Recording: Presenting Feedback to Learners (December 3, 2021)

Andy Butler, Associate Professor of Education and department chair, presented to new STEM faculty on why, how, and when to give feedback to your students, and what students value most in feedback that they receive. The session recording can be viewed here (with apologies for the video and lighting quality) and the slide deck and […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, December 17, 2021): “Promoting review and retention via reflective homework”

Janie Brennan, a Senior Lecturer in EECE, will discuss her experiences implementing “reflective homework”, a technique that is rapidly gaining popularity in engineering education. The reflective homework strategy is an approach to formative assessment that incentivizes understanding and mastery; encourages review and reflection for long-term material retention; and (as a bonus) disincentivizes cheating.  What: “Promoting review […]

Recording: Lessons Learned: Student Perspectives on Educational Experiences During the Pandemic (August 13, 2021)

EnCouncil students, including Caitlind Walker, Edward Morris, and Erika Ezife, discussed their experiences negotiating last year’s educational landscape. The session recording is linked below and can found in this box folder. You may need your WUSTL key to view this recording. If the link routes you to a Zoom sign-in page, choose “Sign in with SSO,” […]

Recording: Embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) within Engineering Courses (August 6, 2021)

During this brown bag, Meghann Pytka presented general strategies for developing and delivering inclusive courses. Tucker Krone focused on developing inclusive engineering problems; and Neal Patwari shared insights from his “Equity and Fairness in Estimation and Classification” course. The session recording is linked below and the presentation slides can found in this box folder. You may […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, August 6th): Embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) within Engineering Courses

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) within Engineering Courses” on Friday (8/6) @ 12:00pm. Meghann Pytka will discuss general strategies for developing and delivering inclusive courses. Tucker Krone will focus on developing inclusive engineering problems; and Neal Patwari will share […]

Recording: Flipping your classroom do’s and don’ts (July 23, 2021)

During this brown bag, Jason Crandall presented general guidelines on why and how to flip a course, while Patty Weisensee gave a detailed look at her journey with flipping Thermodynamics II. She also provided examples of modules, quiz questions, worksheets, and grading practices from her course. The session recording is linked below and the presentation […]

Recording: Canvas Hints and Hacks (July 9, 2021)

This brown bag was an overview of advanced Canvas topics. Bill Siever and Chiamaka Asinugo presented tips on scraping and simplifying various kinds of data out of Canvas, course design, using quiz banks, and useful third party tools. The session recording is linked below. You may need your WUSTL key to view this recording. If […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, July 23rd): Flipping your Classroom: Do’s and Don’ts

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Flipping your Classroom: Do’s and Don’ts” on Friday (7/23) @ 12:00pm. Jason Crandall will discuss general guidance for flipped classes, and Patty Weisensee will share insights from four semesters of flipping a mechanical engineering course. What: Flipping your Classroom: Do’s and Don’ts Virtual Brown […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, July 9th): Canvas Hints and Hacks

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Canvas Hints and Hacks” on Friday (7/9) @ 12:00pm. Bill Siever will show how Python scripts can be used with Canvas (e.g., easily updating all due dates for a new semester) and some useful Chrome Extensions, including one developed for grading in […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, January 8): Canvas Course Templates

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Canvas Course Templates” this Friday (1/8) @ 12:00pm. Topics to be covered include: Template Benefits, Template Options, Template Imports from Canvas Commons, and Template Customization. This session is primarily intended for faculty who are teaching in Spring 2021. What: Canvas Course Templates Virtual […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, December 11): Intermediate Zoom Features

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Intermediate Zoom Features” this Friday (12/11) @ 12:00pm. Topics to be covered include: Zoom/Canvas integration, co-hosts and alternative hosts, polling, reports, and managing Zoom recordings. This is primarily intended for faculty (or AIs/TAs) who have limited experience managing and hosting Zoom meetings.  […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, December 4): Advanced Testing Options

The McKelvey Instructional Design Team will be holding a Lunch and Learn session focused on “Advanced Testing Options” this Friday (12/4) @ 12:00pm. Topics to be covered include: Kaltura vs Canvas Quizzes for video lecture assessment; extended time for accommodations; take home Canvas Quizzes; bonus questions; student-selected questions; and administering multiple exam versions.  What: Advanced Testing Options […]

Recording: Assessment Brown Bag (September 3)

Our eighth brown bag was a moderated discussion facilitated by Jay Turner on various topics related to assessment and academic integrity. Patty Weisensee, Emily Boyd, and Jim Feher shared their experiences with take-home tests, Zoom proctored exams, and Respondus Monitor. Jay also shared thoughts from Young-Shin Jin about using oral exams, and fielded questions and […]

Recording: Technology Tools Brown Bag (August 28th)

Our seventh virtual brown bag was held on August 28th. The instructional design team answered questions about Zoom, Kaltura, Gradescope, and Canvas. The recording is a Zoom recording that was processed and hosted in Kaltura. For your convenience, we’ve added Chapters to this recording that highlight when each topic was discussed. You can find the […]

Virtual Brown Bag (Thursday, September 3): Assessment and Academic Integrity

The instructional design team invites you to join us on Thursday for an moderated panel discussion on assessment and academic integrity. Jay Turner will moderate the discussion, with Patty Weisensee, Emily Boyd, Jim Feher, and the instructional design team serving as the panel. Each of these faculty will comment on their experiences with adapting assessments […]

Virtual Brown Bag (FRIDAY, August 28): Tech Tips

The instructional design team invites you to join us this Friday for an informal discussions on teaching technology tips. We’ll answer the questions you’ve asked in our workshops this summer about Kaltura, Canvas, Gradescope, Zoom, and classroom technology. Join us for step-by-step demonstrations or to have your own questions answered. To accommodate the McKelvey Education, […]

Recording: Classroom Teaching Technology Virtual Brown Bag (August 20)

Our sixth virtual brown bag was held on August 20th from one of the pooled classrooms on Danforth campus. During this demonstration, Emily Boyd showed how to use the pooled classroom technology to deliver a hybrid lecture to students in-person and online simultaneously. Emily modeled the use of a tablet, a doc cam, and a […]