WisCEL program logo over an image of students studying in classroomThe 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?

Current Course Schedule

WisCEL is now accepting Spring 2023 applications. We invite you to submit or renew your application.

Applications are due July 1, 2022 and they are prioritized on a first-come-first-serve basis.

APPLY or RENEW your application

WisCEL Summer Semester Calendar/Course Schedule

The current schedule for Summer 2022 can be found here. We have fewer courses scheduled during the summer sessions, so scroll through weeks and toggle to different rooms to see all of our scheduled courses.

In Wendt WisCEL rooms 410 and 410A, WisCEL provides 2 lavalier microphones and one shareable handheld microphone for instructors and students to use during class sessions. 410A overhead audio can be attached to the larger 410 space from the 410 podium, but does not have a dedicated microphone due to the small size of the room. 

In College WisCEL Room 3250, WisCEL provides a combination of microphones. We currently have one handheld microphone that can be used as a passable audience microphone or by an instructor/speaker and 3 lavalier microphones and transmitters, 2 of which can be used simultaneously. 

College WisCEL Room 3255 has overhead speakers for in-room audio, but, due to the small size of the room, it does not have a microphone system installed.

WisCEL uses Shure transmitter packs that can be paired with our lavalier microphones or with instructor-provided Shure PGA31 headset microphones that were distributed by some departments. All microphone transmitters are battery powered, with replacement batteries available at the service desk.

Note: Campus-provided personal speaker and microphone setups that do not integrate into the WisCEL AV system are not encouraged for use in the WisCEL spaces. Our overhead speakers will be picked up by the personal microphone and will cause feedback.

Request Exam Administration Support

WisCEL provides classroom and exam support for instructors administering exams. WisCEL provides classroom set-up, exam security software support, WiFi for student-owned devices, technological consultation, and classroom traffic management. Certain classrooms come equipped with large WisCEL-provided laptops for each student. A member of the WisCEL staff will be onsite during scheduled exams to provide support for unforeseen circumstances.

WisCEL supports types of exams:

  • in-class exams
  • accommodated exams
  • make-up exams
  • evening midterms (Wendt only)
  • final exams (Wendt only)

Please submit an exam request form for each exam date and type. Exams will be scheduled on a space-available, first-come-first serve basis.

Please email wiscel@wiscel.wisc.edu with any questions.