COVID-19 Preparedness Workshops

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Getting Help During the Disruption

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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.

If you're looking for virtual help, join us in the BB Cafe virtual classroom:

  • Wednesday March 18 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday March 19 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday March 20 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday March 21 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sunday March 22 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Monday March 23 and onward 9:00-4:30pm (Monday-Friday)

If that link doesn't work, click here to enter as a guest

  • 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.

GATA Support

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:
• Monday, March 16th from 3-4pm and 6-7pm
• Tuesday, March 17th from 10-11am and 1-2pm
• Wednesday, March 18th from 10-11am and 3-4pm
• Additional office hours to be announced Thursday.

The GA/TA Virtual Office can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Remote Teaching Support


Tutorials for the virtual classroom on Blackboard


Tutorials for recording PowerPoint


Basics of Online Teaching

See above for how to get help with online teaching and learning.

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.

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 to Learn How to Use 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. 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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