Week 7, Spring 2019

Week 7

Gerald-G-Fast-Food-Drinks-FF-Menu-8-300px Engaging Teaching

Past Issues of The Teaching Hub

We’ll be taking a break from publishing this weekly blog post for the remainder of the Spring semester, but if you’re looking for a topic that we’ve already covered, check out all of our Spring 2019 issues here, with a listing of included topics:

Here We Go Again!

  • D2L Courses
  • Faculty Centre
  • LDS Team
  • Class Cancellation Policy
  • Student Life Tab

Start-Up Support

  • Mindfulness in the Classroom
  • D2L Subscription Training
  • Emailing from the Class Roster
  • Tutoring & Academic Skills
  • Class Absence Operating Procedure
  • Learning Strategies

Getting Into the Swing of Things

  • Learner- Centred Teaching
  • D2L Attendance Tool
  • 404-me-not
  • Fleming Libraries
  • Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Information Literacy Certificate

Accessibility Edition

  • Open Faculty Patchbook
  • D2L News Tool
  • Closed Captioning YouTube videos
  • Accessible Education Services
  • Access & Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Policy
  • Disability Sensitivity Training Video

Motivation Edition

  • The Most Crucial 2 Minutes of Class
  • D2L Class Progress Tool
  • Motivation Apps
  • Human Resources
  • College Policies & Procedures page
  • Counselling Services

It’s June!

  • Engaging Students with Wikipedia
  • How-to-D2L for Students
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • International Student Services
  • Academic Integrity
  • Convocation

Skills Edition

  • Subject- Specialist Pedagogy Resources
  • D2L Discussion Tool
  • Making Animated Videos
  • Fall 2019 Course Outlines Due Date
  • Academic Appeals
  • Indigenous Student Services
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Don’t worry; we’ll return in late August with our Week 0 edition and information on the supports that will be available during the first week back for full-time faculty.



vhs-2400px Learning Technology

D2L Thing of the Week: Subscription Training

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If we’re not here when you’re looking for us over the summer months, there’s no need to worry! You can access subscription-based training through D2L to get most of your D2L questions answered.

To get started, go to https://community.brightspace.com/s/ and then follow these instructions.  You can gain access to Higher Ed-specific courses on a variety of tools at whatever level you feel comfortable, and all done at your own pace. Courses include Content, Announcements, Activity Feed, Discussions, Intelligent Agents, Awards, Rubrics, and much more!


Non-D2L Thing of the Week: “Gettin’ Air with Terry Greene”

TerryLooking for some low-effort learning opportunities over the summer months related to learning technology?

May we recommend “Gettin’ Air with Terry Greene”? eCampusOntario Program Manager (and LDS Team member – on secondment, pictured at left) Terry Greene and his guests discuss technology-enabled and open learning practices in Ontario Post-Secondary Education in these 30-minute(ish) radio episodes.


lifebelt-juliane-krug-01.pngCollege Departments

Learning Design & Support Team



Our department this week is yours truly – the Learning Design and Support Team!

Some of our team members will be going on vacation in the very near future, but there will be someone available for most of the summer, so if you contact us by email, we will get back to you just as soon as we can!

You can also check out the resources available on our website for help with all things teaching & learning-related.


imagebot2Policies & Procedures

Staff Tuition Policy

As we enter the summer, you may be interested in engaging in some learning of your own. Check out the Staff Tuition Fees Policy for more information on discounted tuition fees for Fleming employees, and the requisite form.

There’s also information available on the HR website about the Tuition Rebate process for faculty and staff taking post-secondary credentials.


speech-bubble-2400pxServices for Students

Student Administrative Council (SAC) / Frost Student Administration (FSA)

Did you know that each of our Frost and Sutherland Campuses has their own Student Association? For more information on the many services each association provides, check out their websites:


LadyReadingSilhouette-300px Professional Development

Happening This Week: Teaching & Learning Boot Camp

In this 2-hour, interactive session, you’ll learn some teaching tips for the first days and weeks of class. 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


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Although this session is targeted to new faculty, all are welcome. If you know of any new or new-ish faculty member(s) who could benefit, please share the details with them. No registration is required!


When: Thursday, June 20th, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Where: Room B2 365, Sutherland Campus



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. We would love to hear from you!

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