The Wisconsin Collaboratory for Enhanced Learning (WisCEL) fosters instructional innovation, active learning, and high-quality teaching and learning opportunities by providing instructional resources, technology and support in multi-use student-centered learning environments on the UW-Madison campus.


What’s New at WisCEL

Welcome to the fall semester and a fresh start and new staff at both WisCEL Centers!

  • After an eight-month hiatus during renovation, WisCEL has moved back to Wendt and the fourth floor classrooms and staff offices. New this fall: Wendt WisCEL Center offers expanded options for using our four classrooms for course-related activities such as office hours and computerized testing.
  • This past summer, WisCEL started sharing the College WisCEL Center space and resources with SOAR. WisCEL has now transitioned back into the space and we are ready for fall semester WisCEL courses, instructors and students. New this fall: WisCEL instructional support staff will be onsite at College WisCEL Center all day to provide services and support for all scheduled WisCEL courses. Stop by Room 3260 in the WisCEL Center and say hello!
  • New this fall: Both WisCEL Centers have all new 17-inch laptops for students and new touchscreen podium computers for instructors.
  • New this fall: WisCEL is ramping up our resources and support for teaching and learning. We will continue to provide the same instructional support and services as before, but have improved services for in-class assistance and added consulting options for instruction and technology integration.
  • New this fall: WisCEL would like to give a hearty welcome to our newest WisCEL team member, Tyler Gregory. Tyler will provide academic technology integration services and take the lead on managing our computerized testing services. This fall semester he will be onsite at College WisCEL Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. He will be at Wendt WisCEL Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. You can find him at Wendt in room 433 and at College in room 3260.
  • Contact us at to learn more.

WisCEL welcomes the following 2017 Fall Semester WisCEL Courses:

College WisCEL Center

COUN PSY 125                          A Wisconsin Experience Seminar
GERMAN/JEWISH 267                Yiddish Song
INTEG SCI 100                          INTEG SCI 100
KINES 235                                Human Physiology and Health
MATH 96                                   Preparatory Algebra
MATH 112                                 College Algebra

Wendt WisCEL Center

SOC 138                                   Sociology of Gender (Sterling Hall)
BOTANY 265                              Rainforests and Coral Reefs FIG
BME 315                                   Introduction to Biomechanics
BME 601                                   Biomedical Student Advisory Committee
CBE/CHEM 562                          Physical Chemistry
CIV ENGR 320                           Environmental Engineering
COMP SCI 202                           Introduction to Computation
COMP SCI 402                           Introducing CS to K-12 Students
COUN PSY 125                           A Wisconsin Experience Seminar
ECE 203                                    Signals, Information, and Computation
ECE 219                                    Analytical Methods for Electromagnetics
ECE 230                                    Circuit Analysis
ECE 252                                    Intro to Computer Engineering
ECE 320                                    Electrodynamics II
ECE 330                                    Signals and Systems
ECE 340                                    Intro to Microelectronics
ECE 352                                    Digital System Fundamentals
ECE 377                                    Fundamentals of Electrical and                                                                 Electromechanical Power Conversion
ECE 431                                    Digital Signal Processing
ECE/ME 439                              Introduction to Robotics
ECE/COMP SCI 552                    Introduction to Computer Architecture
EMA 201                                   Engineering Mechanics: Statics
EP 271                                      Engineering Problem Solving with                                                             Computers
GENETICS/MD GENETICS 677     Evolutionary Systems Biology
INTEG SCI 375                          INTEG SCI 375
INTEREGR 150                           ULC PrEPS Lab
JOURN 404                                Interpretation of Contemporary Affairs
MICROBIO 470                           Microbial Genetics and Molecular Motors
PL PATH 311                              Global Food Security



Around Campus

Upcoming events and campus opportunities sponsored by WisCEL and UW-Madison teaching and learning partners.


UW – Madison is transitioning to Canvas, a learning management system designed to create a more intuitive and efficient platform for students and instructors to access specific course information and learning aids. If you are interested in learning more about Canvas and how it can be used to best suit the needs of your course, the University offers several workshops to introduce Canvas features and applications. Some of these workshops include:

    • Canvas Demonstration: What is Canvas
    • Getting Started with Canvas
    • Teaching Effectively in Canvas: Designing for Social Learning
    • Managing Grades in Canvas
    • Canvas Open Lab

Upcoming Workshops


lu-011 Publications of Interest

Articles, news, research, website links and other resources on topics (such as active learning, instructional technology and innovation) of interest to the WisCEL community.

No, Banning Laptops Is Not the Answer


Have a great Fall Semester!

Thank you to all students, faculty, and staff for successful Spring and Summer 2017 Semesters!

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