VIU Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & Community of Practice Meet up

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on October 31, 2018 - 1:55pm

Join us on Thursday November 15th in the Royal Arbutus Room for the second VIU Wikipedia edit-a-thon! You are welcome to attend all or part of the event.

An edit-a-thon is an event where both new and experienced editors of Wikipedia gather to edit and improve a specific topic or type of content. For this event, we will continue our work from the last session editing and improving Wikipedia content focused on notable women and tackle improving articles based on local places, people, and events in Nanaimo. 

Leading Virtual Classes: Enhanced Use of VIU’s Web Conferencing Platform (Zoom)

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on September 13, 2018 - 4:05pm

This is the second of two sessions about using VIUOnline Rooms and assumes that you have some experience using the platform to engage your students.

This session focuses on supporting your learners using VIUOnline Rooms. We will review, share, and discuss the various ways which you are using the tool and explore best practices for supporting and engaging students in the VIUOnline Rooms environment.

Questions are encouraged!

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Leading Virtual Classes: Enhanced Use of VIU’s Web Conferencing Platform (Zoom)

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on September 13, 2018 - 3:33pm

This is the second of two sessions about using VIUOnline Rooms and assumes that you have some experience using the platform to engage your students.

This session focuses on supporting your learners using VIUOnline Rooms. We will review, share, and discuss the various ways which you are using the tool and explore best practices for supporting and engaging students in the VIUOnline Rooms environment.

Questions are encouraged!

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Leading Virtual Classes: Enhanced Use of VIU’s Web Conferencing Platform (Zoom)

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on September 13, 2018 - 3:30pm

This is the second of two sessions about using VIUOnline Rooms and assumes that you have some experience using the platform to engage your students.

This session focuses on supporting your learners using VIUOnline Rooms. We will review, share, and discuss the various ways which you are using the tool and explore best practices for supporting and engaging students in the VIUOnline Rooms environment.

Questions are encouraged!

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Dates | Monday, October 1, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Teaching Across Campuses with Video-Conferencing: Pedagogy and Technology Tips and Techniques:

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on June 14, 2018 - 11:30am

Lifesize equipment in: NANAIMO B305, R509 CONNECTING TO COWICHAN R135 and POWELL RIVER R152

VIU’s video conferencing tool is now able to integrate with our new VIUOnline Rooms (Zoom). This has broadened learning access for students because they can join video conferencing classes and meetings from off campus. If you are teaching a class this Fall or Spring with video-conferencing or want to know more about the process, this workshop is for you!

Get the Semester off to a Good Start: VIULearn Checklist

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on May 31, 2018 - 9:56am

Do you need a quick refresher getting your VIULearn course ready for a new semester?

Many of these “semester start” tasks only happen once a semester. We find even experienced faculty members need a bit of help to make sure everything is ready to go in their VIULearn courses to ensure a smooth start to the semester.

In this hands-on session we will review the most common things you will need to do to get your VIULearn course ready for a new semester.

In this session we will review how to:

Protecting the Academic Integrity of Online Quizzes: Tips and Tricks to Stop Cheating

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on May 31, 2018 - 9:52am

 

Online quizzes can save you time and give students the ability to take assessments anytime and anywhere. This tool also opens up many options for flexible and collaborative learning, including peer learning and group tests. However, there are times where you may not want students to collaborate when using the online quiz tool.

Meet the Lightboard: Creating Engaging Video Lessons

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on May 31, 2018 - 9:46am

The Lightboard is a tool which enables faculty members to create engaging video resources for student learning.

The Lightboard is a large piece of glass behind which a faculty member stands and explains a concept by drawing on the glass. A video recorder is aimed at the glass but the image is reversed so that the video captures the text in a readable form.

Lights, Camera, Action!: Screencasting with VIUTube’s CaptureSpace

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on May 31, 2018 - 9:43am

 

The student experience is shaped by a sense of connection with their instructor and their fellow students. When using online learning as part of your course, it is easy for students to feel disconnected.

Are you looking for a way to personalize the online space and make it your own? Are you interested in presenting content without using text? Do you want students to be able to create media to demonstrate their learning in new and interesting ways?

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