Learning Innovation is here to help Duke faculty with teaching; we offer many programs and workshops throughout the year to help build teaching skills and to provide opportunities for faculty to connect with each other to share teaching knowledge and experiences. If you have questions about teaching, please contact us or come by our weekly drop-in office hours.
Some of what Learning Innovation offers:
- Teaching consultants to help faculty plan and design in-person or online courses;
- Information and advice about using Duke’s learning technology environment (Sakai LMS, WordPress, Zoom, Gradescope, VoiceThread, Warpwire and many more tools….we know learning about them all can be confusing, and we can help!)
- Programs to connect with other faculty and build teaching skills and knowledge, such as Faculty Fellowships, Course Design Institute, or Visit a Classroom;
- Events, workshops and presentations on various teaching topics;
- Guidance creating or locating appropriate teaching materials for your course (Open Educational Resources, existing library materials, recorded video segments, and more)
- Support for doing research on your teaching, or for developing and piloting new education tools or technologies; and
- A monthly e-newsletter with lots of opportunities and resources for your teaching.
We look forward to meeting you and having many productive discussions about teaching with you in the coming months and years!
We have gathered below information about many other important teaching-related resources on campus for your easy reference.
Classrooms and classroom support
These resources are available to faculty teaching undergraduate courses at Duke. If you are teaching a course in a professional school, please check for resources within your school.
- In general, if you have concerns about your classroom assignment, first check within your department with your Director for Undergraduate (or Graduate) Studies or departmental admin assistant, to see if they can help.
- Reserve a classroom for a meeting or event
- Reserve a computer lab for a class
- The LINK teaching and learning space in Perkins Library
- If you are in Trinity College, Trinity Technology Services classroom support will help you in your classroom
- Panopto automated lecture capture is available in certain classrooms
Planning your course
- Learning Innovation consultants can help you plan and design classes
- The Flexible Teaching Guides provide step-by-step suggestions for designing your course for any mode – in person, hybrid or online
- Library training
Materials for your course
- Integrating library resources into your course, or setting up E-reserves (online course reserves)
- Software available for students, faculty and staff
- Virtual Computing Environments can be created with specialized software for any course
- Image collections available at Duke
- Film and video collections at Duke
- Scholarly Communications Toolkit for questions about copyright and fair-use
- Research Guides – librarian-provided research assistance, subject guides and useful resources
Resources for you and your students
- Multimedia Project Studio is a multimedia lab for the Duke community
- Borrow audio/visual equipment to use in or outside of the classroom
- Technology Engagement Center, The Ruby makerspace, The Foundry, and other makerspaces on campus
- Innovation Co-Lab support for innovative technology projects
- Physical and virtual computer labs for your classes
- The Center for Data and Visualization Sciences can help with all aspects of data-related projects and class assignments
- Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library‘s support for courses and instruction
- The Writing Studio, run by the Thompson Writing Program and located in Perkins Library, provides writing help and support for students and other writers at Duke
- The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides tutoring for students on many subjects, as well as general help for students on time management and study skills development
- Nasher Museum of Art academic initiatives staff can design tours of exhibitions and collections in storage, and help design lesson plans and assignments that complement courses.
- Duke Gardens, Duke Forest, and the Duke Lemur Center offer opportunities to teach in natural environments
Skills development for faculty
- The Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers various technology training options: Technology Training Seminars, onDemand Training, Online Training, Learn IT@ Lunch Seminar Series.
- Innovation Co-Lab’s “roots” program offers workshops on tech topics
- Learn software and skills with LinkedIn Learning at Duke, or access Microsoft Online Learning courses
- Duke’s Learning and Organizational Development offers many workshops
- Learn to use Duke’s survey tool, Qualtrics, at Qualtrics University
- Duke Libraries’ training and workshops for faculty and instructors
- Duke University Medical Center Library provides training and consultations
- Duke Social Science Research Institute offers workshops on survey software and other topics related to conducting research
- The Thompson Writing Program offers faculty workshops and consultation on effectively teaching writing in any discipline
General Duke info
- Find information about your courses in DukeHub.
- DukeReach directs students, faculty, staff, parents, and others to the resources available to help a student in need.
- Duke Today covers Duke events and news daily
- OIT Service Desk is Duke’s central help desk
- Duke faculty handbook
- Find your way around with Duke campus maps
- Duke bus, van and other transportation schedules
- OIT Directory Services
- Duke’s internal directory
- OIT’s TechTips for faculty/staff contains many other helpful resources related to technology
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