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Find all of the Tech for Teaching Zoom Workshops and Tutorials on our Ryecast Channel 

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Students in different time zones, limited internet access, and “Zoombombing” have many of us rethinking our use of the popular video conferencing tool for virtual course delivery. While live online sessions can be valuable, this Small Talk focuses on three other asynchronous approaches you can integrate into your teaching. All sessions also include a Q and A based on the topic.

Facilitator(s):

  • Karyn Olsen - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 19, 2020]
  • Curtis Maloley - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 19, 2020]
  • Guest facilitator: Laurie Jacklin, co-hosted by Michael Dick [June 12, 2020]

Working with a diverse student body requires instructors to use innovative and creative teaching methods to ensure the inclusion and engagement of all students. This is especially true online, where students who face barriers to inclusion often struggle even more. In this Small Talk, we will explore best practices for creating an accessible and inclusive learning environment using flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.

Facilitator(s):

  • Michelle Schwartz - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 26, 2020]
  • Nada Savicevic - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 26, 2020]
  • Lauren Cullen - Graduate Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 26, 2020]

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As we move toward teaching remotely, we need to start thinking about how to guide our students through the learning materials. In this session, we will provide tips on using D2L Brightspace to organize and contextualize content, and provide wayfinding through the course. This will include suggestions for outlining the order in which learning materials, activities and assessments should be accessed.

Facilitator(s):

  • Stephanie Goetz - Instructional Technologist, Digital Media Projects [May 28, 2020]
  • Nada Savicevic - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence In Learning and Teaching [May 28, 2020]

Join this webinar if you are interested in designing or redesigning a course for the online environment. We will share effective approaches to course design, including writing course learning outcomes, planning student assessments, and selecting activities that support student learning. The goal is to identify what you want students to take away from your course, determine how they will demonstrate their learning, and identify ways that you can engage students and facilitate their success. Participants will receive a set of questions, strategies, and tools that will aid in the course design process.  

Facilitator(s):
  • Karyn Olsen - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 14, 2020]

This was a Small Talk Encore Presentation 

Just a month ago, many of us had little to no experience with Google Meet or Zoom. Now, we are quickly becoming experts. In this Small Talk, hosted in Zoom, we will check out some fun and engaging ways to further leverage this video conferencing tool, including approaches to group work, activities, and student presentations. All sessions also include a Q and A based on the topic.

Facilitator(s):

  • Michelle Schwartz - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [June 03, 2020]
  • Nada Savicevic - Educational Developer, eLearning [June 03, 2020]
  • Lesley Zannella - Graduate Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [June 03, 2020]
  • Michael Dick - Guest Facilitator, co-hosted by Laurie Jacklin, Guest Facilitator [June 19, 2020]

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In this session, attendees will learn how to create, deliver and grade quizzes using D2L Brightspace. Join this session to learn more about:

  • Creating quiz questions
  • Creating and deploying quizzes
  • Collecting results and viewing grades

As time and interest permit, we may go into more detail about specific strategies.

Facilitator(s):

  • Erin Rielly Clarke - Instructional Technology Support Specialist, Digital Media Projects Office [June 08, 2020]
  • Karyn Olsen - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [June 08, 2020]

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In this session, we will cover the steps you need to prepare to run your course in D2L Brightspace. Join us to learn more about: 

  • Navigating D2L Brightspace
  • Posting announcements
  • Posting your course outline / syllabus
  • Finding your class list and emailing your class
  • Making your course shell available to students

As time and interest permit, we may briefly explore other tools.

Facilitator(s):

  • Erin Rielly Clarke - Instructional Technology Support Specialist, Digital Media Projects [May 20, 2020]
  • Dina Basseri - Instructional Technologist, Digital Media Projects [May 20, 2020]

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Staying connected with our students is an important component of teaching remotely. Leveraging various tools in D2L Brightspace, we can provide students with essential information about weekly class topics, and facilitate their communication with us. This session will focus on strategies that utilize Brightspace Announcements, Discussions and other features if time permits.

Facilitator(s):

  • Restiani Andriati - Manager, Digitial Media Projects [June 02, 2020]
  • Sadia Rahmani - Instructional Technology Specialist, Digital Media Projects [June 02, 2020]

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Peer evaluation can be an incredible learning tool for the class. In this session, we will discuss approaches for incorporating peer evaluation into your course activities, and demonstrate the features of an online peer evaluation tool that we have added to D2L Brightspace, peerScholar. peerScholar allows instructors to set up individual, group or case study assignment submissions for students to peer review.

Facilitator(s):

  • Mirela Barbulescu - Instructional Technologist, Digital Media Projects Office [June 11, 2020]
  • Nada Savicevic - Educational Developer, eLearning [June 11, 2020]

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Working with a diverse student body that includes students with disabilities requires instructors to use innovative and creative teaching methods to ensure the inclusion and engagement of all students, especially in a remote teaching environment. In this workshop, we will look at common accommodations at Ryerson and discuss efficient and effective strategies to not only assist students with disabilities, but also create an accessible online experience for all students. 

Facilitator(s):

  • Michelle Schwartz, Educational Developer (Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) [June 16, 2020]
  • Sydney Tran, Learning and Transition Facilitator (Academic Accommodation Support) [June 16, 2020]

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This was a Small Talk Encore Presentation 

With everyone in their own separate environments, creating community among learners is challenging but vital to running successful courses online. Join this Small Talk to learn about tools and techniques for building a sense of belonging and motivating student engagement right from the very beginning. All sessions also include a Q and A based on the topic.

Facilitator(s):

  • Karyn Olsen - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 21, 2020]
  • Nada Savicevic - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 21, 2020]

This was a Small Talk Encore Presentation 

In this Small Talk, the focus is on one of the most popular teaching tools: the slide deck. We’ll discuss the differences between using a slide deck in person vs. online, and present practical, simple approaches to providing course materials to your students online. Participants will have the opportunity to tweak and share their own slide decks if they wish. All sessions also include a Q and A based on the topic.

Facilitator(s):

  • Sally Goldberg Powell - Instructional Technologist, eLearning [June 04, 2020]
  • David Arromba - Production Support Specialist, eLearning [June 04, 2020]

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On June 03, 2020, the Faculty of Communication & Design and the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching presented a panel discussion on studio teaching in a virtual environment. Faculty members from FCAD and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science shared their experiences with studio teaching online. They were also joined by a workshop technologist and a current student who shared their valuable perspectives on the transition to remote teaching. 

The panelists:

  • Stephanie Davidson, Assistant Professor, School of Interior Design
  • Carol Kaifosh, Workshop Technologist, School of Interior Design
  • Anna Li, Fourth year student, School of Interior Design
  • Colin Ripley, Professor, Department of Architectural Science

Moderated by:

Catherine Dowling, Associate Dean, Faculty of Communication and Design

In this workshop, facilitators will share innovative strategies for designing assignments and rubrics that effectively scaffold course learning outcomes, and that serve to develop student learning skills as part of the delivery of course content. Participants will reflect on learning outcomes in their own course offerings, discuss examples of how to scaffold summative assessments, and consider how a scaffolded approach can increase student engagement and success in online environments.

Facilitator(s):

  • Curtis Maloley - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 27, 2020]
  • Karyn Olsen - Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching [May 27, 2020]
  • Erin Rielly Clarke - Instructional Technology Support Specialist, Digital Media Projects [May 27, 2020]

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