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The staff at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching Excellence is here to help you advance your teaching practice. Whether you are just starting out as an instructor or want to take your teaching to the next level, we can help you explore various technological and pedagogical solutions to enhance student engagement and learning in the classroom.
We offer classroom tech support as well as one-on-one consultations on educational technology, course design, multimedia, and pedagogy (teaching practices). Please select from the options below to get started:
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I need support with…
Have a problem with your Blackboard course, another EdTech tool, or a classroom technology that needs to be resolved? Or need access to a centrally managed learning tool? Call, email, or visit our LTS Support Team.
Do you need help designing your course on Blackboard or are considering using a new teaching tool, but are not sure which one? Request a service or schedule a time to meet with our Instructional Design team.
CREATIVE & MULTIMEDIA
Want to integrate graphics, audio, or videos into your course but aren’t sure how? Have a specific question about multimedia tools? Request a service or schedule a consultation with our Multimedia team.
TEACHING PRACTICES (PEDAGOGY)
Our Teaching Development team can work with you on course design, student engagement strategies, and assessment to ensure that you are accomplishing your goals as an instructor and that students are getting what they need to succeed in your courses.
We offer consultations specific to inclusive teaching practices. This includes questions about transforming content and curriculum, framing content for your students, language, dialogue, discussion & facilitation, navigating disagreement, engaging student experience and identity, preventing microaggressions and repairing harm, restorative practices, and inclusive syllabi. Reach out to our Associate Director of Inclusive Teaching to schedule a consultation.
Request a one-on-one consultation for yourself, or training or support on behalf of TAs in your department or program.
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Browse through our answers database, a repository of PDF quick guides, or browse the UIC Library Collections for additional resources. Can’t find the answer you are looking for? Contact us through the appropriate consultation request above and we will be happy to meet with you to discuss.