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After participating in Creating Accessible Documents 1 (CAD1) and 2 (CAD2), you feel confident that you can recognize accessibility issues in digital documents and are able to apply the AODA and WCAG guidelines and requirements to make them accessible. Now that you have gone back to your own materials and documents and given accessibility a try, you may have some further questions.
Creating Accessible Documents 3 (CAD3) is a 2-hour drop-in working session where you can get those questions answered. Come to this session with your documents that you would like to make accessible and that you may have questions about. We will brainstorm, analyze, and find solutions to your accessibility issues!
Find out how to create videos in Panopto, Humber’s new video streaming platform. Topics include: Using the Mac and Windows applications to capture your content, using the Panopto video editor, and creating/uploading content using your mobile phone! Before engaging in this session, we highly recommend the “Intro to Panopto” module.
Find out about Panopto, Humber’s new streaming platform. Topics include: uploading a video, enabling closed captioning, navigating the Humber folder structure, and leveraging Panopto’s built-in “Smart Search” to maximize your content discovery, amongst others.
Students studying various disciplines will, upon graduation, be required to work alongside a range of others trained in different disciplines. Research has shown that interprofessional teaching can have significant benefits in helping students appreciate the potential contributions of those from other professions and learn the essential communication and collaborative skills to effectively enhance the client or patient experience. In this session, participants will explore opportunities to create memorable and rich interprofessional learning opportunities for their students.
Differentiated Assessment is a best practice in universal design for courses and allows students with different learning styles to engage and produce meaningful work for assessment. Often instructors wish to consider assessment options but time constraints negatively impact the ability to come up with innovative ideas. In this session, participants will learn about the underpinnings to this approach and receive hands on help in expanding their assessment options for students.
Qualitative data collection methods can generate an overwhelming amount of data. The process of organizing and analyzing this data can be daunting. Attendees of this interactive session will walk through the process of organizing, and analyzing qualitative data. Specifically, attendees will be guided to develop code or theme lists that reflect the key ideas and patterns found in their data that answer their research questions. Participants are encouraged to bring a set of qualitative data that may be explored during the session.
Thinking about conducting an interview or focus group as a part of a research project, but not sure where to begin? When done effectively, these two research methods can add richness and depth to your study. In this session, we will discuss best practices for effective and ethical interview and focus group facilitation. We can also point you in the right direction for what comes after, with an overview of thematic analysis. Participants are encouraged to bring any projects that may be further developed during this session.
Various disciplines, in academic and business sectors, use qualitative research to observe people in their natural setting or to better understand people’s lived experiences as described by them. Qualitative Research Methods can be used in research studies that require a response to the question ‘why’ and to look at the topic through the eyes of participants. The most often used methods in qualitative research are interviews and observation. In this session, participants will learn what qualitative research is and when it is most appropriate to use it in a study. Anyone with an idea for a research study will benefit from thinking about what methodological approach will be best suited to meet the research objectives.
The iPad is a great tool for presenting content in an engaging and interactive way, especially if your subject matter is analytical or creative. We’ll work with your existing course content and discuss how apps such as GoodNotes and Keynote can enhance communication and interaction during classroom presentations.
Microsoft OneDrive gives you the ability to store and sync up to 1TB of files online. Find out how you can best manage, sync and share files. We can also discuss strategies for backups and organization.
Creating Accessible Documents 2 (CAD2) consists of three parts:
In this 3-hour hands-on session, Creating Accessible Documents 2 (CAD2), we will apply the accessibility guidelines and requirements for digital content learned in Creating Accessible Documents 1 (CAD1) to various documents. You will review the fundamentals of creating accessible materials and modify inaccessible content to comply with accessibility standards. We will dive into PowerPoint, Word and PDF documents and practice making them accessible. You will be introduced to the use of accessibility checkers in PowerPoint, Word and Acrobat Pro and the different features in these software applications to make documents accessible.
With Ontario’s commitment to be a fully accessible province by 2025 through the implementation of the AODA, knowing how to create accessible learning materials is crucial! Humber College has committed to Accessible Education as one of its Strategic Pillars. Creating and providing accessible documents is about inclusion, equity, and social responsibility.
Creating Accessible Documents 1 (CAD1) will review WCAG accessibility guidelines and AODA requirements applicable to creating digital content and documents. In this 2-hour hands-on session, you will learn the fundamentals of creating accessible materials and modify inaccessible content to comply with accessibility standards. You will walk away with strategies and a toolbox full of apps and resources to help with making your content accessible.
In this 1-hour lecture style session, WCAG What? Understanding AODA Compliance for Documents, we will review WCAG accessibility guidelines and AODA requirements applicable to creating digital content and documents. You will walk away with a toolbox full of apps and resources to help with making your content accessible.
In this 1-hour hands-on session, we will apply the accessibility guidelines and requirements for digital content and instructional documents to PowerPoint documents. You will be modifying inaccessible content to comply with accessibility standards.
As well, we will look at PowerPoint’s built-in tools for accessibility: Accessibility Checker, slide layouts and Master Slides, and Reading Order.
You will walk away with strategies to help you make your PowerPoint documents accessible.
Prerequisite: WCAG What? Understanding AODA Compliance for Documents or Creating Accessible Documents 1 (CAD1)
In this 1-hour lecture style session, we will apply the accessibility guidelines and requirements for digital content and instructional documents, learned previously, to PDF documents in Acrobat DC (Pro).
We will look at the following: Acrobat DC’s Accessibility Checker (Full Check), Reading Order, Reflow, and the Tags Pane.
You will walk away with strategies to help with making your PDF documents accessible.
Prerequisite: WCAG What? Understanding AODA Compliance for Documents or Creating Accessible Documents 1 (CAD1) and Creating Accessible Word Documents
In this 1-hour hands on session, we will apply the accessibility guidelines and requirements for digital content and documents to Word documents. You will be modifying inaccessible content to comply with accessibility standards.
As well, we will look at the following in Word with respect to accessibility: Accessibility Checker, Document Structure, and Tables.
You will walk away with strategies to help you make your Word documents accessible.
Word clouds are a great way to distil and summarize information. Come and find out various ways you can use word clouds in teaching and learning. Discover several free and easy to use tech tools, including ones built right into PowerPoint and Word!
Engage your students and improve your lessons when using the Sharp classroom touchscreen situated in the HIVES classrooms and other Humber learning spaces. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn evidence-informed practices to plan, prepare, and share your materials using the classroom touchscreen. Participants are welcome to bring their own ideas and materials to the session.
The skill you learn here are transferable to any touch screen you’ll encounter in and out of the classroom.
Lucidchart is a web app that allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps, software prototypes, and many other diagram types. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn the basic functionality of Lucidchart that will empower you to create your very own designs.
Learn how to use Padlet, an online virtual “bulletin” board where students and teachers collaborate, reflect, share links and any file type. Padlet is a tool between a document and a full-fledged website builder, empowering everyone to make the content they want. To check out the tool, go to padlet.com.
Mind mapping is a visual technique of representing and structuring thoughts and ideas. In this session, we will investigate evidence-informed practices used in the creation and real-world application of mind maps by using state-of-the-art mind mapping software. To get the most out of the session, participants are strongly advised to bring their own laptop, tablet, or phone.
Use Quizlet to create multimedia study sets and share them with your students. They can then use them to learn and review in seven different study modes: learn, flashcards, write, spell, test, match, and the gravity space game. Students can also create their own study sets that can be useful for reviewing or assessing their knowledge. As a premium feature, this tool uses spaced repetition principles to help student study more efficiently and retain information in the long term. For teachers, Quizlet Live is an engaging in-class game mode where students work in teams to correctly match terms and definitions. Learning is fun with Quizlet!
Learn how the Google suite of free apps facilitates sharing and collaborating learning practices. In this hands-on session, we will explore the apps that are useful in an educational setting, inside and outside of the classroom. By the end of the workshop, you will have a working knowledge of Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, and Keep. Both web and mobile apps will be explored.
Enhance your lessons in the classroom with the latest electronic board technology. The SMART board brings the traditional whiteboard to the next level by adding extended capabilities for sharing and collaborating, endless whiteboards, session live sharing with local and remote users, saving and resuming sessions, and web browsing. The SMART board can be moved to where you need it the most on campus. This is a hands-on session where you’ll use and get comfortable with this technology.
Mobile devices are incredibly powerful tools that can enhance teaching and learning in the classroom and on the go. In this session, you will discover and use some educational apps that can be part of your teaching toolbox and leverage your mobile devices’ capabilities. You will learn how to download and use these essential apps on your smartphone or tablet. An Apple App Store or Google Play Store account is required in order to download the apps on your personal device. A limited number of devices will be available to borrow during the session.
Mentimeter can help you make your classes innovative and memorable. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how to plan, design, and deliver your interactive lesson. Add polls, quizzes, scales, open ended questions and other interactive tools that can help you engage and interact with your learners. Participants are welcome to bring their ideas and any materials they’d like to work with to the session.
Google Forms is a simple and free way to collect, save and analyze student data. Use it to create class surveys, short quizzes, student inventories and much more. Use the information you collected to help you gauge your students’ understanding, class engagement and anything else you like. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn how to create Google Forms, how to make forms that are easily understandable, how to ask good questions and offer good answer choices. We’ll complete our overview of the tool by learning how to distribute surveys and collect answers.
Find out how Panopto, Humber’s new video streaming platform, integrates with Blackboard. Topics include: sharing videos with your students, leveraging “Assignment Folders” to collect your students’ videos, and integrating quizzes into your creations (It’s SCORM Compliant, too!). Before engaging in this session, we highly recommend the “Intro to Panopto” module.
Rubrics can do much more than communicate assignment requirements. By transferring your rubrics to Blackboard you can:
Prerequisites: Current knowledge of rubrics.
The purpose of this session is to provide you with an opportunity to explore Camtasia alongside a Studio Support Specialist, who will guide you through a detailed tour of the software’s interface, its essential tools, as well as provide you with an in-depth look at its many video creation possibilities. Central to this session is our appreciation of the fact that your goals and experiences, as they relate to creating educational content, are unique. With this in mind, we are happy to develop a plan that’s specifically tailored for you so that you can begin to create engaging video content for your students!
Learn how to make simple, animated videos on your computer using a using free browser-based tools. In this hands-on session, you will create a short animated video with a voiceover that you can use in your teaching.
Want to add a short welcome or course overview video in Blackboard but you don’t want to appear on-screen? Learn how to make simple animated videos on your PC using free tools. In this hands-on session you will experiment with two simple tools that will allow you to created short animated videos. By the end of this session, you’ll have the tools you need to create your own animated video.
Want to add a short welcome or course overview video in Blackboard but you don’t want to appear on-screen? Learn how to make simple animated videos on your Mac using free tools. In this hands-on session you will experiment with two simple tools that will allow you to created short animated videos. By the end of this session, you’ll have the tools you need to create your own animated video.
In this session, we will explore Blackboard tools to help you assess student learning. You will learn:
In this session, you will learn the basics about Blackboard 9.1, and find out how this product can enhance your classroom. Participants will discover how to navigate, add and remove content, use basic communication tools, and upload the Humber Template. Please ensure you have access to Blackboard before the session beings; If you do not have access to a Blackboard site to work in you will not be able to participate actively in the workshop.
Is your Blackboard Grade Center ready for grades?
In this session, we will focus on common challenges like understanding the difference between scores and weights, creating a weighted grade column, organizing Grade Center, and controlling grade visibility for students.
Have you ever wanted to invite a guest speaker to your classroom virtually? Or hold virtual office hours? Or engage with your students in a virtual classroom? With Blackboard Collaborate Ultra you can do all of the above. Host a virtual session anytime within or outside of Blackboard and connect with your students.
Learn how to provide accommodation to individuals and groups for assignments and tests in Blackboard.
In this session we will address the following questions:
Prerequisites: Participants should know how to create assignments and tests in Blackboard.
Learning outcomes are a critical component of the teaching and learning process. They act as a guide for learners and educators and indicate what the learners will know and do by the end of a specified course or program. In this session, participants will learn how to write observable and measurable student learning outcomes that inform course content and assessments.
Compared to children and teenagers, adults have unique needs and requirements as learners. Understanding the unique characteristics of the adult learner ensures more effective classroom instruction. During this interactive session, faculty will: 1. identify the unique characteristics of the adult and mature learner; and 2. incorporate andragogic strategies to engage adult and mature learners.
Are you struggling to motivate and engage your students? Are you finding it increasingly difficult to come up with new ideas on how to bring FUN into the classroom? This session is designed to provide you with a “go-to basket” of FUN and ENGAGING activities that can be used in any discipline. Not only will you participate in the “actual activities,” but you will walk away with a package of resources that can immediately be used in your teaching practice.
Personalized student feedback questionnaires (SFQ) can provide faculty with important information about their course. Join with colleagues to generate ideas for developing meaningful, personalized questions. By the end of this session, you will have created your own questions for your SFQ.
Lesson planning helps ensure that curriculum is engaging, consistent, and effectively assessed. A well-designed lesson is rewarding for educators and motivating for students. In this session, participants will explore the elements of an effective lesson plan and receive a template to guide the design of lessons that maximize learning opportunities for all students.
A ‘hot moment’ in the classroom is an emotion-laden moment of conflict or tension that threatens to derail teaching and learning. ‘Hot moments’ are usually triggered by a comment on a sensitive issue or as a result of classroom dynamics. Most faculty are uncertain how to effectively respond to a ‘hot moment’. During this session faculty will:
Submitting a paper for publication in a scholarly journal can be an exciting – and intimidating – experience. In this session, we will walk you through the process from initial submission to final publication. Topics will include how to choose a target journal, how to set up your manuscript for success, how to deal with and respond to peer reviews (the good, the bad, and the ugly), and how to stay patient and keep your confidence intact throughout!
Planning to share your research at an academic conference? In this session, we will explore how to be a great storyteller with your research, so that your presentation (either oral or poster form) will stand out – in a good way!
This session will provide an introductory overview on how to represent textual data in a visual context to help others better understand its significance or value. Participants will learn tips and tricks on data visualization using Microsoft Excel. Topics to be discussed include arranging data for optimal chart creation, when to use each chart type, examples of good and bad data visualizations, and an introduction to intermediate and advanced chart templates (ex. Histogram, Stacked Bar, Combo, and Sunburst).
Active learning is a pedagogical approach to instruction that involves actively engaging students with the course material. This student-centered approach places a greater degree of responsibility on the learner compared to teaching practices such as lectures, but instructor guidance is still crucial in the active learning classroom. This session will: 1) familiarize participants with the active learning approach; and 2) describe various active learning techniques that can be seamlessly implemented in small, large and online class environments.
Planning or interested in developing a survey for a research project? This session is for you! In this module, we will guide you through the best practices of constructing survey questions, building your survey on Survey Monkey or Microsoft Forms, and analyzing and visualizing your data using Microsoft Excel. Participants are encouraged to bring survey-based projects that may be further developed during the session.
Attendees of this interactive session will walk through the process of creating, organizing, and applying codes for a qualitative data set, in an objective and comprehensive way to help answer their research question(s). Participants are encouraged to bring a set of qualitative data that may be explored during the session.