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    Develop or revise a course using proven student-centered methods to engage diverse learners.

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    Engage students through teaching and learning strategies that tap into student motivation, deepen learning, empower groups, and increase feedback.

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    Use the Blackboard Learning Management System to create a consistent experience for students, centralize content, engage diverse students, and manage assessment.

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    Teaching online offers some unique advantages. Learn about the basic skills needed to develop and teach an online course.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Featured Content

Submit Grades to Banner from Blackboard

There is a new integration between Banner and Blackboard.  We undertook changing the integration to improve the experience for faculty and students by providing real-time updates to enrollments and faculty assignments as well as providing a means to send grades directly from Blackboard to Banner.

LIT will be holding drop in sessions June 16-June 28th to help instructors with the changes in the process for submitting grades. See the calendar to the left for dates and times.

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Empower Groups

Kickstart Group Success

Much of the work that happens in today's global economy takes place in groups and teams. Setting groups up for success requires deliberate effort. Find out more about a toolkit that you can use and customize to help groups get off to a productive start and produce strong results!

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Making of an EPIC course with Prof. Christina Lanzl

Experiential approach to teaching and learning that mirrors the real-life workplace environment in engineering, technology, design, management, and related disciplines.

While some courses are a natural choice for EPIC, we occasionally come across a course that did not start as such but where an idea to incorporate project-based learning paid off and led to unforgettable experience.

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Perspectives in Teaching & Learning Blog
 

Jun
24

Banner Grade Submit Anomalies

1. Some courses may not initially load a list of students when entering the Midterm or Final Grades section of the Banner Grade Submit tool.

This situation occurs after clicking on the link to Banner Grade Submit link in the …

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Jun
13

LIT Faculty Drop-In Sessions: How to Submit Midterm Grades Directly from Bb

Now you can simplify your workflow and submit grades directly from Blackboard to Banner. Learn How.

To see a demo and get hands-on assistance, visit LIT in one of the drop-in sessions across campus:

  • Friday June 17th – 10am-3pm

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Jun
13

UPDATE: Banner to Blackboard Integration

There is a new integration between Banner and Blackboard.  We undertook changing the integration to improve the experience for faculty and students by providing real-time updates to enrollments and faculty assignments as well as providing a means to send grades …

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New Teaching and Learning Resources

 

Effective Use of Learning Objectives

University of New Mexico's effective use of performance objectives for learning and assessment using SMART criteria, Bloom's and Fink's taxonomies.
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Rubric for Assessing Course Objectives

Penn State's peer review rubric for assessing course objectives or student learning outcomes resulting from course participation.
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Examples of Course Goals and Learning Objectives

Sample of course goals and learning objectives from Suffolk University's CTE Course Design Program.
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Association of American Colleges and Universities LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes

The LEAP campaign is organized around a robust set of "Essential Learning Outcomes" -- all of which are best developed by a contemporary liberal education. Described in College Learning for the New Global Century, these essential learning outcomes and a set of "Principles of Excellence" provide a new framework to guide students' cumulative progress through college. Through its VALUE Initiative, AAC&U has developed a set of rubrics to assess many of the following learning outcomes. Beginning in school, and continuing at successively higher levels across their college studies, students should prepare for twenty-first-century challenges.


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