Staying Current with Learn@UW Tools

UW Madison’s Learn@UW suite of tools continues to expand and evolve in response to feedback from faculty and staff at UW Madison. Spring semester, new tools offered include:

TopHat has arrived on the scene to provide a web based student response system.   As of January 2016, UW Madison instructors can use TopHat at no charge. To learn more about this interactive assessment tool, contact Jenny McBurney at MERIT, or visit the help tutorials posted online.

Kaltura Media Space provides a repository for video used for instructional use.   Kaltura now includes “CaptureSpace Lite” that allows webcam recording from the desktop.
To learn more about Kaltura and CaptureSpace Live, visit the web site and view the tutorials posted online.  Contact Jim Jonas with questions about copyright and fair use; Catherine Stephens lends help with integrating Kaltura links into D2L or Moodle.

MERIT staff continue to partner with DoIT academic technology and provide instructional design and guidance to faculty and staff in the use of web based tools for teaching and learning.  Contact Catherine Stephens, MERIT’s Education Technology Consultant to learn more or to schedule time for consultation.

Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion Grants, Round Two

With support from the School of Education’s Dean’s office, we are pleased to announce (3) projects have been approved to receive RITI grant funds.  Approved projects for RITI round two include:

  • Creating Online Course for Cultural Responsiveness Education and Training
  • Technology – Peer Mentorship Approach
  • Opening the World of Contemporary Art through Hybrid Classes

Additional details about projects can be found on the RITI grant website.  MERIT looks forward to providing support as these exciting projects unfold over Spring semester.

Congrats to Art, Counseling Psych, and Curriculum and Instruction.  Special thanks to all who applied for funding, the SoE Dean’s office, and the RITI Grant Review Team.  For additional information, please contact Catherine Stephens.