mycourselink/D2L Quiz Tool

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

This workshop will take participants through the phases of creating and grading assessments in the quiz tool.   Topics will include:

  • setting up questions in the various formats

  • setting the timing settings of the quiz

  • setting up special access times for specific students writing at a different time or who are allowed extra time to write

  • previewing the quiz as the students will see it

  • viewing the results and statistics of the quiz

  • grading any questions that were not automatically graded

  • making the grades available to students

Universal Design I: The Basics and Some Easy-to-Implement UDL Options - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Introducing Universal Design for Learning (UDL), this session outlines the benefits as well as the principles and practices of UDL. It also presents a wide range of easy-to-do UDL teaching/learning modifications that can be incorporated into any course or style of teaching.

Zoom Training Sessions - Technology Services Centre

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

TSC will be offering Zoom training sessions beginning Tuesday, August 3rd, and ending Thursday, August 26th.  Scheduled session times are listed below:

  • Tuesdays - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Thursdays - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Participants who wish to attend can register and select their preferred times here
 
If you are unable to attend any of these instructional sessions, the TSC Multimedia team can also schedule individual training dates.
 
Before joining the training session, participants are encouraged to verify their Zoom connectivity by visiting https://zoom.us/test.  This site will walk users through a test of their speakers, microphone, and camera. 
 
Anyone requiring webinar training can reach out to Multimedia to schedule individual training dates. Please contact the TSC Multimedia team at multimed@lakeheadu.ca with any questions or concerns.

Leveraging Peer Learning and Assessment - Contact North

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Register Now!

Contact North | Contact Nord’s What’s Next in Online Learning FREE webinar series features a select group of Canadian CEOs sharing their vision of learning in a post-pandemic world.

In this engaging and interactive webinar, Dr. Mohsen Shahini and Carine Marette, CEOs & Co-Founders of the world-class peer assessment platform Kritik, explore the best and next practices in peer assessment.

Key Takeaways

By participating in this webinar, you will:

  • Understand what peer assessment is (and what it’s not)
  • Identify six ways in which peer assessment can enhance online learning
  • Understand how peer assessment helps build a community of inquiry
  • Learn how to use it in team and individual projects
  • Learn how to give better and more frequent feedback, even with limited TA budgets
  • Explore what the future of peer assessment could mean for engaged online learning

Contact North is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario to support Ontario's education and training providers.

Fostering Learning Online (FLO) - The Basics - May 31st - June 4th

Event Date: 
Monday, May 31, 2021 - 9:00am EDT to Friday, June 4, 2021 - 9:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom, D2L
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Together in this (approximately) 5-hour course on fostering learning online we will look to identify ways of bridging your face-to-face teaching practices to an online learning environment. Critical elements of effective teaching (motivation, communication, and administration) don’t change when you relocate to a virtual classroom environment. The approaches we use to include them DO. This course will help you develop techniques that will protect these elements when you shift to your online classroom.

This is a short course, which will span 1 week. It is recommended that you allocate approximately 1-hour a day to engage in asynchronous activities. There will be a 1 hour (approximately) live meet-up on the final day (June 4th).

Registration is limited to 12 participants and is for Lakehead University faculty and teaching staff. This course runs from May 31st to June 4th. Additional details will be provided to registrants prior to May 27th.

Ten Features of the Future of Learning Beyond School: How Can We Build Back Better? - Contact North

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) (find your time zone here)

The future is not a straight line from the past. As universities and colleges come to terms with some new realities – operational, financial, logistical, ethical – what does their future look like? What needs to change? What will change?

The Challenge

COVID-19 has been a game changer for governments, universities and colleges. They now need to imagine a different future – one with fewer international students, less money, more flexible and different approaches to learning, new competitors and new approaches to credentials, skills and competencies.

Governments and employers are also looking towards colleges and universities to respond to urgent needs to upskill and reskill the workforce, many of whom are deeply impacted by changes in the employment landscape. Whole sectors – hospitality and tourism, airlines, retail – have been massively impacted.

Already, some universities and colleges around the world have closed. Others are reducing programs and services and more changes are on the horizon. In Canada, some governments are investing in post-secondary education while others are making dramatic reductions in funding. All governments are exploring new approaches to apprenticeship and skills. What is on the horizon in terms of policy, funding and expectations?

This presentation will build on recent contributions to the work on strategic foresight related to post-secondary education and the place of technology in the future of learning.

Key Takeaways

As a result of this presentation, you will better understand:

  • The social, economic and political challenges facing colleges, universities and training organizations in Canada.
  • The five big challenges colleges and universities face as we begin to imaging a post-pandemic world.
  • The ten dominant change features of post-secondary education post-pandemic.
  • The three imperatives for a different future which are required from policy makers and institutional leaders.

Contact North is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario to support Ontario's education and training providers.

How to Use Zoom in the New (Blended) Normal: Models for Student Inclusion and Engagement - Contact North

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) (find your time zone here)

As plans ramp up for students and faculty to gradually return to campus this fall and winter, educators will face a new normal.  

Some pre-pandemic, face-to-face classes will still be taught fully online. Some will offer students a mix of face-to-face and online study, while others will be largely face-to-face with an online component.

Zoom will have a significant role to play in all these scenarios, but remote students may feel alienated and disengaged from their in-class peers unless preventive steps are taken.

Key Takeaways

Tailored to instructors, instructional designers and academic administrators, this engaging webinar shares seven models for Zoom-supported teaching and learning. Host Dr. Ron Owston helps participants understand how to ensure all students are fully included and engaged in these models:

  1. Fully synchronous
  2. Blended synchronous and asynchronous
  3. Flex blend: Students alternate between attending face-to-face and online according to predetermined schedules
  4. HyFlex: Students freely choose whether to attend face-to-face or synchronously
  5. Traditional blend: Mainly face-to-face with an integrated online component
  6. Flipped: Content delivered online, students attend in small, in-person groups for guided/tutorial work
  7. Face-to-face with Zoom breakout discussion/work groups

Contact North is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario to support Ontario's education and training providers.

The Future of Learning Platforms: LMS and Video to Share Top Billing - Contact North

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Bocze
Event Contact E-mail: 

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) (find your time zone here)

The Learning Management System (LMS) has long been the key underlying infrastructure for online, hybrid and even augmented face-to-face education.

With the global pandemic and rush to remote learning, the LMS became more important than ever, helping colleges and universities transition operations online without too many major breakdowns — a remarkable accomplishment for this long-maligned technology.

Yet at the same time, the experience and understanding of just what a “learning platform” is underwent another, parallel transformation with the rise of the synchronous video conferencing system. “Zoom U” may have been overdone with poor pedagogy, but the video platform is here to stay.

Key Takeaways

In this webinar, participants will explore:

  • Long-term and recent trends in learning management systems
  • Key changes over the past year and what they mean for the learning platforms of the future
  • Changing expectations and their likely impacts  

Contact North is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario to support Ontario's education and training providers.

How to Create Active and Engaging Learning Experiences with Zoom Breakout Rooms - Contact North

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) (find your time zone here)

Zoom’s breakout rooms provide a unique opportunity to learn to create active and engaging learning experiences for students.

Join Contact North | Contact Nord’s Research Associate, Dr. Ron Owston, who describes how educators can:

  • Move beyond holding ineffective, unstructured breakout room discussions
  • Create distinctive breakout room roles for students to promote active participation
  • Employ a variety of tools and techniques to enhance breakout room experiences
  • Pre-assign students to breakout rooms or allow them to chose their own
  • Design creative ways for students to report breakout room outcomes to the whole class
  • Make use of breakout rooms in large enrolment courses
  • Participants have ample opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

NOTE: Registrants are expected to have a basic knowledge of how to use Zoom.

Contact North is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario to support Ontario's education and training providers.

The Hybrid Campus: How COVID-19 and Technology are Reshaping Colleges and Universities - Contact North

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Bocze
Event Contact E-mail: 

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) (find your time zone here)

As higher education leaders, decision makers and governments look to the future of colleges and universities, the decisions they make now will have impacts on our higher education system for years to come.

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on our colleges and universities. But there is more to come. While many seek a return to “normal”, they will need to adjust to the new normal. What does this involve?

  • A Hybrid Campus: All services, not just teaching and learning, will need to be offered online – advising, careers guidance, counselling, registrar, finance.
  • Rethinking the Academic Portfolio: Teaching and learning will need to be provided in every case as both blended and online – we can no longer assume that social gatherings in large numbers will be possible. We can also better serve a more diverse population through a hybrid approach.
  • Refocus Learning and the Student Experience – focus on lifelong learning, engaged and authentic learning and collaborative learning experience. Intensify project-based learning and strengthen ties with alumni.

Becoming hybrid will encourage innovation, increase access, improve quality and lower costs. It will be a compelling new model for many colleges and universities, not just in the U.S. and Canada, but around the world. It requires a real rethinking and reimagining of all workflows, technology adoption and opportunities at colleges and universities.

There are several institutions already exemplifying some key features of this future – University of Central Florida, Georgia State University – which will be used to illustrate this thinking.

In this interactive webinar, Cole Clark, Managing Director of Higher Education at Deloitte will share his thinking and the findings from some recent explorations.

Key Takeaways

  • How the academic portfolio will be reshaped by a shift to the hybrid campus.
  • What the hybrid campus means for the college and university workforce.
  • What the hybrid campus needs in terms of technology supports, analytics and professional development.
  • What students will be able to experience in the hybrid campus.
  • What challenges will be faced in the shift to hybrid campus, especially in unionized environments.
  • What the medium to long term outcomes of this approach would represent.

Contact North is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario to support Ontario's education and training providers.

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