OTL Drop-In Office Hours
Do you have questions about preparing your syllabus?
Would you like to brainstorm a new activity to try in your classes this fall?
Do you want to learn how to use Canvas to provide feedback to your students?
Experts from the Office of Teaching and Learning will be available for brief drop-in consultations to discuss these very questions and other teaching topics you would like to discuss. Come visit us at Anderson Academic Commons, Suite 350! After you walk into the Anderson Academic Commons, walk up the stairs that are on the left, and once upstairs walk straight forward. We are just past the glass classroom known as The Loft. We are also available to talk via phone or ZOOM, so please contact us individually or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to set up a time to talk remotely. Our available drop-in hours are:
The first week of September:
September 4-6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 7, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The second week of September:
September 10-13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
September 14, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Of course, we are also available any time throughout the year! You can make an appointment for longer consultations by contacting the OTL. We have a wide range of expertise in our office. Jill Weddle can work with you to discover new educational technology and to advance your knowledge on Canvas. Heather Tobin is an expert in course design and development as well as using ePortfolios for reflection in your classes. Terri Johnson can work with you on such topics as course design and development and teaching strategies. Virginia Pitts is happy to discuss creating engaging learning environments as well as hybrid course design and delivery. Kathy Keairns can talk with you about online education and emerging academic technologies. Christina Paguyo is our expert in designing program-level assessment plans and interpreting assessment findings.
- Assessment – Would you like to make program assessment more meaningful and beneficial for your department? Would you like to explore how to use formative assessment in your classroom?
- Canvas and other Educational Technologies – Would you like to learn more about using Canvas for your courses? Are you interested in talking with someone about incorporating videos into your course?
- Course Design and Development – Do you want to work with someone on perfecting your learning objectives? Would you like help developing an outline of your course?
- ePortfolios – Are you interested in incorporating ePortfolios in your class to encourage reflection? Do you want to talk to someone about best practices for using DU Portfolio?
- Hybrid and Blended Courses – Do you want to chat with someone about ways in which the hybrid approach can improve student learning? Are you interested in talking through how best to design and deliver a hybrid course?
- Online learning – Would you like to talk with someone about how best to transition a traditionally face-to-face course into an online course? Do you want to brainstorm best practices for creating an effective online class?
We look forward to working with you!