Office of Open Learning

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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Monday, April 13, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: April 13–17, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions, self-paced activities, and ongoing discussions.
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: April 20–24, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions, self-paced activities, and ongoing discussions.
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Online Teaching 101: A pragmatic introduction for beginning online instructors

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 09:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nick Baker
This short workshop addresses the foundations of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. It is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: April 27 – May 01, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions, self-paced activities, and ongoing discussions.
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

1:00 PM

Online Teaching 101: A pragmatic introduction for beginning online instructors

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nick Baker
This short workshop addresses the foundations of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. It is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom.

4:00 PM

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 04:00 PM – 04:45 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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

1:00 PM

Online teaching fundamentals: Odette School of Business

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nick Baker, Nobuko Fujita
This short workshop is targeted for Odette Business faculty. It addresses the fundamentals of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. The session introduces concepts building an online community of learners, as well as international metrics of quality in online instruction.

The workshop is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom.

3:30 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, April 30, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:15 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Online teaching fundamentals: Engineering

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, May 01, 2020, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nick Baker, Mark Lubrick
This short workshop is targeted for Engineering faculty. It addresses the fundamentals of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. The session also introduces concepts such as building an online community of learners, as well as a brief introduction to international metrics of quality in online instruction.

The workshop is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: May 04–08, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions, self-paced activities, and ongoing discussions.
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

9:00 AM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 05, 2020, 09:00 AM – 09:45 AM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

1:00 PM

Online teaching fundamentals: Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 05, 2020, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
This short workshop is targeted at Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology instructors. It provides a brief overview of Blackboard's core tools to support the online learning experience, and where to find additional supports for each of those tools. The workshop addresses the fundamentals of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. The session also introduces concepts such as building an online community of learners, as well as a brief introduction to international metrics of quality in online instruction.

The workshop is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, May 06, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 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 7, 2020

1:00 PM

Building Learning Community Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, May 07, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Do you want to build a community of learners in your online course? This workshop will explore ways that you can engage learners in online individual and collaborative learning and group assignments, similar to strategies that you may already use in your on-campus classrooms. We will use both institutionally available tools (Blackboard and Virtual Classroom/Blackboard Collaborate), and other free, online tools to explore ways to build learning community online.

4:00 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, May 07, 2020, 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: May 11–15, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions, self-paced activities, and ongoing discussions.
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

9:00 AM

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 09:00 AM – 09:45 AM
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.

1:00 PM

Building Learning Community Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Do you want to build a community of learners in your online course? This workshop will explore ways that you can engage learners in online individual and collaborative learning and group assignments, similar to strategies that you may already use in your on-campus classrooms. We will use both institutionally available tools (Blackboard and Virtual Classroom/Blackboard Collaborate), and other free, online tools to explore ways to build learning community online.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

12:00 PM

Using Mobius to teach STEM content online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Robyn Beresford, Mark Lubrick
Are you looking for ways to enhance the STEM content you are putting online? Möbius, the digital learning platform from DigitalEd, promotes learning based on the cognitive science of successful learning, facilitates evidence-based optimization of learning, and supports an ecosystem of asset creation and sharing. Excelling at creating and deploying interactive teaching and assessment content for higher-educational institutions around the world, and specifically designed to meet the unique and complex needs of STEM, Möbius is optimizing the world of digital education.
It is important to note that students do have to pay for access which is $25 per year fee but this is regardless of the number of classes they may be taking in Möbius (i.e. it is a platform access fee). In some cases you might be able replace your course textbook, which would more than make up for this cost. Möbius also has some pre-made content including assignments which you can adapt to your needs, including interactive learning objects, and assessments. With Möbius you can have your students draw on graphs, mark up free body diagrams, as open ended complex math question, and you can even create adaptive questions where large problems can be split into steps. You can also create an adaptive assignment where the question a student gets will be selected based on their previous performance. This session will show an overview of the Möbius platform and demonstrate some common features. It is ideal for those who want to learn more and see if this might be something to utilize in their own courses.

2:00 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

9:00 AM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

1:00 PM

Building Learning Community Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Do you want to build a community of learners in your online course? This workshop will explore ways that you can engage learners in online individual and collaborative learning and group assignments, similar to strategies that you may already use in your on-campus classrooms. We will use both institutionally available tools (Blackboard and Virtual Classroom/Blackboard Collaborate), and other free, online tools to explore ways to build learning community online.

2:00 PM

Considerations for teaching large classes online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nick Baker, Mark Lubrick
Teaching large classes, whether online or on-campus, is a challenge that requires a lot of planning, practice, and pragmatism to create an effective learning experience. This short workshop offers some practical tips and ideas for how to design and deliver large online courses

Friday, May 15, 2020

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, May 15, 2020, 02:30 PM – 03:30 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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Building Learning Community Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Do you want to build a community of learners in your online course? This workshop will explore ways that you can engage learners in online individual and collaborative learning and group assignments, similar to strategies that you may already use in your on-campus classrooms. We will use both institutionally available tools (Blackboard and Virtual Classroom/Blackboard Collaborate), and other free, online tools to explore ways to build learning community online.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 04:00 PM – 04:45 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 21, 2020

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 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.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, May 22, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: May 25–29, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions, self-paced activities, and ongoing discussions.
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 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.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Friday, May 29, 2020

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, May 29, 2020, 02:30 PM – 03:15 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.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: June 01–05, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Ashlyne O'Neil, Mark Lubrick
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions, self-paced activities, and ongoing discussions.
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

SODA Zoom training

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
An introduction on how to use Zoom for teaching online

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Social work zoom training

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, June 03, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
An introduction to how to use zoom for teaching online.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, June 04, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Online teaching fundamentals: Social work

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, June 05, 2020, 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nick Baker, Mark Lubrick
This short workshop is targeted for Social Work faculty. It addresses the fundamentals of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. The session introduces concepts building an online community of learners, as well as international metrics of quality in online instruction.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

10:00 AM

Online teaching fundamentals: Law

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nick Baker
This short workshop is targeted at Law instructors. The workshop addresses the fundamentals of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. The session also introduces concepts such as building an online community of learners, as well as a brief introduction to international metrics of quality in online instruction.

The workshop is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom.

3:30 PM

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:15 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, June 11, 2020

3:00 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 03:00 PM – 04:00 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.

6:00 PM

Social work zoom training

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
An introduction to how to use zoom for teaching online.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, June 12, 2020, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: June 15–19, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Ashlyne O'Neil, Mark Lubrick
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions, self-paced activities, and ongoing discussions.
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, June 18, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:45 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.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, June 19, 2020, 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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Building Engagement in Online Courses

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will help you build engagement in online courses by introducing tools and strategies to connect and communicate with online students; to encourage participation from all students; and to design interactive course content.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Getting Started with PressBooks

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, June 25, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Do you want to create accessible, attractive, and professional-looking online course content? This workshop will introduce you to PressBooks, an easy-to-use book authoring tool. You can author original content to teach your course, or customize existing open licensed content to suit your teaching needs.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Facilitating Online Discussions

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, June 29, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will offer evidence-informed and practical tips for facilitating online discussions. Strategies for facilitating both asynchronous and live, synchronous discussions in Blackboard will be provided, along with other cool discussion tools outside of the LMS.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: July 06–10, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Ashlyne O'Neil, Mark Lubrick
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions. Tuesday and Thursday will be self-paced days with activities and ongoing discussions
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them think through key concepts related to teaching online, and develop plans for communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online courses.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

1:00 PM

Getting Started with PressBooks

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, July 09, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
Do you want to create accessible, attractive, and professional-looking online course content? This workshop will introduce you to PressBooks, an easy-to-use book authoring tool. You can author original content to teach your course, or customize existing open licensed content to suit your teaching needs.

3:30 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, July 09, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Online teaching fundamentals: School of Dramatic Arts

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, July 10, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick, Ashlyne O'Neil

Monday, July 13, 2020

Beyond the basics of online teaching: Odette School of Business

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, July 13, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick, Ashlyne O'Neil
This short workshop is targeted for Odette Business faculty. This session explores some topics that start to go beyond the basics of online teaching into more advanced features of your courses. This workshop focuses on topics including:

  • Supporting academic integrity in online courses
  • Making decisions around use of asynchronous versus synchronous delivery modes
  • Managing team projects
  • Managing student expectations and setting class norms
  • Holding live office hours and maintaining contact with your students
  • Managing communication and feedback

The session will be facilitated live in the Blackboard Collaborate Virtual Classroom (you should receive a link in your confirmation email and reminder).

Facilitating Online Discussions

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, July 13, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will offer evidence-informed and practical tips for facilitating online discussions. Strategies for facilitating both asynchronous and live, synchronous discussions in Blackboard will be provided, along with other cool discussion tools outside of the LMS.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Building Engagement in Online Courses

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will help you build engagement in online courses by introducing tools and strategies to connect and communicate with online students; to encourage participation from all students; and to design interactive course content.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Friday, July 17, 2020

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, July 17, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:15 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.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: July 20–24, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick, Ashlyne O'Neil
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions. Tuesday and Thursday will be self-paced days with activities and ongoing discussions
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them think through key concepts related to teaching online, and develop plans for communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online courses.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 02:00 PM – 03:00 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.

Friday, July 31, 2020

10:00 AM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, July 31, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

12:00 PM

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, July 31, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:45 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.

3:30 PM

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, July 31, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, August 05, 2020, 11:30 AM – 12:30 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.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, August 06, 2020, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Monday, August 10, 2020

9:00 AM

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: August 10–14, 2020,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick, Ashlyne O'Neil
A five day course, preparing instructors to take their courses online.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be live, online collaborative sessions. Tuesday and Thursday will be self-paced days with activities and ongoing discussions
Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them think through key concepts related to teaching online, and develop plans for communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online courses.

3:00 PM

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, August 10, 2020, 03:00 PM – 03:45 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, August 13, 2020

Social work refresher training

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, August 13, 2020, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
A session for reviewing pedagogical and technological strategies for teaching online. A chance to practice in Zoom again too.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 04:00 PM – 05:00 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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 03:45 PM – 04:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

11:30 AM

Online Teaching Practices: Women's and Gender Studies

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, August 20, 2020, 11:30 AM – 01:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This workshop is meant for Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies. This informal session is intended to allow participants to discuss and practice various tools and pedagogical strategies that will be useful for their teaching.

3:00 PM

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, August 20, 2020, 03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

Friday, August 21, 2020

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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.

Monday, August 24, 2020

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, August 24, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:45 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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 03:00 PM – 04:00 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.

Monday, August 31, 2020

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, August 31, 2020, 03:30 PM – 03:45 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, September 1, 2020

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 01, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:45 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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

12:00 PM

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, September 02, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

2:30 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, September 02, 2020, 02:30 PM – 03:30 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.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, September 04, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

12:15 PM

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 08, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:30 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.

1:00 PM

Building Engagement in Online Courses

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 08, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will help you build engagement in online courses by introducing tools and strategies to connect and communicate with online students; to encourage participation from all students; and to design interactive course content.

1:30 PM

Collaborate Orientation for Mentors

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 08, 2020, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This session is only for Mentors in the Mentorship & Learning Course

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

1:00 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, September 09, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

3:00 PM

Social work zoom training

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, September 09, 2020, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
A training for the student support staff.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Building Engagement in Online Courses

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will help you build engagement in online courses by introducing tools and strategies to connect and communicate with online students; to encourage participation from all students; and to design interactive course content.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

12:00 PM

Building Engagement in Online Courses

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will help you build engagement in online courses by introducing tools and strategies to connect and communicate with online students; to encourage participation from all students; and to design interactive course content.

2:00 PM

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 02:00 PM – 02:15 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.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Building Engagement in Online Courses

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will help you build engagement in online courses by introducing tools and strategies to connect and communicate with online students; to encourage participation from all students; and to design interactive course content.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, September 18, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

Friday, September 25, 2020

FAHSS drop in session for preparing and offering midterms/exams

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, September 25, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Importing a test into Blackboard from Word. Building a test and creating various question types related to FAHSS programs (including essays with rubrics). Using pools to improve integrity of a test. Recommended test settings. What to do on the day of your test and general troubleshooting. Importing some publisher testbanks using TestGen.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Science drop in session for preparing and offering midterms/exams

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Importing a test into Blackboard from Word. Importing some publisher testbanks using TestGen. Building a test and creating various questions types (including calculated formula). Using pools to improve integrity of a test. Recommended test settings. What to do on the day of your test and general troubleshooting.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, October 02, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

1:00 PM

Blackboard Assessment Tools

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, October 06, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This session will give an overview of how the Blackboard tests and assignment tools can facilitate online assessment. Participants will learn how to build an assessment using these tools and explore how optional functions can be used to give students different versions of questions or assessments. Tips to avoid common pitfalls with online assessments will also be given. Participants will leave with resources that will facilitate their own assessment creation.

2:30 PM

Blackboard Assessment Tools - drop in session

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, October 06, 2020, 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
This drop in session is intended for instructors who need support with the various Blackboard assessment tools. It is strongly suggested that you attend the Blackboard assessment tools workshop immediately preceding this.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 02:30 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Introduction to the Blackboard Tests tool

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, October 23, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Are you planning to use your Blackboard course site for midterms/exam or assignments? This session will demonstrate how to use the Blackboard Test tool, which might be beneficial.
Some of the topics we can cover are: Importing a test into Blackboard from Word. Building a test and creating various question types. Using pools to improve integrity of a test by giving students different questions. Recommended test settings. Importing some publisher testbanks using TestGen. Tips to avoid common pitfalls with online assessments will also be given.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Introduction to Teaching Online II (advanced)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
and Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
and Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil
Building on the intensive Introduction to Teaching Online, this course offers an enhanced critical look at assessments, assignments, teacher presence, and overall expectations of your online course. Facilitators will guide participants through the pedagogical and practical considerations of using the internet to effectively design a course for the online learning environment.


Following a less intensive schedule, there will be three live, collaborative sessions run biweekly (on Blackboard Collaborate), with self-paced activities throughout.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

3:00 PM

Introduction to the Blackboard Tests tool

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Are you planning to use your Blackboard course site for midterms/exam or assignments? This session will demonstrate how to use the Blackboard Test tool, which might be beneficial.
Some of the topics we can cover are: Importing a test into Blackboard from Word. Building a test and creating various question types. Using pools to improve integrity of a test by giving students different questions. Recommended test settings. Importing some publisher testbanks using TestGen. Tips to avoid common pitfalls with online assessments will also be given.

6:00 PM

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
and Thursday, November 12, 2020, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
and Thursday, November 26, 2020, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil
This Introduction course, running biweekly (on Blackboard Collaborate), will prepare instructors to take their courses online. Existing course redesign or new course builds will benefit from this introductory guide through the concepts of beginning your course design for the abundances of teaching using the internet.

Throughout the length of the course, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them think through key concepts related to teaching online, and develop plans for communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online courses.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, October 30, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

12:00 PM

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, November 05, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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.

1:00 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, November 05, 2020, 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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Friday, November 27, 2020

12:00 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 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.

1:30 PM

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, November 27, 2020, 01:30 PM – 02:15 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.

Monday, November 30, 2020

2:30 PM

Getting Started with Pressbooks

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, November 30, 2020, 02:30 PM – 03:15 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Ashlyne O'Neil
Aimed at Education students working on their Fall 2020 practicum.
Do you want to create accessible, attractive, and professional-looking online course content? This workshop will introduce you to PressBooks, an easy-to-use book authoring tool. You can author original content to teach your course, or customize existing open licensed content to suit your teaching needs.

3:30 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, November 30, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:30 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.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, December 01, 2020, 12:15 PM – 01:00 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.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

9:00 AM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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.

12:00 PM

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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.

3:30 PM

Getting Started with Pressbooks

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, December 02, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:15 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Ashlyne O'Neil
Aimed at Education students working on their Fall 2020 practicum.
Do you want to create accessible, attractive, and professional-looking online course content? This workshop will introduce you to PressBooks, an easy-to-use book authoring tool. You can author original content to teach your course, or customize existing open licensed content to suit your teaching needs.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, December 03, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, December 08, 2020, 03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

1:00 PM

Building Engagement in Online Courses

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will help you build engagement in online courses by introducing tools and strategies to connect and communicate with online students; to encourage participation from all students; and to design interactive course content.

3:00 PM

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 03:00 PM – 03:45 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, December 17, 2020

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Friday, December 18, 2020

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, December 18, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:30 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.

Monday, December 21, 2020

12:00 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, December 21, 2020, 12:00 PM – 01:00 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.

1:00 PM

Facilitating Online Discussions

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, December 21, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will offer evidence-informed and practical tips for facilitating online discussions. Strategies for facilitating both asynchronous and synchronous discussions in Blackboard and other cool tools outside of the LMS will be discussed.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, January 04, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, January 05, 2021, 03:30 PM – 04:15 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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

12:00 PM

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, January 06, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:15 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.

1:00 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, January 06, 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.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

1:00 PM

Building Engagement in Online Courses

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, January 07, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will help you build engagement in online courses by introducing tools and strategies to connect and communicate with online students; to encourage participation from all students; and to design interactive course content.

3:30 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, January 07, 2021, 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Facilitating Online Discussions

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, January 14, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita
This workshop will offer evidence-informed and practical tips for facilitating online discussions. Strategies for facilitating both asynchronous and synchronous discussions in Blackboard and other cool tools outside of the LMS will be discussed.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, March 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Monday, March 22, 2021

12:00 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 01:00 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.

2:00 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, March 22, 2021, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 01:00 PM – 01:45 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, March 25, 2021

Social work Training session

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, March 25, 2021, 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita, Mark Lubrick
An introduction to Zoom and fundamental theories for teaching online.

Friday, March 26, 2021

12:15 PM

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, March 26, 2021, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

2:00 PM

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, March 26, 2021, 02:00 PM – 02:15 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, March 30, 2021

1:00 PM

Myth vs. Reality: Cheating in Online Classes and Exams

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
Instructors: Madicyn Anderson, Nick Baker, Aiden Burns, Collin Campbell, Dave Cormier, Rana Kilani, Sawyer King, Mark Lubrick, Lakshdeep Singh, Allyson Skene, Lorie Stolarchuk, Trevor Winchester
The switch to completely online courses and exams has led to significant increases in academic dishonesty. Or has it?
Homework sites make it easy for students to find whatever answers they need quickly. Or do they?
Instructors are powerless to stem the tide. Or are they?
This interactive panel comprising students and Learning Specialists from the Office of Open Learning and the Centre for Teaching and Learning will explode common myths about online cheating and explore effective strategies for creating engaging learning environments that promote academic integrity. Please take a second to complete a quick survey which will help inform the presenters for the session.

6:00 PM

Social work Training session

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Nobuko Fujita, Mark Lubrick
An introduction to Zoom and fundamental theories for teaching online.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

1:00 PM

Creating free interactive content

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, April 01, 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.

3:30 PM

Strategies for handling your online timed examination

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, April 01, 2021, 03:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.

Monday, April 5, 2021

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, April 05, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:45 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.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Engagement in the Online Classroom

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: April 12–16, 2021,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Alicia Higgison, Ashlyne O'Neil

While student engagement has always been a fundamental part of the teaching and learning process, getting and keeping that student investment gets harder all the time.
The move to teaching online has exacerbated that issue, as some of the traditional tools we could use in a face-to-face classroom are no longer available to us, and new tools and habits emerge which challenge our traditional expectations. This course will examine the experience of today's student (using actual students), and work through strategies to capture and retain their focus.
This online course consists of three live sessions, two hours each, with some additional resources for participants.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

11:30 AM

Creating free interactive content with H5P

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 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.

1:00 PM

Introduction to YuJa Workshop

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 01:00 PM – 03:00 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 meeting. Please contact lorie@uwindsor.ca if this is unfamiliar to you in advance of the session.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

11:00 AM

Getting Started with Pressbooks

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, May 05, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
Instructors: Ashlyne O'Neil, Steven Shlimoon
This workshop will provide an introduction to the power and versatility of Pressbooks as an open-publishing authoring tool, and equip you with the tools you need to get started. Pressbooks is a free, user-friendly, and provincially supported system that allows you to create and adapt various forms of content (e.g., online books, learning modules, embedded videos, H5P interactions, etc.) for your courses, workshops, and more.

We will review the following topics: 1) getting your free account; 2) starting a book; 3) behind-the-scenes admin stuff for creators; 4) accessibility considerations; 5) import and export files; and 6) formatting.

2:00 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Wednesday, May 05, 2021, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, May 06, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:45 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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

1:00 PM

Introduction to YuJa Workshop

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 01:00 PM – 03:15 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.

3:00 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

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

Registration for this event is now closed.
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

Registration for this event is now closed.
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 for this event is now closed.
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

Registration for this event is now closed.
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 for this event is now closed.
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

Registration for this event is now closed.
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

1:30 PM

Introduction to YuJa Workshop

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 01:30 PM – 03:45 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
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.

6:00 PM

Social work training

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Location: Online, Zoom
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
A session for reviewing pedagogical and technological strategies for teaching online. Using Zoom for teaching will also be covered.

Friday, May 28, 2021

YuJa - Community of Practice

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, May 28, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
Instructors: Lorie Stolarchuk
This informal session will be where participants who have tried using the YuJa video enterprise system or are interested in seeing how others have learned ways to develop materials for their courses, events, or themselves are using the system. Bring your tips, tricks, and tales to share!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Using YuJa - Part 2 (Intermediate)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
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.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Introduction to YuJa

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, June 18, 2021, 02:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
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.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Introduction to YuJa - Odette School of Business

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
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, Installing the YuJa Software Capture application, Creating and editing recordings, Uploading and organizing content, Distributing content, and Accessibility and other features.

Friday, June 25, 2021

YuJa - Community of Practice

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, June 25, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
This informal session will be where participants who have tried using the YuJa video enterprise system or are interested in seeing how others have learned ways to develop materials for their courses, events, or themselves are using the system. Bring your tips, tricks, and tales to share!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Introduction to YuJa

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, July 23, 2021, 02:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
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.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Using YuJa - Part 2 (Intermediate)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
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.

Friday, July 30, 2021

11:00 AM

YuJa - Community of Practice

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, July 30, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
Instructors: Lorie Stolarchuk
This informal session will be where participants who have tried using the YuJa video enterprise system or are interested in seeing how others have learned ways to develop materials for their courses, events, or themselves are using the system. Bring your tips, tricks, and tales to share!

1:00 PM

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, July 30, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, August 05, 2021, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Monday, August 9, 2021

10:00 AM

Engagement in the Online Classroom

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: August 09–13, 2021,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
Instructors: Dave Cormier

While student engagement has always been a fundamental part of the teaching and learning process, getting and keeping that student investment gets harder all the time.
The move to teaching online has exacerbated that issue, as some of the traditional tools we could use in a face-to-face classroom are no longer available to us, and new tools and habits emerge which challenge our traditional expectations. This course will examine the experience of today's student (using actual students), and work through strategies to capture and retain their focus.
This online course consists of three live sessions, two hours each, with some additional resources for participants.

2:00 PM

A practical guide to creating videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Monday, August 09, 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.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Creating free interactive content with H5P

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, August 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 01:00 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.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Introduction to Teaching Online

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: August 16–20, 2021,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
This Introduction course, running biweekly (on Blackboard Collaborate), will prepare instructors to take their courses online. Existing course redesign or new course builds will benefit from this introductory guide through the concepts of beginning your course design for the abundances of teaching using the internet.

Throughout the length of the course, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them think through key concepts related to teaching online, and develop plans for communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online courses.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Introduction to YuJa

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, August 19, 2021, 02:00 PM – 04:00 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.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Engagement in the Online Classroom

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: August 23–27, 2021,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(list dates)
Location: Online, Microsoft Teams
Instructors: Dave Cormier, Ashlyne O'Neil

While student engagement has always been a fundamental part of the teaching and learning process, getting and keeping that student investment gets harder all the time.
The move to teaching online has exacerbated that issue, as some of the traditional tools we could use in a face-to-face classroom are no longer available to us, and new tools and habits emerge which challenge our traditional expectations. This course will examine the experience of today's student (using actual students), and work through strategies to capture and retain their focus.
This online course consists of three live sessions, two hours each, with some additional resources for participants.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, September 07, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, September 10, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Online, Anywhere
Instructors: Mark Lubrick
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Introduction to YuJa

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 02:00 PM – 04:00 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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Introduction to creating accessible documents and using Panorama

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Tuesday, October 19, 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.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Embedding gradable quizzes in YuJa videos

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Thursday, December 02, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Location: Online (Blackboard Collaborate)
It is strongly recommended that you attend the YuJa part 1 workshop or have experience with creating and editing videos in YuJa prior to attending this session. YuJa is more than just a video creation and hosting services. Did you know you can also build gradable quizzes directly into your videos? This feature can be used for formative or summative assessment providing valuable feedback on video material in your course to facilitate student learning along the way. Implementing YuJa quizzes within Blackboard will automatically embed a Grade Centre column within your site to be able to show results immediately, be used for grades, or the results can be kept hidden. Topics for the lunch and learn demonstration include:
  • Activating YuJa's LTI connection through Blackboard's integration
  • Creating a quiz in YuJa for use in a Blackboard site
  • Posting a quiz in Blackboard for grading
  • Grading a quiz (and modifying a grade if needed), and
  • Accessing a video's analytics features