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This virtual symposium will take place in Canvas. Starting at 2pm on Monday, June 29th, anyone at UWL will be able to join this Canvas course to review exhibits from over 30 UWL instructors.  

The exhibits showcase how each instructor adapted to the transition to remote learning. Exhibits will share particular teaching strategies, as well as opportunities and challenges with the strategies. Exhibits are published as examples of emerging best practices.  

The exhibits will be in discussions so after you review an exhibit, you can post your questions to the discussion. The presenter will monitor and reply to posts, as needed. Presenters will monitor their discussion area through Tuesday, June 30th at 4:30pm.   


Join us on Tuesday, June 30 for live sessions with the exhibit presenters. Live sessions take place via a Collaborate Ultra session from within the Canvas course. Live sessions will include a brief overview by each presenter and then a conversation between panelists about the impact and application of their strategy. Time will be left for questions from the audience.

We'd recommend you check out the detailed exhibit before the live session. The live session will not overview the details of the strategy but rather further the conversation about the application of the strategy. If possible, review the exhibit discussion before attending the live session.  The exhibit discussions can be accessed starting at 2pm Monday, June 29. The discussions will be monitored by presenters from 2pm June 29 to 4:30pm June 30. 



Session 1: Designing Content Modules 

  • Constance Arzigian, Archaeology & Anthropology   
  • Aaron Koepke, Communication Studies 
  • Megan Litster, Biology 
  • Markus Mika, Biology  

Session 2: Fostering Student-to-Student Interactions 

  • Nilakshi Borah, Finance 
  • Hanadi Shatara, History 
  • Hongying Xu, Global Cultures & Languages 


Session 3: Capturing Live Demonstrations 

  • Keith Beyer, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Melissa Weege, Radiation Therapy 

Session 4: Supporting Collaborative Projects & Presentations  

  • Val Krage, Department of Educational Studies  
  • Kathryn Moran, Theatre Arts   
  • Lindsay Steiner, English             



Session 5: Promoting Experiential Learning  

  • Colin Belby, Geography & Earth Science 
  • Margot Higgins, Environmental Studies 
  • Thomas Mickschl, Exercise & Sport Science  

Session 6: Cultivating Learning Communities  

  • Shelley Hay, Global Cultures & Languages 
  • Shauna Sallmen, Physics           
  • Paul Schweiger, Microbiology 


Session 7: Connecting with Students  

  • Dena Huisman, Communication Studies 
  • Kate Lavelle, Communication Studies  
  • Linda Sherony, College of Business Administration 

Session 8: Making Assignments Authentic 

  • Christa Kiersch, Management  
  • Teresa Mika, Biology   
  • Kevin Zabel, Psychology 


Increasing Student Engagement 

  • Jeff Bryan, Chemistry & Biochemistry 
  • Tushar Das, Mathematics & Statistics 
  • Barrett Klein, Biology   
  • Louise Zamparutti, English      

Giving Feedback on Learning 

  • Dan Grilley, Chemistry & Biochemistry 
  • Chris McCracken, English 
  • Heather Walder, Archaeology & Anthropology 
  • Rebecca Werren, Biology



  • Talk about what you’ve learned and what strategies you plan to use in your classes moving forward  

Sessions will be recorded for playback and available through summer 2020.