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Office of Open Learning: Workshops

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As we all face the challenge and promise of moving rapidly to online learning as a result of the Corona virus' impact on our daily lives, support for developing your online teaching and for using the educational technology tools available to you is more important than ever. The Office of Open Learning is working closely with our colleagues in the Centre for Teaching and Learning and IT Services, as well as the campus community, to provide the support you need as a teacher heading online.

Options for support are being continuously updated to meet the needs of the campus, and the current courses, workshops and experience are available below. Courses and workshops include our 5-day Introduction to teaching online, and the half-day Online Teaching 101 course, as well as faculty-specific sessions.

If you need immediate support, please visit the Virtual helpdesk in the BB Cafe Organization site Virtual Classroom (Note: Log in to Blackboard before clicking the link above to go directly to the virtual classroom) or if that link doesn't work, use the guest link. Hours and updates are posted on the COVID-19 Preparedness Workshops page. If you require customized or tailored help that can't be addressed in the virtual classroom, please submit a ticket at uwindsor.ca/bbhelp and let us know what you need. Please note that the volume of requests is very high at this time, but we will do our best to accommodate your requests as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience! Other ways to get started include:

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Introduction to YuJa

Registration closes October 21, 2021.
Schedule: Friday, October 22, 2021, 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
Instructors: Lorie Stolarchuk
The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform is a powerful, robust set of online tools to complement and enhance the campus’ ability to store, stream, create, edit, and embed videos into online systems such as Blackboard course sites or web sites. This session will offer an introduction to using YuJa for your teaching and learning. Topics for the workshop include:
  • Accessing YuJa
  • Uploading and organizing content
  • Installing the YuJa Software Capture application
  • Creating and editing recordings
  • Distributing content, and
  • Accessibility and other features included.
It is recommended that you have a web camera and microphone for the session and you're familiar with configuring and using them prior to the session. You will also need to be familiar with switching between using a web browser, preferably Chrome, simultaneously with the Blackboard Collaborate session. Please contact lorie@uwindsor.ca if this is unfamiliar to you in advance of the session or stop by the Bb Cafe at HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbcafe for assistance.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Using YuJa - Part 2 (Intermediate)

Registration closes October 28, 2021.
Schedule: Friday, October 29, 2021, 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
Instructors: Lorie Stolarchuk
This session follows the Introduction to YuJa workshop and extends using YuJa by discussing the following topics:
  • Activating YuJa's course channels through Blackboard's integration,
  • Publishing content to a course channel,
  • Adding media to a course site,
  • Creating a quiz in YuJa for use in a Blackboard site,
  • Posting a quiz in Blackboard for grading,
  • Grading a quiz,
  • Accessing a video's analytics features,
  • Using the Live Stream into a course, and
  • Other questions as they arise.
It is recommended that you have attended the Introduction to YuJa workshop prior to this session, or have worked in YuJa extensively creating, editing, and sharing videos in YuJa prior to the workshop as you will need to have prepared videos to work with during the session. For questions, please reach out to lorie@uwindsor.ca in advance of the session.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Introduction to creating accessible documents and using Panorama

Registration closes November 08, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
What is necessary for some, is good for all! Creating accessible documents for use in your online courses is important not only for your students using assistive technology but for all people accessing your web content. Further, according to the AODA – “Beginning January 1, 2021: all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012, must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (live captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions).” This session will provide a basic checklist of how to identify the most common problems when creating accessible documents in MS Word, PPT, Excel, and Adobe PDF. Additionally, a new tool, Panorama will be demonstrated that automatically reviews and identifies accessibility criteria within your documents posted on Blackboard and offers alternative formats.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Introduction to creating accessible documents and using Panorama

Registration closes December 13, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
What is necessary for some, is good for all! Creating accessible documents for use in your online courses is important not only for your students using assistive technology but for all people accessing your web content. Further, according to the AODA – “Beginning January 1, 2021: all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012, must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA other than criteria 1.2.4 (live captions) and 1.2.5 (pre-recorded audio descriptions).” This session will provide a basic checklist of how to identify the most common problems when creating accessible documents in MS Word, PPT, Excel, and Adobe PDF. Additionally, a new tool, Panorama will be demonstrated that automatically reviews and identifies accessibility criteria within your documents posted on Blackboard and offers alternative formats.