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    May 2024

  • DC Connect: Grades
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This introductory-level session will introduce the Grades tool in DC Connect and is strongly recommended based on Durham College's Learning Management System Use policy. The Grades tool is a powerful mechanism for record student performance. Faculty can set up a gradebook that reflects their approach to evaluation. They can control the grading formula used to calculate grades; how projects, assignments, tests, etc., are graded; and when grades are released to students and what information they see. This session will cover how…

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  • Video Basics: Create a video with tools you’re already using
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This introductory session will look at how some of the tools you’re already using can be utilized for basic video capture, editing and sharing. This session will include: A brief discuss on how Teams, Zoom or a mobile device can be used to capture video How PowerPoint can be used for basic video editing such as trimming, transitions, combining clips and adding titles How to share a video using OneDrive DC Connect’s Video Note tool Register Now!

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  • Interactive Teaching with Mentimeter
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    In this session we will review how to use the interactive platform Mentimeter. We will explore some common features such as multi-select answers, polling, open-ended questions, and word clouds. If you are interested in learning more about Menti or if you have experience with Menti in your class and would like to share your expertise, please join us for a fun and engaging session. Register Now!

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  • June 2024

  • All things WebCOT
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This is an open session where participants can ask questions they may have regarding the creation of course outlines, or regarding webCOT in general. Register Now!

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  • All things WebCOT
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    This is an open session where participants can ask questions they may have regarding the creation of course outlines, or regarding webCOT in general. Register Now!

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  • Embracing AI in Assessments: Strategies for College Faculty
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Join us for an engaging 1-hour workshop where you'll discover how to harness the power of generative AI in designing innovative and effective assessments. Learn key considerations for adapting to AI's impact on education, explore practical tools for creating dynamic quizzes and personalized feedback, and gain hands-on experience with prompt engineering. This session will empower you to enhance critical thinking and creativity in your students while fostering academic integrity. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your teaching methods and stay…

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  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Unlock the potential of open education with our "Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)" workshop. In this session, participants will embark on a journey into the dynamic world of OER, exploring key concepts, tools, and the wealth of resources available to educators and learners. Agenda: 1. Understanding OER: Delve into the fundamental concepts of Open Educational Resources, discovering how they empower educators to share, adapt, and customize learning materials. 2. Open Licensing: Gain insights into open licensing models, such as…

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  • All things WebCOT
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    This is an open session where participants can ask questions they may have regarding the creation of course outlines, or regarding webCOT in general. Register Now!

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  • GenAI Workflow for the College Educator
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    This workshop will teach you how to use AI to create engaging and effective course materials. You will build on the 'AI-Driven Teaching: Revolutionize Your Classroom with Bing and ChatGPT' workshop and use AI with Microsoft’s native Word and PowerPoint capabilities to develop DC Connect content and PowerPoints. You will discover how AI can help you save time, enhance creativity, and improve learning outcomes. Register Now!

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  • DC Connect: Using our Advanced Interactive Elements
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    (NOTE: The content explored in this session extends naturally from Using DC Connect Templates and Using DC Connect Templates Drop-In sessions. It is strongly recommended that learners attend either of those sessions prior to registering for this session!) Have you used our DC Connect template but never explored using the existing interactive elements to better organize your content? When using the interactive elements, have you wished there was a way to customize them without knowing html code? Then please join…

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  • All things WebCOT
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This is an open session where participants can ask questions they may have regarding the creation of course outlines, or regarding webCOT in general. Register Now!

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  • Avoiding Death by PowerPoint
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Have you ever sat through a class or meeting with a presenter who reads their entire presentation off of text-heavy slides? Or, tried to visually wade through icons, images and animations to find the relevant information? If so, you’ve likely experienced “Death by PowerPoint”. Join this session to explore the causes of this and learn strategies to develop presentations that will engage your students and support their learning. Register Now!

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  • All things WebCOT
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This is an open session where participants can ask questions they may have regarding the creation of course outlines, or regarding webCOT in general. Register Now!

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  • GenAI Workflow for the College Educator
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    This workshop will teach you how to use AI to create engaging and effective course materials. You will build on the 'AI-Driven Teaching: Revolutionize Your Classroom with Bing and ChatGPT' workshop and use AI with Microsoft’s native Word and PowerPoint capabilities to develop DC Connect content and PowerPoints. You will discover how AI can help you save time, enhance creativity, and improve learning outcomes. Register Now!

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  • Video Basics: Make a video with tools you’re already using
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This introductory session will look at how some of the tools you’re already using can be utilized for basic video capture, editing and sharing. This session will include: A brief discuss on how Teams, Zoom or a mobile device can be used to capture video How PowerPoint can be used for basic video editing such as trimming, transitions, combining clips and adding titles How to share a video using OneDrive DC Connect’s Video Note tool Register Now!

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  • DC Connect: Quizzes – An Introduction
    • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

    This intermediate-level session will introduce the Quizzes tool in DC Connect. Participants are expected to have a basic familiarity with DC Connect prior to attending this session. The Quizzes tool is used to create and manage quizzes. Various types of quiz questions may be utilized and many can be graded automatically. Quizzes may be used for assessment or for review. Quizzes can be shared between courses or faculty via the Import/Export/Copy Components feature of DC Connect. This session will cover the basic…

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  • Embracing AI in Assessments: Strategies for College Faculty
    • 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

    Join us for an engaging 1-hour workshop where you'll discover how to harness the power of generative AI in designing innovative and effective assessments. Learn key considerations for adapting to AI's impact on education, explore practical tools for creating dynamic quizzes and personalized feedback, and gain hands-on experience with prompt engineering. This session will empower you to enhance critical thinking and creativity in your students while fostering academic integrity. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your teaching methods and stay…

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  • Managing Cognitive Load
    • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Do your students seem overwhelmed during class? Do they forget information you just taught? Your students might be experiencing cognitive overload. In this session, you’ll learn how working memory limits learning, how cognitive overload occurs, and strategies to optimize cognitive load to promote student learning in your courses. Register Now!

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  •   DC Connect: Assignments
    • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

    This introductory-level session will introduce the Assignments tool in DC Connect. The Assignments tool enables faculty to create folders where students can submit their assignments electronically. Faculty can also view and download student submissions and return them with grades and feedback. This session will cover how to configure Assignment Submission Folders and discuss best practices for their use. Register Now!

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  • How to Use Microsoft Teams: The Basics
    • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

    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. Register Now!

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  • DC Connect: Discussions & Groups
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This intermediate-level session will introduce the Discussions tool and the Groups tool in DC Connect. Participants are expected to have a basic familiarity with DC Connect prior to attending this session. This session will take a closer look at how instructors can use the Discussions tool in DC Connect to interact with students and promote collaboration. In addition to settings for discussion on DC Connect, usage ideas and facilitation methods will be discussed. This session will also explore how to…

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  • Supporting Positive Collaborative Learning Experiences
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    Engaging students in collaborative learning can lead to deeper learning, but it can also feel unpleasant for both instructor and students. In this session, you will explore how to design group tasks that promote true collaboration among students and how to address the common challenges that arise when students work (or don’t work) together. Register Now!

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  • Microsoft Teams: Level-up and Q&A
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This collaborative session will provide faculty the opportunity to see advanced features inside of Microsoft Teams (such as breakout rooms), learn about new features coming to the platform, and participate in a question-and-answer period. Register Now!

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  • DC Connect: Introduction and Content
    • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

    This introductory-level session will provide an overview of DC Connect and some of its most essential features and is strongly recommended based on Durham College's Learning Management System Use policy. This session will provide hands-on training on the DC Connect user interface as well as how to add and manage content within your course. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with the Announcements tool, with the Content tool, and with copying components from one course to another. Register…

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  • May 2025

  • DC Connect: Introduction and Content
    • 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

    This introductory-level session will provide an overview of DC Connect and some of its most essential features and is strongly recommended based on Durham College's Learning Management System Use policy. This session will provide hands-on training on the DC Connect user interface as well as how to add and manage content within your course. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with the Announcements tool, with the Content tool, and with copying components from one course to another. Register…

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