• Educational Technology,  Instructional Strategies,  Remote Teaching

    Keep it active with classroom polling

    After about 15 minutes listening in a large lecture hall, many students’ minds are likely wandering.  An easy way to make your class more active and allow your students to see if they are understanding is to use polling software.  A poll can be an open text response, multiple choice, and even a visual you interact with.  The USask tool is called Poll Everywhere. You can see all the details for how to set up and use Poll Everywhere, including in Canvas, in the Poll Everywhere teaching guide in the Learning Technology Ecosystem. To keep students engaged when you are doing a lot of the talking, space questions and activities…

  • Graduate Education

    Graduate Transformative Skills Project Series: Faculty Perspective

    In 2019-20, the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) funded a faculty fellow, Dr. Loleen Berdahl, to study the needs for graduate student professional skill development at USask and recommend next steps. This blogpost series examines and translates the data from differing perspectives.  We invite you review the data here. This work continues through the Graduate Competencies project, led by Wendy James and Chelsea Smith.  Faculty Perspectives Jon Farthing is a Professor in the College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on Human Performance, Healthy Aging and Management of Chronic Conditions, and Neuromuscular Physiology, with specific interest in adaptations to various types of acute and chronic strength training.…

  • Graduate Education

    Graduate Transformative Skills Project Series: Graduate Student and Postdoc Perspective

    In 2019-20, the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) funded a faculty fellow, Dr. Loleen Berdahl, to study the needs for graduate student professional skill development at USask and recommend next steps. This blogpost series examines and translates the data from differing perspectives.  We invite you review the data here. This work continues through the Graduate Competencies project, led by Wendy James and Chelsea Smith.  Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Perspectives  Holly is a postdoctoral researcher in the College of Medicine, who loves dogs.   Edgar is a PhD candidate in Engineering, who also loves dogs  What stands out to you about the Transformative Skills Project data?  Holly: Focusing…

  • Graduate Education

    Graduate Transformative Skills Project Series: Support Perspective

    In 2019-20, the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning (GMCTL) funded a faculty fellow, Dr. Loleen Berdahl, to study the needs for graduate student professional skill development at USask and recommend next steps. This blogpost series examines and translates the data from differing perspectives. We invite you review the data here. This work continues through the Graduate Competencies project, led by Wendy James and Chelsea Smith.  Support Perspectives Chelsea Smith: I’m the Professional Development and Postdoctoral Studies Coordinator with the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.  In my role, I support Postdoctoral Fellows and faculty and staff that work directly with postdocs.  Postdocs come to USask to develop the…