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Creating video lectures and Taft-Nicholson Center program now accepting instructor applications.

Many instructors are diving into the realm of creating video lectures either for flipped teaching, hybrid or online courses. The most frequently asked questions Teaching and Learning Technologies gets regarding this endeavor is what type of computer to use, what software is available and how to upload lectures into Canvas. In order to answer these questions, Teaching and Learning Technologies now offers short-term equipment checkout. The equipment inventory includes tablet PCs, document cameras and a GoPro camera. Equipment checkout is short-term (24-48 hours) and is designed to help instructors test our tablets and other equipment before making a significant purchase. Buying a tablet PC is expensive, so TLT’s hope is that instructors will be able to try out and experiment with different types of tablets and other equipment before making an investment in video lecture equipment.

TLT also offers training for those unfamiliar with the hardware or software provided. If you would like to see the inventory and check out equipment, see the form on our website under “Request Service” titled “Flipped Teaching Equipment” or click here.

If you would like further information, here are a couple of links to a flipped teaching course created by Cynthia Furse and Donna Ziegenfuss in regards to the types of hardware and software used to create video lectures.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us at 801-581-6112 or at

Taft-Nicholson Center
The university’s Montana-based Taft-Nicholson Center Program is now accepting faculty course applications for the 2016 summer season. The Center Program Steering Committee has posted a faculty/instructor online application form for course offerings on its website.

This form now establishes a formal process for yearly courses held at the Center, which is open from mid June until mid October. Applications are currently being accepted for single or multi-year courses from seasons 2016-2018.

The deadline for courses to be taught during the summer 2016 season is May 15.  Every effort will be made to notify applicants by July 1 for the upcoming season.

Please direct any questions to director Mary Tull at

Friday, March 27 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Location TBA

Change is both exciting and intimidating for most people. By taking this workshop, you are clearly looking into the possibility of changing how you teach. Why change? What are you hoping to accomplish? What concerns do you have about making this change?

This workshop will introduce you to the concept of the flipped classroom and will guide you towards thinking about your teaching and learning preferences in relation to the flipped classroom and active learning. It will also help you conceptualize the flipped design for your own classroom.

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