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Center For Teaching And Learning

Our Mission

The Center for Teaching and Learning supports UIW faculty in their teaching role through workshops, individual consultations, and other development activities.

Spotlight Project:
Canvas Course Design

cogs of backward design

Course Design in Canvas is an opportunity for faculty to become more familiar with the Canvas platform while designing their fall course. Organized as an asynchronous course in Canvas, it uses the “backward design” approach to course planning. What’s backwards about backwards design? In this approach, planning starts with the instructor’s desired results rather than with the course material. As a special feature, Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design, will discuss the three stages of backward design on June 17, June 24, and July 1, 2021 at 1 p.m. There are two levels of participation, Tier 1 or Tier 2.

  • Tier 1 involves viewing or attending three Canvas instructional sessions, viewing or attending Jay McTighe’s three presentations, and creating two modules within Canvas for one of your courses. (Stipend = $500.)
  • Tier 2 involves viewing or attending six Canvas instructional sessions, viewing or attending Jay McTighe’s three presentations, and creating four modules within Canvas for one of your courses. (Stipend = $1000.)

Course Design in Canvas  opens 6/14/21 and closes 7/30/21.

View the Backward Design Series on YouTube

Register for Tier 1 or Tier 2

Instructor Resources

Promoting Harmony in the Classroom Open
CTL Lending Library Open

Coming Events

Canvas Hours

Creating Discussions
Presented by Sandy Guzman-Foster

  • July 6, 11 a.m.
  • July 7, 10 a.m.
  • July 7, 2 p.m.
  • July 8, 3 p.m.

Creating Assessments
Presented by Sarah Luna

  • July 14, 10 a.m.
  • July 15, 12 p.m.
  • July 16, 10 a.m.
  • July 19, 12 p.m.

Creating Assessments
Presented by Sarah Luna

  • July 14, 10 a.m.
  • July 15, 12 p.m.
  • July 16, 10 a.m.
  • July 19, 12 p.m.

SpeedGrader and Gradebook
Presented by Jakob Rinderknecht

  • July 19, 10 a.m.
  • July 21, 10 a.m.
  • July 23, 1 p.m.
  • July 27, 1 p.m.

Video Basics
Presented by Michael Clayton

  • July 27, 10 a.m.
  • July 28, 2 p.m.

Join Zoom Presentation

Teaching and Learning YouTube Channel

Check out past Canvas Hours Sessions and other CTL workshops and presentations.

Teaching and Learning Channel on YouTube

Teaching and Learning on YouTube

Contact Us

4301 Broadway, CPO #80
San Antonio, TX 78209

(210) 283-5030

Dr. Susan Hall
Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
hall@uiwtx.edu

(210) 854-4936

Kathy Allwein
Administrative Assistant
kallwein@uiwtx.edu

Campus Location
Administration Building, Room 212