Sessional Instructor Support

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Welcome and congratulations on your position with the University of Windsor. We are very happy to share with you some available teaching support resources.

COVID Support Resources

Getting Started

▢ Ensure you have an Employee Number and UWinID
Note: If you do not have a UWinID yet, but would like help with Blackboard, we can set up a temporary Friend Account until your UWin account is active. You will need to have someone from the university sponsor the account, so check with your department for a sponsor.
▢ Review University of Windsor’s policies and procedures
▢ Find important dates and events using the Academic Calendar
▢ Use the UWindsor Directory to search for faculty/staff contact information
▢ Services and Supports to help you in your work at UWindsor, please visit the Campus Community Network.
▢ Become familiar with Commonly Used Acronyms

Getting Ready to Teach Online

All courses are moving online for this term, during a time of great upheaval. We encourage instructors to focus on simplicity and to remember compassion for your students and yourselves as we all face these transitions. Our teams have developed resources to support instructors in teaching and learning online with new resources constantly added.

For a complete list of resources and supports for online teaching, visit COVID-19 Preparedness Workshops Wiki Page

Blackboard Developmental Workshops

Blackboard is the learning management system used at the University of Windsor. Instructors can sign up for one or more online interactive sessions to explore themes and functionality available on Blackboard to support student learning.

Planning and Managing Your Course

Creating Your Course

Course Material

Tools and Software

Accessibility

Online Support

Technical Support

Blackboard Support

Support for Your Teaching Assistants

Support for Your Students

Professional Development Support

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We are constantly trying to improve the information in this Wiki.
If you notice any errors or omissions with this material, please advise the LMS Team or submit a Service Request at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp.