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Resources for Students
Below discover resources that are available for students.
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Access Adobe Connect
Once you will be registered to the Adobe Space, you will access your classes through the Contact North | Contact Nord e-CLASSES portal. The first time you are enrolled in an Adobe Connect class, you will receive an e-mail from Contact North | Contact Nord containing your login information. E-mails for any subsequent classes will not include the password information. You should ensure that you check your Spam/Junk folder if you do not receive this e-mail. To access your Adobe Connect class, you can then:
- Visit: eclassesconnect.contactnorth.ca;
- Use the toggle to change the portal interface language to the language of your choice.
- Please note that this applies to the language of the portal only. The language of a class itself is set based on the language indicated by the professor;
- Access useful resources (in English and French) via the help section;
- Login to the Adobe Connect class using your uOttawa e-mail address and the password that was provided in the Contact North | Contact Nord e-mail;
Within the portal, you can access all of your Adobe Connect classes, as well as any recordings made of past sessions (if recorded), and any content that the instructor has uploaded to the File pod. You can also change your password, run a system check, and access resources and tips via the “Help” menu.
If you have any tecghnical issues, please contact the Technical Support Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., excluding statutory holidays at 1-888-850-4628 and press 2 (for French press 9).
Resources for Instructors
Everything you need to know about exams, technology options and academic accommodations.
Using Adobe Connect at Contact North
A platform, available free of charge, allowing you to offer your courses at a distance as if you were in a classroom.
Brightspace Communication and Evaluation Tools
A free secure technology available to teach your courses at a distance or to organize your virtual meetings.
The Library can help
The Library is available to support faculty and students with digital collections, virtual services and more.
By clicking on the button below, you will find a wide range of documents describing and explaining how to effectively use Virtual Campus (powered by Brightspace). You can explore available communication tools, as well as tips on how to set up your course and browsers for a better online experience for you and your students.
The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching.
- Remote teaching: a practical guide with tools, tips, and techniques By Alison Flynn and Jeremy Kerr.
- Tony Bates advice to those about to teach online
- Specific Resources available on D2L (Brightspace) website
- STLHE new website with resources
- Brightspace and accessibility
- Open Academic Continuity Resources (eCampus Ontario)
- Academic Integrity Strategies video from KPU
- Teams unofficial documentation prepared by Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau
- MS Teams on uOttawa IT website
- The steps and processes when converting assessments to online learning (YorkU)
- Training in online teaching methods - free access to two Epigeum programs until May.
- International Centre for Academic Integrity Webinar Going Remote with Integrity 2.0
- Craig Forcese’s podcast about online / virtual / distance learning tools
- 5 Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19
Collaborative learning—when people work together in small groups to help each other learn—is considered an effective instructional approach. But research shows that the benefits of collaborative learning, both in-person and in the virtual classroom, are mixed (Kirschner et. al., 2011). In an effort to discover the cause of these inconsistent results, researchers have been studying the effects of collaborative learning on working memory.
Collaborate with your team and continue working as if you were in the Office. All you need are the right tools, and resources to work effectively . You can ensure business continuity through online collaboration and remote work, here are tips and guidelines to get you working remotely.
During this complex and rapidly evolving global situation around the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, it is an opportune time to reach out with information about how to access mental health support from the comfort of your home, whether it be online, via telephone or off-campus.
We also remind you that if you need information about the virus, how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you have it, consult the Ontario Government web page dedicated to the subject. Quebec residents can consult the Quebec government web page.