Is This Real? Simulation Interest Group

Image from news.aamc.org article “Future or Fad” Interested in Simulation? Come One Come All! We invite everyone on campus who is interested in watching, learning about, or creating any kind of simulation learning activity to join us for a monthly interest group lunch. We will discuss what we’re doing and what we’d like to create. […]

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Teaching Excellence Seminar Series 2019-2020

  4th Annual Teaching Excellence Seminar Series Quality learning begins with quality teaching. This popular seminar series is designed to provide a variety of effective teaching practices and strategies for the adult classroom to enhance your teaching skills. Topics will range from active learning to teaching with technology. Coming in September, 2019. Sign up for […]

Quality Compass

Steps in an official Quality Matters Course Review

The Quality Matters peer review is a rigorous process. The active course review period is approximately three weeks; during this period, the team convenes, independently reviews the course, makes decisions, and writes substantive feedback in the Reviewer Worksheet online. The compiled feedback from the three reviewers is usually submitted to the faculty developer/instructor within four to […]

Instructional Design for Fort Worth MD

The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) employs instructional designers with expertise in a wide range of instructional solutions, from the traditional to the cutting edge. We are committed to these core goals: Recommending sustainable teaching strategies and educational technology choices that are realistic, scalable, and support your learning objectives. Providing the practical experience necessary for […]

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UNTHSC studio spaces for faculty, staff, and students: The One University Studio

UNTHSC One University Studio One University Studio is open with full-service video studio to cater to and encourage the increasing demand for high quality, professional videos for face-to-face, online, and blended classes, continuing education, and media communication. One University Studio is located on the 4th floor of the Gibson D. Lewis Library (LIB 410) and […]

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DxR Clinician

DxR Clinician is a web based patient simulation package that allows the student to question the patient, conduct a simulated physical examination, and order lab tests. At each step, the student can review the results and responses before making diagnostic and management choices. Find out more about DRX Clinician Here. Need an account for DxR […]

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Teaching Assistant Requirements and Process at UNTHSC

In order to have a Teaching Assistant added to a course, please complete the following steps: The TA Name, course name and number, instructor and level of TA access (masters or PhD) is emailed to canvas@unthsc.edu and copied to registrar@unthsc.edu Canvas confirms the student has/has not completed TA BootCamp If not, the student must register and […]

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Discussion Board Issues from Laura March and Mark Anthoney, Instructional Designers

Mark Anthoney and Laura March, members of the Instructional Designer to Instructional Designer group have created a fabulous infographic resources to help fix discussion board issues. The online version (which includes live hyperlinks) is available here: http://bit.ly/discussiondoctor.  Full information is available here: http://bit.ly/fulldiscussiondoctor Do you need help with online discussion boards? Contact CIL@unthsc.edu

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Learning Glass

The Center for Innovative Learning now offers faculty the Learning Glass, a transparent glass board, to enhance their instruction.  Contact the CIL at canvas@unthsc.edu  for more information on how to use this service! Image from Eller College of Management on Vimeo The Learning Glass offers faculty the ability to create high quality, compelling recordings of […]

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Timing – Tools for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment When can you use it? Concept Mapping Concept maps require a lot of cognitive work on the part of the student, and a lot of preparation and analysis on the part of the instructor. Be sure you have tested the concept map activity yourself and given the class the appropriate amount […]

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Technology Based Options – Tools for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Technology Based Options Concept Mapping There are numerous software tools where students can create concept maps digitally. A few favorites are: Canva   https://www.canva.com/graphs/mind-maps/ Free Mind    http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/ Mindomo    https://www.mindomo.com/ Student-Generated Test Question PeerWise is an excellent, free tool to use for student generated multiple choice questions. Follow the instructions […]

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Student Generated Questions

Tools for Formative Assessment Student Generated Test Questions Basic Strategy Students generate test questions and model answers for critical areas of learning. Why would you use it? Helps instructors see what their students consider important or memorable, what they consider to be fair and useful test questions, and how well they can answer the questions […]

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Basic Strategy for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Basic Strategy Concept Mapping Concept maps are drawings or diagrams used to help students organize and represent knowledge of a subject. Concept maps begin with a main idea (or concept) and then branch out to show how that main idea can be broken down into specific topics. Student-Generated Test Question Students […]

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Procedures for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment How does it work? Concept Mapping Select the concept/theme you wish students to use as a starting point. Create a concept map: Identify related key words or phrases. Write down words and key phrases. Rank the concepts (key words) from the most abstract/general to the most concrete/specific. Cluster concepts that function […]

Concept Mapping

Tools for Formative Assessment Concept Mapping Concept Mapping Tool at UNTHSC – Mindomo Basic Strategy Concept maps are drawings or diagrams used to help students organize and represent knowledge of a subject. Concept maps begin with a main idea (or concept) and then branch out to show how that main idea can be broken down […]

Classroom Assessment Techniques – Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Formative Assessment enhances learning Why should you include formative assessment in every course? Periodic exams are important, but how do you know that your students are really “getting it” along the way? Formative assessment techniques enable you to take the temperature of your class, so that you can intervene and adjust […]

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Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure testing solution that is now available at UNTHSC for use in face-to-face classes to enhance the integrity and security of tests delivered in Canvas. environment within Canvas. LockDown Browser is a software program that functions as a web browser that prevents students from navigating away from the testing screen. […]

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Snow Day Solutions

What options are available for keeping your class on schedule when there is a snow day or other unforeseen problems prevent you and your students from getting to class? The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) offers solutions for making sure you don’t fall behind. Before deciding if you should cancel class, be sure to check the UNTHSC […]