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=Workshops and Drop-in Sessions to Facilitate Online Preparedness for Disruptions to Classes=
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<span style="font-size:x-large>'''Instructors (and assistants)! Get Help During the Disruption'''</span><br />
[[File:training.jpg|right|250 px|alt="Computer training and skills with consultant and laptop"|Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/geralt-9301/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=1071781">Gerd Altmann</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=1071781">Pixabay</a>]]In the event of an emergency situation such as the outbreak of Coronavirus or COVID-19 there are supports available to help you get materials for your classes online. <br />
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We are there to support you getting your classes online! <br />
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==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:1px; padding-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398">'''Bb Cafe - Virtual Help Desk'''</font></div>==
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[[File:BbCafeVirtualHelpDesk.jpg|thumb|Bb Cafe Virtual Help Desk|alt="Coffee Cup and Bb Cafe Welcome"|left]]
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===Drop-in Sessions===
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'''If you're looking for virtual help,''' join us in the [https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca/webapps/collab-ultra/tool/collabultra?course_id=_2511_1&mode=view '''BB Cafe''' virtual classroom]: If that link doesn't work, [https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/2ac0b2254939431890e1faf9c82eb85f '''click here to enter as a guest''']<br />
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[http://mediawikibe.uwindsor.ca/wiki/images/2/2d/Getting_to_Bb_Cafe_Virtual_Classroom.jpg Steps to get to the Virtual Bb Cafe Classroom] - Visit Organizations, select Bb Cafe - choose Virtual Classroom from the menu, select Click here to join the Virtual Classroom, then Join Session.<br />
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====<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:1px; padding-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398">'''Support Times Available'''</font></div>====
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===<span style="color:red">If you're looking for virtual help, join us in the [https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca/webapps/collab-ultra/tool/collabultra?course_id=_2511_1&mode=view '''BB Cafe''' virtual classroom] from '''9am-8pm daily'''.</span>===
 
* if that link doesn't work, [https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/2ac0b2254939431890e1faf9c82eb85f '''click here to enter as a guest''']
 
  
== GATA Support ==
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==== Summer 2022 Hours ====
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Starting May 2, 2022 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday through Friday
  
GATA Network Coordinators, Laura Chittle and Elizabeth Ismail, will be holding virtual drop-in office hours at the following times through Blackboard Collaborate to answer questions that you may have about online teaching: <br/>
 
•  Monday, March 16th from 3-4pm and 6-7pm <br/>
 
•  Tuesday, March 17th from 10-11am and 1-2pm <br/>
 
•  Wednesday, March 18th from 10-11am and 3-4pm <br/>
 
•  Additional office hours to be announced Thursday. <br/>
 
  
[https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/7993944146824cda8e24e344d6dd2115 The Virtual Office can be accessed by clicking on this link.] <br/>
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The best experience will be if you have a microphone, speakers and reliable internet.  Webcam is optional.
  
==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:10px; padding-bottom:10px; padding-left:10px">'''Remote Teaching Support'''</div>==
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== New automated help wizard for Blackboard ==
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* Find help with the '''virtual classroom''' and other changes to your teaching, staff will be available for help 9am-5pm daily on the '''[https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca/webapps/blackboard/execute/announcement?method=search&context=course_entry&course_id=_2511_1&handle=announcements_entry&mode=view BB Cafe]''' (if the link doesn't work, go to your Blackboard Organizations > BB Cafe > Virtual Classroom)
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===Tutorials for the '''virtual classroom on Blackboard'''===
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CTL is piloting its new automated help wizard.  This wizard will assist faculty, staff, and students in finding the appropriate resources to answer their Blackboard questions. Look for the blue and white chat icon in the bottom right corner of the [https://uwindsor.ca/blackboard Blackboard Support] page.
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==Trouble Connecting?==
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* '''If you are having trouble getting into the session,''' please '''make sure you are using ''[https://www.google.com/chrome/ Google Chrome]'' '''
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** ''If you are still having trouble'', check that you are '''allowing cookies:''' ''enter'' chrome://settings/content/cookies?search=cookies ''into your browser''.
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** Click '''Add''' beside '''Allow''' (toward the bottom of the screen).
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** Then enter "ca-lti.bbcollab.com" and click '''Add'''.
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*** This allows your browser to accept cookies and local storage from the Collaborate server.
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*** You won't need to restart your browser, but you will need to '''re-click the Collaborate link'''.
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===ITS Service Desk Hours===
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If you are looking for general ITS support please visit the [https://www.uwindsor.ca/itservices/support IT Services Support page to get contact information and hours of availability].
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==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:1px; padding-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398">'''CTL - Bb Workshops'''</font></div>==
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Learn how to harness the power of Blackboard to facilitate putting your courses online.  Offered at two different technological comfort levels to suit your style.  Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the Inter/Summer semester. You will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review your confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.<br /> <br />
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[[File:Decaf.jpg|alt ="Decaf session icon"]]  '''Bb Decaf Level:'''<br />
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This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning.  This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems. <br /><br />
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[[File:Espresso.jpg|alt="Espresso level icon"]]  '''Bb Espresso:'''<br />
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This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possesses a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology. <br /><br />
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These pragmatic two-hour and fifteen-minute workshops will introduce you to many features that Blackboard has to offer.  Additionally, you will be notified of areas to avoid or have caused others issues.  Find out more and registration at [HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops].  Visit this page frequently as new workshops are being added based on demand.  If you'd like a particular topic explored, email bbconsults@uwindsor.ca and provide the details and one of the team will get back to you.
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'''[[File:Handon.jpg|alt="Hands on icon"‎]]  Hands-on Topics include:'''
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* '''[HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops Communication - Getting Started and Using Discussions]'''
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* '''[HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops Sharing Course Content]'''
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* '''[HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops Assessment of Student Learning (Tests and Assignments)]'''
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* '''[HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops Grading Student Work and Reconciling the Grade Centre]'''
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'''For details on registration and dates / times the sessions are offered, visit [HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops]'''
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==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:1px; padding-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398">'''CTL - General Workshops & Resources'''</font></div>==
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The Centre for Teaching and Learning is offering workshops available at [HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/ctlworkshops HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/ctlworkshops]<!--to overview topics of interest with moving courses online <br/>
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'''Subverting Assessment as We Pivot'''  Wednesday May 13 10am-12pm<br/>
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This online workshop will explore the principles and practice of authentic assessment and how these might be adapted in an online setting. Specifically, participants will review a course’s learning outcomes and brainstorm how we might design meaningful assessments that measure what students know, value, and can do. Participants will leave with resources with which they can re-envision their own courses. Presenters from this workshop will be available for questions and feedback in an online follow-up drop-in session. <br/>
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[http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/68/ Registration Link] <br/>-->
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The CTL has also prepared an online resource in regards to [http://mediawikibe.uwindsor.ca/wiki/index.php/Academic_Integrity_at_UWindsor fostering academic integrity] which provides further details and key strategies about fostering academic integrity.
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<!--==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:1px; padding-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398">'''Sprint Sessions!'''</font></div>==
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[[File:Sprintsession.jpg|alt="Sprint session icon"]]    For CTL Sessions on how to use Blackboard, visit [http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops]<br />
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For OOL Sessions on how to use the virtual classroom, creating videos, using free interactive content and other workshops, visit [https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Foundations of Teaching Online series] <br />-->
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<!--Join us in our [[COVID-19_Preparedness_Workshops#Join_us_in_the_Bb_Cafe_Virtual_Classroom_-_Drop-in_Sessions|Bb Cafe]] (see instructions to access above) for hot topics to help you with the upcoming new semester! Click on the ''Click here to join Blackboard Sprint Webinars'' button to join the session. '''Sessions begin at times and dates listed below'''.  Sessions will be recorded so you can visit them any time after the session has occurred.  -->
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<!-- As a backup location, if the Bb Cafe is unserviceable for unexpected reasons, the session will be held in this [https://zoom.us/j/868236720  Zoom Room].-->
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! scope="col" style="width: 22% | July 31, 2020
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! scope="col" style="width: 22% | July 31, 2020
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! scope="col" style="width: 22% | July 31, 2020
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! scope="col" style="width: 22%"| August 5, 2020
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| 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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| 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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| 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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| 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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| '''Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)'''
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| '''A practical guide to creating videos'''
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| '''Strategies for handling your online timed examination'''
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| '''Building Tests in Blackboard - Tips for Success'''
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! scope="row"| Presenter
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| Mark Lubrick
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| Mark Lubrick
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| Mark Lubrick
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| Lauren Sabourin
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! scope="row" | Description
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| Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
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This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.
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| This short workshop will focus on the basics of creating a video. We will look at what is important for planning your video and review practical tips/suggestions. There will also be a demonstration of how you could use PowerPoint to create multiple videos types, including recording anything on your screen.
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| Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
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So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.
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| Do you have an upcoming test that you want to design using Blackboard's Test tool? Are you beginning to design your assessments for the fall semester? This sprint session will provide an overview of the test creation process. Participants will learn to manually create questions in Blackboard as well as use UWindsor's Blackboard Quiz Generator to import pre-existing tests into Blackboard in addition to exploring the use of random question blocks, question sets, and using pools and other tests to find questions.  <br />
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|'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/#wkshp-201 Register for session]'''
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|'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/#wkshp-201 Register for session]'''
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|'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/#wkshp-201 Register for session]'''
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|'''[http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/80/#wkshp-2995 Register for session]'''
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! scope="col" style="width: 22%"| August 21, 2020
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| 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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| '''Troubleshooting the Grade Centre'''
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| Lorie Stolarchuk
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|In this Sprint Session, we provide an overview of common problems encountered in the Grade Centre in Blackboard and how to solve them! This session demonstrates how to use the default Weighted Total column and Total column, using Categories, ways to organize your Grade Centre, some reports, importing external spreadsheets and transferring your final grades to UWinsite Student.  <br />
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! scope="row" | Register
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|'''[http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/80/#wkshp-2997 Register for session]'''
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==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:1px; padding-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398">'''Workshops Revisited - Session Recordings '''</font></div>==
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Miss a workshop? Want to go back and review a Sprint Session? Have no fear! Our recordings from most sessions can be found on the [[Webinars Revisited  - Past Training Session Recordings]] page. Most sessions will have both the link to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Recording as well as a link to the Microsoft Streams video. Microsoft Streams links feature accessibility features including captioning and interactive links and timestamps. You can also follow our [https://web.microsoftstream.com/channel/63371653-0183-44b3-aabe-2b3ac73aaa67 '''CTL Sprint Sessions Channel'''] on [https://web.microsoftstream.com/ Microsoft Stream] for the latest accessible recordings of [http://mediawikibe.uwindsor.ca/wiki/index.php?title=COVID-19_Preparedness_Workshops&action=submit#Sprint_Sessions.21 Sprint Sessions].
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==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:1px; padding-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398">'''Office of Open Learning'''</font></div>==
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The Office of Open Learning is offering multiple sessions to help get you started on your online offering of your course.  [https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ There are multiple dates and times available.]<br /><br />
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<!--'''Introduction to Teaching Online'''<br />
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OOL is offering a pragmatic online course preparing instructors to take their courses online. The course has a mix of live online classes and self-paced activities with the goal of building a framework and several elements of the course by the end of the week.
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Throughout the week, participants will have access to help from the Open Learning facilitators, and resources to help them build communication strategies, learning activities, and assessments for their online summer course. Multiple offerings of this course at different times will be available to fit your needs.
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for Introduction to Teaching Online!]'''<br /><br />
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'''Online Teaching 101: A pragmatic introduction for beginning online instructors'''<br />
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This short workshop addresses the foundations of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. It is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for Online Teaching 101!]'''<br /><br />-->
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'''A practical guide to creating videos'''<br />
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This short workshop will focus on the basics of creating a video. We will look at what is important for planning your video and review practical tips/suggestions. There will also be a demonstration of how you could use PowerPoint to create multiple videos types, including recording anything on your screen.<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for A practical guide to creating videos!]'''<br /><br />
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'''Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)'''<br />
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Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use.
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This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)!]'''<br /><br />
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'''Creating free interactive content'''<br />
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This workshop will introduce you to the H5P tool, which all Ontario educators can use for free. Whether you want to explore those resources that have already been created and openly shared, or create your own, H5P has incredible potential. With H5P you can add quizzes, pop ups, and other interactions to videos, create interactive presentations, provide fillable and downloadable forms, allow audio input, create scenarios where the result depends on the choices you make, create virtual 360 degree tours, and much more.<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for Creating free interactive content!]'''<br /><br />
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'''Strategies for handling your online timed examination'''<br />
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Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions.
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So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for Strategies for handling your online timed examination]'''<br /><br />
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'''How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video'''<br />
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This short workshop will show you how to create a channel for your class so that videos you upload are limited to that class.  We will demonstrate how to enable the automatic creation of subtitles, as well as how to edit those subtitles.  We will also review how to download a recording from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (virtual classroom) in case you want to add subtitles to it.<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video]'''<br />
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<!--'''Online teaching fundamentals: Engineering'''
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This short workshop is targeted for Engineering faculty. It addresses the fundamentals of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. The session also introduces concepts such as building an online community of learners, as well as a brief introduction to international metrics of quality in online instruction.
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The workshop is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom.<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for Online teaching fundamentals: Engineering!]'''<br /><br />
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'''Online teaching fundamentals: Odette School of Business'''<br />
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This short workshop is targeted for Odette Business faculty. It addresses the fundamentals of quality online teaching and learning experiences, with a focus on three key activities online instructors need to master: Communication, Content delivery, and Assessment of learning. The session introduces concepts building an online community of learners, as well as international metrics of quality in online instruction.<br />
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The workshop is designed as a highly pragmatic companion to the five-day Introduction to Teaching Online. course, or as a basic standalone introduction to online teaching. This is a live online session facilitated in the Blackboard Virtual Classroom.<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for Online teaching fundamentals: Odette School of Business!]'''<br />
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'''Considerations for teaching large classes online'''<br />
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Teaching large classes, whether online or on-campus, is a challenge that requires a lot of planning, practice, and pragmatism to create an effective learning experience. This short workshop offers some practical tips and ideas for how to design and deliver large online courses.<br />
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'''[https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/23/ Find out More and Registration for Online teaching fundamentals: Odette School of Busines!]'''-->
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==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:10px; padding-bottom:10px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398"><font color="#005398">'''Troubles with Blackboard?'''</font></font></div>==
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=== Submit a Ticket===
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Submit a Service Request ticket if you have a problem with Blackboard or need your questions answered.  Login at [HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp]
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Please avoid emailing CTL or OOL staff directly, as this may delay you getting your questions answered or problems solved regarding Blackboard.  Instead, submit the ticket and one of the team members will reply to your concerns as quickly as possible.
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[[File:training.jpg|right|250 px|alt="Computer training and skills with consultant and laptop"|Image by <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/geralt-9301/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=1071781">Gerd Altmann</a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=1071781">Pixabay</a>]]
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==<div style="background-color:#FACC2E;font-size:x-large;padding-top:10px; padding-bottom:10px; padding-left:10px"><font color="#005398">'''GATA Support'''</font></div>==
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'''Individual Meetings'''
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We are happy to set up individual meetings to support GAs/TAs in their duties.
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To set up an individual meeting, or meeting with yourself and your GA/TA supervisor, please email the GATA network coordinators, Elizabeth Ismail ([mailto:ismaile@uwindsor.ca ismaile@uwindsor.ca]), Paige Coyne ([mailto:coynep@uwindsor.ca coynep@uwindsor.ca]), Irene Muir ([mailto:muiri@uwindsor.ca muiri@uwindsor.ca]), or gata@uwindsor.ca.
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In your email, please include a brief description of the questions that you have to ensure we can best support you.
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'''Departmental Workshops'''
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The GATA Network is also willing to hold departmental workshops designed to cater to the questions and needs within the department to help support your transition in supporting online teaching. These workshops are completely free to GAs, TAs, and those interested in teaching and learning.
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To coordinate an online workshop, please contact Elizabeth Ismail ([mailto:ismaile@uwindsor.ca ismaile@uwindsor.ca]), Paige Coyne ([mailto:coynep@uwindsor.ca coynep@uwindsor.ca]), Irene Muir ([mailto:muiri@uwindsor.ca muiri@uwindsor.ca]), or gata@uwindsor.ca.<br/>
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'''Social Media''' <br/>
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Follow us on social media to stay up to date regarding the latest news and events!
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Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/GATAnetwork/ UWindsor GATA Network]
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Twitter: [https://twitter.com/gatanetwork?lang=en @GATAnetwork]
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GATAcademy 2020 is a week-long professional development event open to all current and prospective UWindsor graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs).
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Offering a series of interactive workshops led by experienced professionals from across the campus, GATAcademy 2020 will feature resources and activities relevant to both new and experienced GAs/TAs. Topics will include using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, using Blackboard, designing lessons, leading effective labs and tutorials, best practices in grading and feedback, and a whole lot more!
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GATAcademy 2020 will be held from August 31st to September 4th and each day will feature three workshops.
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To register for GATA Academy 2020, [http://cleo.uwindsor.ca/workshops/ctl/129/ click here to view the available workshops].
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===Tutorials for the '''Virtual Classroom'''===
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELxcY4XGbH4&feature=youtu.be getting started and accessing the virtual classroom]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELxcY4XGbH4&feature=youtu.be getting started and accessing the virtual classroom]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTb_hICTrPw&feature=youtu.be setting up audio, video, and '''recording''']
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTb_hICTrPw&feature=youtu.be setting up audio, video, and '''recording''']
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q56GLfyJaI&feature=youtu.be using the tools (chat, screen sharing, etc.)]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q56GLfyJaI&feature=youtu.be using the tools (chat, screen sharing, etc.)]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yUmsVZXNGE&feature=youtu.be importing the student tutorials into your Blackboard site]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yUmsVZXNGE&feature=youtu.be importing the student tutorials into your Blackboard site]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzMIpgH1XlQ&feature=youtu.be Integrating using an iPad with Collaborate for annotating]
  
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===Tutorials for '''Recording PowerPoint'''===
 
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===Tutorials for '''recording PowerPoint'''===
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* [https://uwindsor.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1975/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=101215 recording your PowerPoint presentation and uploading to Stream]
 
* [https://uwindsor.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1975/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=101215 recording your PowerPoint presentation and uploading to Stream]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN4XL_EziKU&feature=youtu.be doing a screen capture video using PowerPoint]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN4XL_EziKU&feature=youtu.be doing a screen capture video using PowerPoint]
 
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==Basics of Online Teaching==
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The Office of Open Learning is hosting a series of drop-in sessions to help instructors with getting prepared to offer all or parts of their course in an online, or hybrid mode.
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* Register for upcoming sessions at [https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/10/#wkshp-132 Office of Open Learning's registration site.] Drop-in sessions will be held in CEI 2263, March 11 – April 03, 2020,
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Monday–Friday, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM.  Access this location at [https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3040468,-83.0629148,3a,75y,59.72h,92.13t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWTGvp1F3fjukPk2__hSuSA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 700 California Ave,] and come to the second floor.
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==Blackboard University of Windsor One-on-One Training==
 
==Blackboard University of Windsor One-on-One Training==
 
Book a session with a member of the CTL-LMS Team to get support with using all of Blackboard's tools to assist your online teaching needs. You can either have a face-to-face consultation or a virtual consultation providing you have speakers, a robust internet connection, microphone and a connected device.
 
Book a session with a member of the CTL-LMS Team to get support with using all of Blackboard's tools to assist your online teaching needs. You can either have a face-to-face consultation or a virtual consultation providing you have speakers, a robust internet connection, microphone and a connected device.
* Check out the times and links available at [http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops].
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Blackboard is offering free 30-minute webinars designed for those who are new to the Blackboard Learn or Collaborate environment and need to make a transition to deliver instruction remotely. A webinar is also being offered on how to design your content so that it is mobile friendly. Click on the link below to register and to find more information about the specific workshops.[https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series]
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Blackboard is offering free 30-minute webinars designed for those who are new to the Blackboard Learn or Collaborate environment and need to make a transition to deliver instruction remotely. A webinar is also being offered on how to design your content so that it is mobile friendly. Click on the link below to register and to find more information about the specific workshops. <br/>[https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series] <br/>
  
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[[File:BlackboardLogo.jpg|alt="Blackboard Learn's logo|Blackboard Learn Logo|left|150 px]]The University of Windsor has purchased access to and modified these online courses from Blackboard to provide self-paced (non-facilitated) learning to members of campus.  Choose from 11 different courses that you can begin and explore only what you need to get your task done. Topics within the courses and the time estimated for full completion are listed in the description.  Once you register for the course with your UWinID, you will automatically be enrolled in the online course.  Access by logging into Blackboard at https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca and view the newly registered course through the Courses tab.  Allow for at least an hour to sync from the registration system to Blackboard.
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[[File:BlackboardLogo.jpg|alt="Blackboard Learn's logo|Blackboard Learn Logo|left|150 px]]The University of Windsor has purchased access to and modified these online courses from Blackboard to provide self-paced (non-facilitated) learning to members of campus. Topics within the courses and the time estimated for full completion are listed in the description.  Once you register for the course with your UWinID, you will automatically be enrolled in the online course.  Access by logging into Blackboard at https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca and view the newly registered course through the Courses tab.  Allow for at least an hour to sync from the registration system to Blackboard.
 
* Check out the self-paced non-facilitated courses at the registration page at [http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbonline http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbonline].
 
* Check out the self-paced non-facilitated courses at the registration page at [http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbonline http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbonline].
  

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Instructors (and assistants)! Get Help During the Disruption
We are there to support you getting your classes online!

Bb Cafe - Virtual Help Desk

"Coffee Cup and Bb Cafe Welcome"
Bb Cafe Virtual Help Desk

Drop-in Sessions

If you're looking for virtual help, join us in the BB Cafe virtual classroom: If that link doesn't work, click here to enter as a guest
Steps to get to the Virtual Bb Cafe Classroom - Visit Organizations, select Bb Cafe - choose Virtual Classroom from the menu, select Click here to join the Virtual Classroom, then Join Session.

Support Times Available

Summer 2022 Hours

Starting May 2, 2022 10:00am-2:00pm, Monday through Friday


The best experience will be if you have a microphone, speakers and reliable internet. Webcam is optional.

New automated help wizard for Blackboard

CTL is piloting its new automated help wizard. This wizard will assist faculty, staff, and students in finding the appropriate resources to answer their Blackboard questions. Look for the blue and white chat icon in the bottom right corner of the Blackboard Support page.

Trouble Connecting?

  • If you are having trouble getting into the session, please make sure you are using Google Chrome
    • If you are still having trouble, check that you are allowing cookies: enter chrome://settings/content/cookies?search=cookies into your browser.
    • Click Add beside Allow (toward the bottom of the screen).
    • Then enter "ca-lti.bbcollab.com" and click Add.
      • This allows your browser to accept cookies and local storage from the Collaborate server.
      • You won't need to restart your browser, but you will need to re-click the Collaborate link.

ITS Service Desk Hours

If you are looking for general ITS support please visit the IT Services Support page to get contact information and hours of availability.

CTL - Bb Workshops

Learn how to harness the power of Blackboard to facilitate putting your courses online. Offered at two different technological comfort levels to suit your style. Priority will be given to those with teaching assignments in the Inter/Summer semester. You will need to become familiar with using Blackboard Collaborate in advance. Please review your confirmation email for instructions and links regarding preparing and accessing the session.

alt ="Decaf session icon" Bb Decaf Level:
This option will offer a relaxed, and slower-paced workshop by placing an emphasis on step-by-step learning. This category is suitable for the emerging technical explorer or the learner who is new to using learning management systems.

"Espresso level icon" Bb Espresso:
This option will offer a fast-paced more technically driven workshop. This category is suitable for the learner who is confident using learning management system tools, or other online systems, who possesses a high comfort level in learning and adopting new technology.

These pragmatic two-hour and fifteen-minute workshops will introduce you to many features that Blackboard has to offer. Additionally, you will be notified of areas to avoid or have caused others issues. Find out more and registration at HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops. Visit this page frequently as new workshops are being added based on demand. If you'd like a particular topic explored, email bbconsults@uwindsor.ca and provide the details and one of the team will get back to you.

"Hands on icon"‎ Hands-on Topics include:

For details on registration and dates / times the sessions are offered, visit HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops

CTL - General Workshops & Resources

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is offering workshops available at HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/ctlworkshops

The CTL has also prepared an online resource in regards to fostering academic integrity which provides further details and key strategies about fostering academic integrity.

Workshops Revisited - Session Recordings

Miss a workshop? Want to go back and review a Sprint Session? Have no fear! Our recordings from most sessions can be found on the Webinars Revisited - Past Training Session Recordings page. Most sessions will have both the link to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Recording as well as a link to the Microsoft Streams video. Microsoft Streams links feature accessibility features including captioning and interactive links and timestamps. You can also follow our CTL Sprint Sessions Channel on Microsoft Stream for the latest accessible recordings of Sprint Sessions.

Office of Open Learning

The Office of Open Learning is offering multiple sessions to help get you started on your online offering of your course. There are multiple dates and times available.

A practical guide to creating videos
This short workshop will focus on the basics of creating a video. We will look at what is important for planning your video and review practical tips/suggestions. There will also be a demonstration of how you could use PowerPoint to create multiple videos types, including recording anything on your screen.
Find out More and Registration for A practical guide to creating videos!

Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)
Do you need to record a lecture/webinar? Do you need to meet with students online (as a group or privately)? The virtual classroom (formally called Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) can handle this and more. Best of all, it is available in every Blackboard site or can be set up outside of Blackboard and is free for faculty, staff, and students to use. This workshop will attempt to demonstrate everything you need to know to use the virtual classroom.
Find out More and Registration for Using the Virtual Classroom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)!

Creating free interactive content
This workshop will introduce you to the H5P tool, which all Ontario educators can use for free. Whether you want to explore those resources that have already been created and openly shared, or create your own, H5P has incredible potential. With H5P you can add quizzes, pop ups, and other interactions to videos, create interactive presentations, provide fillable and downloadable forms, allow audio input, create scenarios where the result depends on the choices you make, create virtual 360 degree tours, and much more.
Find out More and Registration for Creating free interactive content!

Strategies for handling your online timed examination
Please note this workshop will not discuss how to build a test or discuss proctoring solutions. So, you have built an online timed test, but what should you do the day of the test? This workshop is meant for instructors who are planning to use the Blackboard tests tool to deliver an online timed examination. This sort of high stakes assessment comes with inherent technological/planning risks, so it is important to know how best to support our students. We will discuss strategies for how to try to avoid problems and how to deal with common issues that arise during the testing window. Advice based on timed examinations run this summer will be offered.
Find out More and Registration for Strategies for handling your online timed examination

How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video
This short workshop will show you how to create a channel for your class so that videos you upload are limited to that class. We will demonstrate how to enable the automatic creation of subtitles, as well as how to edit those subtitles. We will also review how to download a recording from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (virtual classroom) in case you want to add subtitles to it.
Find out More and Registration for How to use Stream to add subtitles to your class video

Troubles with Blackboard?

Submit a Ticket

Submit a Service Request ticket if you have a problem with Blackboard or need your questions answered. Login at HTTP://www.uwindsor.ca/bbhelp Please avoid emailing CTL or OOL staff directly, as this may delay you getting your questions answered or problems solved regarding Blackboard. Instead, submit the ticket and one of the team members will reply to your concerns as quickly as possible.

"Computer training and skills with consultant and laptop"

GATA Support

Individual Meetings
We are happy to set up individual meetings to support GAs/TAs in their duties.
To set up an individual meeting, or meeting with yourself and your GA/TA supervisor, please email the GATA network coordinators, Elizabeth Ismail (ismaile@uwindsor.ca), Paige Coyne (coynep@uwindsor.ca), Irene Muir (muiri@uwindsor.ca), or gata@uwindsor.ca.
In your email, please include a brief description of the questions that you have to ensure we can best support you.


Departmental Workshops
The GATA Network is also willing to hold departmental workshops designed to cater to the questions and needs within the department to help support your transition in supporting online teaching. These workshops are completely free to GAs, TAs, and those interested in teaching and learning.
To coordinate an online workshop, please contact Elizabeth Ismail (ismaile@uwindsor.ca), Paige Coyne (coynep@uwindsor.ca), Irene Muir (muiri@uwindsor.ca), or gata@uwindsor.ca.

Social Media
Follow us on social media to stay up to date regarding the latest news and events!
Facebook: UWindsor GATA Network
Twitter: @GATAnetwork
Instagram: @gatanetwork

Remote Teaching Support/Tutorials

Tutorials for the Virtual Classroom

Tutorials for Recording PowerPoint

Blackboard (Vendor) Run Training

Blackboard is offering free 30-minute webinars designed for those who are new to the Blackboard Learn or Collaborate environment and need to make a transition to deliver instruction remotely. A webinar is also being offered on how to design your content so that it is mobile friendly. Click on the link below to register and to find more information about the specific workshops.
https://go.blackboard.com/Instructor-webinar-series

Online Self-paced Courses about Blackboard

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The University of Windsor has purchased access to and modified these online courses from Blackboard to provide self-paced (non-facilitated) learning to members of campus. Topics within the courses and the time estimated for full completion are listed in the description. Once you register for the course with your UWinID, you will automatically be enrolled in the online course. Access by logging into Blackboard at https://blackboard.uwindsor.ca and view the newly registered course through the Courses tab. Allow for at least an hour to sync from the registration system to Blackboard.

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