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From the Center for Teaching Blog
July 18, 2016 — Just-in-Time Teaching Conference – August 22nd and 23rd
It’s never too late to make a good decision, right? Although planning fall courses starts long before the start of classes, we recognize that many instructors are still making course design and implementation decisions right up to the wire. That’s why we’re offering a variety of teaching workshops for Vanderbilt instructors on August 22nd and...
July 11, 2016 — CFT is accepting applications for an Instructional Technologist – Deadline July 17
We’re hiring! The CFT is seeking applicants for an Instructional Technologist position. This position will support faculty, students, and staff at Vanderbilt to enhance student learning through the use of Vanderbilt’s course management system and other online learning platforms. The Instructional Technologist will report to the CFT’s Assistant Director for Educational Technology and work collaboratively...
July 11, 2016 — Summer Course Management System Pilots
This summer, the Center for Teaching is facilitating pilots of three platforms under consideration for Vanderbilt’s next course management system (CMS). The platforms are Canvas by Instructure, Brightspace by D2L, and Blackboard Ultra by Blackboard. In April, the CFT hosted campus visits and public demos by all three vendors. Given feedback on the demos, the...
June 28, 2016 — Teaching with Digital Timelines
by Derek Bruff, CFT Director This year the Center for Teaching hosted a few educational technology working groups for faculty, staff, and students interested in exploring ways particular technologies might meet their instructional goals. One of the groups investigated the use of digital timeline tools, like Tiki-Toki and TimelineJS, that facilitate the creation of online,...
June 21, 2016 — Digital Polling in the Classroom: To BYOD or not to BYOD?
by Jane Hirtle, CFT Graduate Teaching Fellow At the Center for Teaching we’ve been keeping a close eye on the rapidly changing world of classroom response systems. Where once there were few options, professors now have many choices both in terms of what kind of system to use and how to employ it as a...