Workshops

The Learning Technologies & Instructional Design (LTID) team offer a variety of 1 hour workshops on subjects concerning best teaching practices and pedagogy, as well as using the learning management system (ACORN) and other educational technologies. Below you will see our upcoming workshops. With a mandate to support all faculty at Acadia, the LTID team is also happy to engage in one-on-one consultations with faculty members seeking information or guidance in the realm of ACORN, teaching, and teaching technologies. To speak to one of our team members, contact us at: ltid@acadiau.ca

Below you will see our upcoming workshops, but to browse the full catalogue of our workshop offerings to date, click here.

 

Fall 2020 Offerings:

Homepage Design

Homepage Design: Structuring your ACORN Course to Support Student Learning (1 hour)

In this session, we will look at some very simple formatting tools available in Moodle (ACORN) to organize your Homepage. Taking some time to think about how your Homepage displays information offers transparency to your students about the amount of work they are expected to do in preparation for each class on a week-by-week basis, which can help them to better manage their time.

We will look at the following tools:

  • Examples of organized Homepages
  • Editing weeks
  • Adding labels
  • Displaying due dates and descriptions on the homepage
Dates Conflicts?

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020
10:00-11:00 am

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
1:30-2:30 pm

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Benefits:

  • Learn some quick and simple organizational tips in Moodle (ACORN)
  • Set your students up for success by making it easy for them to see what your expectations are
  • Make it easier for students to see their reading schedule at a glance, and to access any online resources you’ve provided them with

Want to learn more? Just drop-in or email us at ltid@acadiau.ca.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams: The Basics and Best Practices (1.5 hours)

This workshop will cover best practices and common teaching-related features of Microsoft Teams.  It is a great opportunity to learn about Microsoft Teams and share best practices to save time and enhance your teams teaching experience. 

In the workshop the following topics will be covered:

  • Meeting with individuals in Teams
  • What a class team is
  • Adding your Teams meeting link to your Moodle (ACORN) course
  • Adding members or groups to a class team
  • Types of channels
  • Setting up a recurring class meeting
  • The meeting chat
  • Roles in a meeting
  • Hands up meeting feature
  • Creating a one-question poll for a Teams meeting
  • Sharing content with students
  • Changing what is displayed in a video meeting
  • Downloading a meeting attendance list
  • Breakout Rooms (new features)
  • Setting up guest speakers
Dates Conflicts?

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020
10:00-11:00 am

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
1:30-3:00 pm

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Benefits:

  • New! Explore Breakout Rooms functionality in Teams
  • Review how to manage your team and engage with your students
  • Learn about managing what is being seen by your students during a Teams class
  • Methods to leverage channels and chats to maximize your communications via Teams both within a live class and outside of class.

Want to learn more? Just drop-in or email us at ltid@acadiau.ca.

Teaching Discussion across Disciplines and Modalities

Teaching Discussion across Disciplines and Modalities: Sharing stories, sharing practice (1.5 hours)

This is an open discussion for you to share your experiences and celebrate your teaching strategies success stories.  A wonderful opportunity to share your creative approaches to teaching your course and supporting students throughout the mixed modality of delivery during the Fall term.  Throughout the session, we will be gathering insight into areas for further faculty discussions and setting up Microsoft Teams channels for ongoing discussion to share and explore areas of teaching based on your experiences.

Dates Conflicts?

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020
9:30-11:00 am

Monday, Jan. 11, 2021
2:00-3:30 pm

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Interested in coming, but can't due to a conflict? Help us plan our future offerings:

Feedback for Future Offerings

These are open discussions and will not be recorded.

Want to learn more? Just drop-in or email us at ltid@acadiau.ca.

 

Suggest or Lead a Workshop

If you have a suggestion for a topic to be covered or would like to lead/co-lead a workshop of your own, please Let Us Know