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Teaching Tip: Liven Up Online Discussions with Tech Tools

Oct. 12, 2020

Online discussion forums can begin to feel stale as the semester progresses. Shake up your discussions and encourage creativity with engaging, easy-to-use technology tools that are FREE for students and instructors. Padlet allows students to contribute to a collaborative virtual “corkboard,” and Flipgrid lets students record short videos in place...

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Lecture Capture Offers Far More Benefits than You Might Think

Aug. 21, 2020

Students Are More Engaged, Confident At first, Professor Janet Casagrand , Senior Instructor in the Department of Integrative Physiology, thought her recorded lectures would be helpful for students who needed to miss class. She had been meeting with them after the fact to share what they had missed and had...

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Tech Spotlight: iClickers for Remote Courses

Aug. 17, 2020

OIT is moving to a new system for in-class polling and low-stakes, formative assessment. iClicker Cloud, the cloud-based instructor polling software, is more versatile than iClicker Classic, offering the instructor flexibility in polling, attendance, and sharing teaching and grading responsibilities. iClicker Reef, the new student portal for iClicker, is a...

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ASSETT Supports Graduate Students Who Teach

April 18, 2019

Many graduate students don’t realize that they can take advantage of ASSETT’s suite of services, but they can! Take for example Tyler Denton, a PhD candidate in classics. In fall 2018, Tyler took advantage of two of ASSETT’s services: the Technology Integration Program and the Visualizing Instructional Practices (VIP) Service...

Sparking Conversation with Padlet in Brown's Political Science Class

Jan. 12, 2016

David Brown, PhD, is the Department Chair in the Department for Political Science and a research associate at the Institute for Behavioral Science at CU Boulder. Gale completed the Fall 2015 ASSETT Teaching with Technology Seminar. He implemented the use of Padlet in his Political Science class in order to...

Tweeting in Tyler's Crime and Society Courses

Aug. 28, 2014

Tweet for homework? This spring, CU Boulder students nominated Sociology graduate student Amanda Tyler for an ASSETT Outstanding Teaching with Technology Award for her teaching of Sociology 2044, Crime and Society. One student wrote, "We used both Clickers and Twitter to enhance learning and incorporate current events into the curriculum."...

Nordic Studies Professor Ben Teitelbaum Nominated for ASSETT Teaching with Tech Award

July 31, 2014

In preparing for a lecture about dueling Nordic poets, CU Boulder Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum was reminded of a modern rap battle. Not one to miss an opportunity to reach his students, Teitelbaum searched for and found a (French) rap battle to play for his Scandinavian Studies class. Such an entertaining...

Survey Students with Google Drive Forms

July 25, 2014

Wondering how your students are really receiving your new teaching strategy? Why wait until after the semester is over to read students' feedback on FCQs? Create your own student survey right now with Google Drive Forms, and check in with your students mid-semester. CU Boulder students and faculty are already...

Rockin' Out in Science Class: Students Nominate Astrophysics Professor David Brain for ASSETT Teaching with Technology Award

July 22, 2014

Imagine that as you walk into your freshman year introductory science lecture hall, you hear your professor playing music. Dr. David Brain of the Astrophysics Department at CU Boulder says that before each Astronomy 1000 The Solar System class session, he plays, "Snippets of three songs." Brain says that the...

Padlet Preview

July 15, 2014

Do most of your students bring their computers to class already? Perfect; keep your students engaged in class by creating discussion boards! Create a virtual sticky note / cork board brainstorm, and hear more students' voices in larger classes! First, sign up for a free account on Then,...