Things Worth Sharing by ITSS

ITSS's Academic Technology and Course Design Team share updates and programming with our faculty and student community on a weekly basis. Our team of technologists and instructional designers is developing a blog/space to store and archive our notes for future reference, exploration, and updates.

#ThingsWorthSharing Events!

We are excited to announce #ThingsWorthsharing events, a monthly informal gathering about teaching and technology. Each event will explore technologies, and teaching strategies, and offer networking and shared solutions. Stay for as little or as much as you want. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

What do we talk about in these conversations? Most any topic including… engagement and communication, AI, 3D Printing, Universal Design, assessments, active learning strategy, scaling courses for large enrollment, challenges in delivering hybrid lectures, VR & AR headsets, Student Facilitated Feedback, video capture tools… we could go on and on and on!

All meetings will be held in Kirby Plaza 175. Come for as much or as little time as you have.

  • Wednesday, September 27⋅10:30 am to 12:00 pm. 
  • Thursday, October 26⋅10:30 am to 12:00 pm. 
  • Wednesday, November 29⋅10:30 am to 12:00 pm. 
  • Wednesday, December 13,⋅10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  


We are also busy writing and exploring awesome ideas and concepts in our monthly blog. #3ThingsWorthSharing. Explore the entries below or share your own ideas!

ThingsWorthSharing Articles Feed

Get the scoop on sharing audio, viewing video, and how learning works (the new edition).

Join Edward Downs and the ITSS Academic Technology and Course Design team on November 15, 2023 to discuss what teaching a course in VR at UMD looks like.

Join Meg Little on October 23, 2023 for a conversation on developing new mindsets and opportunities. 

Learrn about student views, to-dos, and virtual campfires.

ITSS Academic Technology & Course Design is excited to announce our Fall 2023 slate of  events.

Learn about paring down, personalizing, and endless feedback.

On September 13, 2023 learn about syllabus options, required components, best practices, and common issues.

Join our Zoom Dropin on Wednesday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On May 11, 2023 learn about electronic syllabus benefits, options, and policy.

Join ITSS Academic Technology for 2 Canvas demonstration sessions.