Reading Week Refresher Workshops

Reading Week Refresher Workshops for
Ed-Tech and IT Professionals
February 2012

We have put together a series of fun-yet-informative PD workshops on topics we don’t normally get to share with our IT colleagues from around the campus. Colleagues who have direct experience working with instructors have kindly agreed to facilitate these overview sessions and will share what they have learned with the rest of us.

We hope you can attend one or more of these sessions for a quick refresher and discussion on how to support use of these tools to engage students effectively, and at the same time connect with colleagues with shared interests.

Hope to see you there!

Workshop Registration

Lecture Capture, MyMedia and Videography
An overview of Camtasia software for capture of video content from the desktop; UTL’s media storage solution; and an introduction to use of videographers for course content creation.
* Tues. Feb. 21: 9:30 -10:30 AM
* 246 Bloor St. W., Faculty of Social Work – Rm. 218
Facilitators: Janet Koecher; Gordon Belray; Janice Patterson and Brian Sutherland

Discussion, Wiki and Blog Tools
Orientation to three collaborative tools available within Blackboard and a showcase of effective strategies for course design and integration.
* Wed. Feb. 22: 9:30 -10:30 AM
* 246 Bloor St. W., Faculty of Social Work – Rm. 218
Facilitators: Ryan Green

Blackboard Collaborate Webinar
Learn about webinar software currently available on a pilot basis at UofT including outcomes of a demonstration project at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
* Thurs. Feb. 23: 9:30 -10:30 AM
* 246 Bloor St. W., Faculty of Social Work – Rm. 218
Facilitators: Harpreet Dhariwal and Marco Di Vittorio

Blackboard Quiz, Assessment and Survey Tools
Planning for effective online assessment, tips on test environment configuration and key design considerations; use of survey tools to meet instructional goals.
* Fri. Feb. 24: 9:30 -10:30 AM
* 252 Bloor St. W., OISE Rm. 8-170
Facilitators: Saira Mall and Laurie Harrison


All workshops will be captured and archived for later viewing by those who are unable to attend.

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