Week 3, Spring 2018

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After a long weekend, we sometimes find it hard to remember what day of the week it is. But don’t worry, 1980s Alan Thicke is here to help:

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Development Series on Human Rights

The foundation of an engaging classroom is a welcoming classroom, where all students feel free from harassment and discrimination (for more on Fleming’s Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Policy, see the Policies section, below).

The Schools of Health & Wellness and Justice & Community Development are spending this spring learning more about human rights, and you can self-register into the D2L course where the resources from this Human Rights Development Series are being housed. The videos from the first week of training, which feature an awesome speaker on “Human Rights Legislative and Policy Framework for the Education Sector”, Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell of Hicks-Morley Law, are already available in the course shell.

(They’re also a great example of why we need to edit YouTube’s auto-captions when we make videos! For more information on how to do just that, see the Non-D2L Thing of the Week, below).

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: News Tool

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The News Tool in D2L can be so much more than just a way to make announcements. Provide your students with a weekly check-in, and you’ll soon discover that you are also helping to build their confidence to independently stay on top of what’s going on in your course. Create a weekly template that works for you, then stick to it. Students will quickly learn that they can get the information they need, when they need it, and that can mean fewer one-off emails to you! Check out our tip sheet for help getting started.

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Closed Captioning YouTube Videos

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Have you and/or your students ventured into the world of creating your own videos? That’s great! ⇒⇒⇒

Your next step is to make sure they are both accessible and easy to watch in any scenario (i.e. without sound), by adding closed captions. Here’s a tip sheet, created by Carmen Gelette from our library, on how to edit YouTube’s auto-captions, which (as her quiz, and the videos referenced in the “Engaging Teaching” section demonstrate) are not always accurate!

 

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Accessible Education Services

AESOur friends at Accessible Education Services provide disability accommodations and services to students with disabilities. They can help with everything from assistive technology instruction to note-taking supports, from arranging ASL interpreters to testing accommodations.

If students are using testing accommodations, they will book their test using the Online Booking System, and you as the faculty member will get an email. Want to know what to do next? The answers await! Read the FAQ, access the instructor login, and review the online tutorial on the Accessible Education Online Services webpage.

 

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Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Policy

Our Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Policy states that “Fleming College is committed to fostering a working and learning environment that is free from harassment and discrimination and one where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The College acknowledges that groups/individuals covered under this policy have a right to full participation in employment and the receipt of education and related services and confirms that it is committed to the goal of eliminating discriminatory barriers where and if they exist.”

The policy and its related procedure can be found on the College Policies & Procedures tab of the HR website.

 

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Counselling Services

Fleming’s Counselling Services provides students counselling support for academic and personal concerns. Students can drop in or call to make an appointment with the Fleming team.  For more information, check out the Counselling Services website.
Good2Talk

In the event of a crisis, or for after-hours support, students can contact Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454 or good2talk.ca.

 

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International Student Services PD Sessions

The International Student Experience
Thursday, May 24th, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Frost room 209

Join International Student Services for a relaxed face-to-face discussion with a panel of diverse international students. Bring your lunch with you and learn about their experiences, starting from when they first heard about Fleming back home to their greatest challenges living and studying in Canada. Students from India, Vietnam, China and Nigeria will talk about their cultures and how the education system works in their home countries. One-hour panel presentation, followed by Q&A. Open to all employees. Presented by the International Student Services team.
Register by emailing international@flemingcollege.ca

 

 

Cultural Competency for Educators
Monday, May 28th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sutherland room B3 155

This 2-hour session is designed specifically for Fleming faculty and addresses the cultural diversity found in Fleming classrooms. Building cultural competency begins with increasing our awareness of our own cultural values through self-reflection. Then building on Universal Design for Learning principles, faculty will learn how to remove barriers and create inclusive classrooms where diverse students can be successful. This session includes concrete classroom management content and case study discussion of common challenges. Presented by Debbie Harrison and Amanda Gray
Register by emailing international@flemingcollege.ca

Watch for more sessions in the coming weeks!


Open Education Mini-MOOC

Making Sense of Open Education will run from June 1 – 15 with short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level. Topics will include open educational resources (OER), open educational practices (OEP), copyright and the Creative Commons licenses, and open tools for adaptation. A variety of experienced open educators will participate and support learning and sharing opportunities throughout the mini-course. Ontarians, Canadians, and global participants are all welcome to join in this open learning experience.

Led by Doctoral Candidate and eCampusOntario Program Manager, Jenni Hayman, the purpose of the course is to increase awareness and use of OER as part of post-secondary teaching and learning. The Twitter hashtag for the course will be #MakingSense18

Questions? Please contact Jenni via email: jhayman@ecampusontario.ca
Registration is open at the following link: https://bit.ly/2EV3FHV

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca!

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Week 2, Spring 2018

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Now that first-class jitters are over with and everyone’s starting to settle in, we hope your Week 2 is indeed better than Week 1. This week’s edition includes thoughts on promoting academic integrity in your classes, a reminder of students’ rights and responsibilities here at Fleming, and learning opportunities for you and your students.

 

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Can we Be Doing More to Promote Academic Integrity?

“Having the policy in the syllabus and going over the details on the first day of class is where the conversation starts. It needs to carry on across the course… These conversations can be planned so they occur at strategic moments; during the exam review session or just before a paper is due, for example.”

Do you feel like academic integrity is an increasingly common problem in your classes? Are you looking for some new ideas to help prevent cheating? Faculty Focus’s article entitled Cheating: Can We Be Doing More to Promote Academic Integrity? provides some practical ideas for helping to promote academic integrity among students in your classes. Have an idea to add to this list? Interested in trying something new that you’d like to discuss? Let us know!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Attendance

Looking for an easier way to keep track of students’ attendance in class? Check out D2L’s attendance tool, and learn how to set it up in your classes.

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: The Catch

Our friends at eCampus Ontario also publish their own (bi-weekly) blog, focused on what’s happening in technology-enabled learning, called The Catch. You can check out the latest issue here. And if it sparks an idea you’d like to try, or want more information about, please let us know. We’d be glad to help!

 

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Library Core Skills Module + Workshops

Our  Library Core Skills Module in D2L offers a foundation in library skills for students. Students can self-register, and work through 6 units of embedded content and quizzes on topics such as

  •         using library resources,
  •         effective search strategies,
  •         finding articles,
  •         evaluating sources of information, and
  •         using citation guides.  

Students who complete the quizzes with 70% or higher will receive a certificate that can be used as proof of completion (Note: this module is separate from the Avoiding Plagiarism module in D2L).  Both may be assigned to students as homework, and you are welcome to book a library workshop as a follow-up.

In-Class Library Workshops

LibraryThe Library is now taking bookings for all in-class library workshops on any topic.  With this popular service, Library staff will provide a customized Library Skills / Information Literacy workshop for your students during class time. Book now to secure your preferred time slot.

 

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Student Rights & Responsibilities

The Student Rights & Responsibilities policy governs student rights and responsibilities on all campuses, residences, and at all College-sponsored activities off-campus, including activities sponsored by the student governments. Students are strongly encouraged to become familiar with their rights and responsibilities as outlined in this policy. As faculty members, it is our responsibility to alert students to this policy and the expectations set out therein. To review Fleming’s Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy and procedures, plus additional resources and the online complaint form, please visit the Student Rights & Responsibilities website.

 

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Information Literacy Certificate Workshops

The Sutherland Library is once again delivering these popular hands-on workshops. For summer term, we are focusing on the most popular topics:

  •         Avoiding Plagiarism
  •         APA Citations
  •         Finding Articles in the Databases
  •         Evaluating Sources

If students attend 5 or more workshops, they will receive the Information Literacy Certificate, which goes on their Co-Curricular Record.  Students may take more than one term to complete the 5 workshops. Registration is available through the myCampus portal.

 

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International Student Services PD Sessions

The International Student Experience
Monday, May 14th,10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Sutherland room B3 181

Join International Student Services for a relaxed face-to-face discussion with a panel of diverse international students. Learn about their experiences, starting from when they first heard about Fleming back home to their greatest challenges living and studying in Canada. Students from India, Vietnam, China and Nigeria will talk about their cultures and how the education system works in their home countries. One-hour panel presentation, followed by Q&A. Open to all employees. Presented by the International Student Services team.

Register by emailing international@flemingcollege.ca


Cultural Competency for Educators
Monday, May 28th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sutherland room B3 155

This 2-hour session is designed specifically for Fleming faculty and addresses the cultural diversity found in Fleming classrooms. Building cultural competency begins with increasing our awareness of our own cultural values through self-reflection. Then building on Universal Design for Learning principles, faculty will learn how to remove barriers and create inclusive classrooms where diverse students can be successful. This session includes concrete classroom management content and case study discussion of common challenges. Presented by Debbie Harrison and Amanda Gray

Register by emailing international@flemingcollege.ca

Watch for more sessions in the coming weeks!

 

Open Education Mini-MOOC

Making Sense of Open Education will run from June 1 – 15 with short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level. Topics will include open educational resources (OER), open educational practices (OEP), copyright and the Creative Commons licenses, and open tools for adaptation. A variety of experienced open educators will participate and support learning and sharing opportunities throughout the mini-course. Ontarians, Canadians, and global participants are all welcome to join in this open learning experience.

Led by Doctoral Candidate and eCampusOntario Program Manager, Jenni Hayman, the purpose of the course is to increase awareness and use of OER as part of post-secondary teaching and learning. The Twitter hashtag for the course will be #MakingSense18

Questions? Please contact Jenni via email: jhayman@ecampusontario.ca
Registration is open at the following link: https://bit.ly/2EV3FHV

 

 

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Week 1, Spring 2018

 

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Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom

When students make comments that are microaggressive in the classroom, doing nothing is a damaging option. Instead, we can engage thoughtfully and purposively in strategies that maintain a positive climate that is conducive to learning and models the skills needed in responding to microaggressions in any context” (Souza, 2016).

Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom: Taking ACTION by Tasha Souza, an article from Faculty Focus, defines an ACTION framework to help faculty address microaggressions in the classroom, rather than letting them damage the classroom climate. Instead of getting caught off-guard when a student makes a comment, this framework gives you a series of questions you can ask to not only address the comment, but help students to learn from it.

Do you have other strategies for dealing with student comments and/or behaviour? Do you have questions about something you’ve tried, or would like to try? Let us know. We’d be glad to hear about it, and/or to help!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: D2L (Brightspace) Subscription Training

Now that our new D2L user interface, Daylight, is here, don’t forget that we have access to Brightspace (D2L)’s subscription training service. To register, follow the instructions on our D2L page of the LDS website, or download the instructions.

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Emailing from Class Roster

Looking to contact your new students? The easiest way to email them is using the Class Roster in Faculty Centre. By emailing your students using the Class Roster, their email addresses are put into the BCC line of the message (thus protecting their privacy), and a copy of the email will be sent to your college email account.

More information and instructions on how to use the Class Roster tool can be found in this PDF How-to Guide for Faculty.

 

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Tutoring & Academic Skills Centre

The Tutoring & Academic Skills Centre at Fleming College provides tutoring to help students achieve their academic goals. Tutoring occurs in small groups, one-on-one, or on a drop-in basis. Fleming students can access tutoring services at no additional cost for 2 hours weekly. Visit the Tutoring & Academic Skills website at http://flemingcollege.ca.libguides.com/taas

Students can book a tutoring or learning strategies appointment at
https://fleming.mywconline.com/ (Sutherland Campus)
https://fleming.mywconline.net/ (Frost Campus)

 

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Class Absence Operating Procedure

As you’re discussing expectations for your course with students, attendance is likely to come up as a topic of conversation. Questions you might think about answering for students include
– How should students communicate an absence to you?
– How should they go about making up the work they’ve missed?
– What are the college’s procedures around this?

While the first two questions are for you to discuss with and/or decide upon and communicate to your students, answers to the last one are available in the college’s Class Absence Operating Procedure, which outlines the various types of student absences, and how each should be handled.

And if you’re looking to track attendance in D2L (which is a great option), check out this tip sheet. Even though D2L looks a little different now, these instructions still work!

 

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Learning Strategies

The Learning Strategies Team at Fleming College helps students develop essential learning and study skills. Topics for skill development include

  • time management and organization
  • studying and test-taking
  • reading and note-taking
  • group work and presentations

Visit the new Student Learning & Study Skills Website at http://flemingcollege.ca.libguides.com/ssh

Email the team at learningstrategies@flemingcollege.ca

Students can book a tutoring or learning strategies appointment at
https://fleming.mywconline.com/ (Sutherland Campus)
https://fleming.mywconline.net/ (Frost Campus)

 

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Open Education Mini-MOOC

Making Sense of Open Education will run from June 1 – 15 with short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level. Topics will include open educational resources (OER), open educational practices (OEP), copyright and the Creative Commons licenses, and open tools for adaptation. A variety of experienced open educators will participate and support learning and sharing opportunities throughout the mini-course. Ontarians, Canadians, and global participants are all welcome to join in this open learning experience.

Led by Doctoral Candidate and eCampusOntario Program Manager, Jenni Hayman, the purpose of the course is to increase awareness and use of OER as part of post-secondary teaching and learning. The Twitter hashtag for the course will be #MakingSense18

Questions? Please contact Jenni via email: jhayman@ecampusontario.ca
Registration is open at the following link: https://bit.ly/2EV3FHV

 

Free “Day in the Life” Webinars from CharityVillage

The Importance of Self Care
May 17th at 1:00 p.m.

This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU.

The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work
May 31st at 1:00 p.m.

Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations. This webinar will offer an introduction to developing those skills.

Putting Your Values to Work
June 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Do you sometimes get caught up in day-to-day tasks and forget why you are really doing your work? This webinar will help you better understand your values and how they relate to more purposeful work.

If you’re interested in the material but can’t commit to attending a live webinar, there is no need to worry – please register anyway! We will email the webinar recording and presentation slides to all registrants the day after the webinar.

Click here for more information and registration.

 

 

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Intersession Edition

 

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Welcome to Intersession, known this year as either Week 16 or Week 0, depending on which head space you’re currently in. This week’s edition of The Teaching Hub includes

  • reflections from our new VPA,
  • a focus on D2L,
  • some new Work Integrated Learning modules for students,
  • a reminder about final grades and college policies/procedures,
  • the video-streaming service offered by our libraries, and
  • an updated list of what’s happening this week to help you get rolling into the Spring semester.
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Greetings from VPA Tom WeegarTom

ICYMI, our new VPA, Tom Weegar, published his first newsletter last week in which he reflects on his first three weeks at Fleming and shares some of his ideas on moving forward. Check it out here: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/vpa/academic-newsletter/greetings-from-the-vice-president-academic/

 

 

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D2L Things of the Week: Daylight User Interface + Rolling Over Course Content

Introducing Daylight

D2L’s new user interface, Daylight, is coming this Thursday, May 3rd. For a preview of the changes (which are mostly an updated look), check out this presentation.

And don’t forget that we now have access to Brightspace (D2L)’s subscription training service. To register, follow the instructions on our D2L page of the LDS website, or download the instructionsYou can also join us at our “Get It Together” sessions on May 3rd and 4th (see the “Professional Learning” section below for more information).

 

Getting Course Shells Ready for Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 course shells are ready for faculty access in D2L. Faculty are encouraged to get their courses ready prior to the semester in the following ways:

  1. Copy course content into your Spring 2018 course shells using these instructions. If you are NOT able to copy content into your course, you can request the content to be rolled over by sending an email to LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca.
  2. Add the link to the approved course outline. (instructions)
  3. Edit and/or update course materials including release dates for content and assessments. (instructions)
  4. Add a welcome message via the News tool to your course page. (instructions go to item #5 for how to use the news tool in your courses)
  5. Create attendance records. (instructions)

All D2L help and tip sheets are located on the D2L homepage.

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Work Integrated Learning Modules

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Does your program include a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity for your students? Do you wish you had more time to prepare them for their WIL experience?

Niagara College’s Centre for Academic Excellence has published a set of 31 open access, learner-centred modules to support Work Integrated Learning preparedness among post-secondary students. The modules are grounded in The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s (HEQCO) A Practical Guide for Work Integrated Learning and represent over 35 hours of rich content that can be used by faculty, career-services staff, and employers to support student learning in applied and work-integrated settings.  The modules, licensed under the Creative Commons (CC BY NC 4.0), may be packaged together to create an online course, substantial units of a course, or to supplement WIL experiences within other courses.”

The modules cover topics such as job search skills, interview skills, professional expectations and competencies, interpersonal skills, and research and business communication skills.

To access these modules, go to https://www.niagaracollege.ca/cae/wil/

 

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Records — Final Grades

Here’s all the information you need (originally sent via Communications email) to get your final grades input to Evolve:

The Grade Rosters for Winter 2018 classes ending April 27, 2018 are now available in your Faculty Centre. The instructions for grade entry are available here. You are also encouraged to review this short YouTube video that outlines the process:

Grades are due by noon on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  If you have any questions please contact Stacie Goheen at stacie.goheen@flemingcollege.ca or ext. 1397 or Shelley Rowan at shelley.rowan@flemingcollege.ca or ext. 1512.

 

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College Policies & Procedures Webpage

As we prepare for the beginning of another semester, if there’s a policy or procedure you’re looking for, here’s where to look: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/hr/working-at-fleming/policies-and-procedures/

Have questions about a policy or procedure, or want more information on it? Let us know, and we’ll feature it in an upcoming issue of The Teaching Hub!

 

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Library Video Streaming Services for the Classroom

As you’re planning coursework for the spring semester, the Library would like to remind you that we have a number of streaming video services which host quality educational and documentary films. All of the films in these databases are copyright friendly for classroom screenings, and can be made accessible via closed captioning. Students can watch and re-watch films from home using their Library login.

Content differs on each of our providers. Whether you’re looking for programming on Canadian current events, Indigenous issues, instructional materials in healthcare, counselling theories, documentaries on environmental issues, or tutorials on how to use computer software, material is offered for almost every program. You can check out our Video Streaming Guide on the Library website for more information on what each database has to offer.

 

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Video Streaming Service

For a more in-depth orientation of our Streaming Video databases, or if you need help finding the right video to complement your coursework, contact Shannon Hayes in the Library at ext. 1176 or shannon.hayes@flemingcollege.ca.

 

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Rethinking Assessment & Feedback

May 3rd, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sutherland Room B3 101

In this session, we’ll start with a needs assessment of participants, then break into groups (including a computer lab group working on D2L tools). We’ll discuss quality assessment practices including alignment, formative and summative assessment, providing effective feedback, supporting students with self-assessment and goal-setting, and using assessment information to make instructional decisions. Bring a course outline or assessment with you that you’d like to revise.

To register, please click here.

“Get It Together”

May 3rd, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
May 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sutherland LRC

As we prepare for the start of the Spring semester, drop in for support with navigating the new D2L “Daylight” user interface (coming May 3rd), get answers to your questions about teaching & learning and assessment, and/or help from other college resources like the Library, copyright, Tutoring & Academic Skills, and accessible learning materials.

D2L Support — new “Daylight” User Interface

May 4th, 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Frost Learning Commons

Alana Callan will be available in the Learning Commons to help you with questions about the new “Daylight” user interface, and to help you access the new subscription training services (see the “D2L Items of the Week” section, above, for more information).

Course Design Spring Cohort — It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up!

The LDS Team will be running a Course Design Cohort to support faculty doing course (re)design during the front half of the Spring semester. We will meet weekly on Mondays (May 7, 14, & 28, & June 4, 11 & 18) from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and assist faculty members with the course design process, provide community support, and help make the most of development time.

Anyone can sign up for this cohort, and it will be available (one way or another) at all campuses.  

Please go to the LDS Team website to sign up: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/lds/professionallearning/course-design-cohort

If you have questions, please let us know.

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Week 15, Winter 2018

 

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Much like this winter, this semester seemed to drag on… or maybe it flew by for you, with seemingly not enough hours in the day; either way, it’s over this week! We made it!

And now it’s time to turn our attention to all the end-of-semester activities we need to complete, like marking. This week’s Teaching Hub includes some thoughts about possible alternatives to marking, as well as some tidbits to get you thinking beyond this semester, including an important change to D2L, and how we can help!

 

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“How to Ungrade” — Jesse Stommel

The work of teaching shouldn’t be reduced to the mechanical act of grading or marking. Our talk of grading shouldn’t be reduced to our complaining about the continuing necessity of it. (Jesse Stommel)

At this time of the semester, when many of us find ourselves dealing with piles of student work awaiting grading, it might be tempting to do away with marking altogether. You can read more about the experience of one educator with “ungrading” in How to Ungrade by Jesse Stommel.

Do you use self-reflection, peer assessment, or any of the other ideas Stommel writes about? Are you interested in implementing some of them in your own class(es)? Let us know; we’d love to hear about it, and/or be part of the process.

 

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D2L Things of the Week: Brightspace Subscription Training & Daylight User Interface
Daylight

Brightspace’s subscription training service is now available. To register, follow the instructions on our D2L page of the LDS website, or download the instructions.

Daylight is Coming!

Daylight is D2L’s new user interface, and it’s coming May 3rd, so you and your students will experience it at the start of the spring semester. Register for the Subscription Training Service, and you can check out a video that provides you with all of the relevant information on the Daylight User Interface.

For more help with the new interface, join us at our “Get It Together” sessions on May 3rd and 4th (see the “Professional Learning” section below for more information).

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: ZipGrade

We are always on the lookout for new technologies that might make our work as faculty more effective and efficient. Check out ZipGrade–a new approach to multiple-choice testing that turns your smartphone into an optical grading machine (similar to a scantron).

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Want to learn more? Go to https://www.zipgrade.com

 

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Institutional Research Office

The Institutional Research Office (IRO), formerly known as Fleming Data Research (FDR), falls under the Strategic Planning and Development department, and provides institutional research services to the college community. The IRO provides data and information analysis and management to assist planning, measurement, and evaluation of progress toward Fleming’s priorities and goals. The IRO has evolved through numerous iterations since its inception – moving from Primary research activity to a Database Management focus. More recently, the IRO is developing strategic performance measurements and engaged in predictive analytics and big data.

Toward this end, Research Analysts in the IRO collect, analyze, report, and warehouse quantitative and qualitative data concerning the institution’s students, programs, services, faculty/staff, curriculum, course offerings, and outcomes.  We rely on the cooperation and collaboration of students, staff, and faculty in order to complete this work and are thankful for the wonderful support provided in our research endeavours from these groups.

Faculty will most recognize us as the office responsible for KPI surveys and Faculty/Course Evaluations, along with other more specific research activities across campus.

The new IRO website was designed to provide user-friendly access to various internal and external reports and data. Our internal reports are presented in an interactive reporting format using Excel pivot tables.  We have run several training sessions on using the pivot tables to access the data users want, and we plan on hosting 2 more training sessions this Spring (details coming soon). These sessions are open to all faculty and staff at the college.

 

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Academic Issue Resolution

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Speaking of marking, sometimes students’ results aren’t what they’re hoping for, and they might feel the need to launch a complaint. You can refer them to the Academic Issue Resolution tab on the Academic & Student Advisement website, which helps students decide if and how they can proceed with an academic concern or complaint.

 

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Student Software Requests for Fall 2018

This information was originally sent via Communications email, but as we come to the end of Winter 2018, you might be starting to think about the fall semester, and what software your students will need, so we’re including this reminder from Information Technology Services:

ITS is now taking software requests for the Student Software image for Fall 2018. The cut-off date for software requests/submissions this year will be June 15th, 2018. This gives ITS time to build, integrate and deploy the requested components to all multi-use student workstations at the College. To request software updates or new software not currently in the image, submit your request to itsupport@flemingcollege.ca with the subject Fall 2018 Software Request.

 

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Rethinking Assessment & Feedback

May 3rd, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sutherland Room B3 101

In this session, we’ll start with a needs assessment of participants, then break into groups (including a computer lab group working on D2L tools). We’ll discuss quality assessment practices including alignment, formative and summative assessment, providing effective feedback, supporting students with self-assessment and goal-setting, and using assessment information to make instructional decisions. Bring a course outline or assessment with you that you’d like to revise.

To register, please click here.

“Get It Together”

May 3rd, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
May 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sutherland LRC (note: location has changed to LRC)

As we prepare for the start of the Spring semester, drop in for support with navigating the new D2L “Daylight” user interface (coming May 3rd), get answers to your questions about teaching & learning and assessment, and/or help from other college resources like the Library, copyright, Tutoring & Academic Skills, and accessible learning materials.

D2L Support — new “Daylight” User Interface

May 4th, 9:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Frost Learning Commons

Alana Callan will be available in the Learning Commons to help you with questions about the new “Daylight” user interface, and to help you access the new subscription training services (see the “D2L Items of the Week” section, above, for more information).

Course Design Spring Cohort — It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up!

The LDS Team will be running a Course Design Cohort to support faculty doing course (re)design during the front half of the Spring semester. We will meet weekly on Mondays (May 7, 14, & 28, & June 4, 11 & 18) from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and assist faculty members with the course design process, provide community support, and help make the most of development time.

Anyone can sign up for this cohort, and it will be available (one way or another) at all campuses.  

Please go to the LDS Team website to sign up: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/lds/professionallearning/course-design-cohort

If you have questions, please let us know.

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca!

Week 14, Winter 2018

 

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Faculty Focus: Activities to Help Students Understand What Constitutes Cheating

As we approach the end of the semester, and many of our students prepare to write final exams or tests, it’s an opportune time to have (yet another) discussion with your students about what constitutes cheating. Activities that Promote Cheating Awareness, an article from Faculty Focus, provides some practical ideas for how to facilitate a conversation in your class to ensure students are aware of what cheating means.

Do you use any other strategies to discuss Academic Integrity with your students? Let us know; we’d love to hear what’s working for you.

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Gradebook

 

Final grades are due Tuesday May 1st–and before you can submit final grades, you need to make sure everything is correctly posted in the gradebook. If you need a quick refresher on the ins and outs of the D2L gradebook, follow this link to the “Getting Started with D2L” guide that covers gradebook basics.

Good luck, and happy marking!

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Breethe

It’s week 14. Students are tense. Faculty are tired. Everyone is stressed out. It’s not time to learn something new. It’s time to breathe.

Walk away from the marking and try the relaxation app called BreetheAfter 10 minutes of soothing music, calming imagery, and guided meditation, you will feel ready to take on all that the end of a semester can throw at you!

 

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Physical Resources — Construction Updates

PRIn addition to the Communications emails that provide regular construction updates from Physical Resources, did you know that Physical Resources is also on Twitter and Instagram, and they even have their own Youtube channel? You can get sneak peeks into the construction as it’s happening, which is especially exciting as the new spaces really start to take shape!

Check out the Physical Resources Construction website for even more information.

 

 

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Recognition of Academic Excellence

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Ever wondered what Fleming does to recognize the academic excellence of our many hard-working students?

Well, there’s a policy for that! Fleming’s Recognition of Academic Excellence policy and procedure define three different ways the college recognizes student academic success: Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.60 or greater receive a Letter of Academic Achievement; the President’s Honour Roll recognizes the top graduate(s) from each program; and there are also Academic Awards to recognize specific students with a financial award.

 

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First Aid Support Team (F.A.S.T.)

The Fleming College First Aid Support Team (FAST) is a student volunteer group who responds with campus security to First Aid emergencies on the Sutherland campus.  This includes the main buildings, six residence buildings, and the Fleming College Sports Fields. FAST provides support to campus security during core business hours of Fleming College, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday from September to April.  As requested, FAST can also attend special events on campus. Learn more here: http://flemingsac.ca/fast/

FAST

 

 

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Course Design Spring Cohort

The LDS Team will be running a Course Design Cohort to support faculty doing course (re)design during the front half of the Spring semester. We will meet weekly on Mondays (May 7, 14, & 28, & June 4, 11 & 18) from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and assist faculty members with the course design process, provide community support, and help make the most of development time.
Anyone can sign up for this cohort, and it will be available (one way or another) at all campuses.

Please go to the LDS Team website to sign up: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/lds/professionallearning/course-design-cohort
If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Enweying: The Way We Speak Together
A 3-Day professional learning opportunity for Educators and Health Care Providers

Enweying
For more information, go to www.trentu.ca/enweyinglearning.

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca!

Week 13, Winter 2018

 

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The end of this crazy semester is so close, we can almost taste it! Hang in there, faculty members; you can do it!

 

 

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Ed-Tech Through the Years (a Radio Farewell to Judith)

Terry Greene (Program Manager at eCampus Ontario) interviewed Judith on his VoicEd radio show about her career in the college system and the history and future of educational technology. Check it out here!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: A Great resource for getting ready for Daylight (the upgrade to D2L user interface)

3 Reasons to Use the Service:

    1. Get Started with Training Right Away! As soon as a new student, faculty, or staff member has their Fleming email address they can use that address to sign into D2L Training Services.
    2. Access to training is unlimited and available from anywhere:  Learners can sign up for live training sessions or watch videos on specific topics
    3. Stay Up to Date: New live events and recordings are added all the time. You can check out information about updates and fixes to the environment, and new features and tools.

 

 

More details will be coming soon!

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Studyblue

There was the old way to make flashcards:

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But things have changed. With the end of semester looming, students are getting ready to prepare for final tests and exams. Why not encourage them to make their own digital flashcards? It’s easy to do using an online tool like www.studyblue.com

And once they’ve made their flashcards, they can use them to study in a variety of ways, with self-quizzing, review sheets, and more. All for free! (And there is a paid version that gives them access to millions of crowd-sourced study materials–some of them created by students right here at Fleming.)

 

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Career Services — Career Maps

Grounded in our Fleming Career Brand, Career Services has created a Career Development Map for each program. These maps are demonstrating the way out Fleming programs are developing the required skills needed for industry. These maps can be used as a tool when speaking with prospective students or discussing skills developed within the course for current students. You can find the links to Career Development maps for each program here. Please refer to them when appropriate, emphasizing the importance of developing soft, or transferable, skills and how employers look for competencies like communication, leadership, and teamwork more than hard or technical skills by a significant margin.

If you don’t see your program listed, or have suggested changes for your document, please contact David Luinstra, Manager, Career & Academic Support Services.

 

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Academic Appeals

It’s important that all faculty members are prepared for the potential of a student launching a formal appeal. Take some time before the end of semester to make sure you understand how the process works.

There is an overview of the process below, and you can read the full policy here:  https://department.flemingcollege.ca/academic-appeals/

Appeals

You can also download this flowchart.

 

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Website

equityFleming College believes that diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of global citizenship, equity and success for students and staff.  Our promise is an inclusive community where we can Learn, Belong, Become.” ~ Inclusivity Statement

Fleming’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion website hosts information about student groups, workshops, and other resources that support this statement.

Check out the latest patch in the Open Learner Patchbook, which comes from a Fleming student, Kate Long. She writes about her experience finding acceptance and inclusion in Coming Out.

 

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Course Design Spring Cohort

The LDS Team will be running a Course Design Cohort to support faculty doing course (re)design during the front half of the Spring semester. We will meet weekly on Mondays (May 7, 14, & 28, & June 4, 11 & 18) from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and assist faculty members with the course design process, provide community support, and help make the most of development time.
Anyone can sign up for this cohort, and it will be available (one way or another) at all campuses.

Please go to the LDS Team website to sign up: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/lds/professionallearning/course-design-cohort
If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Enweying: The Way We Speak Together
A 3-Day professional learning opportunity for Educators and Health Care Providers

Enweying
For more information, go to www.trentu.ca/enweyinglearning.

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca!

Week 12, Winter 2018

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Now that you’re coming down from your sugar high, we’re into week 12, which means course outline submission, faculty/course evaluations, and generally winding-up-to-wind-down the semester.

 

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UDL & The Learning Brain

UDLEngaged teachers are also engaged learners.

“Understanding these key facts about the learning brain not only helps educators in designing challenging, high quality learning opportunities, but they’re also incredibly important for our learners to understand, as well. The more we understand about our own learning and how it happens, the further we advance toward the ultimate goal: becoming expert learners” (CAST, 2018).

Learn more about how the brain learns with this engaging new handout from CAST: http://www.cast.org/binaries/content/assets/common/publications/articles/cast-udlandthebrain-20180321.pdf

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Surveys

Formal course evaluation forms are helpful, but sometimes we need to get at more specific issues in our courses–especially for when we are getting ready for curriculum work over the spring semester.

The survey tool in D2L can be a great way to independently gather feedback from your students about what they liked–and didn’t like–about the course. Depending on what you are looking for, you can even keep it as simple as a three-question stoplight exercise:

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Green light: what should we keep doing in this course?

Yellow light: what should we consider changing or doing differently?

Red light: what should we stop doing in this course?

For instructions about how to use the Survey tool in D2L, check out this handy tipsheet.

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Sway

Have you tried out Sway yet? It’s the new digital storytelling app that is a part of the Microsoft 365 platform, which faculty can opt into now (see last week’s Hub for information on how), and it has lots of great educational uses, especially for project- or problem-based learning. Faculty can use Sway to create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project overviews, newsletters, and more—and because it’s an app, it’s as easy to use from your phone or tablet as it is from a desktop. Students can collaborate and use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world, and look great on any screen. Students will have access to Office 365 as of Fall 2018, and faculty who don’t opt in before then will move to Office 365 as of Fall Week 8.

Interested in learning more? Check out this great tutorial from Lynda.com.

 

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Academic Operations: Spring Semester Course Outline Due Date

outlines The Academic Operations website contains helpful information on using the Course Outline System as well as upcoming due dates for course outlines to be completed.

For the Spring 2018 semester, the due date for course outline completion is fast approaching: Monday, April 9th.

 

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Faculty & Course Evaluations

While a bit later than in previous semesters, it’s that time again for Faculty & Course Evaluations. As per the Communications email sent on behalf of Judith Limkilde, VPA, Faculty and Course Evaluations will occur during weeks 12 and 13 (i.e. this week and next!).

One section of one course per faculty has been randomly selected by the Institutional Research Office to be evaluated in class. Probationary faculty will receive a package for one section of each course they teach. Evaluation packages have been distributed to your on-campus mailbox. Please refer to your package for detailed instructions on how the evaluations are to be administered. If you have any questions relating to the administration of the evaluations, please contact Sarah Amirault.

 

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Free Market

The free market is a place on campus for the whole Fleming community to exchange goods at no charge. It’s like a local shopping experience, but it’s totally free. You can donate something, like an item of clothing, to the free market and add it to the collection, then others can “shop” through the market and choose what they need. Give what you can, take what you need! Make sure you check it out. At Sutherland it’s in the cafeteria near the SAC offices, and at Frost it’s in the upper cafeteria (across from Student Services).

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Course Design Spring Cohort

The LDS Team will be running a Course Design Cohort to support faculty doing course (re)design during the front half of the Spring semester. We will meet weekly on Mondays (May 7, 14, & 28, & June 4, 11 & 18) from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and assist faculty members with the course design process, provide community support, and help make the most of development time.

Anyone can sign up for this cohort, and it will be available (one way or another) at all campuses.

Please go to the LDS Team website to sign up: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/lds/professionallearning/course-design-cohort

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca!

Week 11, Winter 2018

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Hopefully the shortened week has you looking forward to a long weekend, rather than lamenting the loss of a day’s productivity! To help with your workload, we’ve streamlined this edition to be short and sweet.

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The Open Learner Patchbook — Patch Five: Banned Together

PatchThe Open Learner Patchbook is now up to six “patches,” each written by a student, about learning. What’s more engaging than that?

Patch 5, Banned Together, is an examination of how one learner benefits from using her laptop in class (and, conversely, how her learning is impacted when laptops are banned).

Check it out, and let us know what you think. Did her experience offer any new insights? Does you course/program place restrictions on the use of technology? Why/why not?

 

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Showcasing D2L New User Interface “Daylight”

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Although the University of Guelph has branded their D2L as CourseLink, it is indeed the new D2L user interface that we will be changing over to this Spring… What do you think?

 

 

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Office 365 Opt-In for Faculty

 

In advance of ITS enabling additional Office365 features for students later this year, we’d like to give faculty early access to this product suite.

By opting-in to Office365, what will change?  

  • Your @flemingcollege.ca email address will stay the same. Your mailbox data will be migrated to Microsoft’s data centre, located in Canada. You’ll be upgraded to latest version of the Outlook Web Access (OWA) interface.
  • Your access to any additional shared mailboxes or shared calendars resources that remain on-premises may be impacted, so please consult with IT and the resource owner if this applies to you.
  • If your mobile device is configured to receive Fleming email, you’ll need to re-add the mail account profile as a results of the new mailbox location.  Instructions are available for iPhone & Android.
  • Additional Office365 applications will be available: OneNote, OneDrive for Business (web access only, desktop sync is disabled), Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, any many more.

How to Opt In: Complete this form (Please allow 2-3 business days for your mailbox migration to be completed. You will receive email confirmation via an ITS ticket when your mailbox migration has been completed, and you will need to re-add the Fleming email configuration on your mobile device).

Further information about Office365 use at Fleming College can be found on this ITS website. Please contact the ITS Service Desk if you have any questions.

 

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A/V Training Videos

Most of us can muddle our way through getting a PowerPoint up on the screen, and on good days, we can even show a video (with volume!) But have you ever taught in one of our smart classrooms and wished that you really knew how to take advantage of all that the technology has to offer? Look no further than this quick and painless how-to video from our very own Steve Higgs.

 

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Grading & Academic Standing Policy

We all know what pass/fail means, but what about aegrotat?

It’s week 11, and with the end of term looming, it’s a perfect time to spend some time with Fleming Policy #2-201C–Grading and Academic Standing.

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Enactus

Enactus is an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. They provide a platform for teams of outstanding college and university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the centre of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. The goal of Enactus is to transform both the lives of the people they serve, and in turn, the lives of participating students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.

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Did you know that Enactus is active right here at Fleming?  Learn more here: http://flemingsac.ca/enactus/

 

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Course Design Spring Cohort

In May and June, the LDS Team will run a Course Design Cohort to support faculty doing course (re)design during the front half of the Spring semester. Our plan is to meet weekly on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and assist faculty with the course design process, provide community support, and help make the most of development time.

Anyone can sign up for this cohort, and it will be available (one way or another) at all campuses. Please go to the LDS Team website to sign up: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/lds/professionallearning/course-design-cohort

If you have questions, please let us know.

REMINDER: Ontario Post-Secondary Course Resources Survey from eCampusOntario

@eCampusOntario wants to learn more about how educators select and use course resources, including #OER and #OpenTextbooks. Are you currently teaching a post-secondary course in Ontario? Consider taking our 10-15 minute Ontario Post-Secondary Course Resources Survey through March 31. Thank you!

Link to the Survey in English: http://bit.ly/2scq6qX
Link to the Survey in French: http://bit.ly/2o24jwS

If you have any questions about the research, please contact Jenni Hayman, Program Manager at jhayman@ecampusontario.ca

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca!

Week 10, Winter 2018

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We’ve made it to Week 10 — double digits! This week’s edition of The Teaching Hub contains information about workshops that can be delivered upon request by International Student Services, encouraging academic integrity online, and other  internet-related things.

 

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International Student Services Workshops for Faculty & Support Staff

International Student Services is offering training programs to help Fleming faculty & support staff to build cultural competency and UDL/inclusive classroom management skills.
For more information about scheduling a session for your department, email 
international@flemingcollege.ca or speak with Tracey McConnery, Manager of English Language Programs and International Student Services at ext. 1044.

Available Workshops:

The International Student Experience

Join International Student Services for a relaxed face-to-face discussion with a panel of diverse international students. Learn about their experiences, starting from when they first heard about Fleming back home to their greatest challenges living and studying in Canada. Students from India, Vietnam, China and Nigeria will talk about their cultures and how the education system works in their home countries. One hour panel presentation, followed by Q&A. Open to all employees.
Presented by the International Student Services team

Cultural Competency for Educators

This 2-hour session is designed specifically for Fleming faculty and addresses the cultural diversity found in Fleming classrooms. Building cultural competence begins with increasing our awareness of our own cultural values through self-reflection. Then building on Universal Design for Learning principles, faculty will learn how to remove barriers and create inclusive classrooms where diverse students can be successful. This session includes concrete classroom management content and case study discussion of common challenges.
Presented by Debbie Harrison, Amanda Gray, and guest faculty members

Teaching English Language Learners (ELL)

English Language Learners face a unique set of obstacles when it comes to studying in a Canadian post-secondary learning environment. We will begin by understanding these challenges and then look at some strategies for maximizing their learning outcomes. You will receive tips on areas such as classroom management, content delivery, and assessment, which will enable you to support your English Language Learners throughout the learning process (1 hour).
Presented by Tracey McConnery

Academic Integrity and the International Student

We provide a short overview of the new Academic Integrity policy, followed by a scenario-based learning activity developed to teach new international students about plagiarism and its consequences in the Canadian education system (1.5 hours).
Presented by Amanda Gray and an academic representative

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Assessments & Academic Integrity

This great resource from the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo applies to some of D2L’s assessment tools, including online quizzes, discussions and the assignment Dropbox, and contains advice from instructional designers and web developers. Check it out and let us know if you have any tips to add: Encouraging Academic Integrity Online


Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Fleming WordPress multisite

 

WordpressFleming has its own installation of WordPress (website, blogging, and portfolio platform) that we will be introducing to the college community shortly.

First-year Communications courses have been using WordPress as their blogging platform for the past 18 months, and Fleming has committed to supporting our own hosted WordPress solution to support students in Communications and beyond. We will feature more information about Fleming WordPress very soon, so stay tuned to The Hub!

 

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IT Service Desk

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Can’t get your laptop to connect to the college wifi? Is your office desktop giving you trouble? No question is too small or too large for the highly capable staff at the IT Service Desk!

The Service Desk is available to help all staff and students with their IT needs.  Walk-up service is available at:

Frost Campus – FR340
Sutherland Campus – C2 102

You can also easily reach them by sending your question or problem to itsupport@flemingcollege.ca.

 

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Appropriate Use Policy

Did you know that everyone who has a Fleming College IT Network user account (whether they are students or staff), must follow the Appropriate Use Policy? This policy outlines the underlying principles and rules that govern the use of Fleming College’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Fleming is committed to ensuring a working and learning environment in which all ICT users have the responsibility to respect the physical and emotional well-being, and the sense of personal worth and dignity of others in the college community, as well as promoting the responsible and ethical use of college resources.
You can learn more about this policy here.

 

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Student Spaces (Sutherland)

This message was originally sent by Communications, but contains useful information to which you can refer your students, should questions arise during the back half of the semester.

Learning Commons (LRC) – A quiet study space

In order to ensure students have access to quiet study space, the LRC will now be a designated quiet study area. Students who need to do group work are encouraged to book rooms, use the foyer, or the cafeteria. Students who are interested in socializing are reminded to use the cafeteria and the Steele Centre.  As the weather improves, outdoor spaces will also become an option. WIFI is now available outside.

Other Spaces on Campus

Group Study Space:

  • Galleria (B3 – long bright hallway)
  • SAC Board Rooms (C1 – to book, please visit SAC)
  • Learning Commons (C2 — to book space in the LRC, please email itsupport@flemingcollege.ca or visit the IT Service Desk)
  • Library (C1 – to book space in the Library, visit the Library Circulation Desk)

For all other room bookings, please complete the Room Booking form.

Quiet Study Space: Learning Commons (C2) and Library (C1) – Meeting rooms and quiet study spaces available.
Computers: Learning Commons (C2), Library (C1), and (NEW) Lower Cafeteria (C1 – outside SAC)
Quiet reflective space: Prayer and Meditation Room (C1 – behind Tim Horton’s)

 

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Course Design Spring Cohort

In May and June, the LDS Team will run a Course Design Cohort to support faculty doing course (re)design during the front half of the Spring semester. Our plan is to meet weekly on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and assist faculty with the course design process, provide community support, and help make the most of development time.

Anyone can sign up for this cohort, and it will be available (one way or another) at all campuses. Please go to the LDS Team website to sign up: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/lds/professionallearning/course-design-cohort

If you have questions, please let us know.

Aboriginal Awareness Week

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For more information on Aboriginal Awareness Week events, contact Ashley Safar.

REMINDER: Ontario Post-Secondary Course Resources Survey from eCampusOntario

@eCampusOntario wants to learn more about how educators select and use course resources, including #OER and #OpenTextbooks. Are you currently teaching a post-secondary course in Ontario? Consider taking our 10-15 minute Ontario Post-Secondary Course Resources Survey through March 31. Thank you!

Link to the Survey in English: http://bit.ly/2scq6qX
Link to the Survey in French: http://bit.ly/2o24jwS

If you have any questions about the research, please contact Jenni Hayman, Program Manager at jhayman@ecampusontario.ca

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca!