TLSS Training and Events Program

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The Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) is pleased to present its Training and event Program, which is a series of various activities designed to allow all faculty members to improve their knowledge and skills in learning and teaching.

We are also offering webinars. This means you will be able to attend some live sessions at the location of your choice. 

Click on one of the events below to see the event details and register.     

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Webinar – Course Design: Aiming for an Agile Model

Special Series EN


Do you want to adapt your teaching to better meet the needs and interests of your students? The use of technology could make your courses more dynamic, and above all offer a certain flexibility during this period of uncertainty. This webinar will provide an overview of the important elements to consider when designing a course in a variety of modalities (such as, synchronous, bimodal, blended, asynchronous).

We will suggest strategies and tools to help you organize, adapt, and develop the resources needed to revisit your teaching approaches and aim towards a more agile model.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

**This training is part of the TLSS Special Webinar Series for transforming courses for distance learning - Members of the APTPUO who select the option “part-time professor” when registering to this webinar and who complete the webinar will be eligible for remuneration in accordance with the letter of understanding.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

Webinar – Course Design: Aiming for an Agile Model

Special Series EN 


Do you want to adapt your teaching to better meet the needs and interests of your students? The use of technology could make your courses more dynamic, and above all offer a certain flexibility during this period of uncertainty. This webinar will provide an overview of the important elements to consider when designing a course in a variety of modalities (such as, synchronous, bimodal, blended, asynchronous).

We will suggest strategies and tools to help you organize, adapt, and develop the resources needed to revisit your teaching approaches and aim towards a more agile model.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

**This training is part of the TLSS Special Webinar Series for transforming courses for distance learning - Members of the APTPUO who select the option “part-time professor” when registering to this webinar and who complete the webinar will be eligible for remuneration in accordance with the letter of understanding.

Thursday, 15 April 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00

Webinar – Virtual Learning Space: Strategies to Foster Student Engagement

Special Series EN 


Join us and explore how the Virtual Campus (Brightspace) can support your teaching and students’ learning. Whether you are designing a course using a bimodal approach, one that is completely online, or you want to use the Virtual Campus to enhance your face-to-face courses - this webinar will allow you to discover the potential of this virtual learning space. 

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

**This training is part of the TLSS Special Webinar Series for transforming courses for distance learning - Members of the APTPUO who select the option “part-time professor” when registering to this webinar and who complete the webinar will be eligible for remuneration in accordance with the letter of understanding.

Friday, 16 April 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

Webinar – Virtual Learning Space: Strategies to Foster Student Engagement

Special Series EN 


Join us and explore how the Virtual Campus (Brightspace) can support your teaching and students’ learning. Whether you are designing a course using a bimodal approach, one that is completely online, or you want to use the Virtual Campus to enhance your face-to-face courses - this webinar will allow you to discover the potential of this virtual learning space. 

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

**This training is part of the TLSS Special Webinar Series for transforming courses for distance learning - Members of the APTPUO who select the option “part-time professor” when registering to this webinar and who complete the webinar will be eligible for remuneration in accordance with the letter of understanding.

Monday, 19 April 2021 - 15:00 to 16:30

Webinar – Introduction to Simple Syllabus

SS ENG

Get to know our new tool for creating syllabi, Simple Syllabus. In this short presentation, we will guide you through leveraging Faculty specific templates to easily create syllabi that leverage the most current administrative policies and follow best pedagogical practices and how to integrate these syllabi directly into your courses in Virtual Campus (Brightspace).

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00

Webinar – Introduction to Simple Syllabus

SS ENG

Get to know our new tool for creating syllabi, Simple Syllabus. In this short presentation, we will guide you through leveraging Faculty specific templates to easily create syllabi that leverage the most current administrative policies and follow best pedagogical practices and how to integrate these syllabi directly into your courses in Virtual Campus (Brightspace).

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Webinar – Instructional Practice in a Bimodal Context: Effective Strategies

Special Series EN 


Are you planning to offer a course using a bimodal approach for the first time? This webinar will review the essential components from how to plan your synchronous meetings to the technological equipment available. We will also suggest teaching strategies to provide a rich and stimulating learning experience for all your students.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

**This training is part of the TLSS Special Webinar Series for transforming courses for distance learning - Members of the APTPUO who select the option “part-time professor” when registering to this webinar and who complete the webinar will be eligible for remuneration in accordance with the letter of understanding.

Monday, 26 April 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

Webinar – Instructional Practice in a Bimodal Context: Effective Strategies

Special Series EN 


Are you planning to offer a course using a bimodal approach for the first time? This webinar will review the essential components from how to plan your synchronous meetings to the technological equipment available. We will also suggest teaching strategies to provide a rich and stimulating learning experience for all your students.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

**This training is part of the TLSS Special Webinar Series for transforming courses for distance learning - Members of the APTPUO who select the option “part-time professor” when registering to this webinar and who complete the webinar will be eligible for remuneration in accordance with the letter of understanding.

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Student Engagement Strategies for Teaching via MS Teams

Are you looking for ways to add more interaction while teaching synchronously via MS Teams? Do you want to increase student participation in your classes? In this webinar, we will share strategies to improve student engagement and promote community building within your MS Teams sessions. You will also have the chance to try out a few options within the platform!

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

**This training is part of the TLSS Special Webinar Series for transforming courses for distance learning - Members of the APTPUO who select the option “part-time professor” when registering to this webinar and who complete the webinar will be eligible for remuneration in accordance with the letter of understanding.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Student Engagement Strategies for Teaching via Zoom

Are you looking for ways to add more interaction while teaching synchronously via Zoom? Do you want to increase student participation in your classes? In this webinar, we will share strategies to improve student engagement and promote community building within your Zoom sessions. You will also have the chance to try out a few options within the platform!

*A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

**This training is part of the TLSS Special Webinar Series for transforming courses for distance learning - Members of the APTPUO who select the option “part-time professor” when registering to this webinar and who complete the webinar will be eligible for remuneration in accordance with the letter of understanding.

Thursday, 29 April 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar - Adding Multimedia to your Course

Would you like to add multimedia features to your course? Do you think short videos or audio clips could help support your students' learning? This short webinar will propose different ways (from the simplest... to more complex) to add multimedia to your courses. We will review, above all, how to respect important pedagogical and technical principles.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Tuesday, 04 May 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Effective Strategies for Facilitating Discussion Forums in the Virtual Campus (Brightspace)

Discussion forums can play an important role in a distance/online course. Join us and learn more about how this tool works in the Virtual Campus. We will explore different strategies to make these learning spaces rich and stimulating for students.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Wednesday, 05 May 2021 - 16:00 to 17:00

Webinar – Academic Integrity: How Does It Apply to Your Course?

Banner EN2 Eval2020

How to juggle evaluations and academic integrity? Join us for this webinar on academic integrity. We will share evaluation strategies that can increase student learning and uphold a positive and optimal pedagogical environment. The tips and tricks presented are useful for courses offered both at a distance and in a face-to-face setting.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Friday, 07 May 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Beyond True and False

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Core strategies to improve authenticity and challenge, and reduce opportunities for academic misconduct with the Quiz Tool in Virtual Campus (Brightspace)

In this webinar, we will explore advanced functionality of the Quiz tool. Specifically, how instructors can leverage question and quiz design strategies, such as questions type selection, randomization, question pools, and timing to produce more complex and authentic examinations in Virtual Campus (Brightspace). We will also review how these strategies can help manage concerns regarding academic integrity of online examinations and the functions of Respondus.

*Note that this webinar assumes some familiarity with the quiz tool and will not cover creating or grading quizzes, for more information on those processes, please see our videos and guides.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - 15:00 to 16:30

Webinar - Podcasting in Education: What Are the Benefits and Where to Start?

Are you thinking about integrating podcasts in your next course? Learn the benefits and get a hands-on demonstration in recording and editing using Audacity!

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Instructional Practice in a Bimodal Context: Effective Strategies

Special Series EN 


Are you planning to offer a course using a bimodal approach for the first time? This webinar will review the essential components from how to plan your synchronous meetings to the technological equipment available. We will also suggest teaching strategies to provide a rich and stimulating learning experience for all your students.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Tracking your Students’ Progress: Simple Tools to Leverage in Virtual Campus (Brightspace)

Banner EN2 Eval2020


The Virtual Campus environment allows you to create learning activities and use assessment tools to track students’ progress in your courses. In this webinar, we will look at a variety of ways to use that information. For example, to assess the understanding of assigned readings, continue learning that began in class, provide a discussion space to consolidate concepts, and create peer validation activities. In addition, we will explore the potential of the “Class Progress” tool. Join us and experiment with simple strategies that have a direct impact on the quality of student experience.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Monday, 17 May 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00

Webinar – Rubrics: Unpacking the Columns and Rows

Banner EN2 Eval2020


Rubrics are a common strategy in our toolboxes but are we using them effectively? This webinar will delve into the world of assessment by exploring rubrics. You will find out how rubrics can, for example, assess students’ achievement of learning outcomes, promote fair grading practices, and provide timely and useful feedback. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to: (a) understand the advantages and limitations of rubrics, (b) differentiate between different types of rubrics, and (c) create rubrics for your courses in Virtual Campus (Brightspace).

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

Webinar – Course Design: Aiming for an Agile Model

Special Series EN 


Do you want to adapt your teaching to better meet the needs and interests of your students? The use of technology could make your courses more dynamic, and above all offer a certain flexibility during this period of uncertainty. This webinar will provide an overview of the important elements to consider when designing a course in a variety of modalities (such as, synchronous, bimodal, blended, asynchronous).

We will suggest strategies and tools to help you organize, adapt, and develop the resources needed to revisit your teaching approaches and aim towards a more agile model.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00

Webinar – Virtual Learning Space: Strategies to Foster Student Engagement

Special Series EN 


Join us and explore how the Virtual Campus (Brightspace) can support your teaching and students’ learning. Whether you are designing a course using a bimodal approach, one that is completely online, or you want to use the Virtual Campus to enhance your face-to-face courses - this webinar will allow you to discover the potential of this virtual learning space. 

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 - 14:30 to 16:00

Webinar – Instructional Practice in a Bimodal Context: Effective Strategies

Special Series EN 


Are you planning to offer a course using a bimodal approach for the first time? This webinar will review the essential components from how to plan your synchronous meetings to the technological equipment available. We will also suggest teaching strategies to provide a rich and stimulating learning experience for all your students.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Thursday, 03 June 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00

Webinar - Working with a Teaching Assistant: a Rewarding and Supportive Experience

You have just learned that you will have a teaching assistant (TA) for one or more of your courses. How can you make the most of this additional help in designing your courses, using technology, or carrying out evaluation tasks? How can you develop a work plan that is relevant and that will allow you to leverage the expertise, experience, and enthusiasm of your TA. This webinar will provide a variety of suggestions and ideas for establishing a productive working dynamic between you and your TA.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Friday, 04 June 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00

Webinar – Course Design: Aiming for an Agile Model

Special Series EN 


Do you want to adapt your teaching to better meet the needs and interests of your students? The use of technology could make your courses more dynamic, and above all offer a certain flexibility during this period of uncertainty. This webinar will provide an overview of the important elements to consider when designing a course in a variety of modalities (such as, synchronous, bimodal, blended, asynchronous).

We will suggest strategies and tools to help you organize, adapt, and develop the resources needed to revisit your teaching approaches and aim towards a more agile model.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Monday, 07 June 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Virtual Learning Space: Strategies to Foster Student Engagement

Special Series EN 


Join us and explore how the Virtual Campus (Brightspace) can support your teaching and students’ learning. Whether you are designing a course using a bimodal approach, one that is completely online, or you want to use the Virtual Campus to enhance your face-to-face courses - this webinar will allow you to discover the potential of this virtual learning space. 

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Tuesday, 08 June 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

Webinar – Instructional Practice in a Bimodal Context: Effective Strategies

Special Series EN 


Are you planning to offer a course using a bimodal approach for the first time? This webinar will review the essential components from how to plan your synchronous meetings to the technological equipment available. We will also suggest teaching strategies to provide a rich and stimulating learning experience for all your students.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Wednesday, 09 June 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar - Adding Multimedia to your Course

Would you like to add multimedia features to your course? Do you think short videos or audio clips could help support your students' learning? This short webinar will propose different ways (from the simplest... to more complex) to add multimedia to your courses. We will review, above all, how to respect important pedagogical and technical principles.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Academic Integrity: How Does It Apply to Your Course?

Banner EN2 Eval2020

How to juggle evaluations and academic integrity? Join us for this webinar on academic integrity. We will share evaluation strategies that can increase student learning and uphold a positive and optimal pedagogical environment. The tips and tricks presented are useful for courses offered both at a distance and in a face-to-face setting.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Friday, 11 June 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00

Webinar – Effective Strategies for Facilitating Discussion Forums in the Virtual Campus (Brightspace)

Discussion forums can play an important role in a distance/online course. Join us and learn more about how this tool works in the Virtual Campus. We will explore different strategies to make these learning spaces rich and stimulating for students.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

Webinar – Beyond True and False

Banner EN2 Eval2020


Core strategies to improve authenticity and challenge, and reduce opportunities for academic misconduct with the Quiz Tool in Virtual Campus (Brightspace)

In this webinar, we will explore advanced functionality of the Quiz tool. Specifically, how instructors can leverage question and quiz design strategies, such as questions type selection, randomization, question pools, and timing to produce more complex and authentic examinations in Virtual Campus (Brightspace). We will also review how these strategies can help manage concerns regarding academic integrity of online examinations and the functions of Respondus.

*Note that this webinar assumes some familiarity with the quiz tool and will not cover creating or grading quizzes, for more information on those processes, please see our videos and guides.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

 

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 - 10:00 to 11:30

Webinar - Podcasting in Education: What Are the Benefits and Where to Start?

Are you thinking about integrating podcasts in your next course? Learn the benefits and get a hands-on demonstration in recording and editing using Audacity!

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Thursday, 17 June 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Tracking your Students’ Progress: Simple Tools to Leverage in Virtual Campus (Brightspace)

Banner EN2 Eval2020


The Virtual Campus environment allows you to create learning activities and use assessment tools to track students’ progress in your courses. In this webinar, we will look at a variety of ways to use that information. For example, to assess the understanding of assigned readings, continue learning that began in class, provide a discussion space to consolidate concepts, and create peer validation activities. In addition, we will explore the potential of the “Class Progress” tool. Join us and experiment with simple strategies that have a direct impact on the quality of student experience.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Friday, 18 June 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Rubrics: Unpacking the Columns and Rows

Banner EN2 Eval2020


Rubrics are a common strategy in our toolboxes but are we using them effectively? This webinar will delve into the world of assessment by exploring rubrics. You will find out how rubrics can, for example, assess students’ achievement of learning outcomes, promote fair grading practices, and provide timely and useful feedback. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to: (a) understand the advantages and limitations of rubrics, (b) differentiate between different types of rubrics, and (c) create rubrics for your courses in Virtual Campus (Brightspace).

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Monday, 21 June 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

Webinar - Working with a Teaching Assistant: a Rewarding and Supportive Experience

You have just learned that you will have a teaching assistant (TA) for one or more of your courses. How can you make the most of this additional help in designing your courses, using technology, or carrying out evaluation tasks? How can you develop a work plan that is relevant and that will allow you to leverage the expertise, experience, and enthusiasm of your TA. This webinar will provide a variety of suggestions and ideas for establishing a productive working dynamic between you and your TA.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Thursday, 24 June 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00
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