Weekly PD Schedule

July 2020 PD Sessions

Join Us in the Virtual Classroom

Quiz tool in DC Connect

Learn how to use the Quiz tool in DC Connect. Please join us in the Virtual Classroom.

Virtual Classroom

This session will show you the basics of how to use the Virtual Classroom. Did you know Virtual Classroom can also be used as virtual office hours? Additional resources posted here.

Video Assignments in DC Connect

This session will provide an overview of the new Video Assignments tool in DC Connect. The Video Assignments tool has four available project types: individual project, group project, interactive video and question & answer. This tool is a great option for students to demonstrate knowledge in an online assignment. This session will demonstrate the difference between these assignments and how they can be set-up in DC Connect.

How to Create Videos for Your Course – Mac

This session will provide an overview for Mac users, of how to create videos for your course. Methods for creating the following types of videos will be discussed: slide show recording, screen recording, as well as a demonstration or "talking head" video. This session will also cover captioning and sharing videos.

How to Create Videos for Your Course – Windows

This session will provide an overview for Windows users, of how to create videos for your course. Methods for creating the following types of videos will be discussed: slide show recording, screen recording, as well as a demonstration or “talking head” video. This session will also cover captioning and sharing videos.

Step-by-Step DC Connect Template workshop

Are you feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to use the DC Connect template?

Join us for a step-by-step workshop on how to use the template in DC Connect and migrating your course remotely for the fall semester.


Join us in Teams

How to Join an Online PD Session (For the sessions below)

  • Go to Teams.Office.com,
  • Sign in with your bannerID, followed by @durhamcollege.ca (i.e. 10012346@durhamcollege.ca) and your network password. Step-by-step instructions are available here.
  • Press “Join by using Code”
  • Enter the following code to join the Team: x2jwz81
  • This Team is open to anyone with a @durhamcollege.ca email address.
  • On the left side of the Team you will see a channel for the PD sessions listed below. Some channels may be hidden, you may have to press "show".

For detailed instructions please check out our document on How To Join a Microsoft Team and a Video Meeting.

DC Connect: Intelligent Agents

The Intelligent Agents tool is a powerful and efficient means of communicating with students that will increase student engagement, deepen your impact as a professor, while also reducing your workload.

An Intelligent Agent is a process that runs in your DC Connect course that identifies students who have met a criterion and subsequently sends those students a pre-scripted email to their DC Mail accounts. The criteria, message, timing, and frequency of communication is set by you, the professor. In simpler terms, you are telling DC Connect to automatically email students when they have or have not done something in DC Connect. 

  • Wednesday, July 15th: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Monday, July 20th: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Microsoft Teams

This session will demonstrate how to use Microsoft Teams to post your recorded session, create break-out sessions through channels, and use the assignments tab.

  • Tuesday, June 30th: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 15th: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Drop In Workshop - Assessment Review

Are you curious as to why your assessments are not producing the results you were anticipating? Are you unsure of whether your multiple choice or short answer questions are set-up well? Perhaps looking for ways to elevate your questions into higher cognitive levels? Drop in with your assessment for a conversation and some suggestions to get your results to where you envision them to be.

  • Thuesday, July 7th: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Thuesday, July 21st: 10:00am - 11:00am

Respondus May Webinars: Training Opportunities

Please note: While we do support the use of the tools mentioned below, these webinars are held by Respondus, not the CAFE. For specific information on how to use Respondus products with DC Connect, please visit our resources below:

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use. Click here for dates and registration.


Contact us

Don’t see what you’re looking for on this week’s PD? Contact us, we’re happy to help. Check back again on Friday, new sessions posted for next week.

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Join us in the Virtual Classroom

Quiz tool

Learn how to use the Quiz tool in DC Connect. Please join us in the Virtual Classroom.

Virtual Classroom

This session will show you the basics of how to use the Virtual Classroom. Did you know Virtual Classroom can also be used as virtual office hours? Additional resources posted here.

Video Assignments in DC Connect

This session will provide an overview of the new Video Assignments tool in DC Connect. The Video Assignments tool has four available project types: individual project, group project, interactive video and question & answer. This tool is a great option for students to demonstrate knowledge in an online assignment. This session will demonstrate the difference between these assignments and how they can be set-up in DC Connect.


How to Join an Online PD Session (For the sessions below)

  • Go to Teams.Office.com,
  • Sign in with your bannerID, followed by @durhamcollege.ca (i.e. 10012346@durhamcollege.ca) and your network password. Step-by-step instructions are available here.
  • Press “Join by using Code”
  • Enter the following code to join the Team: x2jwz81
  • This Team is open to anyone with a @durhamcollege.ca email address.
  • On the left side of the Team you will see a channel for the PD sessions listed below. Some channels may be hidden, you may have to press "show".

For detailed instructions please check out our document on How To Join a Microsoft Team and a Video Meeting.


New tool: DC Connect Annotations Tool

In DC Connect, you can now provide feedback to your students directly in submitted assignments without having to download anything by using the new annotation tools. This means you can provide feedback to students on their papers as naturally as you would in-person. More information about the annotations tool can be found in our blog.

  • Wednesday, April 15th: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Friday, April 17th: 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Setting up your Gradebook

This session will walk you through the process of exporting final grades to Banner. At the completion of this session, you will be able to: verify whether grades are visible to your students or not; Review setup of final grades and edit final grades, and Export grades to Banner from DC Connect.

  • Monday, April 13th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 14th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 15th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Thursday, April 16th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Friday, April 17th: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

MS Teams: Advanced uses for your synchronous and asynchronous classes

This session will cover more advanced aspects of teams such as the Assignment tab, MS Streams for lectures, MS Forms for polling, creating and managing breakout rooms.

  • Tuesday, April 14th: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Thursday, April 16th: 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Contact us

Don’t see what you’re looking for on this week’s PD? Contact us, we’re happy to help. Check back again on Friday, new sessions posted for next week.

Based on demand, the following sessions will resume in May, along with brand new sessions, after final grades have been submitted:

  • DC Connect: Quiz Tool
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Video Assignments in DC Connect
  • DC Connect: Annotations Tool
  • MS Teams: Advanced Uses for Your Synchronous and Asynchronous Classes