Since 2018, the Learning Technology Center has been exploring adaptive and personalized learning. The LTC would like to invite any UW-Whitewater faculty, staff, or student interested in adaptive and personalized learning to discuss the state of adaptive and personalized learning on campus.
These are open discussions. Registration is suggested but not required. There are two meetings this spring 2020 semester. Please feel free to attend either or both:
Remote attendance for these meetings is possible as well (please just contact email@example.com after registering to receive a Webex link to join virtually). If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Learning Technology Center.
On Friday, January 10th there will be a three hour Open Lab in McGraw 19C, spotted with five-minute mini sessions about targeted reminders on a wide range of topics. The LTC and LEARN Center would like to help you work on anything on your start of semester to-do list. Even if the mini session don’t touch on your tasks, there will be people here to help with anything during the Open Lab times.
1:00pm-1:30pm Canvas 24-7 Support vs HelpDesk followed by Open Lab
1:30pm-2:00pm Transferring content from one Canvas course to another followed by Open Lab
2:00pm-2:30pm What goes into a syllabus, and what resources are available? Followed by Open Lab
2:30pm-3:00pm Gradebook setup followed by Open Lab
3:00pm-3:30pm Designing good assignments in Canvas followed by Open Lab
3:30pm-4:00pm LEARN Center offerings for Spring followed by Open Lab
If the above is too much to keep track of during this busy time of year, just stop in during any time that works for you, and we will be here to help you get done the things YOU need to get done.
While walk-ins are encouraged, if you plan on joining us at any point, please consider signing up in advance so we know to expect you.
Resolved December 3rd, 6:42 PM. The issue has been resolved and new users are now able to access LinkedIn Learning.
Beginning on December 1st, users who have not previously logged into LinkedIn Learning are receiving an error message when trying to create an account. Users who have logged in prior to December 1st are not impacted. ICIT is working with LinkedIn to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Updates will be posted to this message as they are received.
If you have specific questions about this outage, please reach out to the UW-W TSC Helpdesk.
Between 3:15 PM CDT and 3:20 PM CDT on Friday, November 22nd some users were unable to access Canvas. The Canvas team describes this as a momentary issue. At this time the issue is resolved and Canvas is operating normally.
There is still time to apply for the Learning Technology Center’s Spring 2020 Emerging Technology Exploration Project focusing on Linkedin Learning! The deadline for applications is this Friday (11/22/19).
Winterim 2020 and Spring 2020 courses are now available in Canvas.
Course Combinations. Do you want to combine multiple sections of the same course into a single Canvas course? Follow the steps in the Cross-Listing/Merging Canvas Courses guide. If you need to combine courses that you are not the teacher for or if you have any questions please contact Canvas support.
Sync Grades to WINS (eGrading). Canvas does have the ability to send your course final grades directly to the WINS Grade Roster at the end of the semester. Get started by viewing the step-by-step instructions.
On Saturday, November 16, Instructure will deploy the latest release to the Canvas environment. The highlights of this release are listed below. The full release notes are also available.
Training Options: The Help Menu includes a new training portal link for instructors. This new training portal contains complimentary self-paced training resources and provides one-click registration for training webinars which are offered by Instructure.
Did you know that the Learning Technology Center (LTC) supports instructors in piloting emerging technologies in their courses? These technologies are selected in order to address teaching and learning challenges. Over the past few years, the LTC has supported instructors in exploring technologies including Webex Teams, Poll Everywhere, and adaptive learning platforms Realizeit and Cerego.
If you would like to hear more about the LTC’s emerging technology exploration projects, please sign up here to attend our upcoming information session at 3:00 pm on November 19th, 2019. In addition to providing information on our past and current projects, we will welcome feedback including suggestions for technologies you might like to use in the future.
If you have any questions or feedback relating to emerging technology explorations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adaptive learning platforms offer a way to structure student learning activities and assessments to personalize the learning experience on how a student performs. The adaptive learning platform provides targeted feedback and additional learning material to help foster student learning. Additionally, adaptive learning platforms typically offer instructors analytics to closely monitor student progress and areas that specific students may struggle.
Learning Technology Center staff will be at the UW-Whitewater at Rock County campus (HS0027) on Monday October 21st, 2019 from 12:00 to 12:50 pm to provide an information session on adaptive learning. If you are interested in learning more about adaptive learning, and the current adaptive learning pilot, please join us at this session!
If you have any questions about the information session, or adaptive learning more generally, please feel free to contact email@example.com
The UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center (LTC) is currently looking for instructors to explore the use of adaptive learning during the Spring 2020 semester.
About Adaptive Learning
Adaptive learning platforms offer a personalized learning experience for students, where the content “adapts” based on how students perform. The LTC’s current adaptive learning project focuses on the use of the platform Cerego.
Participants in the LTC’s adaptive learning project will utilize the adaptive learning platform Cerego, which is designed to comprise roughly between 7 and 10% of the learning activities/assessments in a course. The purpose of this Spring 2020 semester project is to explore the new upgrade of the Cerego adaptive learning platform.
Pilot instructors have flexibility in determining the course in which to implement the Cerego adaptive learning platform. By taking part in the project, instructors agree to fully participate in, and complete, all project requirements. These requirements include attendance at instructional development sessions with LTC staff.
The following semester-by-semester breakdown conveys the expectations for participating instructors:
Fall 2019 -Attend brief (~1 hour) introductory instructional development session with LTC staff (date TBD).
Winterim 2019-2020 -Attend one-day instructional development session with LTC staff (date TBD). -Create content in Cerego adaptive learning platform to comprise roughly 10% of the course (i.e., not used as extra credit).
Spring 2020 -Conduct at least one course using Cerego adaptive learning platform. -Complete “check-ins” with LTC staff. -Support the LTC in administering an end-of-semester (IRB approved) survey about the course to students. -Present on experiences using the adaptive learning platform at a LTC workshop or event.
Instructors participating in the adaptive learning project will receive a stipend to compensate the work they put into their course redesign. If all required components are completed, participating instructors can expect to receive a stipend of $1000.
The Qualtrics application form is available here. The deadline for applications is October 31st, 2019. After that date, LTC staff will be in contact with applicants.