Teaching Workshop Series: Canvas as a Pedagogical Tool


Spring 2017 Teaching Workshop Series

Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 am in the Faculty Center (MLIB 1705)

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Outreach is an opportunity to excite and engage young learners! Students benefit from exposure to new fields and concepts, as well as the chance to engage in critical thinking. But it is a significant challenge to tailor your message to different grade levels and to create engaging activities that also are effective for learning. In this workshop, you will learn how to distinguish between deep and shallow learning processes and outcomes, as well as how specific activities can be leveraged to increase meaningful learning. We will discuss strategies for customizing your communication with learners at different levels, as well as increasing impact by including ongoing assessment and opportunities for reflection. This workshop will include a variety of hands-on activities for you to practice customizing, planning, and communicating your work.

Facilitator: Kirsten Butcher, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

Registration for this workshop is closed because we have reached capacity. If you would like to be notified of future workshops regarding this topic please contact: info@gradschool.utah.edu.

Friday,  Oct. 28 | Information for Prospective Fulbright Students


Jolyn Schleiffarth, Fellowships & Benefits Coordinator, Graduate School

Howard Lehman, Professor, Political Science

Friday,  Nov. 18 | Canvas as a Pedagogical Platform

The architecture of Canvas opens opportunities to teachers and students to interact with the platform in the same ways they interact with the rest of the Internet: creatively, socially, dynamically. Canvas is a pedagogical tool that has an eye toward open adaptation — and toward learning out in the world, rather than only behind computer screens or inside brick-and-mortar classrooms. Canvas is not the course: it’s the launching pad for the course.

We will discuss how Canvas can support your teaching, and how using Modules, Quizzes, Rubrics and Collaborations can improve your assessment, feedback and communication with students. The Teaching and Learning Technology team will spend the last hour assisting and setting up appointments to address additional Canvas questions.


Jon Thomas, Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies

Friday,  Dec. 2 | Making Research Relevant and Understandable

This workshop includes discussion, writing and speaking activities designed to bring attention to the academy’s need to make our research more approachable across disciplines and communities. We will examine methods for making descriptions of our research more useful by focusing on its relevance, validity and accessibility, and borrowing techniques from #lolmythesis and Three Minute Thesis.


Jennifer Seagrave, Associate Instructor, Undergraduate Studies

Friday,  Oct. 7 |Slideology


Holly K. Johnson, HEI Consultant, CTLE / Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art & Art History

Feb. 3 | Teaching Dossier: Curriculum Vitae & Teaching Philosophy

This workshop focuses on creating a teaching portfolio that highlights your teaching practice as part of your scholarly credentials. Essentials for an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as research-grounded approaches to developing or sharpening your teaching philosophy statement will be discussed. Registrants are encouraged to bring their current CV and teaching philosophy statement for peer feedback opportunities.

Facilitator: Alyson Froehlich, Higher Education Instructional Consultant, CTLE / Assistant Professor, Psychology

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CANCELLED -  Feb. 10 | Learning Outcomes


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Last Updated: 4/10/17