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.

This page is a new resource that we are continuously improving. If you have any feedback, please fill out the Sessional Instructor Wiki Page Survey

COVID Support Resources

Getting Started

You can use the Sessional Instructors Onboarding Checklist to help you get started. Download the checklist as a PDF or Word Document.

▢ Ensure you have an Employee Number and UWinID
  • Note: If you do not have a UWinID yet, but would like help with Blackboard, a temporary Friend Account can be requested and added to a Blackboard site 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.
  • If you are having difficulty accessing any support (e.g. logging in and submitting a Service Request due to the fact that you don't have a user ID), please submit a ticket at
▢ Check that your contract has been processed and that all your recorded information is correct by visiting My UWinfo
▢ Get started with your technology needs with IT Services
▢ 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
▢ Visit the Campus Community Network for services and Supports to help you in your work at UWindsor
▢ 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.

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

  • Learning Outcomes:
Resources for writing learning outcomes
Find your program and course senate approved learning outcomes using the Curriculum Mapping tool (CuMa). Instructions for using CuMa.

Course Material

Tools and Software


Online Support

Technical Support

Blackboard Support

Support for Your Teaching Assistants

Support for Your Students

Professional Development Support

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