Sharpen your skills or learn new teaching methods, strategies and tools.
No one likes to be bored! Learn how to engage your students with active learning strategies that keep them thinking, moving and interested in hearing more.
Active Learning Strategies
Dr. Shelley Howell, UTSA Teaching and Learning Consultant, presents 15 active learning strategies you can use in your classroom today.
Assigning Group Work (That Works)
Group projects teach important skills that are highly sought by employers, but they are often accompanied with fears and frustration. This presentation explores how to avoid common pitfalls and create effective group assignments.
Using iClickers for Active Learning
Learn why iClickers can be an important component to your lectures and explore best practices in the use of iClickers in the classroom.
Using Active Learning in STEM Disciplines
Strategies to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math courses.
Tools for Discussion, Assessment and Group Work Playlist
This playlist includes tips for creating effective online discussions in Blackboard, creating effective assessments and creating effective group assignments.
Active Learning in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Professional Disciplines
Strategies to engage students in humanities, social sciences and professional courses.
It’s all about the students! Learn how to create a course that focuses on the student experience.
Creating a Transparent Classroom
Being more transparent in our teaching can lead to big learning payoffs. You can find tips for creating transparency in this development on demand session.
What the Best Faculty Do
This 10-minute webinar shares the research of Dr. Ken Bain on what the best college faculty do to ensure the success of their students.
Lead Your Students to Better Writing
This short webinar provides 4 easy tips to help your students become better writers. These can be implemented in any class, in most disciplines.
It’s in The Syllabus
These 10 tips for transparent syllabus design will make it easy to design your new syllabus.
Mapping the Journey: Design Your Syllabus for Student Success
Take a fresh look at your syllabus to ensure you are creating a good map for your students' journey through your course.
Flipping the Class: Myth vs. Reality
Learn more about flipping your class to create an engaging environment for your students.
Lectures and Presentations
Are your lectures even boring you? Learn how to create more effective, engaging and active presentations for your students.
Making Bigger Better: Engaging Students in Large Classes
How do we create an engaging lecture for larger classes? Here are some tips to help you do it!
PowerPoint Tips and Tricks: Inserting Screenshots
Learn to add screenshots to your PowerPoint slides for sharing instructions and adding pizazz.
Outcomes and Assessment
How do we know our students are learning? Make sure your efforts lead students down the right paths with these resources on outcomes, assessment and grading strategies.
How Do You Know They Know?
Dr. Shelley Howell, Teaching and Learning Consultant at The University of Texas at San Antonio, presents How Do You Know They Know?, a webinar on formative assessment strategies to use in the college classroom.
Learn how to use formative assessment techniques to improve student learning in your course.
Assessment and Student Engagement: Formative and Adaptive Assessment
Learn to use formative assessment techniques to adapt instruction to meet the needs of the students.
Instructor Initiated Drop: ADTS Shared Experiences Forum
Join fellow faculty as they share their experiences with Instructor Initiated Drop. Video Courtesy of VideoProductionUTSA
Active Learning in the classroom: How to Use and Evaluate
Shared Experiences Forum is a panel discussion featuring members of the UTSA faculty. Join faculty as they discuss their experiences deploying active learning in their classrooms.
Teaching Large Classes: Does Size Impact Pedagogy?
Join members of the UTSA faculty as they share their experiences teaching large classes. Brought to you by the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.
DFW Revisited: How to Reduce Percentages Not Quality
UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars: Kolleen Guy, AaaronCassill, Jill Fleuriet, John Joseph and Randy Manteufel discuss DFW rates and how they are managing student success in this Shared Experiences Forum
Increase your understanding of how learning takes place and how to improve learning and student success.
Encourage your students to ask questions and challenge assumptions.
Getting Your Students to Think by Asking the Right Questions
This session on critical thinking provides faculty with specific questions related to universal intellectual standards to ask students to encourage accuracy, precision, depth and breadth in their thinking about course topics.
Using iClickers to Promote Critical Thinking
Strategies for using iClickers to get promote critical thinking.
Teach your students to have courage, resolve and strength of character.
Increase academic success in your students by teaching them to have a growth mindset.
Developing a Growth Mindset
Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor, talks about her groundbreaking work on developing mindsets.
Growth Mindset for College Students
From the Stanford University Project for Education Research (PERTS), this video shares research on promoting adaptive academic mindsets.
Explore ways to connect with students, with the university, with the community, or with one's self.
Understanding Your Students
Knowing how your students think, act and feel can help you tailor your class to facilitate their learning and success.
They're Heeeeere! Teaching Generation Z
Are you ready for Gen Z? Our newest students have different motivations, skill sets, learning preferences and social concerns than previous generations of students. In this session, you will learn why we look at generational traits, what research says about the traits of Gen Z, why it is important to meet their needs, and best practices for teaching Gen Z in your college classroom.
Health and Wellness
Our emotional and physical well-being depends on many factors in our lives. Learn more about maintaining a healthy life balance yourself and strategies for helping students.
UTSA’s faculty learning communities provide a forum for faculty to share and provide input on a variety of topics.
We can’t live with it, and we can’t live without it. Learn how to leverage social media to benefit you and your students.