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ITIF in Action: Tools for Collaboration and Quizzing – Exploring Team Up! and Quizzical

November 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


November 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Melody Neumann, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Cell & Systems Biology
Dan Riggs, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences


Wondering about educational technology innovations developed at U of T? Interested in exploring new tools to engage students? Curious about ways that ITIF can support your teaching innovations? Join us for a conversation with Melody Neumann and Dan Riggs about their innovative tools developed at the University. Melody Neumann will facilitate a hands-on exploration of Team Up! Group Quiz, an award-winning tool developed to improve small group interactions and learning where social connections and good group dynamics can be a challenge to establish. It offers a mechanism for frequent low‐stakes testing with immediate feedback and facilitates peer teaching. Dan Riggs will feature Quizzical, a platform to help students engage more deeply with course material by generating and exploring multiple choice questions. TA approved questions go to a test bank that students can access via secure server for test practice and as a learning tool.  A graphical interface allows students and instructors to chart progress and to discover where gaps in knowledge exist.

ITIF in Action workshops will feature recipients of the Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF).  Participants will be introduced to project ideas, design and development processes, and outcomes (including research implications), with presenters sharing their stories of successes and challenges.

November 22, 2017
CTSI, Blackburn Room
Robarts Library, 4th Floor


Blackburn Room
130 St. George Street, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5
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