Welcome, or welcome back, Fleming faculty members! And welcome to The Teaching Hub. For new readers, this weekly blog post is our attempt to bring you just-in-time information and resources to support your teaching here at Fleming. If you ever have suggestions for items we should include, or would like to contribute a piece yourself, please let us know. And if there’s something we can help with, please use the contact information included in this issue to get in touch with us. We would be glad to help!
Teaching & Learning Boot Camp
This week, our team is offering a Teaching & Learning Boot Camp session at each of our Frost and Sutherland campuses. If you’re looking for some strategies to help with the first days and weeks of class, join us! No registration is required.
During this interactive session, we’ll discuss how to:
- Set positive expectations for learning
- Promote engagement through classroom management
- Plan and deliver effective and engaging lessons
- Get started with D2L
Although this session is targeted to new faculty, all are welcome.
Sutherland Campus: Thursday, January 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Room D1 110
Frost Campus: Friday, January 4th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Room 103
D2L Thing of the Week: Rolling Over Content
You have been assigned to your new course for Winter 2019? Great! But the course is empty… No need to panic! There is an easy solution to import existing content from another course, so that you don’t have to start from scratch every year (unless you REALLY want to!)
By clicking the gear icon on the top right corner of your course page, you have the option to “Import/Export/Copy Components”.
Once clicked, you can search for previous versions of the course and import all or some of its content!
Non-D2L Thing of the Week: LDS Team Website
Our LDS Team website contains a number of helpful resources related to teaching and learning. You can find us on the “Staff” tab of the myCampus portal, or at this address: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/lds/
If you have ideas for additional resources we should include, let us know!
LDS Team — “Get It Together” Session
Our team is offering several drop-in sessions for faculty this week. New and returning faculty members are invited to drop in to get your questions answered and meet colleagues who can help with D2L, Turn It In, teaching & learning, assessment, accessible learning materials, library services, etc. No registration is required.
Frost Campus: Friday, January 4th, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons
Sutherland Campus: Thursday, January 3rd, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
To contact us for assistance outside of these times, see our “calling card” or the Information section, below.
Policies & Procedures
College Policies & Procedures Page
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!
Services for Students
myCampus Portal — Virtual Tour
If you’re new to Fleming, or are helping new students as they navigate the many college resources available in the myCampus portal, try the Virtual Tour feature found in the top-right corner of the homepage:
Looking for some learning technology-related professional development for the new year? Consider Ontario Extend, brought to us by our friends at eCampus Ontario:
For more information, see https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/