It’s almost been a year since Iowa State University transitioned to remote work and online learning.
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CELT Teaching Tip • February 25, 2021
A starting point to feeling less stressed
It’s almost been a year since Iowa State University transitioned to remote work and online learning. For most of us, this time has been fraught with uncertainty and stress. While doing one more thing is the last thing any of us need, recognizing our stress and that of our students can be a useful starting point to feeling less stressed. 

With a joy for teaching,

Sara Marcketti, Director
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Thank you for every ounce you give
Midterm grade submissions are due on Mar. 19 (2:15 p.m.)
Instructors may begin submitting midterm grades on Mar. 6. To get started, review and use the steps in the Grade Submission in Canvas guide.
Jameel Kelley, a graduate student, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, received the Graduate Student Teaching Impact COVID-19 Exceptional Effort Award for becoming a trusted and indispensable resource for students with limited coding experience. Kelley shared, "I believe mindful flexibility is a desirable trait for any teacher..." Read how Kelley adapts in teaching on this Spotlight page.
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Locate the descriptions/registration information on each of the listings below along with the CELT’s programming schedule:

Award-Winning Seminar Series
  • Scientific teaching tidbits to enhance student learning with Sayali Kukday & Renu Srivastava, Mar. 8 (1:10-2:30 p.m.)

Course Design

Equity and Inclusion

Tech Tools

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Discuss Published Education Research in Your Discipline (DBER Journal Club), Mar. 1 (4-5 p.m.)
Webinar, Making art for mindfulness with Letitia Kenemer
Mar. 10 (11-11:50 a.m., register via this Mar. 10th calendar entry)
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Instructional Tools News and Updates
Recent news about Webex, Canvas and more!
Bookmark the CELT's Instructional Tools News & Updates page. Recent posts include:

Questions about these updates? Email or attend an online training
from one of the learning tech partners.
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  • Canvas support: Locate the ? Help menu (far left of your screen in Canvas) and use one of the resources or 24/7 support, call 515-294-4000 (listen to prompts for Canvas support).
  • Technical support: ISU Solution Center, email or call 515-294-4000.
  • Pedagogical support: CELT Response Team is available each Tuesday-Friday (11 a.m.-1 p.m.). Call 515-294-5357. Or, contact our CELT instructional designers by emailing your course title, describing the question or issues you have, and the steps to replicate it to This step will also create a ServiceNow ticket for easy tracking.
  • Local support: Contact your local support.

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