Make Interactive Videos by Joining the PlayPosit Pilot

If you are using video to share content, then you may want to join our PlayPosit pilot. If more engaging video is something you are considering, check out our blog post on the topic here.

PlayPosit is an interactive video platform that allows you to seamlessly integrate polls, quizzes, discussion boards, and notetaking right in your video. You can also use the tool to share and respond to documents, both individually and as a class, or for students to create their own presentations.

Plus, PlayPosit can be used during synchronous video classes to engage students in comprehension checks regardless of their location.

But don’t take our word for it.

Deb Pearson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, participated in the pilot during the Fall 2020 semester and will be participating again in Spring 2021. She shared:

If our campus is piloting this play posit how do I help make sure that we keep this tool as a campus? I think it is one of the best things to come along to aid in student learning in a long time and this is what my students have been telling me.

Jolanda Sallmann, Associate Professor of Social Work, also participated in the pilot during the Fall 2020 semester and shared her impressions of the tool in a short vlog.

For more information on the PlayPosit tool, please contact dle@uwgb.edu

Attend the Virtual Instructional Development Institute (Jan. 19 & 21, 2021)

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the Instructional Development Council at UW-Green Bay will host the Virtual Instructional Development Institute on January 19 & 21, 2021. We wish to showcase the thoughtful minds of our teaching and learning partners and highlight the ways they make meaningful connections given our current contexts. Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, whose work around education policy, curricular innovation, educational equity, and social justice work will help us to grapple with finding meaningful connections as a university.

Keynote Title: “Troubling Connections: Five Lenses for Teaching toward Justice”

How might university instructors dive into this moment of numerous national and global crises to re-imagine and democratize education?  This presentation examines ways that education centers on various forms of connection among students, educators, curriculum, community, and social movements.  We explore five lenses or conceptual frameworks for troubling how we understand and animate connections, and what these might mean for teaching and learning toward equity and justice: naming the moment, curriculum as intervention, contradictions of teaching, learning through crisis, and movement building as a frame.

Workshop Title: “A Deeper Dive into the Five Lenses”

This interactive workshop offers more illustrations of the five lenses from the keynote lecture, as well as prompts for applying the lenses in our programs and courses, and provides more time for participants to self-reflect, ask questions, and strategize ways to take these lenses and questions to their colleagues and students.

Please consider attending the virtual Instructional Development Institute on January 19 & 21.

Register to attend here!

We’ll be updating our site with information about live and “on-demand” recorded sessions and are so excited and grateful to be able to share how our teaching and learning colleagues have been “making meaningful connections.”

Pop-up webinars on compassion, flexibility and empathy

This week, Provost Burns wrote to faculty and instructors to “encourage them to consider student workload and remaining course requirements with compassion, flexibility, and empathy.”

We will host two drop-in sessions where you can talk with team members about how you may approach this within the context of your course, its outcomes, and your students. Join us via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

  • Monday, Dec. 14 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.