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Canvas Hands on Training

Canvas Training is On-Demand. Use the registration form below to request a training session date and time convenient for you. Introduction to Teaching with Canvas, I  –  The live session is an overview for new and beginner-level Canvas users. The session includes pre-enrollment in online training for hands on within your own Canvas Practice course. The online sessions[…]

Higher Order Thinking and Assessment Strategies – SPH Quality Enhancement Plan for Teaching and Education

Fall 2015 Faculty Development Seminar The SPH Office of Academic Affairs in collaboration with the UNTHSC Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) present: “Higher Order Thinking Teaching and Assessment Strategies ~ An Overview” Session Evaluation This seminar is designed to re-familiarize faculty members with “Higher Order Thinking” and how HOT should be addressed in the context[…]

Social Media in Medical Education Course

The world’s first university course describing social media from the medical perspective goes global as The Social MEDia Course is launched with innovative prezis, post tests and gamification. From the course info, “Social media is changing how medicine is practiced and healthcare is delivered. Patients, doctors, communication or even time management, everything is changing, except medical education.[…]

Teaching Essentials Course

An online course especially for new faculty (PhD students, full time, adjunct or clinical) at UNTHSC. This course covers the basics of teaching adults and having a successful classroom experience. Explore materials regarding best practice for effective and efficient teaching in the online, Canvas based course sessions. The course will take approximately 15-20 hours to[…]

Health Science Chatters

Do It Yourself Professional Development Using Twitter

In a 2009 study, the Center for Public Education released Teaching the Teachers: Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes Accountability, a national research report indicating that “most professional development today is ineffective.” Ninety percent of teachers reported having participated in professional development (PD), and the majority of those teachers also reported that[…]

Professional Development

Online Faculty Development in Teaching & Learning

UNTHSC CIL has created a series of faculty development online training courses featuring modules on the following topics: Teaching Essentials, Preparing to Teach Online, Teaching with Canvas I, Teaching with Canvas II, TA BootCamp and Designing Your Course with Quality Matters. For each of these topics, the courses consist of weekly modules which provided resources,[…]