Upcoming Events

  • Graduate College Photo Booth

    Monday, June 6, 2016 - 12:15pm to 4:30pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    Get a professional head shot photo taken. You can use this picture on your LinkedIn profile, your departmental web page, and other places you need a professional presence. Plus, it takes less than 5 minutes.

    Graduate students and postdocs can sign up at https://iowagraduatesuccess_careers_photo_booth.youcanbook.me/ (external link).

    What to wear: The picture will have more value to you if you dress professionally. It is however just a head shot, so it isn't a problem to spruce up bit just for the photo - put on a tie or jacket for a minute. There isn't time for a whole wardrobe change, but some students have gotten two pictures, wearing a lab coat in the second one for instance.

    Like all Grad Success services, the Photo Booth is FREE to all graduate students and postdocs in programs served by the Graduate College.

  • Grad Success Drop-In Hours

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    WHAT:Drop-in hours for help creating and editing job application materials, getting started with job searchers, and more
    WHEN:Tuesday, June 7, 2:00 to 4:00
    WHERE:Room 423 Gilmore Hall
    WHO:
    All graduate students and postdocs are invited
    Jen, Alex, and Elizabeth from Graduate Student Success will facilitate
    WHY:Let us help take the stress out of your job or funding search. It’s never too early to start planning your career!

    Need help getting started on your résumé or CV? Want someone to proofread your cover letter before you send it out? Wondering where to look for jobs online? Unsure about how to develop a professional online presence? Come see us! All grad students and post docs are welcome to come get help with academic, alt-ac, and non-ac jobs. Whatever stage of your job hunt you are in, we’ll do whatever we can to help.

    Attend the drop-in hours to receive personal service in many areas including:

    • Getting started writing CVs and résumés
    • Advice on structure, content, and length for cover letters
    • Analyzing job advertisements to better tailor all application materials
    • Advice on academic job application packages, including cover letters, teaching statements, and research statements
    • Materials review of all job application materials
    • Using job search databases to search for opportunities
    • Developing a professional online identity and using LinkedIn as a career resource
    • Getting pointers on how to start a search for external funding for a project you've been thinking of
    • Tips on how to get started writing a grant application

    This will be an informal, hands-on session. Bring electronic or hard copy drafts of materials for us to look at and a laptop if available so you can edit as we go!

  • ICON (powered by Canvas) Discussions

    Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
    ITS Training Room (2523 University Capitol Centre)

    An overview of ICON (powered by Canvas) Discussions to learn how to:

    * Create Discussion forums

    * Peer Review within Discussion tool

    * Use SpeedGrader to provide feedback and assessment of posts

    The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology offers individual, small group, or departmental training. We also offer training on a variety of instructional technology needs such as ICON, digital media solutions, lecture capture, technology consulting, instructional assessment, TILE, general assignment classrooms, and more. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website at teach.its.uiowa.edu

    Please contact the ITS Help Desk for more information Call 319-384-HELP (4-4357 on campus) or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

  • ICON (powered by Canvas) Quizzes

    Monday, June 13, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    ITS Training Room (2523 University Capitol Centre)

    An overview of the new version of ICON and learn how to use ICON’s Quiz tool to make exams and surveys available to your students in a timely, easily accessible manner.

    An overview of ICON (powered by Canvas) Quizzes to learn how to:

    * Learn the advantages of storing questions in your Question Bank

    * Create questions using different questions types such as multiple choice, numerical and essay.

    * Add questions to a quiz

    * Randomize question and answer selection

    * Tailor student feedback for individual questions or overall quiz

    * View student attempts and modify scores

    The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology offers individual, small group, or departmental training. We also offer training on a variety of instructional technology needs such as ICON, digital media solutions, lecture capture, technology consulting, instructional assessment, TILE, general assignment classrooms, and more. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website at teach.its.uiowa.edu

    Please contact the ITS Help Desk for more information Call 319-384-HELP (4-4357 on campus) or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

  • ICON (powered by Canvas) Grades

    Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
    ITS Training Room (2523 University Capitol Centre)

    An overview of ICON (powered by Canvas) Grades to learn how to:

    * Build a simple gradebook from start to finish

    * Create a custom grade scheme to convert percentages to letter grades

    * Create new assignments to automatically create grade items

    * Organize assignments into grade groupings

    * Enter grades using SpeedGrader for faster input

    * Import grades using an Excel file from Evaluation & Exam Service

    The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology offers individual, small group, or departmental training. We also offer training on a variety of instructional technology needs such as ICON, digital media solutions, lecture capture, technology consulting, instructional assessment, TILE, general assignment classrooms, and more. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website at teach.its.uiowa.edu

    Please contact the ITS Help Desk for more information Call 319-384-HELP (4-4357 on campus) or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

  • ICON (powered by Canvas) Discussions

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    ITS Training Room (2523 University Capitol Centre)

    An overview of ICON (powered by Canvas) Discussions to learn how to:

    * Create Discussion forums

    * Peer Review within Discussion tool

    * Use SpeedGrader to provide feedback and assessment of posts

    The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology offers individual, small group, or departmental training. We also offer training on a variety of instructional technology needs such as ICON, digital media solutions, lecture capture, technology consulting, instructional assessment, TILE, general assignment classrooms, and more. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website at teach.its.uiowa.edu

    Please contact the ITS Help Desk for more information Call 319-384-HELP (4-4357 on campus) or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

  • ICON (powered by Canvas) Quizzes

    Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
    ITS Training Room (2523 University Capitol Centre)

    An overview of the new version of ICON and learn how to use ICON’s Quiz tool to make exams and surveys available to your students in a timely, easily accessible manner.

    An overview of ICON (powered by Canvas) Quizzes to learn how to:

    * Learn the advantages of storing questions in your Question Bank

    * Create questions using different questions types such as multiple choice, numerical and essay.

    * Add questions to a quiz

    * Randomize question and answer selection

    * Tailor student feedback for individual questions or overall quiz

    * View student attempts and modify scores

    The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology offers individual, small group, or departmental training. We also offer training on a variety of instructional technology needs such as ICON, digital media solutions, lecture capture, technology consulting, instructional assessment, TILE, general assignment classrooms, and more. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website at teach.its.uiowa.edu

    Please contact the ITS Help Desk for more information Call 319-384-HELP (4-4357 on campus) or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

  • ICON (powered by Canvas) Overview and Content

    Monday, June 27, 2016 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
    ITS Training Room (2523 University Capitol Centre)

    An overview of ICON (powered by Canvas) and learn how to use the Modules tool to make course materials and related links available to your students in a timely, easily accessible manner similar to the Content tool in D2L.

    Get hands-on practice uploading files and creating Modules to organize student links to these files.

    * Learn how you can modify your default homepage

    * Learn how you can re-arrange, modify, or remove navigation options

    * Learn how to link to external websites or related course tools like a Quiz or Discussion

    * Learn about how to restrict content availability to specific times or specific students

    The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology offers individual, small group, or departmental training. We also offer training on a variety of instructional technology needs such as ICON, digital media solutions, lecture capture, technology consulting, instructional assessment, TILE, general assignment classrooms, and more. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website at teach.its.uiowa.edu

    Please contact the ITS Help Desk for more information Call 319-384-HELP (4-4357 on campus) or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

  • ICON (powered by Canvas) Grades

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
    ITS Training Room (2523 University Capitol Centre)

    An overview of ICON (powered by Canvas) Grades to learn how to:

    * Build a simple gradebook from start to finish

    * Create a custom grade scheme to convert percentages to letter grades

    * Create new assignments to automatically create grade items

    * Organize assignments into grade groupings

    * Enter grades using SpeedGrader for faster input

    * Import grades using an Excel file from Evaluation & Exam Service

    The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology offers individual, small group, or departmental training. We also offer training on a variety of instructional technology needs such as ICON, digital media solutions, lecture capture, technology consulting, instructional assessment, TILE, general assignment classrooms, and more. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website at teach.its.uiowa.edu

    Please contact the ITS Help Desk for more information Call 319-384-HELP (4-4357 on campus) or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

  • ICON (powered by Canvas) Overview and Content

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    ITS Training Room (2523 University Capitol Centre)

    An overview of ICON (powered by Canvas) and learn how to use the Modules tool to make course materials and related links available to your students in a timely, easily accessible manner similar to the Content tool in D2L.

    Get hands-on practice uploading files and creating Modules to organize student links to these files.

    * Learn how you can modify your default homepage

    * Learn how you can re-arrange, modify, or remove navigation options

    * Learn how to link to external websites or related course tools like a Quiz or Discussion

    * Learn about how to restrict content availability to specific times or specific students

    The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology offers individual, small group, or departmental training. We also offer training on a variety of instructional technology needs such as ICON, digital media solutions, lecture capture, technology consulting, instructional assessment, TILE, general assignment classrooms, and more. To learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website at teach.its.uiowa.edu

    Please contact the ITS Help Desk for more information Call 319-384-HELP (4-4357 on campus) or email its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu

  • Graduate College Photo Booth

    Monday, July 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    Get a professional head shot photo taken. You can use this picture on your LinkedIn profile, your departmental web page, and other places you need a professional presence. Plus, it takes less than 5 minutes.

    Graduate students and postdocs can sign up at https://iowagraduatesuccess_careers_photo_booth.youcanbook.me/ (external link).

    What to wear: The picture will have more value to you if you dress professionally. It is however just a head shot, so it isn't a problem to spruce up bit just for the photo - put on a tie or jacket for a minute. There isn't time for a whole wardrobe change, but some students have gotten two pictures, wearing a lab coat in the second one for instance.

    Like all Grad Success services, the Photo Booth is FREE to all graduate students and postdocs in programs served by the Graduate College.

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