UWGB Team Joins National Efforts in OER Promotion and Adoption

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Building on the preliminary work for the recently funded OER Strategic Priority Initiative proposal, a small team from UW-Green Bay has been accepted to participate in the inaugural AAC&U Institute on Open Educational Resources. The team will collaborate with leaders in the open educational resource (OER) field as well as other institutions to “design and implement a campus transformation strategy to accelerate campus OER plans for large scale engagement and adoption.”

OER adoption aligns with UW-Green Bay strategic goals 3, 4, and 5, and has been shown to reduce time to graduation and student debt (Florida Virtual Campus 2018), improve student learning outcomes (Jhangiani et al. 2019), and reduce DFW rates for part-time, first and second-generation students (Colvard et al. 2018; Griffiths et al. 2020).

Instructors interested in participating in the OER Strategic Priority Initiative should look for upcoming information this fall. General questions regarding OERs can be directed to UW-Green Bay libraries, refdesk@uwgb.edu, or the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, catl@uwgb.edu.

CATL Needs Analysis

As we emerge from the pandemic together, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning would like to align its efforts with the needs of the instructors we serve.

In that spirit, we are asking instructors to fill out a needs analysis survey.

The survey focuses on two main areas: 1) equity, diversity, and inclusion and 2) pedagogy. Each area will present you with various items and ask you to rate each according to your perceived skill level and the priority you would place on it for professional development.

The survey will then ask about the formats you prefer to engage with the items you rate as having high priority.

There will then be some space for open-ended responses.

Your responses will be anonymous and the survey should take about ten minutes to complete.

CATL needs analysis survey

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey and all you do to make UW-Green Bay a great place for students and colleagues.

Exam Conversions Available

In response to the added challenges of the semester, CATL has procured limited access to a tool for converting and importing quizzes (or exams) to Canvas. The tool converts a formatted text document (.txt, .rtf, or Word) into a Canvas quiz. Details of the formatting required can be found in this document (downloadable PDF).

Use this form (instructor login required) to submit a link to the intended course and your documents of 20 or more questions for CATL to convert and upload. Note that depending on the volume of requests, it may take up to a week for CATL to process your document. Submitting an incorrectly formatted document may result in additional delays in the processing of your request, so please read the formatting guidelines carefully.

Once your request has been processed, we will upload your exam directly into your Canvas course in the Quizzes area. The confirmation message that the exam is available will include information on how to finish applying settings and making the exam available to students.