Educational Support

CVM Fall 2019 News

Veterinary Educator Collaborative Symposium 2020

Abstract submission and registration for the 2020 Veterinary Educator Collaborative Symposium is now open at! New this year is a special reduced registration fee for House Officers to encourage future academics to begin to network in the VEC community!

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Save The Date for Education Day!!! May 15, 2020

Faculty Support for Active Learning

Active learning can be accomplished in the Active Learning Classroom (ALC – 104 AS/VM) or in any other teaching space. Here is a link to teaching resources for active learning -

All courses will be in Canvas fall semester 2019

Canvas logoAll course sites will be in Canvas starting fall semester 2019. Departmental and central instructional designers will work with course coordinators. Faculty in VBS should work with Daniela Vidovic, those in VCS with Kristy Lashbaugh, and those in VPM with Kelly Vallandingham. Any faculty member may also contact Ryan Rupprecht. In addition to the Canvas basics workshops offerings that continue, AT-OIT, in partnership with User Experience Support, have developed a Discover Canvas workshop series taking place online this summer that will cover more advanced topics. Registration is not yet available, but you can use this form to be notified when registration opens. If you're interested in following information about Canvas, check out the Canvas newsletter. Also see the direct link to information about Canvas on this site (new!).

Education Roundtable!

Put it on your calendar - the College's 2nd annual Education Roundtable will take place October 24, 2019. Topics will include assessment of clinical competence and how to perform and publish educational research.

Netfiles retirement

Netfiles is a system that was used historically to manage files for Moodle and other systems. Netfiles officially will be retired at the end of summer 2019 coincident with the completion of the transition from Moodle to Canvas. The Office of Information Technology will be sending out an email this month to users who link to Netfiles within their Moodle sites to notify them of the retirement date and directing them to alternative solutions.

Instructor development opportunities

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The teaching tips that were sent out every two weeks over the last year are archived on this site under Faculty Development. Presentations from Education Day 2019 also are archived there. In fall of 2019, teaching tip videos will again be sent out every two weeks.

Need help as an instructor?  See if what you need is on the DVM Teaching Quick Links page.

Peer review of teaching  Are you interested in peer review of your teaching? Contact the CVM Educational Support group to set up a time to discuss what aspect of your teaching you would like reviewed.

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