Week 7, Spring 2018

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The Teaching Hub Archive

This is our last issue of The Teaching Hub for this semester. If you find yourself missing our weekly emails and updates, you can always catch up on past issues in our archive of all issues from the past two semesters.

Happy vacation to those lucky enough to be heading off for some time away, and best of luck with the rest of the semester to those continuing your awesome work with our students!

We’ll return in the fall, with our Week 0 edition and information on the supports that will be available during the first week back for full-time faculty.

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Subscription Training

Looking for help with D2L (Brightspace) over the summer, or interested in upgrading your D2L toolkit skills? Check out Brightspace’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: The Catch

CatchOur friends at eCampus Ontario are publishing their own weekly blog, focused on what’s happening in technology-enabled learning. You can check out the latest, their “Season Finale,” issue here.

To see all of their past issues, click here.

 

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Learning Design & Support (LDS) Team

Our department this week is yours truly – the Learning Design and Support Team! Normally, our team is available to help you with all things teaching and learning; however, most of our team members will be going on vacation in the very near future.

You can still contact us by email, and someone will get back to you just as soon as we can.
But if you have a D2L issue that requires immediate attention, please email IT Support.

 

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Staff Tuition Policy

Did you know that Fleming has a policy that states that faculty and staff members can take courses for only $20.00? Check out the Staff Tuition Fees Policy for more information, 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.

 

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Fleming Rideshare

With summer and all its potential for fun on the horizon, students may be looking for a less expensive way to travel to and from the college, for a weekend away, or at the end of the semester. Brought to us by SAC, Fleming Rideshare is a quick, secure, and personal way to find commuting options. Students can find a carpool, transit, cycling, or walking pool that matches their commute. And it’s free to join!
For more information, check out this promotional video, starring a few familiar faces: 

 

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With many faculty members taking vacation, there may be a bit more time available for reading… by the lake, by the pool, under a shady tree… doesn’t that sound lovely?

If you’re looking for something to read that’s professional development-esque, we’ve given a few options in this week’s edition — The Catch and The Teaching Hub back issues, and now we’ll add one more: Faculty Focus.

Last week’s featured article is entitled “Taking the Class Temperature — Cognitive and Affective Feedback”.

Check it out, and if anything on your reading lists sparks ideas you’d like to chat further about, please let us knowHappy reading!

 

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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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The Teaching Hub Archive

Looking for a past issue of The Teaching Hub?

Here are the links to our previous issues from this academic year:

Edition Topics
Spring Has Sprung
  • Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom
  • D2L Subscription Training
  • Emailing from Class Roster
  • Tutoring & Academic Skills
  • Class Absence Procedure
  • Learning Strategies
Two is Better Than One
  • Can We Be Doing More to Promote Academic Integrity?
  • D2L Attendance
  • The Catch (eCampusOntario Blog)
  • Library Core Skills Modules
  • Student Rights & Responsibilities Policy
  • Information Literacy Certificate
Short Week
  • Human Rights Development Series (how to self-register in D2L)
  • D2L News Tool
  • Closed Captioning YouTube Videos
  • Accessible Education Services
  • Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Policy
  • Counselling Services
Last Week of May Already!?
  • D2L Class Progress
  • AV Training Videos
  • Human Resources Department
  • Grading & Academic Standing Policy
  • myCampus Portal Student Life Tab
Hello, June!
  • Five Ways to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom
  • How-to-D2L for Students
  • TextHelp
  • International Student Services
  • Academic Integrity Policy
  • English for Everyone Workshops
Penultimate Edition
  • Feedback videos
  • D2L Discussion Tool
  • Making Videos
  • Aboriginal Student Services
  • Academic Appeals Policy
  • Mentorship Miles
We’re Taking a Break
  • How to access past Teaching Hub issues
  • D2L Subscription Training
  • The Catch
  • LDS Team
  • Staff Tuition Policy
  • Fleming Rideshare

Winter 2018

Edition
Starting Fresh
  • We Have to Go Deeper (Open Faculty Patchbook post)
  • Faculty D2L Levels 1 & 2
  • Emailing from Class Roster
  • Human Resources New Employees page
  • Mandatory Training
  • Learning Strategies
  • Setting Goals
Settling In
  • Teaching English Language Learners Tip Sheet
  • D2L Attendance Tool
  • The Catch
  • Library Core Skills Module & Workshops
  • Class Absence Procedure
  • Information Literacy Certificate
  • College Systems Access
Hit the Ground Running
  • Hit the Ground Running (Open Faculty Patchbook post)
  • Write Your Life (Open Learner Patchbook post)
  • D2L News Tool
  • Closed Captioning YouTube Videos
  • Tutoring & Academic Skills
  • Student Rights & Responsibilities Policy
  • Counselling Services
  • 6 Ways to Promote a Positive Learning Environment
It’s February Already?
  • Checking in with Students (Open Faculty Patchbook post)
  • D2L Class Progress
  • AV Training Videos
  • Accessible Education Services
  • Course Withdrawal Date
  • myCampus Portal Student Life Tab
Supporting International Students
  • Supporting International Students
  • UDL on Campus
  • How-to-D2L for Students
  • TextHelp
  • International Student Services
  • Academic Integrity Policy
4-Day Week
  • The Greater Good (Open Faculty Patchbook post)
  • D2L Virtual Classroom
  • Screen Cast-o-Matic
  • Academic Council
  • LMS Usage Policy
  • Aboriginal Student Services
It’s Almost Reading Week!
  • We’re Total Pro (Open Faculty Patchbook post)
  • D2L Discussion Tool
  • Awwapp.com
  • LDS Team
  • Staff Tuition Policy
  • Fleming Rideshare
Take a Breath — It’s Reading Week!
  • D2L Rubrics
  • Visual Mapping Tools
  • Board of Governors
  • Copyright Policy
  • Athletics & Recreation
Spring Forward
  • Hand-On Exercises article
  • D2L – Daylight User Interface
  • Office 365
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Course Withdrawal Date
  • Avoiding Plagiarism Workshops
Double Digits
  • Academic Integrity Online
  • Fleming WordPress multisite
  • IT Service Desk
  • Appropriate Use Policy
Four-Day Week
  • Open Learner Patchbook post
  • D2L Daylight User Interface
  • Office 365 Opt-in
  • A/V Training Videos
  • Grading & Academic Standing Policy
  • Enactus
Post-Egg Hunt
  • UDL & the Learning Brain
  • D2L Survey Tool
  • Sway
  • Course Outlines
  • Faculty/Course Evaluations
  • Fleming Free Markets
Sooo Close
  • Ed-Tech Through the Years (Judith Limkilde radio interview)
  • D2L Daylight Training
  • Studyblue
  • Career Services – Career Maps
  • Academic Appeals Policy
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Website
Penultimate Edition
  • Activities to Help Students Understand What Constitutes Cheating
  • D2L Gradebook
  • Breethe
  • Physical Resources
  • Recognition of Academic Excellence Policy
  • F.A.S.T.
We Made It!
  • How to Ungrade
  • D2L Subscription Training Service
  • Zipgrade
  • Institutional Research Office
  • Academic Issue Resolution
Intersession
  • Greetings from the VPA, Tom Weegar
  • Daylight Subscription Training
  • Rolling Over D2L Content
  • Work-Integrated Learning Modules (Niagara College)
  • Records: Final Grades
  • College Policies & Procedures
  • Video-Streaming Service

 

Week 6, Spring 2018

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While Week 6 is not yet even halfway through this Spring semester, it does bring us to the penultimate edition of The Teaching Hub. Stay tuned to next week’s final edition for some resources to take you through the rest of the summer, but for this week, we’re focused on creating videos and discussions, as well as the usual highlights of resources available on campus.

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Video Feedback

How do you like to receive feedback on complex work or writing pieces? How do you like to give that feedback? Well, some faculty are using video to provide personalized, mastery-oriented feedback to students. Students learn from it and, once you get the hang of it, it can be faster than written feedback.

In this article, How Giving Students Feedback Through Video Instead of Text Can Foster Better Understanding, you can see a video sample, link to some best practices, and learn more about getting started. Try using Screencast-o-matic to record your first feedback video (for more information on making videos, see the Non-D2L Thing of the Week, below)!

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D2L Thing of the Week: Discussion Tool

Discussion boards are a common part of online and hybrid courses, but there are also ways to use them in the face-to-face, web-enhanced classroom that support student preparation and learning.

If you have regular readings as a part of your coursework, have students use the discussion board to post their three main takeaways from each reading in advance of class. Then make time in your physical classroom to call up the discussion posts and review together. Just one more way to encourage students to be prepared! This idea can be modified to have students use the discussion board to ask clarifying questions about complex readings, or to engage in collaborative summary-note writing. The only real trick is to integrate what happens on the discussion boards into the broader learning activities.

If you want to explore more best practices for online discussion boards, take a look at this post from the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Teaching Excellence.
And check out this detailed D2L “how to” guide.


Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Making Videos

Interested in making videos for your students, to provide content and/or feedback? Check out our instructions and options for tools and how to plan your video to make it most effective for your students.

Have suggestions for other video tools or ways to use videos with students? Have questions, or need more information? Contact the LDS Team.

 

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Aboriginal Student Services

Rooted in Indigenous perspectives, Fleming Aboriginal Student Services strives to nourish students’ spirits on their learning path by supporting connection to community, culture, and self.

Aboriginal Student Services provides cultural programming, one-to-one student support, and meaningful partnerships with Indigenous organizations and local service providers to foster student success and connect students to community.

For more information, please visit the Aboriginal Student Support Services website, which includes a calendar of upcoming events in the local area.

 

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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. The Academic Appeals website has a wealth of information related to the appeals process, as well as the actual Academic Appeals policy, and who to contact for assistance.

 

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Mentorship Miles

Mentorship Miles

Mentorship at Fleming invites students, staff, faculty and staff to walk, talk, & connect.
Mondays 3:10 – 3:45 p.m. & Thursday 11:10 – 11:45 a.m. To join the fun, meet at the KTTC main entrance.

 

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Teaching English Language Learners Effectively
June 11th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Sutherland Campus (Room TBA)
Register on Evolve (Course Number: TELL, Session #: 0118) or email pd@flemingcollege.ca

English language learners face a unique set of obstacles. In this workshop, we will explore these challenges, and then look at some strategies for  maximizing student learning outcomes. You will receive tips on classroom management, content delivery, and assessment, enabling you to support these learners throughout the learning process.


Development Series on Human Rights

A reminder that the resources from the Schools of Health & Wellness and Justice & Community Development workshop series from this spring are available for you to access.  Self-register into the D2L course for your viewing pleasure.

 

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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 5, Spring 2018

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Five Way to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom

“Integration and involvement are key ingredients for increasing student retention and promoting success. The type of classroom climate we seek to create and the teaching techniques we use can produce an environment that either supports or impedes our diverse students.” ~ Kathleen Gabriel

In Five Ways to Promote a More Inclusive Classroom from Faculty Focus, Kathleen F. Gabriel lists five ways we can create more inclusive classrooms:

  1. Promote a positive classroom climate;
  2. Embrace students’ diversity;
  3. Increase our own cultural competence;
  4. Encourage student interactions; and
  5. Foster a community of learners.

Check out the article for more details, and let us know what you think. What strategies have you tried for creating a more inclusive classroom for your students?

For more information, you can also check out the resources on our LDS Team website.

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: How-to-D2L for Students

Do you have students that are struggling to acclimatize to the D2L environment? D2LRemember that there is help tailored specifically for students, always available underneath the “Help and Information” sidebar in their course pages. One of the best ones is imaginatively named, “How to D2L for Students.”


Non-D2L Thing of the Week: TextHelp

Do your students want to listen to their readings, or get an earful of PowerPoint slides? TextHelp can, well, help with text. Found on each student computer, TextHelp has many tools, like text-to-speech, that can help your students decode, understand, and engage with text. From the start menu, students can find TextHelp in the AES folder.

Want to learn more about TextHelp? Check out their website, or watch the videos about how TextHelp can help with studying, reading, writing, or revisions.

 

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International Student Services

ISSInternational Student Services supports the integration of over 2,000 culturally diverse students each year. They offer training programs to help Fleming faculty & support staff build cultural competency. For their upcoming workshop offering, see the “Professional Learning” section below. Their other available sessions include “Academic Integrity & International Students” and “Cultural Competency for Educators.” Future dates will be published in the PD calendar and Communications emails. For more information, you can visit the International Student Services website, send them an email, or call extension 1044.

Looking for International Student Services? They’ve moved to Portable #1 for the summer. Stay tuned for their final, post-renovation location!

 

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Academic Integrity

Students are starting to work on major assignments by this point in the semester, so it’s a great time to remind ourselves, and especially our students, just what academic integrity and plagiarism mean.

Fleming’s Academic Integrity Policy defines Academic Integrity as “honouring an ethical and moral code regarding the honest creation of an individual’s own work and the acknowledgement of contributions from others to that work.” Breaking down that definition for students, and being explicit in how it applies to your assignments when you assign them is good practice in helping students overcome possible issues before they happen.

Fleming’s library offers an “Avoiding Plagiarism” course for which students can self-register in D2L.
The Library is currently engaged in a project to review options available to assist with both preventative and remedial assistance around academic integrity issues. Have your say and participate in our survey: Click here to take the survey

The Academic Integrity policy, along with its associated procedure and form, are available on the ‘Resources” tab in the myCampus portal for quick and easy access.

 

 

 

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“English for Everyone” English Support Group

ESL
Dates:
Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sutherland D1129.7

Improve your communication skills: speaking, reading and writing. Get help with citations, sentence structure, and much more. Make new friends!
For more information, please email international@flemingcollege.ca

 

 

 

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Teaching English Language Learners Effectively
June 11th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Sutherland Campus (Room TBA)
Register on Evolve (Course Number: TELL, Session #: 0118) or email pd@flemingcollege.ca

English language learners face a unique set of obstacles. In this workshop, we will explore these challenges, and then look at some strategies for  maximizing student learning outcomes. You will receive tips on classroom management, content delivery, and assessment, enabling you to support these learners throughout the learning process.

 

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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 4, Spring 2018

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Maybe it’s just us, but May seems to have flown by, and this week marks its end. This edition of The Teaching Hub celebrates not just the end of May, but the deserving winners of the Fleming Awards as well. It also has the usual helpful tips, and some upcoming PD opportunities you can attend.

 

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The Fleming Awards

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Fleming Awards on your well-deserved recognition (originally sent via Communications email)!

The Charles E. Pascal Award for Excellence in Teaching — Shauna Longmuir
Shauna is a faculty member in the School of Law and Justice Studies. One of the most noteworthy comments from one of Shauna’s two nominations cited that “Shauna’s commitment to my learning and success is so empowering that I have raised my own standards because of a developed belief in myself.”

The Vice-President Academic’s Contract Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching — Gwen Bennett
Gwen is a faculty member in the School of Health & Wellness whose commitment was described as being evidenced, in part, by the constant long line-ups to speak with her after class. “She will do this on a daily basis without complaint because she is so passionate about helping her students become ‘top-of-the-line’ professionals.”

The Leadership Award — Melissa McQuaid
Melissa is a Counsellor from Counselling & Accessibility Services (Frost Campus). Of note from Melissa’s nomination: “Melissa’s significant leadership success is due in part to the combination of professional experience, knowledge, dedication, sense of fun, respect, acceptance, and hope she brings to every endeavor and thus, makes working with her a deeply satisfying experience.”

The President’s Recognition Award for Support Staff — Kevin Rabjohn
Kevin is a Geomatics System Technologist from the Frost Campus who received a total of 5 nominations, one of whom described “I personally approach Kevin for a multitude of reasons, and he always has resources available to help, and if he does not he directs us to the right place. He always provides positive feedback and it seems that this is not simply a ‘workplace’ for him, but a way of life.”

The Teamwork Award — All Fleming Faculty
All full-time, partial load and part-time Fleming faculty at all campuses were nominated for the Teamwork Award.  An excerpt from the nomination indicated that “Fleming College should take pride in the dedication and professionalism of all faculty. It was through this dedication and professionalism that the college as a whole was able to meet all of its strategic priorities but in particular, it met the needs and challenges of our most important constituents, our students.”

NOTE: The faculty awards will be presented at convocation, while the remaining awards will be given out at the June all-staff meetings.

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Class Progress

Class Progress can be a really helpful feature for both faculty and students to help track progress through a course. For faculty, the Class Progress tool measures students’ overall engagement and interaction with course content, and prepares progress reports. Students can use the feature to keep track of all of their course-specific assignments and feedback.

Class Progress tracks the following indicators:

  • Grades
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Discussions
  • Dropbox Folders
  • Quizzes
  • Checklist
  • Surveys
  • Login History

Learn more with our tip sheet!

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: 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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Human Resources

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Our Human Resources Department website contains a wealth of helpful information for all Fleming employees. Specifically, if you’re looking for a policy or procedure (such as the one featured this week, below), they’ve got a page for that. If you’re a new employee and are looking for information, they’ve got a page for that. Or if you’re looking for information about upcoming PD opportunities (like the ones highlighted in our Professional Learning section this week), they’ve also got a page for that. For all this and more, check out the Human Resources Department website.

 

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Grading & Academic Standing Policy

Grade Deferred? Incomplete? Aegrotat? Ever heard these terms bandied about, and wondered what they actually mean?
Fleming’s almost-one-year old Grading & Academic Standing Policy and its associated Grading Administration and Academic Standing Procedures outline the general principles of grade designation here at Fleming, and identify how grading decisions can affect the status of all credit and non-credit students of Fleming College.

 

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Student Life Tab

Student LifeIn addition to the snazzy logos, the Student Life tab of the myCampus portal also has links to the wide array of services and supports available for Fleming students. So, next time you’re looking to refer a student to a resource, look no further than the Student Life tab! You can your students can easily access it from the portal home page — it’s the third tab across the top.

 

 

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Lunch & Learn: Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Thursday, May 31st, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Sutherland Room B3 330
Drop In — no registration required

Bring your lunch and join us! The Academic Accessibility Working Group is hosting an informal lunch and learn about accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The focus will be sharing some conference take-aways from the Annual Accessibility Conference at the University of Guelph and the Universal Design for Learning Implementation Research Network Summit. We’ll also have an open forum for anyone who wants to share their own learning or questions with the group.
Contact Jodie Black at jodie.black@flemingcollege.ca if you have any questions.

International Student Services PD Sessions

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 on Evolve (Course Number: CCE, Session #: 0118) or email pd@flemingcollege.ca

Teaching English Language Learners Effectively
Registration details coming soon

English language learners face a unique set of obstacles. In this workshop, we will explore these challenges, and then look at some strategies for  maximizing student learning outcomes. You will receive tips on classroom management, content delivery, and assessment, enabling you to support these learners throughout the learning process.


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!

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!

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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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 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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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!

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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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 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

ASA

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!