The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip instructors with best practices and strategies for teaching, learning, and technology to ensure the Smeal community is prepared to respond to today’s unique challenges. We do so by sending weekly emails with practical tips and information, providing live sessions, and holding virtual consultations.

Here is our latest Smeal Academy Session recording:

Smeal Academy Sessions

February 29, 2024 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Business Education and Research Reading and Discussion Group

 Join us for the second session of a Smeal series on the role of artificial intelligence in our teaching and research, which focused on our shared commitment to preparing…
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December 1, 2023 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Student Disability Resources

 Join us for a special Smeal Academy session with disability specialists, Krista Biesinger and Fran Zola. We discuss the basics of who SDR is and SDR's role on campus…
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November 3, 2023 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Supporting Student Wellness Through Course Design

 A recent survey conducted by Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse revealed that college students want their professors and advisers to be very involved in promoting their mental health…
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October 13, 2023 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Policy 42-27, Election Day, and Contingency Planning

 Did you know there's a new Faculty Senate guideline in Policy 42-27 stating that "Instructors should provide, within reason, pedagogical and curricular necessity, the opportunity for a day consisting…
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September 27, 2023 in Smeal Academy Sessions

Bring Business to Life with SAGE Business Cases

 Are you on the lookout for new case studies for your course or interesting content to support curriculum and independent research? Would you like to help students better understand…
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Smeal Academy Newsletters

February 9, 2024 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Game Day Edition – Spring 2024 Special Edition

Smeal Academy Special Superbowl Weekend Edition - Game Day Teaching Strategies The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with…
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October 27, 2023 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Student Wellness – Fall 2023 Newsletter 5

Smeal Academy Fall 2023 Connections Newsletter 5 - Student Wellness The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with technology…
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October 5, 2023 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

Course Communication Tips – Fall 2023 Newsletter 3

Smeal Academy Fall 2023 Connections Newsletter 3 - Course Communication Tips The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with…
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September 25, 2023 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

AI + AI – Fall 2023 Newsletter 2

Smeal Academy Fall 2023 Connections Newsletter 2 - AI + AI The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning with…
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August 22, 2023 in Smeal Academy Newsletter

5 Semester Start-Up Tips – Fall 2023 Newsletter 1

Smeal Academy Fall 2023 Connections Newsletter 1: 5 Beginning of Semester Tips The goal of the Smeal Academy is to equip the Smeal community with best practices and strategies for teaching and learning…
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Video Tech Tips

April 21, 2022 in Video Tech Tips

Using LionPath to Import Final Grades from Canvas

 This video explains how to use LionPath to pull final Grades from Canvas.. Helpful Resources Preparing Canvas Final Grades for LionPath Uploading Grades into LionPath from Canvas Smeal Academy…
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December 7, 2021 in Video Tech Tips

How to Set Up Your Grading Scheme in Canvas

How to Set Up Your Grading Scheme in Canvas This video explains how to set up your Grading Scheme in Canvas. You can choose conventional, pre-made grading schemes that are…
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December 7, 2021 in Video Tech Tips

Finalizing Your Canvas Gradebook

Finalizing Your Canvas Gradebook This video explains how to finalize your students' grades in Canvas. There are three important recommendations in the video: All grades should have a numeric value…
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October 22, 2021 in Video Tech Tips

Edit Out Time From Zoom Recordings in Kaltura

This video explains how to edit out time from the beginning, middle, or end of your Zoom recordings through Kaltura's built-in video editing tool. If your class doesn't start or…
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October 8, 2021 in Video Tech Tips

Automatically Adding Zoom Recordings to Canvas

Automatically Adding Zoom Recordings to Canvas This video explains how to automatically add Zoom Recordings to your Canvas course. This can be done by altering the settings in Canvas (adding…
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Assessment Series

December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 8: Rubrics

In this video, we talk about using rubrics, and specifically how to write them.
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December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 7: Alternatives to Exams

In this video, we discuss alternatives that you can use to replace exams, and highlight performance assessment as an alternative to traditional exams.
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December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 6: Exam Security

In this video, we discuss exam security, including general tips, some Canvas specific tips, and proctoring.
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December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 5: Canvas Quizzing

In this video, welook at how to make the most of the canvas quizzing tool.
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December 14, 2022 in Assessment Series

Assessment Series Part 4: Writing Quality Exam Questions

In this video, we look at how to write good exam questions.
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