First Fridays

Hey there! If you teach on campus, mark your calendar for the first Friday of every month!

45-minute webinars held via Zoom the first Friday of each month during the College of Undergraduate Studies semester schedule. Topics include a variety of teaching and learning research and strategies to support student engagement and learning.
Intended Faculty Audience: On-Campus/Adjunct/Full-Time/Undergrad/Grad

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Friday, September 2, 2022, 1pm CT
Engaging Students with CATs

Feel like you need to be a stand-up comedian to keep your students engaged? What if I told you CATs can help? Teaching is just one side of the educational equation. Classroom Assessment Techniques are quick, easy, and helpful to engage your students as a partner in the learning side of that equation. Join Dr. Lynn Lease in this webinar as she shares many examples of high stakes and low stakes, high tech and low tech, easy-to-implement strategies you can use in class today to engage students in learning AND help you and your students know if they truly are learning.

Friday, October 7, 2022, 1pm CT
Best Practices for Hybrid Course Design

Thinking about offering a hybrid course in the future? Hybrid courses offer a flexible modality, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. In this session, Dr. Lynn Lease will offer some best practices for hybrid course design that allows you to effectively use your in-class time and to engage students in learning outside of the classroom while still meeting the credit hour requirements of your course.

Friday, November 4, 2022, 1pm CT

A November topic will be revaled very soon! Check back.

Archived Sessions

Flipping your PowerPoint for the Student Brain

Are your class lecture slides filled with bullet points? It’s time to change things up! Join Dr. Lynn Lease in this webinar as she shares information we really need to understand about our students related to Cognitive Load Theory, the redundancy effect, information processing, chunking, and memory. You will walk away with some strategies for improving your slides turning your lecture into a more engaging and memorable learning experience!
Intended Audience: anyone who designs PowerPoints for teaching
Presented 3/4/22

Canvas Best Practices for the On-Campus Student Experience

On-Campus students who have access to Canvas as a supplemental resource were recently asked, “Describe your experience using Canvas for this course,” on an updated on-campus End-of-Course Evaluation. Join Dr. Lynn Lease in this webinar as she shares what students said. Dr. Lease also shares some design and organization tips and recommendations for making sure your students have a positive experience in Canvas in your next on-campus course!
Intended Faculty Audience: on-campus faculty who set up their own Canvas course content
Presented 2/11/22