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Leveraging Generative AI to Develop Quiz and Exam Questions

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

In this session we’ll explore prompts and strategies to optimize the use of generative AI tools like Bing, Chat, and Bard to expand your pool of quiz and exam questions while still providing equally difficult versions of your assessments. We’ll also explore ways to deliver different versions of your exams including using tools like Gradescope […]

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Canvas Can Do That?! Canvas Features That Can Save You Time

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

In this quick session, we’ll explore some hidden, timesaving features in Canvas, including creating a reusable bank of comments for students, messaging students in bulk according to their submission status or grades, and having Canvas drop students’ lowest grades automatically. There will also be time to troubleshoot ways you want to make Canvas work better […]

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Polling for Active Learning and Lecturing

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Live polling is a great way to make lectures more interactive. In this session, we’ll explore best practices in polling activity design and offer practical tips for running live polls and tracking student participation. We’ll consider the benefits and drawbacks of PollEverywhere in particular and answer questions about its integration capabilities with Canvas and presentation […]

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Engaging Your Students on the First Day

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

What we do on the first day of class matters for how the rest of the semester unfolds. It is an opportunity to introduce yourself and your course design, provide students with a glimpse of your teaching style, and communicate your expectations. This session will explore ways to make you and your students feel at […]

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Creating a Class Atmosphere that Encourages Discussion Across Difference

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Conversations about and across differences are crucial to learning in many classes, yet many instructors feel anxious about engaging topics that seem too controversial.  In this session, you’ll share ideas about strategies to create a trusting classroom where students can speak with and listen to each other in productive ways.

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Supporting Students with Disabilities by Making Course Materials Accessible

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

Creating accessible course materials – from documents, to instructional videos, to Canvas sites – can ensure that students are able to fully engage with your course. In this session, you will learn how to efficiently create and remediate frequently-used course materials to be usable by all students, particularly those who receive disability-related accommodations.

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Thinking Proactively About Accommodations & Accessibility

Facilitator: CETLI Staff

What can you do to prepare for disability accommodations before you even get them? This session will explore ways you can focus on what’s most important about your course and plan for flexibility in your course design so that students with accommodations (and others) feel supported as they learn.

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Setting Expectations Around Student Use of Generative AI

Facilitator: Catherine Turner, Director, Faculty Programming and Pedagogy

In this workshop, sponsored jointly with Penn’s office of Community Standards and Accountability, faculty will prepare for the Fall semester by considering their expectations around students’ use of generative AI platforms (like Chat GPT, Bing, Bard and others).  Discussion will focus on how faculty can use assignment design, class time and their syllabus to help […]