This section provides a platform for trending topics and emerging tools. Staff in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will make regular entries, however, the entire UWM teaching community is invited to contribute ideas and submissions too!

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Lastest Hot Topics!

  • Visual Literacy

    By virtualteachingcommons on September 23, 2015

    Visual literacy is the ability to recognize and critically appreciate meaning in visual content and to use visual elements to create effective communication. Visualizations often provide better ways to tell a story or understand data, and some colleges and universities are making visual literacy coursework part of general education requirements. As the prevalence of visual


Lastest Cool Tools!

  • Timetoast

    By virtualteachingcommons on September 23, 2015

    Timetoast ( is a simple, web-based timeline creator. Users can add titles, text, images, and URLs to specific dates or longer spans of time. All timelines are publicly viewable and can be shared via a unique URL or embed code; Timetoast also offers a text view for easy printing. Instructors and students could use Timetoast