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Past Workshops

Feel free to browse our previous workshop offerings. If you are interested in a particular workshop, please complete our Workshop Interest Form, here.

Blackboard Part 1

Description

This workshop provides a basic introduction for those who are completely new to Blackboard or would simply like a refresher. This workshop is open to all faculty and sessional instructors.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss best practices in accessible course design serving as a foundation
  • Posting and organizing content in Blackboard
  • Using basic Blackboard communication tools (including announcements and discussions)
  • Posting assignments
  • Basic Grade Centre features
  • Provide the last 30 minutes of the session for time to work on individual courses and ask questions

Blackboard Part 2

Description

This workshop is for faculty and sessional instructors who are familiar with basic Blackboard features and would like to learn more about advanced tools.

Learning Objectives

  • Setting up groups
  • Blackboard tests
  • Turnitin assignments
  • Advanced grading and course reporting features

Blackboard for TAs

Description

This workshop allows participants to gain hands-on experience using a range of features that may be used by teaching assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide a basic introduction to Blackboard communication tools, including announcements, messages, discussions and groups, will be provided
  • Discuss Grade Centre features
  • TAs who will be responsible for creating tests or assignments are welcome to stay for the last portion of the workshop that will focus on assessment tools

Adobe Connect: Introduction

Description

This workshop provides instructors with a basic introduction to the features and functionality of Adobe Connect.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide examples of how this application can be used to support teaching and learning
  • Provide an overview of the tools available (chat, breakout rooms, video, shared documents & applications, whiteboard features, recording and more)
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to test out the different functionalities in breakout groups

Kaltura: Introduction

Description

This workshop is an introduction to our LMS integrated video management system Kaltura.

Learning Objectives

  • Upload and embed media into content items and the media gallery.
  • Record webcam and audio using Kaltura Capturespace
  • Upload and embed media into content items and the media gallery
  • Associate caption files
  • Explore editing features

Kaltura: Advanced

Description

This workshop introduces advanced features of the Kaltura video management system with a focus on using video for engagement.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss best practices for video engagement
  • Embed presentations
  • Create Chapters and Slides
  • Create clips and trim video
  • Embed multiple choice quizzes
  • Use analytics to improve engagement

Videos for Student Engagement

Description

Though video content can be an excellent element of any course, choosing or creating effective educational videos can be challenging.Informed by research on viewing habits in courses with video content, this workshop will explore good practices for developing or selecting engaging videos.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss best practices for creating effective educational videos.
  • Lead participants through best practices for developing or selecting engaging videos.
  • Additionally, software for creating videos will be shared.

Teaching Large Classes

Description

Large classes can present a range of administrative and engagement challenges. In this discussion-based workshop, participants will have a chance to share experiences and questions regarding teaching large classes at UOIT.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide strategies from faculty with experience teaching large classes will be shared.
  • Allow participants to explore in pairs or small groups active learning techniques that may be applied in large classes.
  • Allow participants to share experiences and questions regarding teaching large classes at UOIT

Large Classes

New and experienced instructors alike can find large classes challenging. In this interactive, engaging workshop, we will explore strategies for teaching large classes in online, face-to-face, or hybrid settings. You will have an opportunity to discuss and compare strategies with your peers.

Excel Imports and HTML in Blackboard

There are a few little-known features in Blackboard that can help manage tasks in the Grade Centre, groups and content areas. In this workshop, participants will explore options for importing and exporting data using Excel in the Grade Centre and groups and using basic HTML to alter the appearance/layout of certain content types in Blackboard.

Audio Video DIY

Learn the basics of filming with DSLRs, inexpensive audio solutions, DIY lighting. Bring in your equipment if you want to learn on your own camera. Recommended for instructors who are interested in creating their own video or audio recordings for their courses.

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