Please join us for Ed-Venture Week which is taking place January 11 – January 15.

All of the offered Ed-Venture Week sessions can be found below.

Register for Ed-Venture Week

Monday, January 11, 2021

2:00pm - 3:00pm Recording Demonstrations using equipment you may already have

The session will provide faculty with an entry-level guide to recording a live or virtual demonstration, process, roleplay, or procedure, using the tools that you may already have access to. As a group, we will dive into how you can record a physical demonstration, your screen, and a combination of the two.


Workshop Learning Outcomes

  • Identify what tools can be used to ‘create or record’ video
  • Identify real examples of content you wish to create and determine which tool(s) you will use to create it

Integrate 3 strategies into your future video which be used to support active learning and knowledge retention

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

10:00am - 11:00am Spaced Repetition Software in and outside of the classroom

Join us to learn more about what spaced repetition and testing can do for you and your students. In this workshop, we’ll explore the theory behind it, best practices, and applications with Anki, one of the most used (and free!) spaced repetition software (SRS). The information learned in this workshop can then be applied to any SRS, like Quizlet.


2:00pm - 3:00pm Create Fun and Interactive Presentations with Mentimeter

Mentimeter can help you make your events, presentations, lectures, and workshops innovative and memorable. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to plan, design, and deliver your interactive presentation. Add polls, quizzes, scales, open ended questions and other interactive tools that can help you engage and interact with your audience. Participants are welcome to bring their ideas and any materials they’d like to work with to the session.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

10:00am - 11:00am Ed-Tech Show and Tell: H5P

H5P is a platform to create, share and reuse interactive HTML content. At Ecampus Ontario H5P’s platform, users can choose from a variety of learning objects (interactive videos, drag-and-drop, fill in the blanks, flashcards, presentations, and many more). These objects can be embedded into Blackboard. In this session, we will explore the tool and learn about different objects, how to create them, reuse them, and embed them in our Blackboard courses.


12:00pm - 1:00pm COIL – or Collaborative Online International Learning

COIL – or Collaborative Online International Learning provides students with project-based, co-taught intercultural experiences by faculty / staff at two or more partner institutions in different parts of the world. This workshop will guide you through an introduction to COIL – its purpose, benefits, structure, and how to get started. All faculty interested in global learning and engagement are invited to attend!


2:00pm - 3:00pm Grade Centre

This BBQ (Blackboard Questions) you can grill our Blackboard experts with your Grade Center questions. You will flip for their answers!


Thursday, January 14, 2021

10:00am - 11:00am Digital Tools for Student Engagement

This session will explore digital tools to help you engage and stimulate students. We will briefly Mentimeter slide types as well as the quiz feature to show that gamification can be brought to the classroom. Other demos will be Quizlet, Padlet, Lucidchart and their sharing and collaborating features.


12:00pm - 1:30pm Part-Time Faculty Orientation

This orientation will introduce you to Teaching + Learning at Humber College. We look forward to including you in our conversations about facilitating learning in this newly online world. As a polytechnic institute, our goal is to build career-ready citizens. We do this by developing deep levels of subject matter expertise through an active learning environment, with opportunities to practice and apply new knowledge throughout. This orientation will share tips, tools and templates to help you bring these goals to life. All are warmly welcome.


2:00pm - 3:00pm Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, is a live video tool that allows you to add files, share applications and use a virtual whiteboard to interact with your learners. This session covers the ins and outs of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, including the management of roles, the management of audio and video, how to record sessions, how to interact with participants, sharing content and creating breakout groups.


Friday, January 15, 2021

10:00am - 11:00am Blackboard Basics

Blackboard offers many tools that you can use to build your course online. This session focuses on the basics of Blackboard, including how to navigate the platform, add learning content, use basic communication tools, create assignments and apply the Humber Template to your course site. The Blackboard Basics Quick Reference Card can help you transfer what you have learned in this session to your course.


11:00am - 12:30pm Supporting Learners Well-being In the Online Environment

This session has been developed to support faculty with strategies for communication (email, video calls, and phone calls) with learners, and suggestions for supporting students in the online environment. Student Wellness and Accessibility services (Accessible Learning Services, Counselling Services, Health Services and Student Support and Intervention Coordinators)will be discussed, including how to connect students to appropriate supports in this online environment. In addition, this session will include strategies for how to best support student’s well-being.


12:00pm - 2:00pm Compassion Fatigue & Secondary Trauma 101 with Special Guest Sarah Stewart

We pay an emotional price for doing the work that we do. As helping professionals, we hear difficult stories on a daily basis and are frequently exposed to traumatic details and events. We find ourselves in distress when we cannot help everyone who comes to us – the demand often outweighs what we can offer. What is the impact of this on our physical and emotional well-being? How can we stay well while doing difficult work?

Although these natural consequences of challenging work cannot be avoided, they can be mitigated, treated and transformed. This session provides a foundation for understanding these very real “occupational hazards”.

This session will be hosted on Zoom, to join please click the link below and enter the details below.

Meeting link:

Meeting ID: 995 8394 1298

Passcode: 284608