Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

See the calendar on the left or the dropdown menus below for information about upcoming events. Days that are highlighted in red on the calendar have upcoming events. You can click on each day to find out more about the event and to register. Event recordings can be found on the “Past Events” page.

Lunch & Learn Series

Fall 2018 Schedule 12:00-12:50pm in HCC 325

The sessions are designed to be an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn about engaged/experiential teaching methods and new learning technologies in a relaxed environment.

All DSU faculty and staff are welcome to participate. Advanced registration is encouraged and seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Sessions are usually held in the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) Experimental Classroom (Holland Building 325). Light refreshments such as drinks, brownies or cookies, and a fruit or vegetable tray will be provided are served. Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

If you have a topic for a discussion or  are interested in presenting something yourself, email us and let us know.

(Click on links to pre-register)

Aug 30Designing & Leading a Study Abroad
Sept 20 – “Can You Hear Me Now?”, Student Perspectives on Teaching & Learning, featuring DSUSA 

Oct 25 – Inclusive Pedagogy, featuring the Multicultural Inclusion Center

Nov 29 – Faculty Panel on Active Learning Strategies

Technology Tools Workshops

CTL manages and runs several hands-on workshops throughout the year.  We produce these workshops at the request of a department or group, or if we feel there is a topic that we are getting a lot of requests for.  Please let us know if there is training or a workshop you would like to see or participate in.

Fall 2018 Schedule

(Click on links to pre-register)

Sept. 18– Ally Workshop (Demonstration and hands on workshop on how to use this Canvas tool.)

Oct. 24 – Technology Tools for Active Learning (recording)

Nov. 8 – Kaltura CaptureSpace Training (recording & handout)

Canvas Users Group

In cooperation with IT Instructional Services CTL sponsors a Canvas Users Group for all DSU faculty and staff to learn how to use Canvas more effectively. We will meet face-to-face each semester, as well as have discussions online. Be sure to join our Online Canvas Users Group community as well.

Fall 2018 Schedule 2:00 – 3:00 pm in HCC 234

Each meeting will be devoted to sharing and best practices around a particular area in Canvas.

(Click on links to pre-register)

Sep 12 – Using Ally in Canvas to Improve Accessibility

Oct 17 – Canvas Teacher App

Nov 14 – Course Templates and Canvas Commons


Faculty Learning Communities

FLC’s are open to all DSU faculty (full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty members) to allow faculty to get together to learn from each other and share best practices. Each member of the group is expected to participate in face to face meetings and contribute to the online portion of the community (via Canvas). Each Fall and Spring FLC’s usually meet 3-4 times each semester and meetings have drinks and light refreshments.

Fall 2018

Building upon what was started in Spring 2018, the Center for Teaching & Learning is forming a “Teacher Improvement Group” with regular face-to-face meetings for interested DSU faculty. The idea is to have a group of 5-8 teachers meet on a regular basis (2-4 times per month) to discuss pedagogy and give each other feedback on teaching based on individually determined improvement goals.


The objective of the group is to help advance a culture of teaching excellence at DSU.

Each participant will self-select some readings/learning material on pedagogy. Time will be allotted each meeting for some participants (2-3) to report on what they are learning from their respective reading. This opportunity will rotate so each participant will have multiple opportunities to report in the course of a semester. There will be open discussion time about the reported learnings. Each participant will record teaching sessions and have 2 or 3 focused opportunities during the semester to receive feedback from the other group members on their teaching. Participants will upload their recorded teaching sessions to a Canvas shell where other participants can view the teaching session and prepare feedback. The feedback from group members will be based on teaching goals the person in focus had set for him or herself with the option of having some overall feedback as well. A typical meeting agenda might look like this:

  1. Call to order
  2. Pedagogy learning reports and discussion (20-25 minutes)
  3. Group feedback on the teaching example (20-25 minutes)
  4. Determining who would be presenting reports and receiving feedback for next meeting
  5. Adjourn

If you would like to participate in this community, please contact Scott Allen.


CTL will occasionally provide viewing and participation in recorded or live webinars in a group setting for DSU faculty and staff.

Wednesday, November 14th
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
HCC 325

Changes in leadership, methods, assessment software, and other factors can quickly derail a learning outcomes and assessment initiative. This interactive session will explore the four factors and support functions that are critical to sustaining a learning outcome and assessment strategy across your institution over time. You will be introduced to four Sustainability Tools that you can use to inspire collaborative and purposeful dialogue among key stakeholders on campus.

You will complete the webinar knowing how to use the four Sustainability Tools to gauge the sustainability of your institution’s learning outcome and assessment efforts and develop an effective long-term plan.

Tools provided to webinar registrants:

Sustainability Tools (Organization-wide, Program, Course (Multi-section), Instructor)
Scoring Guide: Assessment Software


Kathy Telban SPHR, CPT, M.Ed., is the Chief Executive Manager of The Learning Organization, which helps college, university, and workplace educators create, improve and sustain a learning outcome and assessment system. She is one of six authors who contributed to The Outcome Primer Series 2.0, which describes this comprehensive approach. Kathy is also founder and Chief Outcome Strategist of iSOLVit, LLC, an organizational effectiveness consulting and services firm that help organizations improve their outcomes where everyone matters. Learn more at: www.outcomeprimers.com. Connect with her at: www.linkedin.com/in/kathytelban.

Annual Teaching and Learning Conference

Each year during the spring semester the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Teaching and Learning Committee join together to offer the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Dixie State University. The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for DSU faculty and staff to share and learn new teaching and learning best practices, innovations, and lessons learned to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus.