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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:

Show past offerings

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This short workshop will focus on the basics of creating a video. We will look at what is important for planning your video and review practical tips/suggestions. There will also be a demonstration of how you could use PowerPoint to create multiple videos types, including recording anything on your screen.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

1:00 PM

Creating free interactive content with H5P

Schedule: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This workshop will introduce you to the H5P tool, which all Ontario educators can use for free. Whether you want to explore those resources that have already been created and openly shared, or create your own, H5P has incredible potential. With H5P you can add quizzes, pop ups, and other interactions to videos, create interactive presentations, provide fillable and downloadable forms, allow audio input, create scenarios where the result depends on the choices you make, create virtual 360 degree tours, and much more.
In this workshop, participants will see how to create an account, find existing resources, and how to create some common popular interaction types. Additionally, they will be shown how to find examples and tutorials for any additional content types they may want to explore.

3:00 PM

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Schedule: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 03:00 PM – 03:15 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This short workshop will show you how to create a channel for your class so that videos you upload are limited to that class. We will demonstrate how to enable the automatic creation of subtitles, as well as how to edit those subtitles. We will also review how to download a recording from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (virtual classroom) in case you want to add subtitles to it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

12:00 PM

Online Teaching Community of Practice

Registration closes May 18, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Please grab some coffee and join us for an informal, online community session to share practices of designing and teaching online courses during the Covid-19 pandemic!
These are virtual gatherings of colleagues in the planning, building and teaching stages of online courses. Come connect with colleagues across campus to learn something new, and to be inspired try to try a new tool or teaching technique. We encourage you to share what you are working on, both challenges and successes, in your online teaching journey!

1:30 PM

H5P drop in session

Schedule: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This session is meant for people who have already learned about H5P and are looking for support on something they are trying to build. All are welcome whether you are just starting out or have built numerous things already. We would love to see the things you are trying to do and lets all learn from each other. Stop by for short time or stay for the whole thing.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Introduction to YuJa Workshop

Registration closes May 19, 2021.
Schedule: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 02:00 PM – 04:15 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
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 MS Teams application. Please contact lorie@uwindsor.ca if this is unfamiliar to you in advance of the session.

Friday, May 21, 2021

H5P drop in session

Schedule: Friday, May 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This session is meant for people who have already learned about H5P and are looking for support on something they are trying to build. All are welcome whether you are just starting out or have built numerous things already. We would love to see the things you are trying to do and lets all learn from each other. Stop by for short time or stay for the whole thing.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Introduction to YuJa Workshop

Registration closes May 21, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 01:30 PM – 03:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
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 MS Teams application. Please contact lorie@uwindsor.ca if this is unfamiliar to you in advance of the session.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Online Teaching Community of Practice

Registration closes June 22, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Please grab some coffee and join us for an informal, online community session to share practices of designing and teaching online courses during the Covid-19 pandemic!
These are virtual gatherings of colleagues in the planning, building and teaching stages of online courses. Come connect with colleagues across campus to learn something new, and to be inspired try to try a new tool or teaching technique. We encourage you to share what you are working on, both challenges and successes, in your online teaching journey!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Online Teaching Community of Practice

Registration closes July 20, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Please grab some coffee and join us for an informal, online community session to share practices of designing and teaching online courses during the Covid-19 pandemic!
These are virtual gatherings of colleagues in the planning, building and teaching stages of online courses. Come connect with colleagues across campus to learn something new, and to be inspired try to try a new tool or teaching technique. We encourage you to share what you are working on, both challenges and successes, in your online teaching journey!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Online Teaching Community of Practice

Registration closes August 24, 2021.
Schedule: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Please grab some coffee and join us for an informal, online community session to share practices of designing and teaching online courses during the Covid-19 pandemic!
These are virtual gatherings of colleagues in the planning, building and teaching stages of online courses. Come connect with colleagues across campus to learn something new, and to be inspired try to try a new tool or teaching technique. We encourage you to share what you are working on, both challenges and successes, in your online teaching journey!