Volume 4  |  Issue 6
May 2017
Upcoming  Events

June 15 & June 22, 2017
Upcoming Trainings  

Registration for summer ICON Integration training sessions are now available. Trainings are 
co-sponsored by OTLT and the College of Public Health. 
In the News

OTLT Research advances Elements of Success Big Data Project 

CLAS names six recipients of the Collegiate Teaching Awards for 2016-2017
Center for Teaching
TILE Feedback Shapes New Program Initiatives

As the TILE (Transform, Interact, Learn, Engage) Program nears its seventh anniversary, faculty feedback remains crucial to the program's success. In December of 2016, The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology invited 386 instructors to partake in a survey that will guide how we move forward to improve and enhance the teaching and learning experience in the TILE Program.

The survey was sent to individuals who participated in a TILE institute, training, or workshop enabling them to teach in a TILE classroom. Of 386 TILE-enabled instructors, 83 instructors submitted the survey, which returned a 21.5% response rate. The respondents include faculty who have engaged deeply with the TILE Program and benefitted from it professionally. 

Leading the Way at Unizin Innovations Summit

UI faculty and staff recently attended the 2017 Unizin Innovations Summit: Changing for the Future of Higher Education in Denver, CO. The theme for this year's Innovations Summit was
"How we can move forward together to create better digital teaching and learning environments by implementing important organizational changes?" 
The University of Iowa was well represented at the conference, and UI staff and faculty collaborated with colleagues from across the Unizin consortium to offer insight into how Unizin tools and activities are moving our vision for student success forward.

Maintaining Balance

The process of balancing more than one task requires careful planning, experience, and commitment. Much like balancing two objects, maintaining balance in the professional world also can be a challenge. 

For Assistant Professor of Computer Science Kyle Rector, however, balancing teaching and research has become more a process of combining two major aspects of her professional career into one key goal: improving accessibility through technology. 

Summer Read-a-Thon: OTLT Picks 
Stock up on your summer reading list with the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology book recommendations - some available in the Center for Teaching's Lending Library, located in 2080 UCC. 

If you're looking to read something new or re-read an old favorite, we hope one of our picks will spark your interest.  Click here to read more about our picks.
NEW Web Conferencing Solution

At the end of the spring 2017 semester, the Blackboard Collaborate integration with ICON will discontinue and be replaced with Zoom. Zoom is an application that will allow users to host and attend meetings and webinars. 

Understanding Your ACE Online Reports 

With the spring semester coming to a close, the ACE Online program will begin making reports available to instructors starting May 22, 2017.  In order to access these reports, instructors will need to log into the ACE Online program. Once logged in, instructors will have access to a variety of reports for each of the courses they taught during the Spring 2017 semester. For more information about how to access and interpret ACE Online reports please visit our website at  https://teach.its.uiowa.edu/technology-tools/ace-online-course-evaluations .