Winter Wellness Resources

Our schedules can often be busy and hectic, especially during the winter months when the fall semester is ending. It's important to make time for self-care and personal wellness to help stay healthy as well as offer support for your students. Below you'll find some key information and resources to help along the way.

ISU Wellbeing

ISU WellBeing provides resources to help faculty and staff with a range of topics. They include mental health resources available to employees, financial well-being, and mindfulness.

Student Wellness

Student Wellness supports the holistic health, well-being, and safety of students on campus. They provide various programs and services, including information about the SHOP, a well-being assessment tool, and other topics.

Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services offers clinical and campus-based services to help students achieve their goals. Supporting the mental health needs of the entire campus community, and supporting students' mental health is another way to support our collective well-being.

Campus Resources to Support Students

An extensive list of resources available to students and different ways of supporting your students can be found on the CELT website.


Grade Submission is Due

Grade Submission Using Canvas are Due December 16

CELT is holding a Grade Submission Using Canvas event on December 16 from

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. This is a virtual event.

Grades are Due December 20

Final grades must be submitted by 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20. You can access our end-of-semester checklist at any time to assist you in submission through Canvas.

CELT Spring Semester

Teaching Assistant (TA) Seminar

All TAs who are new to the ISU classroom, or who have received a teaching assignment different from what they have done before, are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar. 

In this online workshop, teams of TAs will work together in breakout rooms to solve potential classroom scenarios on various topics such as academic dishonesty, classroom management, and inclusivity. A panel of experts will help TAs discuss appropriate steps to take when these situations occur in their classrooms.


Help us welcome your new TAs to the ISU classroom!


Special Guests

Liz Luiken, Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct

Kody Henke, Assistant Director, Office of Student Assistance


Facilitated by

Karen Menzel, Program Coordinator for Preparing Future Faculty


Online Workshop: Spring Teaching Assistant (TA) Seminar

January 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register Here

CELT & Iowa State Online Milestones

For Spring Semester



  • CELT staff onboarding processes and procedures
  • Unit specific training
  • Professional development workshops
  • Systems training



  • Every online program and certification identified on site



  • Overall online undergraduate program assessment
  • Overall online graduate program assessment
  • College-specific assessment


  • Grant-funded project with Dr. Sarah Francis (FSHN) Collaboration between Iowa State Online and Enterprise Instructional Technology units.
  • Certificate, Cybersecurity with Dr. Doug Jacobson (ECpE) Collaboration between Course Design and Quality, Enterprise Instructional Technology, and Iowa State Online units.
  • Graduate Program, Human-Computer Interaction with Dr. Eliot Winer, Dr. Stephen Gilbert, and Tiffany Kayser Collaboration between Iowa State Online and Course Design and Quality units.


  • CELT Teaching tips and Inside Iowa State articles planned



  • CELT staff will move into renovated 2624 Howe Hall
  • Renovation begins on 2622 Howe Hall and small offices in 2624 Howe Hall

Were You Unable to Attend Your Department's Annual Inclusive Classroom Training?

CELT is offering the online synchronous version of the Annual Inclusive Classroom Training (AY22-23) for: 

  • Faculty who could not attend one of the scheduled departmental training sessions in F2022
  • Faculty and staff who would like to extend their learning by discussing a different scenario from their departmental training

Each of the two remaining online synchronous CELT-facilitated programs

will feature one AY22-23 Student-Centered Scenario to be discussed during

small-group work. To attend, select and sign up using one of the corresponding Zoom forms below:

Scenario 3: Encouraging Student Attendance

January 19, 11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register for Scenario 3

Scenario 4: Supporting Neurodivergent Students

January 25, 2:10 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Register for Scenario 4

Important Reminders

Winter Break Hours

CELT will operate on a modified schedule over the winter term in an effort to conserve energy. Our office will be closed the week of December 26 – 30. We reopen on January 3. Please send an email to if you would like to schedule a consultation.

Start of Semester

Winter semester runs from December 19 – January 13.

Spring semester runs from January 16 – May 12. Remember to review the Start of Semester Checklist for resources to help you begin your Spring course setup.

24/7 Canvas Support

As always, Canvas support is available 24/7 if you need assistance while our offices are closed. Follow the "? Help" icon in your left navigation bar in Canvas for all the support options available.

Seeking support with instructional design?

Help is available for instructional design, technology, New Quizzes, and Canvas during Open Labs, Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at 3015 Morrill Hall. We are also available to meet online via this Webex meeting room link

If you prefer to meet outside these hours or have a support question, please email to create a ServiceNow ticket, and notify our team. Note: To provide efficient support, please include your course title, ask your question(s) or describe the issue(s) with steps to replicate it when you email us.

Prefer a print version? Click below to view our Teaching Tip as a printable pdf.

CELT Teaching Tip for December 15, 2022

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