Welcome

Welcome to the Teaching & Learning section of the Instructional Technology pages. The purpose of this page and linked pages are to serve as a resource for faculty pointing to information to assist in the crafting of learning experiences.

Guides

There are a number of guides available covering a number of different topics including universal design for learning, using Wikipedia as a teaching tool, and using digital media. All of these guides are curated into a subject list of "Teaching and Learning" The list may be viewed at http://guides.lib.lawrence.edu/teachlearn. The individual guides are below.

  • Digital Media Toolbox - Created for instructors and students, this guide contains information about using media while respecting copyright and fair use, recommendations for managing and working through your media projects, and tools and resources you can use to create them.
  • Fostering Academic Integrity - "Cheat-resistant assignments are unique and meaningful: that is, they are specific to your classroom and designed to engage students in work with which they can connect and to which they can relate. The ideas [in this guide] on unique and meaningful assignments are adapted from Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James Lang and from information presented by The Meaningful Writing Project (http://meaningfulwritingproject.net/)."
  • Infographics - This guide contains a description of what infographics are and recommendations for how to use them in a class.
  • Universal design for Learning, Neurodiversity - This guide is a resources for those interested in learning more about universal design for learning (UDL), and neurodiversity.
  • Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool - This guide contains information about what Wikipedia is, how to use Wikipedia for college level research, how to evaluate individual Wikipedia articles.

Instructional Design Blog and ID Corner Podcast

Microsoft Whiteboard New Features

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 3:41pm
Microsoft has announced new features for it’s Whiteboard app. The scenario in the video pertains to Teams, but all the new functions pertain to the web version of the whiteboard as well. You should be able to use these tools whether on a Mac or Windows PC. Some the notable (pun intended) additions are: board … Continue reading Microsoft Whiteboard New Features

[FIXED] Canvas Studio – Assignment Issue

Thu, 10/28/2021 - 12:51pm
A little over two weeks ago I posted about an issue with assignment file submissions and Canvas Studio. A fix has been developed and pushed to production. Students can now successfully submit media through Canvas Studio for assignments configured to allow File uploads as the submission type. The student interface for such assignments appears as: … Continue reading [FIXED] Canvas Studio – Assignment Issue

Canvas – Make Sure Your Browser is Up-To-Date

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 4:13pm
It would be a shame if you entered grades and came back later to find them gone. this scenario was recently reported to me. The word from Canvas support was that an out-of-date browser (Firefox in this case) was the culprit. Regardless of the browser you use please make sure you keep it up to … Continue reading Canvas – Make Sure Your Browser is Up-To-Date