Follow-Up: PlayPosit “Replicate and Repeat” Training

On Nov. 15, 2022, PlayPosit held a training that focused on how to replicate and repeat content in PlayPosit. These features can help create a more streamlined workflow for users that would like to reuse bulb content or share bulbs with other instructors. Some of the content covered in this training includes:

  • How to duplicate/copy a bulb
  • How to reuse an interaction (question, discussion, pause point, etc.) from a previous bulb
  • How to use PlayPosit interaction templates
  • How to save an interaction or a group of interactions as a template
  • How to share a bulb with a collaborator
  • How to send a copy of a bulb to another instructor

A recording of this training is embedded below.

Questions?

As you explore PlayPosit, we encourage you to consult PlayPosit’s extensive knowledgebase of instructor guides, including this guide on building graded bulbs in Canvas. You can contact PlayPosit support directly by clicking the “Contact” link on their support site and filling out their web form. Guides on how to build a bulb, share a bulb with your students, use PlayPosit for peer review, and more, can also be found on the UWGB IT knowledgebase. 

As always, we also welcome you to request a CATL consultation if you’d like to see a demo of PlayPosit or talk through how you might use it in your course!

Fall 2021 Events Digest

December

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

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Presentation & Discussion: White Emotionality, Teaching, and Learning (Dec. 9, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) for a presentation and guided conversation, on Dec. 9, from 1-2 p.m. Building on prior conversations, we will discuss white emotionality (Matias, 2016) as a complex set of emotional responses to race-focused discussions and consider the role of white emotionality in teaching and learning. Learn more.

Exploring Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop (Dec. 10, 11:40 a.m-12:35 p.m.)

In this virtual workshop, CATL and Library staff will help participants explore open educational resources for their courses. Learn more.

November

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

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Student Parent Advocacy Panel (Nov. 11, 12-1 p.m.)

Those on our campus who are interested in unique learning challenges facing student parents on our campus, both in our regular classes and in engaging with HIPs, are cordially invited to a panel of UWGB student parents, including Carl Woitekaitis and Candace Hoch, discussing these issues. The panel, moderated by Katia Levintova (Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies (Political Science and Global Studies), and a 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) is on Thursday, November 11, 12-1, virtually via Zoom. Learn more.

Workshop: Providing WISE Feedback to Students (Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m.)

Join CATL staff on Nov. 15, 3-4 p.m. for a workshop about the WISE feedback technique for providing constructive, encouraging feedback and how it can be applied to your class, regardless of size. Participants will engage with scenarios to practice applying WISE principles. Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: Building a Process for Critical Reflection in our Teaching (Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) on Nov. 18, from 1-2 p.m. for a presentation and guided conversation, where we will discuss the role of “self-excavations” (Sealey-Ruiz, 2021) and reflective practice in our teaching. Learn more.

Common CAHSS Panel: “Instructor Perspectives on Managing Information, Misinformation and Democracy in the Classroom” (Nov. 29, 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m)

Check out the Common CAHSS panel on Nov. 29 from 11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., where Sam Mahoney will facilitate a discussion with panelists: Preston Cherry, Christin DePouw, Lisa Lamson, J P Leary, Brian Merkel, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier, and Jessica Warwick. Learn more.

October

Consultations & Office Hours

Request a consultation with CATL staff to ask questions about anything teaching and learning related, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or if you need someone test new technologies with you, we’re here to help!

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Register for Conference: Equity in the College Classroom: Educating Ourselves as Educators (Oct. 1 & 15)

Oct. 1 and 15: UW System, Wisconsin Technical College System, WAICU, College of the Menominee Nation, and Ojibwe College are sponsoring a two-day, virtual professional development conference for Wisconsin faculty & instructors as part of our state-wide 60 Forward Initiative. Learn more.

Virtual Coffee and Conversation with Director of Student Success and Engagement (Oct. 4, starting at 9 a.m.)

Vince Lowery, Director of Student Success and Engagement, invites instructors to join him for virtual coffee and conversation Monday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. He offers this time as an opportunity to chat about creating flexibility in the classroom and how to connect students to resources they need to succeed.” Learn more.

Workshop: Collecting and Working with Mid-semester Feedback (Oct. 11, 3-4 p.m.)

Join CATL staff for a workshop on collecting mid-semester feedback Oct. 11 from 3-4 p.m. where participants will learn about several different techniques for collecting student feedback. Learn more.

Presentation & Discussion: Building Information Literacy and Racial Literacy Together (Oct. 14, 1-2 p.m.)

Join Christin DePouw (Associate Professor, Education & 2021-22 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant) on Oct. 14 from 1-2 p.m. for guided conversations about humanizing pedagogies as a foundation for racial literacy in our classrooms. Learn more.

Exploring Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop (Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m.)

In this virtual workshop, CATL and Library staff will help participants explore open educational resources for their courses. Learn more.

Distance Education Certificate Program

The Provost’s Office launched a Distance Education Certificate program in June. With the help of the CARES Act and the Provost’s Office, instructors who participate will earn stipends for completing courses in the program. Anyone developing or reconfiguring a course for any of the distance education modalities is encouraged to participate. Learn more.


August

Office Hours

CATL staff will be available to answer questions, brainstorm assignment design ideas, or test new technologies with you during virtual Open Office Hours. Dates and times are below.

Join us via Microsoft Teams

  • Monday, Aug 23 from 8–9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 1–2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25 from noon–1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 26 from 10–11 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27 from noon–1 p.m.

Teaching Tool Presentations & Workshop

Workshop: What Will You Carry Forward? (Aug. 23, 12–1:15 p.m.)

Last year changed everything—or did it?

CATL is partnering with faculty for a “show and tell” event via Microsoft Teams where some of your fellow instructors will show how they are moving on from last year. What did they keep? What will they discard? Learn more.

Workshop: Syllabi Building (Aug. 26, 1–3 p.m. & Aug. 27, 11 a.m–1 p.m.)

Come build your syllabi with friends in these workshops where we’ll offer templates, checklists, and snippets to help you set the tone for the semester. Learn more.

Follow Up to Workshop “What Will You Carry Forward?”

This workshop featured four instructors who did a “show and tell” about how they incorporated lessons from the pandemic into their teaching. They then fielded questions from the audience. Now, through the magic of video technology, we are extending that workshop to those who were not able to attend the live event. Learn more.

Webinars: Teaching with MS Teams Meetings (May 13 & 18, 2021)

CATL recommends all summer courses use Microsoft Teams meetings if they require synchronous online sessions, as access to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra will end on June 30, 2021.

CATL is here to help instructors get ready to teach with Microsoft Teams meetings this summer! Join us for a live online training session, “Teaching With Microsoft Teams” on Thursday, May 13 from 3–4 p.m. or on Tuesday, May 18 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

This session will cover the following basics for using Teams meetings in your class:

  • Scheduling meetings for your synchronous class sessions
  • Configuring meeting options
  • Sharing Teams meeting links in Canvas
  • Meeting controls
  • Sharing your screen or a PowerPoint
  • Using Breakout Rooms
  • Downloading Attendance Reports
  • Recording meetings
  • Polling

The instructional portion of the session will also be recorded for those who cannot attend.

For specific questions or a quicker refresher on using Teams meetings for instruction, also feel free to drop by CATL’s end-of-semester drop-in hours or schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Click Here to Register for May 13
Click Here to Register for May 18

Didn’t register? No problem! You can also join us with the following links: