Past Events

  • When:
    January 18, 2022 10:00am to January 19, 2022 4:00pm
Where:
Online
Humber Virtual Pathways Fair- January 18 & 19, 2022

Did you know that Humber has pathway options with over 80 postsecondary institutions in Ontario, Canada and around the world? Join us for the 2nd annual Humber Virtual Pathways Fair on January 18 and 19, 2022 and connect with Humber faculties and partners to explore degree and graduate completion opportunities.

One of Humber’s strategic priorities is to provide students with more choice, mobility and access to further education either within our own institution or beyond.  Our current and prospective students and alumni understand that their Humber credential is recognized by many institutions of higher learning and register for the Virtual Pathways Fair to explore their many transfer options.  

Register for a session yourself or let your students know that they can register and explore all their pathway options at the Humber Virtual Pathways Fair.  

Registration is open now!

  • When:
    January 17, 2022 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Bianca Garcia

Greetings from Humber FHSW's Wellness Connection Team! 

To start the year off, we’ve got something exciting in store. On Monday, January 17 at 4 p.m., The Wellness Connection Team will be hosting a virtual live event with guest speaker Natalie Toman from ParticipACTION.  

Natalie has 30 years of experience in leading and creating wellness initiatives in various workplace environments. Natalie is the Health Promotions Lead at ParticipACTION, supporting all fitness and health content creation. 

In this session, Natalie discusses the importance of moving more each day and how to integrate movement to contrast sedentary behaviours. By the end of this session, Natalie will have you breaking your sitting routine with a fit break - while you’re at your desk! 

Register now or scan the QR code on the attached poster.

  • When:
    January 17, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  • When:
    January 21, 2022 10:00am to 11:00am
Where:
Online
Contact:
Elisabeth Springate, Communications and Events Coordinator, Teaching Excellence
Work and Wellness in Winter 2022: January 17, 1:30-2:30PM; January 21, 10:00-11:00AM

Innovative Learning is pleased to bring back facilitator Rebecca Higgins to guide members of the Humber Community in an exploration of today's pressing challenges, as well as strategies and unexpected strengths. Two sessions only. Limited seating. Register today. 

Work and Wellness in Winter 2022 

In this interactive session, we will explore some of the challenges facing us at this point in the pandemic. We will consider strategies for navigating work, embracing flexibility and cultivating wellness in the midst of uncertainty and change. This session includes practical tips and practices to try, including opportunity for participants to reflect on their own strengths and resources.

January 17, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Find registration details on the Innovative Learning Calendar
(A Zoom Meeting Link will be emailed separately after registration)

January 21, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Find registration details on the Innovative Learning Calendar
(A Zoom Meeting Link will be emailed separately after registration)

  • When:
    January 14, 2022 10:00am
Where:
Online

Aimed at kids ages 6 to 11, Virtual Nature Camp with the Humber Arboretum offers fun and engaging online programming promoting curiosity and nature connection. Through games, challenges, and activities campers will learn about the natural world and discover new ways to explore outdoors. 

PA Day Virtual Camp: Winter Magic

Kids can join Humber Arboretum staff online for a fun day focused on the winter season. Through art and games we'll explore evergreen trees, winter birds, animal tracking, migration, hibernation, and winter adaptations.

Date: Friday, January 14*

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST (Lunch break 12 to 1 p.m.)

Location: Online via Zoom

Ages: Campers aged 6 to 11 are welcome to register (Please note that some younger campers may need assistance with some activities)  

Cost: $30 per camper 

Registration: Visit the Humber Arboretum Virtual Camp page for more information or go directly to online registration

*Please note this camp is also being offered on Monday January 24 to accomodate different school board schedules. Use the same links as above for more information or to register.

 

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  • When:
    January 13, 2022 10:00am
Where:
Online

Please join us for an ​All-Employee ​Virtual Town Hall hosted by HROE on Thursday, January 13, 2022 ​from 10 to 11:30 a.m. ​This Town Hall is intended to provide an overview of the Winter 2022 semester ​plans, health and safety updates and any other related updates that may impact or be of interest to staff. If you are planning to attend, please register here

Submit a question​ prior to the Town Hall (anonymously or not). Please submit any questions by end of day Wednesday, January 12. 

​Thank you for your continued commitment to our students and our operations. 

Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness (HROE)

  • When:
    January 6, 2022 11:00am
  • When:
    January 7, 2022 9:30am
  • When:
    January 19, 2022 11:00am
  • When:
    January 25, 2022 11:00am
  • When:
    January 26, 2022 11:00am
  • When:
    January 27, 2022 11:00am
Where:
Online
Contact:
Elisabeth Springate, Communications and Events Coordinator, Teaching Excellence
Blackboard Ultra Training - January Sessions

Learn Blackboard Ultra. January training sessions now posted to the Innovative Learning training calendar. Links below. Registration is required.

Getting Started with Blackboard Ultra**
January 6, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Presented during Faculty ED-Venture Days, this session focuses on the new Blackboard ULTRA dashboard and course navigation. Participants will learn how to apply the Humber template and create and send announcements and course messages in an ULTRA course. Also, we will look at the main content structures and tools available. 

Creating Content in Blackboard Ultra**
January 7, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Presented during Faculty ED-Venture Days. Blackboard Ultra’s modern design provides an opportunity to create more inclusive, flexible learning materials. In this session, we will explore various types of content you can build in Blackboard Ultra, such as documents, uploads, links, and embeds. We will also review the methods you can use to organize your content. 

Blackboard Learn Basic Ultra*
January 19, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
This webinar is designed to provide you easy step-by-step instructions on how to upload course content, create discussion boards for students to engage, and provide an overview on the types of online assessments available in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View.

Blackboard Collaborate Basics*
January 25, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom tool that allows you to engage with your students in real-time, to record sessions for students to watch later, and to offer live virtual office hours. In this 45-minute session, we will review the Collaborate interface and tools that support engaging virtual classroom sessions.
Note: Humber is ‘sunsetting’ Collaborate at the end of the semester and moving to Microsoft Teams. But for those who need help now, this session may be helpful.

Q&A with Experts: Blackboard Collaborate*
January 26, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Collaborate? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.
Note: Humber is ‘sunsetting’ Collaborate at the end of the semester and moving to Microsoft Teams. But for those who need help now, this session may be helpful.

Q&A with Experts: Blackboard Learn Ultra*
January 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn Ultra? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Registration required for all sessions.
*Presented by Blackboard
**Presented by ED-Venture Days

Previous BB ULTRA TRAINING RECORDINGS

  • Getting Started with Blackboard ULTRA (60 minutes)
    This session focuses on the new Blackboard ULTRA dashboard and course navigation. Participants will learn how to apply the Humber template and create and send announcements and course messages in an ULTRA course.
  • Creating Content in Blackboard ULTRA (37 minutes)
    This session focuses on the options for building content and learning materials in Blackboard ULTRA.
  • Assignments, Discussions and Journals in Blackboard ULTRA (80 minutes)
    This session focuses on setting up Assignments, creating Discussions (formerly Discussion Board), and using Journals in your course.
  • Tests and Question Banks in Bb Ultra (55 minutes)
    In this Blackboard ULTRA workshop will learn how to build Tests and how to import Question Banks. We will also share tips on how to bring over tests from BB Original courses.
  • Using the Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra (30 minutes)
    This intermediate session will provide a deeper dive into setting up assessments, utilizing different types of assessments and creating gradable assignments in Blackboard Learn Ultra.
  • When:
    January 6, 2022 11:00am to January 7, 2022 4:30pm
Where:
Online
Contact:
Elisabeth Springate, Communications and Events Coordinator, Teaching Excellence
Registration Now Open: Faculty ED-Venture Days - January 6-7, 2022

We’re exploring Flexibility in Teaching & Learning, just in time for this term's challenging ‘return to the classroom.’

Join us January 6 and 7 for a range of engaging sessions, with something for all new and returning Faculty: flexible teaching & learning strategies; course design ideas; collaborative learning environments; LMS and other tools, and reflections on work and wellness in winter 2022.

All are warmly welcome. We hope to see you there!

Registration required. See the IL website event page for details.

Schedule at-a-glance

 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022 

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
90 minutes

 

Creating Content in Blackboard Ultra 

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
90 minutes

Getting Started with Blackboard Ultra

Creating Collaborative Learning Environments  

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
60 minutes 

Lunch Hour Reflection:  
Work and Wellness in Winter 2022

Lunch Hour Reflection: Creating a Community of Learners

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
90 minutes 

Course Design and Delivery for Synchronous and Asynchronous Formats 

Getting started with Microsoft Teams 
(repeat of Thursday session)

3 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
90 minutes

Getting started with Microsoft Teams

Using Panopto in Blackboard Ultra
  • When:
    January 6, 2022 11:00am
  • When:
    January 7, 2022 9:30am
  • When:
    January 19, 2022 11:00am
  • When:
    January 25, 2022 11:00am
  • When:
    January 26, 2022 11:00am
  • When:
    January 27, 2022 11:00am
Where:
Online
Contact:
Elisabeth Springate, Communications and Events Coordinator, Teaching Excellence
Blackboard Ultra Training - January Sessions

Learn Blackboard Ultra. January training sessions now posted to the Innovative Learning training calendar. Links below. Registration is required.

Getting Started with Blackboard Ultra**
January 6, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Presented during Faculty ED-Venture Days, this session focuses on the new Blackboard ULTRA dashboard and course navigation. Participants will learn how to apply the Humber template and create and send announcements and course messages in an ULTRA course. Also, we will look at the main content structures and tools available. 

Creating Content in Blackboard Ultra**
January 7, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Presented during Faculty ED-Venture Days. Blackboard Ultra’s modern design provides an opportunity to create more inclusive, flexible learning materials. In this session, we will explore various types of content you can build in Blackboard Ultra, such as documents, uploads, links, and embeds. We will also review the methods you can use to organize your content. 

Blackboard Learn Basic Ultra*
January 19, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
This webinar is designed to provide you easy step-by-step instructions on how to upload course content, create discussion boards for students to engage, and provide an overview on the types of online assessments available in Blackboard Learn Ultra Course View.

Blackboard Collaborate Basics*
January 25, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom tool that allows you to engage with your students in real-time, to record sessions for students to watch later, and to offer live virtual office hours. In this 45-minute session, we will review the Collaborate interface and tools that support engaging virtual classroom sessions.
Note: Humber is ‘sunsetting’ Collaborate at the end of the semester and moving to Microsoft Teams. But for those who need help now, this session may be helpful.

Q&A with Experts: Blackboard Collaborate*
January 26, 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Collaborate? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.
Note: Humber is ‘sunsetting’ Collaborate at the end of the semester and moving to Microsoft Teams. But for those who need help now, this session may be helpful.

Q&A with Experts: Blackboard Learn Ultra*
January 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Have a question on how to do something in Blackboard Learn Ultra? Join this live Office Hours session where Blackboard experts will be on hand to answer questions, demonstrate workflows and provide guidance on teaching remotely.

Registration required for all sessions.
*Presented by Blackboard
**Presented by ED-Venture Days

Previous BB ULTRA TRAINING RECORDINGS

  • Getting Started with Blackboard ULTRA (60 minutes)
    This session focuses on the new Blackboard ULTRA dashboard and course navigation. Participants will learn how to apply the Humber template and create and send announcements and course messages in an ULTRA course.
  • Creating Content in Blackboard ULTRA (37 minutes)
    This session focuses on the options for building content and learning materials in Blackboard ULTRA.
  • Assignments, Discussions and Journals in Blackboard ULTRA (80 minutes)
    This session focuses on setting up Assignments, creating Discussions (formerly Discussion Board), and using Journals in your course.
  • Tests and Question Banks in Bb Ultra (55 minutes)
    In this Blackboard ULTRA workshop will learn how to build Tests and how to import Question Banks. We will also share tips on how to bring over tests from BB Original courses.
  • Using the Gradebook in Blackboard Ultra (30 minutes)
    This intermediate session will provide a deeper dive into setting up assessments, utilizing different types of assessments and creating gradable assignments in Blackboard Learn Ultra.
  • When:
    January 6, 2022 9:00am to January 7, 2022 5:00pm
Where:
Virtual Sessions
Contact:
Elisabeth Springate, Communications and Events Coordinator, Teaching Excellence
Save the Date! Faculty Ed-Venture Days, January 6-7, 2022

Join us January 6 and 7 as we explore flexibility—in teaching and learning strategies, course design ideas, considerations for in-person and on-line learning environments, platforms and toolsets—in ways that consider the uniquely challenging return to in-person learning this term.

Registration opening soon! Details to come at the Innovative Learning website.

  • When:
    January 5, 2022 2:00pm
Where:
Online
Banner featuring a logo for The Nature Exchange and photos of various Arboretum plants and animals in a series of circles.

Join Humber Arboretum staff and students from the Learning by LeadingTM program for a casual online conversation about nature.

Tune in to the Nature Exchange every second Wednesday to hear members of the Humber Arboretum' team share stories and answer your questions about the wild plants and animals of the GTA. You are welcome to join the conversation or just listen in.

The theme for this Nature Exchange is: Welcome to 2022 

We're back from the holidays with a free-ranging chat about sightings over the break, goals for the new year, or anything else.

This is a free, drop-in event open to all. 

No registration is required. You can learn more about the Nature Exchange on the Arboretum website, or simply join the event on January 5 at 2 p.m. 

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