses may also be eligible for a stipend.

LITE 115: Enhancing Course Videos with PlayPosit

LITE 115: Enhancing Course Videos with PlayPosit is a self-paced course with optional synchronous meetings. In this course, you will discover the basics of PlayPosit, build your first bulb, and implement PlayPosit bulbs in one of your courses.

LITE 120: Accessibility in Canvas

LITE 120: Accessibility in Canvas is a self-paced course. In this course, you will learn how to leverage the Canvas accessibility checker and the UDOIT accessibility checker to make your digital course materials more accessible.

CATL on the MOO-ve: College Drop-In Hours

CATL is bringing our services to you with more College Drop-in Hours this spring! Each week, one of CATL’s instructional designers, instructional technologists, or our Canvas administrator will be holding drop-in hours in each of the four colleges on the Green Bay campus, with additional virtual offerings.

Workshop Wednesdays

On the first Wednesday of February, March, and April, CATL will host a “Workshop Wednesday” event from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Wacky Wednesdays

Take a short break, enjoy snacks and good company, and try games you could use in classes! Join the CATL team for a little fun at these “Wacky Wednesday” events.

  • Feb. 14 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Pop in for Puzzles
  • Mar. 20 | Times and activities TBD
  • Apr. 10 | Times and activities TBD
  • May 8 | Times and activities TBD

Co-Writing Community

Tara DaPra, one of CATL’s Instructional Development Consultants, will lead another Co-Writing Community this spring. Each Friday from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m., faculty and staff are invited to gather via Zoom and work on a personal or professional writing project.

“Radical Hope” Book Group

This spring, CATL will be leading a book group on “Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto” by Kevin M. Gannon, our keynote speaker from the 2024 IDI. Meetings will be virtual with days and times selected based on the availability of those interested.