University of Wisconsin–Madison

Events & Workshops

WAC Workshops

Developing and Teaching Effective Multimodal Writing Assignments

(Online/Asynchronous – Click here to view in Kaltura MediaSpace)

This workshop shares strategies for incorporating multimodal readings, discussions, activities, and assignments into your courses. Multimodality – or, the use of more than one mode or format in a piece of communication – can help instructors build a class environment that values diverse literacy skills. By engaging with this asynchronous workshop, you will (1) reflect on what literacies (e.g., digital literacy, auditory literacy) students must develop to be prepared to create their own multimodal texts, (2) learn tools for scaffolding students’ multimodal work to target those literacies, and (3) consider effective ways of designing multimodal assignments. Sample materials for multimodal classroom practice, scaffolding, and assignment design are provided.

Tools for Offering Effective Written Feedback

(Online/Asynchronous – Click here to view in Kaltura MediaSpace)

This workshop focuses on giving feedback that supports students in the writing process. We’ll look at current research about instructor feedback and practice different forms of responding effectively and efficiently to student papers. We’ll also explore various tools for evaluating student writing in Microsoft Word and other platforms.

Writing Recommendation Letters for Students

(Online/Asynchronous – Click here to view in Kaltura MediaSpace)

Do you feel unprepared when asked to write letters of recommendation for your students? Are you uncertain about how much to say, how many details to include, or what tone to take? In this workshop, we’ll look at a sample of letters and we’ll offer advice about writing letters that are honest and effective.

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