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TLSS Training and Events Program

Webinar – Inclusive Pedagogies: Reflections and strategies to support learning for all

Faculty Members
Booked: 16 | Free Seats: 184

Diversity is the norm, not the exception. We should design and teach our courses with this principle in mind. But why and how do we do this? And what does "inclusion" mean in an educational context? This webinar on inclusive pedagogies will attempt to answer these questions. More specifically, it will introduce current teachers to the various facets of educational inclusion: we will provide context, avenues for reflection and action, and resources to explore certain themes further. ​

This webinar will provide you with an easy way to refine your teaching and course design practices to become even more inclusive and equitable for the benefit of everyone in the learning environment, especially the various marginalized, underrepresented or minority groups on our campuses

We look forward to including you in the discussion!​

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:15 (GMT -04:00)
A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.

Webinar – Establishing a blueprint: The first essential building blocks of your course

Faculty Members
Booked: 19 | Free Seats: 181

This webinar will review important elements to consider when designing or revising a course. We will discuss how our course context, learning outcomes, assessment tools, and the selection of relevant resources impact our course design decisions (e.g., writing our syllabus, creating activities, deciding on evaluation schemes). This initial overview will lay the foundation for the other blocks within the course design webinar series.  

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:30 (GMT -04:00)
A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.

Webinar – Building a structure: the potential of our Virtual Campus to support your course workflow

Faculty Members
Booked: 10 | Free Seats: 190

Now that you have a blueprint in place, it's time to use Virtual Campus (powered by Brightspace from D2L) to communicate your course structure to students. During this webinar, we will share best-practices for designing an online environment. The principles that will be shared are applicable to all course formats (e.g., bimodal, online, or to enhance face-to-face classes). Come join us to discover the potential the virtual learning space can offer!

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Monday, June 06, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:30 (GMT -04:00)
A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.

Open Doors Activity - Come and Visit our new Active Learning Classrooms!

Faculty Members
Booked: 3 | Free Seats: 47

Attention… On campus activity!

Want to engage your students? Have you heard about the Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) that are available in the Learning Crossroads? Are you ready to use them? Come join us to explore how ALCs offer a unique student-centered and technology-rich teaching and learning environment; one designed to foster collaborative and actively engaged learning, by combining low-tech tools, such as whiteboards, and movable seats, with multimedia technology that is flexible and intuitive for both student and faculty use. Learn how to take advantage of these innovative spaces to move students from simply listening and memorizing to being actively engaged in their own learning, and watch the student satisfaction levels and learning gains soar!

You can visit for a few minutes or spend an hours!
The TLSS team will be there to showcase the different classrooms and answer your questions!

Bilingual activity

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT -04:00)

Webinar – Designing Learning Activities: Using Agile Strategies

Faculty Members
Booked: 8 | Free Seats: 192

Course learning experiences can take many different forms. And our needs, identified at the beginning of the course design process, will help us select the best approaches to put in place. This webinar will review active learning strategies aimed at engaging students in meaningful experiences. The examples shared will be applicable to all course formats (e.g., synchronous, asynchronous, in-class, online, hybrid or bimodal).

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:30 (GMT -04:00)
A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.

Webinar – Designing Learning Activities: Using Agile Strategies

Faculty Members
Booked: 4 | Free Seats: 196

Course learning experiences can take many different forms. And our needs, identified at the beginning of the course design process, will help us select the best approaches to put in place. This webinar will review active learning strategies aimed at engaging students in meaningful experiences. The examples shared will be applicable to all course formats (e.g., synchronous, asynchronous, in-class, online, hybrid or bimodal).

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 10:30 to 12:00 (GMT -04:00)
A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.

Open Doors Activity - Come and Visit our new Active Learning Classrooms!

Faculty Members
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 50

Attention… On campus activity!

Want to engage your students? Have you heard about the Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) that are available in the Learning Crossroads? Are you ready to use them? Come join us to explore how ALCs offer a unique student-centered and technology-rich teaching and learning environment; one designed to foster collaborative and actively engaged learning, by combining low-tech tools, such as whiteboards, and movable seats, with multimedia technology that is flexible and intuitive for both student and faculty use. Learn how to take advantage of these innovative spaces to move students from simply listening and memorizing to being actively engaged in their own learning, and watch the student satisfaction levels and learning gains soar!

You can visit for a few minutes or spend an hours!
The TLSS team will be there to showcase the different classrooms and answer your questions!

Bilingual activity

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT -04:00)

Webinar – Designing effective questions – Question-based assessments in class or online

Faculty Members
Booked: 7 | Free Seats: 193

In this 90 minute webinar, we will explore practical strategies for developing question-based assessments for both in-person and online learning environments that align with learning outcomes. This webinar will address what characterizes effective questions, how to avoid common pitfalls in question development, and demonstrate the use of planning tools to make question development more efficient.

We will end the webinar by reviewing some important features associated with designing exams and quizzes in Virtual Campus (Brightspace).

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:30 (GMT -04:00)
A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.

Open Doors Activity - Come and Visit our new Active Learning Classrooms!

Faculty Members
Booked: 0 | Free Seats: 50

Attention… On campus activity!

Want to engage your students? Have you heard about the Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) that are available in the Learning Crossroads? Are you ready to use them? Come join us to explore how ALCs offer a unique student-centered and technology-rich teaching and learning environment; one designed to foster collaborative and actively engaged learning, by combining low-tech tools, such as whiteboards, and movable seats, with multimedia technology that is flexible and intuitive for both student and faculty use. Learn how to take advantage of these innovative spaces to move students from simply listening and memorizing to being actively engaged in their own learning, and watch the student satisfaction levels and learning gains soar!

You can visit for a few minutes or spend an hours!
The TLSS team will be there to showcase the different classrooms and answer your questions!

Bilingual activity

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00 (GMT -04:00)

Webinar – Rubrics and clear instructions: Planning for evaluation of student assignments and performance activities

Faculty Members
Booked: 10 | Free Seats: 190

How can we ensure students understand assignment expectations? How can we develop clear communication and evaluation criteria to guide their work? In this 90 minute webinar, we will discuss principles for creating rubrics and best practices in writing and communicating instructions.

We will also review the functionalities of tools in Virtual Campus (Brightspace) that can benefit us in completing these tasks.

*A link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:30 (GMT -04:00)
A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.

Webinar – Inclusive Pedagogies: Reflections and strategies to support learning for all

Faculty Members
Booked: 1 | Free Seats: 199

Diversity is the norm, not the exception. We should design and teach our courses with this principle in mind. But why and how do we do this? And what does "inclusion" mean in an educational context? This webinar on inclusive pedagogies will attempt to answer these questions. More specifically, it will introduce current teachers to the various facets of educational inclusion: we will provide context, avenues for reflection and action, and resources to explore certain themes further. ​

This webinar will provide you with an easy way to refine your teaching and course design practices to become even more inclusive and equitable for the benefit of everyone in the learning environment, especially the various marginalized, underrepresented or minority groups on our campuses

We look forward to including you in the discussion!​

*A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:30 to 12:00 (GMT -04:00)
A Zoom link will be sent the day before the webinar.
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