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 – Transitioning to Bimodal Instruction

Bimodal EN 

Are you planning to offer a course using a bimodal approach for the first time? This webinar will review the essential components.

  • Review your course design
  • Prepare the important components of Virtual Campus (Brightspace)
  • Plan your synchronous meetings
  • Learn about the technology available in the classroom

We will also suggest the most appropriate 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, 04 August 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

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 the use of Faculty specific templates to easily create syllabi that leverage the most current administrative policies, follow best pedagogical practices, and then integrate these syllabi directly into your courses in Virtual Campus (Brightspace).

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

Thursday, 05 August 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00

Webinar – Creating and Integrating Interactive Learning Objects with H5P Studio

Library 2021

Mélanie Brunet, Copyright Services Librarian

Looking for a free, one-stop shop to create, share and discover interactive learning objects like quizzes, timelines and interactive images? eCampusOntario’s H5P Studio is for you! In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to find and reuse existing interactive elements and how to create your own using the open-source H5P plugin. You will also learn how to add this interactive content to your courses in Brightspace.

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

Thursday, 05 August 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Open Educational Resources (OER): What They Are and How to Find Them

Library 2021

Mélanie Brunet, Copyright Services Librarian

Looking for teaching materials to integrate to your courses and that all your students will be able to access on the first day, wherever they are? Consider using open educational resources! OER are free and can be reused and adapted to your course without the usual copyright restrictions. Sign up for this webinar to learn how to identify open educational resources, how to look for them on the Web, and how they can have a positive impact on your teaching and your students.

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

Friday, 06 August 2021 - 10:00 to 11:00

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.

Monday, 09 August 2021 - 13:30 to 14:30

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.

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00

Webinar – Virtual Campus (Brightspace) Essentials

You know little or nothing about Virtual Campus? Join the TLSS team for a friendly webinar where we will be covering Virtual Campus basics. This session will allow you to explore the Virtual Campus environment and settings, add your teaching assistants, create an Overview page, create modules, and insert various content in your course. Register and spread the word! 

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

Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 10:00 to 11:15

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 the use of Faculty specific templates to easily create syllabi that leverage the most current administrative policies, follow best pedagogical practices, and then integrate these syllabi directly into your courses in Virtual Campus (Brightspace).

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

Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Webinar – Transitioning to Bimodal Instruction

Bimodal EN 

Are you planning to offer a course using a bimodal approach for the first time? This webinar will review the essential components.

  • Review your course design
  • Prepare the important components of Virtual Campus (Brightspace)
  • Plan your synchronous meetings
  • Learn about the technology available in the classroom

We will also suggest the most appropriate 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.

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 - 13:00 to 14:30

Webinar – Advanced Gradebook Functionalities (Virtual Campus)

In this advanced webinar, we will cover how to select appropriate Gradebook options for your course’s needs, how to accommodate complex calculations and conditional grading, and how to use a variety of grade items to track attendance and manage student information. This webinar will take your Gradebook from a simple record to an effective and efficient classroom management and communication tool. Note that this webinar will focus on advanced functionality and we strongly recommend that participants familiarize themselves with standard Gradebook functionality through related resources in advance of attending the session.

Gradebook (video)
Virtual Campus - Creating a Gradebook (pdfPDF guide705.28 Ko)

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

 

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00

Webinar – Copyright for Bimodal Instruction

Library 2021

Mélanie Brunet, Copyright Services Librarian

This webinar will outline the dos and don’ts of using copyrighted-protected materials in your courses, whether they are in person or online, synchronous or asynchronous. What can be added legally to Virtual Campus? Can you show a film via Zoom? We will examine copyright exceptions for educational purposes, the use of multimedia content, open access publications and open educational resources, and how to take advantage of the Library’s collections through its course reserve service.

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

Thursday, 19 August 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00

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.

Friday, 20 August 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00

Webinar – Prepping your Course in 45 min!

Give us 45 minutes and we will give you a straightforward plan to get your course in order for Fall 2021. In this express webinar, we will cover the systems and support in place for the upcoming term and guide new and returning instructors through a streamlined process of course review and quick build content.

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

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00

Webinar – Virtual Campus (Brightspace) Essentials

You know little or nothing about Virtual Campus? Join the TLSS team for a friendly webinar where we will be covering Virtual Campus basics. This session will allow you to explore the Virtual Campus environment and settings, add your teaching assistants, create an Overview page, create modules, and insert various content in your course. Register and spread the word! 

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

Thursday, 26 August 2021 - 13:00 to 14:15

Webinar – Designing Visual Presentations to Support Learning

PowerPoint® and similar presentation software (Prezi, Keynote, etc.) have become essential tools for presenting or sharing information. Are your presentations positively supporting your students' learning? This webinar will cover tips and practices to consider when designing your visual presentations.

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

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 - 13:30 to 14:30

Webinar – Prepping your Course in 45 min!

Give us 45 minutes and we will give you a straightforward plan to get your course in order for Fall 2021. In this express webinar, we will cover the systems and support in place for the upcoming term and guide new and returning instructors through a streamlined process of course review and quick build content.

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

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
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