Glenda Drew

Glenda Drew and Others at the March 2nd, 2018 DOLCE!

Dear Faculty Colleagues, DOLCE on March 2nd covered a wide range of topics from teaching code from a design perspective to a new Beta feature “Mastery Paths” that faculty can use in Canvas. DOLCE stands for “Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education.” Glenda Drew’s talk “Baby, It’s Code Outside” highlighted the innovative ways that the […]

March 2nd DOLCE on Teaching with Technology — join us!

Dear Colleagues, The March 2nd DOLCE will feature presentations from faculty and updates on new UC Davis Canvas features from Academic Technology Services staff. This meeting will be videorecorded, with the footage to be shared via The Wheel, our UC Davis instructional technology blog. All are invited to participate in the conversation. A professor in […]

Faculty Forum on February 16th at Noon — Teaching Students with Disabilities

Dear Faculty Colleagues, I hope you can join us for the February 16th Faculty Forum on teaching students with disabilities. We will be joined by Jennifer Billeci, Director of the Student Disability Center, and Todd Van Zandt, the Academic Technology Services Canvas LMS Manager to discuss ways faculty can, as the SDC website says, encourage […]

Victoria Cross and Andy Jones

“Go Critical Thinking” with Dr. Victoria Cross: An AudioBlog Entry

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Victoria Cross, a brilliant educator from the Department of Psychology, joined me for our inaugural audio blog entry. Such mini-podcasts will give Wheel readers the opportunity to hear the voices of talented faculty at UC Davis as they discuss their experiences with implementing technology to support student learning. Click here to listen […]

February 2nd at Noon: DOLCE Talk on Empowering Students with Canvas

Dear Colleagues, On Friday, February 2nd, we will hear two DOLCE presentations that I think will intrigue you. Dr. Ted Geier from American Studies will be speaking on “Using Canvas to Empower Students.” As I have discussed with students in my journalism class this quarter, verbs like “transform,” “inspire,” and, Dr. Geier’s choice, “empower” are […]

PlayPosit and Other Instructional Uses of Video: A January 19th Faculty Forum

We are so looking forward to today’s Faculty Forum on innovative teaching with video. The increasing ease of creating incidental and scripted video lessons and communications, including from within Canvas itself, has led to a growing use instructional video in all our classes. Some faculty have been working with a tool called PlayPosit to encourage […]

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December 1 DOLCE: Instructional Use of Lecture Capture and Photography — join us in 1310 Surge III / The Grove at Noon!

Dear Colleagues, I write to invite you to our Noon December 1st DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) meeting in 1310 Surge III / The Grove, at which time we will hear from two experts on using media (video and photography) in our university classes. Please plan to join us December 1st at noon […]

November 17 Faculty Forum on Grading with Canvas — join us at noon in 1310 Surge III / The Grove

  Faculty Colleagues: On Friday, November 17th at noon, faculty will gather in 1310 Surge III / The Grove to discuss the joys and challenges of grading with UC Davis Canvas Gradebook, with a review of muted assignments, rearranged columns, and the syncing of grades. In addition to faculty with questions and strategies, we will […]

DOLCE on November 3rd at Noon in 1310 Surge III / The Grove — We discuss presenting techniques and strategies

  Dear Colleagues, I hope you can join us on November 3rd, for our monthly meeting of DOLCE: Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education. We meet at noon or so in 1310 Surge III / The Grove. At this month’s DOLCE, we will hear from Distinguished Professor James Carey on the subject of presentations. Not […]