Send a Shout-out!

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Share your Gratitude

With the university holiday fast approaching, this is a great time to say thank you to those in our ISU community who have made a difference in your life. We encourage all Cyclones to send a shout-out to anyone you appreciate at Iowa State and let them feel how much you value them. Scan the QR code below or go to to participate!


With a joy for teaching,

Sara Marcketti, Assistant Provost and Executive Director

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

ISU Online Learning Community

This virtual meeting lets instructors receive answers to all questions about Canvas and other ISU centrally-supported technologies.

Cyndi Wiley, PhD, Digital Accessibility Lead, will preview Ally, a powerful Canvas integration that provides guidance to instructors on best practices to enhance the usability and accessibility of Canvas courses and course documents. Ally automatically checks course content and files for common accessibility issues and provides feedback on how to proactively address these issues and improve your course quality and materials for all students.

Additionally, the CELT team will share the latest updates on the New Quizzes timeline and when/what you might expect in the next update. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about Iowa State Online and the changes coming to the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

November 11, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

CELT Event Coordinator III Position Open

This position will provide support for faculty professional development initiatives offered by CELT. Responsibilities include logistical coordination, scheduling, and planning of faculty professional development programs and events. The Event Coordinator III is part of the Instructor Development team and is included in the programming sessions and provides input for many of these CELT initiatives.

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CELT's Miller Faculty Fellowship Program

Deadline is Approaching Fast!

The Miller Faculty Fellowship, made possible by the generosity of F. Wendell Miller, is a competitive grant program supported by the President's Office, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and administered through CELT, that supports faculty members to "enhance their scholarly work in the university's undergraduate academic programs and develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning."

CELT is now accepting proposals for 2023-2024 Miller Faculty Fellowships with the deadline of Monday, December 12, 2022

Funding for 2023-2024 will include three categories of grants: 

  • Requests up to $5000 
  • Requests up to $15,000 
  • Requests up to $25,000

For over 25 years, the Miller Fellowship Program has funded nearly $5 million dollars worth of projects for over 250 faculty within each university's colleges. Previous Miller Faculty Fellows note that the funding improved their undergraduate teaching and furthered their professional development with proof of concept seed funding for external grants and opportunities to present and publish their work. 

For full details, see the Miller Faculty Fellowship Program page or if you have questions, email us at

Upcoming CELT Events

Building a Quiz with New Quizzes (Canvas)

December 1, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Virtual Event

Turning your Scholarly Teaching into Scholarship

of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

December 2, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Miller Faculty Fellowship Program Proposal Writing

December 5, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Migrating "Simple" Classic Quizzes in New Quizzes (Canvas)

December 8, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Virtual Event

Explore the Settings for Student Accommodations

in New Quizzes (Canvas)

December 8, 2:10 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Virtual Event

For a full list of our programming, view by topic via the downloadable

CELT 2022 Late Fall programming (docx), and register to attend here:

CELT Events Calendar

Seeking support with instructional design?

Help is available for instructional design, technology, New Quizzes, and Canvas during Open Labs, Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at 3015 Morrill Hall. We are also available to meet online via this Webex meeting room link

If you prefer to meet outside these hours or have a support question, please email to create a ServiceNow ticket, and notify our team. Note: To provide efficient support, please include your course title, ask your question(s) or describe the issue(s) with steps to replicate it when you email us.

Prefer a print version? Click below to view our Teaching Tip as a printable pdf.

CELT Teaching Tip for November 10, 2022

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