This Week for Faculty: October 29, 2018

by | Oct 29, 2018

Want to facilitate robust discussions in CourseWorks (Canvas)? In this week’s featured workshop, we explore how the discussion tool can be used effectively to enhance your classroom conversation.

Featured Workshop

Facilitating Discussions in CourseWorks (Canvas): Effective Strategies for Engaging Classroom Conversation

During this 30-minute workshop, we will explore uses for discussion in the classroom with a primary focus on using the CourseWorks (Canvas) discussion tool to enrich face-to-face and online discussion. All participants will reflect on their use of online discussion and the potential applications for their teaching context.

This session is intended for faculty who have used the Canvas discussion tool or have participated in the CTL’s Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas) in-person or online training course.

You are encouraged to bring your computer to participate in workshop activities that will take place in CourseWorks.


Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Location: Butler Library 204


Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
LocationArmory, Hospitality Rm (4th Fl)

Upcoming Events

Metacognition as a Tool for Equity in the Classroom

Metacognition, sometimes referred to as “learning to learn,” is a powerful tool for building an equitable learning environment whether online or in-person. Examining key research in cognitive development theory, participants will learn how to intentionally use metacognitive strategies that help build students’ awareness of themselves as learners.


Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

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Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Armory, Hospitality Room (4th Floor)


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