Center for Innovation In Teaching and Learning

February 2022

Technology Tools for Group Work
February 1, 2022

In this session, Lauren and Kelvin discussed the different technology tools available to help you implement group work effectively in your courses. They looked at group collaboration using Office 365 and other technology tools. As well as how to best use OneDrive, Online Doc sharing, Yammer, Kaizala, and other platforms when working within groups, as well as for your course as a whole.

Poll Everywhere
February 8, 2022

In this session, we discuss how to increase student engagement in your classroom through using Poll Everywhere. Poll Everywhere is an instructional technology tool that allows you to conduct formative assessments, foster student engagement through live polling, and increase the productivity of class discussions by providing an inclusive and easy-to-use discussion platform. We will discuss how to use Poll Everywhere, helpful topics to get started, and more. 

Assignment Tool & Turnitin
February 15, 2022

Watch this replay to see a review of the new assignment experience and settings available in iLearn, as well as the Turnitin integration for plagiarism and grammar checking. We also look at the options available for grading assignments through the iLearn grading experience and the Turnitin integration.

Implementing Critical Thinking in Your Course
February 22, 2022

During this session, we discuss the importance of critical thinking within your course. We discuss what questions to ask and assignments to implement to promote critical thinking and how to teach critical thinking skills such as discussing various points of view, asking questions, decision making, creativity, and connecting ideas. 

Session Materials: 

Critical Thinking Rubric NEIU
Critical Thinking Value Rubric
Definitions of Critical Thinking
UF-EMI Handout 
UF-CTS Handout 

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