Workshop Calendar

The Faculty Development Office and E-Learning Office offer and host workshops and information sessions. All UPEI staff and faculty are welcome to attend any sessions that they would wish to attend. Invitations to these events are also sent out through Campus Notices

If you would like to request or propose a workshop topic, please fill out our workshop request form.

 

October

October 2 - Workshop - Web Conference with your Students: How to use BlackBoard Collaborate - Joel MacDonald

10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library

BlackBoard Collaborate is web conferencing software that allows instructors to do many things to engage with their students. Use BlackBoard Collaborate to record your teaching  for days when your face-to-face class has been cancelled. Share your PowerPoint or use the interactive whiteboard, BlackBoard Collaborate allows you to set up a complete virtual classroom. It’s simple, easy and reliable. REGISTER

 

October 9 to November 7 - Workshop - Reflection in Teaching: A 30 Day Challenge - Joel MacDonald

Reflection is the mediator between knowledge and experience and is a vital skill for instructional professionals in order to continuously improve their teaching. In this workshop, participants will be provided with exercises to practice reflection daily over a 30 day period. This is a collaborative learning experience as participants will share between them and comment on their daily reflections. This workshop consists of two face-to-face sessions (October 9 and November 7, 12:00-1:00 PM, Rm 292 Robertson Library) with the remainder of events, occurring between those sessions, online. Register early as space is limited for this event. REGISTER

 

October 18 - Workshop - Tools for Peer Assessment - Joel MacDonald

10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library

Learners assessing learners is a great way to promote active learning and collaboration as well as deeper content understanding. However, it can also pose a bevy of problems if it is not introduced properly and monitored correctly. This workshop will cover the basics of peer assessment as well as provide examples of peer assessment tools for face-to-face settings as well as online settings. REGISTER

 

October 23 - Workshop - Gamify your Moodle Course - Joel MacDonald

10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library

Games are compelling for young and old alike. Adding game elements to your course is one way of enhancing your students' engagement. In this workshop you will learn about basic game elements and how they can be used both in online and face-to-face teaching environments. Be sure to bring a set of headphones or earbuds with you. REGISTER

 

October 30 - Workshop - Creating Interactive Content for your Moodle Course - Joel MacDonald

10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library

One of Moodle’s great recent features is access to the open-source content collaboration framework called H5P. H5P allows a user to create vivid online learning experiences that may help enhance learner engagement and interest within the online learning environment. Previous H5P workshops offered by the E-Learning Office have looked at interactive video and drag and drop interactions. In this new workshop we will introduce and show you how to create a few more popular H5P interaction types using images as the teaching tool. REGISTER

 

November

November 5 - Workshop - Web Conference with your Students: How to use BlackBoard Collaborate - Joel MacDonald

10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library

BlackBoard Collaborate is web conferencing software that allows instructors to do many things to engage with their students. Use BlackBoard Collaborate to record your teaching  for days when your face-to-face class has been cancelled. Share your PowerPoint or use the interactive whiteboard, BlackBoard Collaborate allows you to set up a complete virtual classroom. It’s simple, easy and reliable. REGISTER

 

November 13 - Workshop - Practice What you Teach - Joel MacDonald

10am-4pm - Rm 329, McDougall Hall

This is a one day workshop that focuses around the concept of practice teaching. A small group of peer instructors comes together to teach short lessons in front of each other from a prepared lesson plan in order to gain feedback on their teaching in a low-stakes and collegial environment. Sessions will also be video-recorded and participants will be provided with a copy of their sessions for later review. Co-sponsored by the E-Learning Office and the Faculty Development Office, the workshop is designed to help enhance the teaching effectiveness of new and/or experienced educators at UPEI. Participants will also have the opportunity to work at the process of giving and receiving feedback. A light breakfast and coffee/snack breaks will be provided. Lunch is on your own. Space is limited to 8 participants total. REGISTER

 

November 14 - Workshop - Tools for Peer Assessment - Joel MacDonald

10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library

Learners assessing learners is a great way to promote active learning and collaboration as well as deeper content understanding. However, it can also pose a bevy of problems if it is not introduced properly and monitored correctly. This workshop will cover the basics of peer assessment as well as provide examples of peer assessment tools for face-to-face settings as well as online settings. REGISTER

 

November 19 - Workshop - Gamify your Moodle Course - Joel MacDonald

10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library

Games are compelling for young and old alike. Adding game elements to your course is one way of enhancing your students' engagement. In this workshop you will learn about basic game elements and how they can be used both in online and face-to-face teaching environments. Be sure to bring a set of headphones or earbuds with you. REGISTER

 

November 26 - Workshop - Creating Interactive Content for your Moodle Course - Joel MacDonald

10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library

One of Moodle’s great recent features is access to the open-source content collaboration framework called H5P. H5P allows a user to create vivid online learning experiences that may help enhance learner engagement and interest within the online learning environment. Previous H5P workshops offered by the E-Learning Office have looked at interactive video and drag and drop interactions. In this new workshop we will introduce and show you how to create a few more popular H5P interaction types using images as the teaching tool. REGISTER

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