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 […]

Dr. Ted Geier presenting at DOLCE on February 2nd, 2018

Audio and Video Now Available from February 2nd DOLCE

Dear Faculty, The first DOLCE of 2018 set the tone for a great year of faculty and instructional designers sharing their insightful perspectives on using technology to serve and promote diversity at UC Davis. Dr. Ted Geier of American Studies spoke on “Using Canvas to Empower Students.” Ted’s strategies for empowering students to practice ownership […]

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 […]

Winter Schedule of Upcoming DOLCE and Faculty Forums

Dear Faculty Colleagues, Welcome back, and happy new year. My ATS and faculty colleagues have been preparing a number of talks and reflections on teaching and technology, so I hope you can join us for all of this winter’s meetings of  DOLCE (Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education) and Faculty Forums. We meet every first […]

Winter Bike

Faculty Forum December 8: Teaching at Scale — How UC Davis Canvas can help teachers of large classes

Dear Colleagues, I hope you can join us on Friday, December 8th for a Faculty Forum on teaching large classes with UC Davis Canvas. We will meet at noon in 1310 Surge III/The Grove to discuss proposed changes to Canvas regarding managing courses with large enrollments, or courses with large numbers of sections. Canvas is […]