Getting ready for the end of term?  Preparing to teach online this winter?  eLearning has drop-ins and workshops for you!  Welcome to the eLearning Team’s offerings to support the start-up of the winter term (note: the first day of classes is January 6, 2021).

These workshops will provide faculty with training related to Camosun’s core educational technologies:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L) – Learning Management System
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – Web Conferencing
  • Kaltura – Video Streaming Service

You can go to the registration form to register for one or multiple workshops.  If you are unable to attend the workshops and need assistance, contact eLearning Support, and you will be connected with an instructional designer.

D2L Overview

Description: This workshop will provide you with an overview of the essential teaching tools available in our learning management system, D2L Brightspace.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 18 from 10:00-11:00am
Date & Time: Monday, January 4 from 1:00- 2:00pm

D2L Course Set-up

Description: This workshop will focus on setting up your course for Day 1. We will demonstrate how to copy course components (from your DEV or MASTER course to your LIVE offering), customize your homepage, apply a course banner, create a welcome news item and streamline your navigation bar.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 25 from 10:00 -11:00am
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 5 from 1:00 – 2:00pm

Setting Up Your Gradebook in D2L

Description: This workshop will focus on the basics of setting up a Gradebook from start to finish. We will provide you with an overview of key functionality while also sharing some best practices.

Date & Time: Wednesday, Dec 9 from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Date & Time: Thursday, January 7 from 10:00-11:00am

Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Description: Collaborate is a web-conferencing tool that integrates with D2L. This session will provide you with a basic overview of the tools and functions within Collaborate as well as provide instructors with tips on how to use this tool to connect with students and facilitate effective learning experiences.

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 5 from 10:00-11:00am

Increasing Your Proficiency in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Description: Are you looking for an opportunity to practise using Collaborate tools such as File Share, Groups and Polls before using these tools in a live class? Then, this advanced workshop is for you. It will provide you with a demonstration of how to use these tools as well as some hands-on time to practice to increase your comfort level with Collaborate. Each session will be limited to 8 participants.

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 25 from 1:00-2:00pm
Date & Time: Thursday, December 17 from 10:00-11:00am
Date & Time: Friday, January 8 from 10:00-11:00am

Integrating D2L and Collaborate: Best Practices in Online Blended Teaching

Description: Planning for Winter term? Looking for ways to use D2L and Collaborate in your teaching? This workshop will introduce you to the amazing world of facilitation in an online blended environment. Come share your ideas and challenges!

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 24 from 2:00-3:00pm
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 2 from 10:00-11:00am

Creating Great Kaltura Capture Videos

Description: Kaltura Capture is a desktop recorder that is part of the Kaltura Streaming Media service that enables instructors and students to create videos that capture web cams, screens, and audio. This session will provide you with an in-depth overview of the tools and tips on how to create effective videos.

Date & Time: Friday, November 27 from 1:00-2:00pm