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New to UOIT

Orientation for Teaching Assistants

The UOIT Teaching and Learning Centre would like to invite you to attend the 2017 New to UOIT Teaching Assistant Workshop.

During this two-part workshop, you will have a chance to meet and connect with your teaching peers in an interactive, collaborative learning setting. You will be introduced to a variety of resources and tools that are available within UOIT’s technology enriched learning environment. In addition, you will receive important information regarding UOIT procedures and policies, as well as a chance to explore and discuss teaching techniques and strategies. UOIT prides itself in its strategic intent of creating engaging learning experiences to support and enhance student success.

Please note that you must receive an invitation from teachingandlearning@uoit.ca for the New To UOIT workshops in order to attend. Invitation lists are approved by Faculty offices in advance. Only those on the list will be invited and paid.

New to UOIT is offered in two parts. Part One is offered online and Part Two is offered in-person at UOIT's North Oshawa location.

You can choose the option for Part One that best fits your schedule.

Please note that you must receive an invitation from teachingandlearning@uoit.ca for the New To UOIT workshops in order to attend. Invitation lists are approved by Faculty offices in advance. Only those on the list will be invited and paid. Please only register if you have received an invitation.

Program Title Date Location Time
New to UOIT Part 1 (Option 1) Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Adobe Connect 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New to UOIT Part 1 (Option 2) Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Adobe Connect 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New to UOIT Part 2 Wednesday, September 6, 2017 UA 2120 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

New to UOIT Part One (Online Option 1)

New to UOIT Part One (Online Option 2)

New to UOIT Part Two

New to UOIT Part One (Online Option 1) 

Wednesday August 23, 2017  
Online: http://uoit.adobeconnect.com/uoit_tlc/

Time Agenda Presenters
12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Login/ Set up All participants
1:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. Intro to Adobe ConnectIcebreaker Bridgette Atkins, Educational Developer, TLC
Matthew Stranach, Educational Developer, TLC
1:10 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Introduction to Blackboard Bridgette Atkins
1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Leading Discussion All participants
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Break All participants
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Academic Integrity and Turnitin Bridgette Atkins
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. UOITnet and Google Tools Matthew Stranach
3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Critical Incidents Bridgette Atkins, Matthew Stranach
3:45 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. Q & A All participants

New to UOIT Part One (Online Option Two)

Tuesday August 29, 2017 
Online: http://uoit.adobeconnect.com/uoit_tlc/

Time Agenda Presenters
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Login/ Set up All participants
9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Intro to Adobe Connect
Icebreaker
Bridgette Atkins, Educational Developer, TLC
Matthew Stranach, Educational Developer, TLC
9:10 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Introduction to Blackboard Bridgette Atkins
9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Leading Discussion All participants
10:15 a.m.to 10:30 a.m. Break All participants
10:30 a.m.to 10:45 a.m. Academic Integrity and Turnitin Bridgette Atkins
10:45 a.m.to 11:15 a.m. UOITnet and Google Tools Matthew Stranach
11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Critical Incidents Bridgette Atkins, Matthew Stranach
11: 45 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. Q & A All participants

New to UOIT Part Two

(In Person, North Oshawa location)

Wednesday September 6, 2017
Location: UA 2120

Time Agenda Presenters
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration
Breakfast & Icebreaker
All participants
9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.  Welcome to UOIT Rupinder Brar, Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning Centre
9:20 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Who Are Our Students? Charlie Berger, Manager of Student Recruitment, Registrar’s Office
9:50 a.m. to 10:20 am Student Learning Centre
Student Mental Health Services
Krista Elliot, Manager, Student Learning Centre; Jarek Baginski, Manager, Student Mental Health Services; Jeremy Greenberg, Psychotherapist-Counsellor, Student Mental Health Services
10:20 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Coffee Break and
Classroom Management & Effective Teaching in Lab and Tutorial
All participants
10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Intercultural Communication Aida Malekoltojari, Student Development Specialist, International, Student Experience Centre
11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Campus Safety at UOIT Campus Safety Office
11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. TA Panel TBA
12:10 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. Q & A
Wrap Up
All participants
12:20 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Lunch – vegetarian options will be provided All participants
12:50 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. PSAC Union TBD

Adobe Connect will be used for the online sessions. Adobe Connect is a web-based program (similar to Skype). 

Logging In

To login, click the following link: http://uoit.adobeconnect.com/uoit_tlc/ 
*You may login as a guest for this session.

If you are unfamiliar with Adobe Connect, please login 15 minutes prior to your session. Staff from the Teaching and Learning Centre will be online and happy to help.

Before You Start

  • Use a headset with microphone. Connect it to your computer before you click the login link above. Earbuds that you may have from a smartphone will work if you do not have a headset.
  • Watch one of the tutorial videos below in advance of the session, and try the meeting test link below.
  • Find a comfortable, distraction-free place to attend the online session.
  • Make sure you have a strong wifi signal, or connect to the Internet via hardwire.

Adobe Connect Tutorial Videos

Meeting Test Link

Use the following link to check your Internet connection and determine if you need to make any software updates before the session: http://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Location

New to UOIT Part Two will be held in the Science Building, UA 2120.

Parking

If you have a parking pass, park in your usual lot. 

If you do not have a parking pass, short-term parking is available at an hourly rate in pay-and-display areas across campus: Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, Founders Lots 2 and 4, Commencement Lot, Durham College Student Services Building. See parking rates for details. Daily parking is available in all gated parking lots except for Founders 1. To gain entry and to exit gated lots, you must obtain a ticket from the machine at the vehicle entrance. Tickets must be validated before you approach the exit (paying by cash or credit card) at the payment kiosks located in Commencement Lot (two kiosks available), Founders Lot 2 and Champions Lot.

Please note that the cost of parking is not included with registration. If you wish to inquire about parking reimbursement, contact your Faculty office.

Registration is by invitation only. Once you have received your invitation, please email teachingandlearning@uoit.ca with the following information:

  1. Your preferred date for New to UOIT Part One (online).
  2. Confirmation of your attendance at New to UOIT Part Two.
  3. Any dietary requirements for lunch at New to UOIT Part Two (other than vegetarian).

CLICK HERE TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION NOW

If you have any questions regarding your invitation, please contact your Faculty office.

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