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

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
  • 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
  • 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



The Teaching Hub: Week 4, Fall 2017

Teaching Hub Week 4

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

“Be clear that conflict will be a natural part of the process.” (M. Mann)


This week’s Patchbook highlight comes from Dean Maxine Mann (@deanmaxinemann), who provides tips for managing group work in your classes. If you have experienced issues with students setting up and maintaining positive working relationships with fellow group members, then the advice offered in The Greater Good might just be helpful.

Check it out, and let us know your thoughts, and/or any tips you’d like to add. Blog with #FlemingCampsites as a hashtag, and/or tweet us: #FlemingLDS.

Did you know?: You, too, can write your very own “patch” for The Open Faculty Patchbook. Contact the LDS Team for more information.


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D2L Thing of the Week: Awards (Badges)

What are Badges? Well, they are what you remember them to be: an artifact of achievement that you can show or share to indicate proficiency in a certain skill or knowledge. Students can decide to share them on their D2L profile, or through social media. They can take them with them (by downloading them), showcase them in their portfolio, and add them to their digital identity. Check out this short video from D2L on the awards tool.


Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Lucid Charts

Lucidchart is an online service which allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, website prototypes, design documents, mind maps, prototypes, and many other diagram types.


You can create a free account, or you can upgrade to a monthly subscription to unlock more features. This is might be a great tool to try and see if it is something to include in your collaboration tool kit.


lifebelt-juliane-krug-01.pngCollege Departments

Stomp out Stigma at Frost Campus

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The Frost Mental Health Initiative Team invites you to channel your inner Billy Ray Cyrus and Stomp Out Stigma! The 2nd annual Stomp Out Stigma event at the Frost Campus supports Mental Illness Awareness Week, and includes a guest speaker, dancing, and some home-grown Frost musical talent.  Join us on October 3rd at the Auk’s Lodge from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Want to practice the dance moves? Watch the #4 dance in this video, or practice in the Auk’s Lodge on Tuesday, Sept. 19th or Tuesday, Sept. 26th  from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


imagebot2Policies & Procedures

*NEW* Academic Integrity Policy

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We are now 25 days into Fleming’s new Academic Integrity policy (it came into effect on September 1st). That means that all courses that began this semester, and all students enrolled in those courses, are subject to this policy and its related Procedure. So, as faculty members, it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with this policy, and maybe let your students know about, too!

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*NEW* Study Skills Webpage

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Do your students take tests? Study? Read? Work in groups? Give presentations? Take notes? Manage time? They do!? (cue ironic gasp here). Then the Learning Strategies team has the stuff for you! Introducing the Study Skills Webpage. It features resources, quick tips, handy handouts and more. Check it out, show students, and maybe even link to it from your D2L course page.

LadyReadingSilhouette-300px Read it and Tweet Ontario Extend

We’re going to shorten your assignment for “Read It and Tweet” each week, going forward. Specifically, we’re going to feature eCampus Ontario’s “Ontario Extend” project. Each day, Ontario Extend (which may or may not involve our own Terry Greene) puts out a challenge.  Since The Teaching Hub is published weekly, we’ll be taking one of these “dailies,” and making it a “weeklie” instead.

Our favourite from last week’s options was

What story would the books in your office tell?

Share with our #FlemingLDS hashtag as well as #oext56 to get on the Daily Extend leaderboard!



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