New Instructors and Adjuncts
At UW-Platteville, we strive to promote excellence by using a personal, hands-on approach to empower each student to become broader in perspective, intellectually more astute, ethically more responsible, and contribute wisely as an accomplished professional and knowledgeable citizen in a diverse global community.
The industry expertise our instructors bring to our campus is invaluable to our students. We are glad to have you as part of the Pioneer community.
The TTC has curated some valuable resources below for instructors to help make your time at UW-Platteville as impactful as possible and to help you focus on teaching.
- UW-Platteville KnowledgeBase - A repository of technical resources for UW-Platteville faculty, staff, and students.
- Services for Students with Disabilities - Assistance for students with disabilities to obtain reasonable academic accommodations and auxiliary aids.
- Dean of Students Office - Resources for instructors relating to a variety of topics.
Beginning of the Semester Resources
- Canvas self-paced open-access course. Different modules, organized in a basic, intermediate and advanced track, provides Canvas orientation and course design.
- Canvas Instructor Guides - If you are an instructor and you have questions about how to do something within Canvas, this is the best place to start.
- Verifying Attendance and Verifying Attendance FAQs - Instructions to verify course attendance at the beginning of the semester.
End of the Semester Resources
- Submitting Final Grades - How to submit your final grades to PASS.
- Grade Passback - How to sync your final course grades from Canvas Gradebook to PASS at the end of the semester.
Commonly used acronyms
Here are some commonly used terms and acronyms you'll encounter at UW-Platteville.
- TTC - Teaching & Technology Center, UW-Platteville's instructional technology support center.
- CANVAS - A tool used by instructors to develop and administer course websites
- LMS - Learning Management System (Canvas is UW-Platteville's learning management system).
- DLE - Digital Learning Environment, a collection of software that is available for instructor use.
- LTI: a third-party tool that integrates into Canvas, increasing its functionality. Examples are Zoom, New Quizzes, and Turnitin.
- ITS - Information Technology Services, UW-Platteville's central computer and technical support specialists.
- PASS - Pioneer Administrative Software System, used by students to register for classes, check grades, pay tuition, etc.
- SSWD - Services for Students with Disabilities
- BILSA - The College of Business, Industry, Life Science, and Agriculture
- LAE - The College of Liberal Arts and Education
- EMS - The College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science