by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Fall 2021 marks our transition to Canvas as SLU’s new Learning Management System (LMS). Working in a new LMS will likely require more of your time and patience. You’ll need to learn or grow comfortable with new tools. You’ll need to rethink the design of your course, how… Continue reading Teaching with Canvas
Tea For Teaching is a podcast produced by the SUNY-Oswego Center for Teaching. The latest episode, dated August 26, offers some advice for returning to the classroom. https://feed.podbean.com/teaforteaching/feed.xml
A new resource guide on Assisting Students with Short-Term Absences Keep Current has now been posted to the Reinert Center website. If you want to find more resource guides we offer, visit this webpage. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here (LINK).
A new resource guide on Building the Journal Tool in Canvas has been posted to the Reinert Center website [LINK]. If you want to find more information on Canvas at SLU, visit this webpage. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here (LINK).
As a part of the Reinert Center's ongoing commitment to supporting equitable educational experiences, we are launching a new set of resources devoted to "Decentering" teaching and learning. Our first video, "Introduction to Decentering Teaching and Learning" can be viewed [HERE]. Look for more resources and articles in the weeks and months ahead.
by Sandy Gambill, Sr. Instructional Developer, Reinert Center If you want a break from true crime podcasts this summer, here are a couple of recommendations for podcasts that deal with timely teaching and learning issues. Are there educational podcasts you’re loving lately? Please feel free to tell us about them in the comments. Dead Ideas… Continue reading Teaching Podcasts for Your Summer Enjoyment and Edification
by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Well, it’s that time of year. As we move closer to graduation we are administering and grading exams, final projects and presentations. We will also soon receive notification that our course evaluations are available. Course evaluations often provide an opportunity to take stock and identify if changes need… Continue reading Bursting the Busywork Bubble
The Course Design Institute is a two-week immersive experience that will spark new ways of thinking about your course, empower you to prioritize what matters most to you, and help you to create clear learning paths for students. Most CDI participants leave with 80-90% of their courses designed. Grounded in research and based on a… Continue reading Course Design Institute Registration Open
by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning In the near future, we hope for a return to regular, or semi-regular, in-person instruction, albeit with some modifications and social distancing guidelines remaining in place. Planning, now, for a shift back to fully in-person teaching is important, yet many of us are… Continue reading When we return, what follows?
The Reinert Center has created a new Resource Guide to help faculty when drafting recommendation letters. The guide offers a few framing thoughts as well as a strategies to help faculty work against implicit bias and stereotypes when writing letters for students. Avoiding Racial and Gender Bias When Writing Recommendation Letters Although the guide is… Continue reading New Resource Guide