Course Evals have begun for Spring 2017!

Spring Data will be released to faculty in June. Deadline May 18th. Please take the time to encourage your students to contribute evaluations for all of the courses.  Course evaluations are an essential aspect of our assessment activities. Professors asking students to evaluate has been the most effective method by a large margin. There are several ways to encourage your students to fill out their evaluations. Incent
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Circular Teaching Squad Discussion: Teaching students how to learn, March 22, 2016

Let’s discuss the ways in which we teach students HOW to learn.  What do you currently do to teach students to take ownership of their learning?  Should we teach in a more explicit way the methods and philosophy of learning?  Bring examples from your teaching, your experience, and your thoughts to our next lunch discussion on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.  Come for the whole time, or feel free to drop in when you ca
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Teaching Observations Spring 2016

The Center for Teaching & Learning invites Queens College faculty to participate in an opportunity to reflect on teaching practices.  Professor Anisha Clarke (Mathematics) is providing one-on-one consultations designed to help faculty from all disciplines become reflective teachers, with the aim of improving the instructor’s teaching and students’ learning.   Professor Clarke will work individually with each inst
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Exambler Pilot – Part I

The Center for Teaching and Learning is launching part one of a year long pilot of a platform, Exambler, offering faculty useful exam creation tools. We are looking for faculty willing to test the management system in one of their courses for a semester or for one full academic year and provide feedback on their experience. There will be a follow up evaluation at the end of each semester. A workshop will be provided
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Scan Paper Exams Without Scantron Machines

Join The Center for Teaching and Learning for a hands on introduction to Exambler, an exam management platform. Eli Attias, the founder of Exambler, will be at Queens College to present the system for creating, grading, and reporting your exams with seamless ease. Convert your paper Scantron exams to digital format and learn how to navigate the application’s dashboard. Exambler’s key features include: Anti-cheat scra
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Tech Tips from the Teaching Circle

When we integrate technology into teaching, we constantly encounter hardware and software issues, as well as issues related to how people interact with machines. Get some advice on teaching with technology from the Teaching Circle blog.
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Introduction to Google Forms

Expand your assessment toolkit: learn how to use Google Forms to create a self-paced quiz with logic branching.
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Workshop: Assessment Tools, With and Without Technology, Friday, March 28, 2014

Finals are just around the corner; why not get a jump on things early? Come spend an afternoon with your colleagues developing assessment tools for your final class project or final exam. This workshop will focus on reviewing strategies for creating effective assessments. We will discuss aligning assessments with learning goals, developing effective multiple choice questions and rubrics, and how to deploy these tools
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What’s new in Blackboard?

Q: What happened to the Early Warning System? A: It's now called the Retention Center. Read about this and other features of the recent Blackboard upgrade.
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Blackboard Early Warning System

The Blackboard Early Warning System is a tool for monitoring student progress and notifying those who may be struggling. You can find it and related tools in the Blackboard Control Panel's Evaluation tab.
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