The Teaching Hub: Week Nine, Winter 2017


This week’s post is dubbed the Rendition Edition because we’ll be sharing different takes, pieces, and renditions of experiences people had last week at our Teaching and Learning Day. Tweet, email, or holler at us if you have anything more to share, and thanks for coming!

teac hing icon Engaging Teaching

Check out the Tweets (via Storify) from our Teaching & Learning Day last week. We will be hosting another on May 3rd. Hope to see you there!

tech icon Learning Technology

D2L Tool of the Week: Links

Adding a Link as Content in D2L
Adding a Link as Content in D2L
Adding a link to content from a news item or file created in D2L.

This week we are featuring links throughout this Teaching Hub Post, so we thought we would include how to add links in D2L. Links can be to any type of content: a website, a video, a publication or even a document that is stored right inside D2L. You can add links to modules/folders in the content browser, or you can add links directly into a news item or file you create in D2L. For more information, check out this link to D2L resources on Links.

Non D2L Tool of the Week:Pocket

If you read, browse, and like to share from your devices, you need a content curation tool that is easy to use across platforms. Pocket is just that. We like the idea of a pocket to gather things you find to access later… check it out at

We used another content curation tool at the beginning of this week’s hub post under the Engaging Teaching category: Storify.

Pocket, easy to use online social curation tool.
Pocket, easy to use online social curation tool.

polci icon Policies & Procedures

Copyright? copyleft? copywrong?

Attribution for the video: Mimi & Eunice

Attribution for finding and sharing the video: Marcia Steeves, Copyright Master

The library has great online modules to help you navigate copyright and avoid plagiarism on their website

dept icon College Departments

The college department of the week award is often awarded to areas that aren’t technically departments. Sometimes, we don’t even check to see departmental status credentials. This week is no different. We are scofflaws at heart. This week, we honour a group of people who are not a department at all: The Faculty. Not sure if you’ve heard of these people, though you may see one if you look in the mirror (if you are a member of the bulls-eye of our target audience). See the Services for Students section below to find out just what it is, if anything, that faculty do for students here at Fleming College.

student service icon Services for Students

You may not know this, but as a college, one of the services we provide to students is to help them learn about the subject matter of the program for which they signed up. You might even say that this is the core reason that this institution exists. Another largely known tidbit o’ information is that faculty members are there for the students to help them do just that. In other words, the faculty are the purveyors of the grandest of all student services provided here at Fleming! Last week, we heard a lot of examples of this great service that faculty members provide at our Teaching & Learning Day. We want to say thanks for all that you do, and to please keep sharing your great ideas with each other. Maybe we can all bootstrap each other up to higher heights of teaching & learning!

pdicon Professional Development

Do you want to learn more about ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)? What is the spectrum anyway? What does this mean in the post-secondary setting? What does this mean in your classroom? Why so many questions? Come to the panel discussion about “ASD and the College Student” hosted by the Frost ASD club. It will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 12-1:30 room 109 at the Frost Campus. Please enroll for this session by searching the current date in Evolve. Contact Melissa McQuaid (,) Counsellor, for more information.

communicate icon Chatter

Take-aways! Get your take-aways!

Here are some links to resources created for and during the Teaching & Learning Day last week:

  • Slide Deck from opening and closing sessions
  • Resources from Learning Outcomes: Breaking it Down Session
  • Resources from Learning Outcomes: Mapping it Out Session
  • Resources from Learning Activities: Moving Beyond the Lecture
  • Resources from Learning Activities: Working Across Courses
  • Folder of collaborative notes documents from the day

If you were at the Teaching & Learning Day last week and want to give us some feedback via digital sentences, here’s your chance! Fill out the feedback form below.

info icon More Information

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


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