Look through these materials as you prepare your finals for helpful tips and tricks. Don't forget about the upcoming OER Virtual Summit, Miller Grant applications, and CyThx!
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CELT Teaching Tip • December 2, 2021
Preparing for Final Exams & End of Semester
As we wrap up the Fall semester and prepare for final exams, here are a few resources and key pieces of information to keep in mind:

  • Grades are due December 21. All grades must be submitted by 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21. The End-of-Semester Checklist provides resources to help you submit grades through Canvas. The CELT Instructional Design Team will also hold Open Labs specifically focused on grade submission on December 20 and December 21 from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. in 3015 Morrill and online via Webex. Stop by at your convenience.

  • Course conclusion in Canvas. The anticipated date for Canvas course conclusion for Fall term courses is January 3, 2022. All faculty with Fall courses on Canvas are encouraged to review the Course Conclusion in Canvas CELT webpage, which provides tips to help you navigate the course conclusion process.

  • Winter Break hours. CELT will operate on a modified schedule over the winter term in an effort to conserve energy with fewer activities on campus. The CELT office will be closed the week of December 27-31. Beginning January 3, CELT will be open with modified hours of 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. We will resume normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) when the Spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 18.

  • Canvas Support, 24/7. We would like to remind you that Canvas support is available 24/7 if you are in need of assistance while our offices are closed or on a modified schedule. Follow the "? Help" icon in your left navigation bar in Canvas for all of the support options available to you.

If you need any further assistance, you can always email celt-help@iastate.edu. This will create a ticket and one of our team members will be assigned to help you as soon as they're able. We wish you the best as we enter the final weeks of the semester!
Miller Faculty Fellowship Applications - Deadline Approaching!
The Miller Faculty Fellowship program annually provides recipients with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in undergraduate academic programs and develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning. Recipients have up to 12 months to meet their project goals. The deadline for Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals for the 2021-2022 academic year is Monday, Dec. 13. Program and application details are online. Questions may be directed to CELT, celt-miller@iastate.edu
2022 Iowa OER Virtual Summit - Registration Open
Register today for the 2022 Iowa OER Summit. The 2022 Summit will take place virtually on March 1-3 from 12-4 p.m. All who are interested in open educational resources are welcome and encouraged to attend this free summit to network and connect with others!

All information for registration and the planned agenda can be found on the Iowa OER Summit website.
Unable to attend your department’s Annual Inclusive Classroom Training (AY21-22)?
Faculty who could not participate in their unit’s scheduled training (see the completed training list) may register to attend a CELT-facilitated University-wide Training in December (for faculty) or during the 2022 spring semester (for graduate teaching assistants, faculty, and staff).

To learn more, visit the Annual Inclusive Classroom Training webpage. In addition, graduate teaching assistants seeking a professional development opportunity are welcome to attend the S2022 offerings.
December CELT Programming
Register for the events listed below by searching CELT’s Upcoming Events page or CELT’s channel on the ISU Events Calendar. Additionally, we can help register you by emailing celt@iastate.edu with your name, email, department, and program you plan to attend.
Engage Students: With Content, Instructor, and Fellow Students

Equity & Inclusion: Enhance Your Teaching Practices

Technology Tools and Strategies: Enhance your teaching, any modality!
Where to Find Support
CELT Open Labs

Visit 3015 Morrill Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through Dec. 3 for assistance with Canvas or other pedagogical questions/concerns.
Email CELT

Email celt-help@iastate.edu to submit a ticket and request a specific one-on-one with a CELT staff member. Make sure to include the course title and any questions you may have.
IT Solution Center

You can email the ISU Solution Center (solution@iastate.edu) or call them (515-294-4000) for technical support. You may also call and follow the prompts to speak with a Canvas representative for support.
24/7 Canvas Support

You may also call 515-294-4000 and follow the prompts to speak with a Canvas representative for support. You can also live chat with Canvas through this link.
Prefer a Print version?
To view the Teaching Tip as a printable document, download the CELT Teaching Tip for December 2, 2021 (PDF).