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There are a variety of resources to assist faculty and support them in their teaching efforts. Included on this page are the most updated faculty handbook and links to documents and websites related to: professional development; teaching resources (including Ed Tech and other teaching tutorials); health and wellness matters; experiential learning support; assessments of learning and teaching; and awards and recognitions.

Academic Systems

Quick links to important academic systems...

Blackboard is UT's virtual learning environment and course management system.

Class Climate is a web-based software solution used to conduct evaluations and reporting of courses and study programs.

Digital Measures makes it easy to capture essential faculty activity data in a granular and flexible fashion, ensuring your information can be used unlimited times to fulfill all of your reporting needs.

Hoonuit provides access to numerous tutorials on how to use a variety of software packages and allows instructors to assign tutorials and track students’ progress.

LiveText is UT's electronic portfolio system to help show student growth over time.

OKTA is UT's integrated single sign-on portal.

Qualtrics is a high-quality survey software program that can support classroom surveys, student research and faculty scholarly research.

SpartanWeb is UT's academic portal.

Assessments of Learning of Teaching

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More information coming soon!

Awards and Recognitions

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CTL Awards and Recognitions
»2016-2017 Professional Development Winners (PDF)

Faculty Sabbaticals
»2017-2018 Sabbaticals (PDF)

UT Academic and Leadership Awards
»2016-2017 Winners (PDF)

Experiential Learning

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Grants and Travel

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Health and Wellness

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Healthy Spartans 2020 (PDF)
Stress and Time Management (PDF) (Coming Soon)
Work-life Integration (PDF) (Coming Soon)
Support Groups (PDF) (Coming Soon)

UT Resources
Blue Cross Blue Shield (My Health Toolkit)
Fitness and Recreation Center (Faculty can join for an nominal annual fee.)
Intramural Sports
Dickey Health and Wellness Center
Smoking Policy and Cessation Information
Wellness Center

Professional Development

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Converting a class to be "inquiry based" (PDF) (Coming Soon)
Schedule of Brown Bag Lunches (PDF) (Coming Soon)

UT-TED Talks

Special Circumstances

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Teaching Resources

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Research Resources
Florida Undergraduate Research Council
Council on Undergraduate Research - Learning Through Research

The Qualtrics Success Kit contains useful tools developed by leading researchers to help you address today's most pressing research challenges along with survey templates that can be use immediately.

Research articles
Research Experiences for Undergraduates by the National Science Foundation
Making the Most of Small Scale Research by Stanford's Center for Teaching and Learning

IRB Information and Forms
Understanding the IRB tutorial
UT's Institutional Review Board Web page for required forms

Citation Managers
Zotero is a free and open-source citation manager. Watch this demo on Zotero.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network.
Refworks is an online research management, writing and collaboration tool with tutorials located on the UT Library Web page.

Directory of Open Access Journals has a large number of freely accessible and shareable journals and articles on a range of topics. You can browse subjects also.

Internet Resources

Technology Tools and Apps

  1. Online communication using VoiceThread, a Web-based platform that allows online group communication.
  2. Making handouts with notes from PowerPoint.
  3. Jing: A Tool for Screen and Video Capture allows you to select any part of your screen for ease of copying.
  4. Poll Everywhere: Using Mobile Response Technology with ease in the classroom during presentations.
  5. Embedding YouTube Videos into PowerPoint
  6. Twitter Shortcuts and Advanced Features
  7. Canva: An Amateur Graphic Design Tool
  8. Tagxedo: Multiple uses for this word cloud tool
  9. Shortening Long URLs
  10. Video: Starting a blog on Wordpress
  11. Video: Using Prezi to Present as an alternative to PowerPoint.
  12. Socrative student assessment tool - laptops, tablets and smartphone accessible
  13. Teacherkit: An app to keep up with attendance and grades
  14. Story Map is a free tool to help you tell stories on the Web that highlight the locations of a series of events. It's a great way to integrate and make public research and writing for the Web.

Teaching Articles
Teaching, Learning and Sharing: How Today’s Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media
Mike Moran, Jeff Seaman, Ph.D., Hester Tinti-Kane
April 2011

Exam Wrappers: Helping Your Students to Learn
Exam wrappers are short questionnaires that students complete when an exam is returned to them. These exam wrappers direct students to review their performance (and the instructor’s feedback) with an eye toward adapting their future learning.

Tomorrow's Professor
Stanford University
Sample Exam Wrapper

Blogs and Wikis as Instructional Tools
Jude Higdon and Chad Topaz, 2009

Video: What is a blog?

Using Graphic Organizers to Improve Teaching and Learning
Kenneth Kiewra
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012

Integrated Course Designs
L. Dee Fink
University of Oklahoma, 2005

Twelve Tips for using Podcasts in Medical Education
John Sanders
Medical Teacher, 2009

Twelve Tips for the use of a White Board in Clinical Teaching
Jay Orlander
Medical Teacher, 2007

The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand over Laptop Note Taking
Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer
Psychological Science, 2014