Winter 2022 Workshops

TRU’s Learning Technology & Innovation team doesn’t think of online media for teaching as a series of buttons to push, or tools to use. In addition to the tech, we are always pushing ourselves to learn new ways to use the tools creatively and in ways that align with our teaching and learning needs. We invite you to explore the offerings below and hope at least some of what we are doing aligns with your interests and your needs.

Looking at our Winter 2022 workshops we hope this holistic approach to learning technology will be clear. As usual, some of these offerings will be new to us as well, and we look forward to learning alongside you. For each workshop, we strive to create persistent resources that can be accessed anywhere, anytime. So if you cannot attend at the scheduled time, you may well learn a lot from the accompanying materials we create, as well as our video archives. Resources from previous semesters can be found at https://teaching.trubox.ca

Upcoming Workshops

A calendar view of upcoming sessions and brief descriptions of what we offer are provided below. In addition to our hosted sessions, we are always happy to set-up targeted workshops and training for you and your colleagues wherever is best. And if you have a learning technology interest or need that is not addressed here, please drop us a line and let’s start a conversation.

Workshop Descriptions

Visualize This! – The Lightboard
Fall 2021 Workshops

Visualize This! – The Lightboard

In the Lightboard studio this week! The Lightboard is a unique service for recording lectures and presentations. Combining the benefits of a live lecture, with the annotations you may make on a whiteboard into a single media asset. Maintain student engagement in your videos by drawing, diagramming or doodling your lessons, while simultaneously maintaining eye contact, and speaking directly to your audience.

WordPress Team, Assemble!
Fall 2021 Workshops

WordPress Team, Assemble!

Did you begin a WordPress project this summer and want to keep it going? Do you need to build a website for your research project but don’t know where to start? Are you eager to take your classes outside of Moodle but don’t want to go it alone? Our WordPress Team will meet monthly to…

Podcasting Masterclass
Fall 2021 Workshops

Podcasting Masterclass

Delivered as an asynchronous self-directed course with two live check-ins, the podcasting masterclass takes you from the concept stage to being prepared to undertake your own podcast project. We’ll learn about recording, editing, and sharing your work; we’ll talk about when a podcast is a good idea and when to run the other way; and…

Build Back Better
Fall 2021 Workshops

Build Back Better

This term, join Brenna from LT&I to talk about how we rebuild the university to be a better, more equitable, and more engaging place for ourselves and our students. In this newest version of our popular lunchtime discussion series, we’ll talk through the process of returning to face-to-face teaching, offering support and concrete strategies for…

Let’s Play V – Comics!
Fall 2021 Workshops | Let’s Play

Let’s Play V – Comics!

Comics marry art and language in a way unique to the medium. Whether you’re a fan or not, have you considered using comics in your teaching, in communicating your research, or in engaging with your community? We’ll talk about the practical application of comics, how they “work,” and why you might want to give them…

Let’s Play III – “Talking Back”
Fall 2021 Workshops | Let’s Play

Let’s Play III – “Talking Back”

Slido. Mattermost. Making discussion forums sing. Getting students to watch the whole lecture. In this session, we’ll dig deeply into the idea of engagement and talk about what works, what doesn’t, and how to manage workload (for you and for students) alongside engagement strategies. Facilitated By Brenna Clarke Gray Coordinator, Educational Technologies Brenna’s research interests…

Let’s Play II – H5P
Fall 2021 Workshops | Let’s Play

Let’s Play II – H5P

Have you been hearing the buzz about H5P? These lightweight, easy-to-build interactive tools are designed for formative learning, giving students a chance to practice critical skills before assessments — and the feedback is built right in! They’re fun, engaging, and they work in Moodle, WordPress, and Pressbooks. Join us for some straightforward instructions and then…

Managing Your Marking Load
Fall 2021 Workshops

Managing Your Marking Load

It’s never easy to balance the needs of students, your desire to provide lots of feedback, and your own workload. Join the LT&I team to talk about how to streamline your grading process using the tools in Moodle and some handy pedagogical strategies for rethinking how you think about feedback (and when it’s most useful…

Pandemic Teaching Strategies
Fall 2021 Workshops

Pandemic Teaching Strategies

It’s never easy to balance the needs of students, your desire to provide lots of feedback, and your own workload. Join the LT&I team to talk about how to streamline your grading process using the tools in Moodle and some handy pedagogical strategies for rethinking how you think about feedback (and when it’s most useful…

New to Moodle Drop Ins
Fall 2021 Workshops

New to Moodle Drop Ins

Will you be using Moodle for the first time? If yes, we have resources to help you get familiar with Moodle to set up your course(s). In Moodle, a teacher has responsibility for the materials in their own course(s). Our Moodle Orientation website covers how to edit your courses, how to add assignments and quizzes…

Hybrid Learning Community of Practice
Fall 2021 Workshops

Hybrid Learning Community of Practice

This fall semester is going to present new opportunities and challenges for all of us as we move back into the classroom! Join colleagues from TRU and across BC– through the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG)– and beyond— to compare notes, share experiences and resources, and support each other through thoughtful dialogue and exciting presentations…

LT&I Book Club
Fall 2021 Workshops

LT&I Book Club

Join the LT&I team and guests to discuss chapters from Hybrid Teaching: Pedagogy, People, Politics (2021). From the publisher’s website: “Teaching is an act of radical care. Our teaching influences the students we work with, the institutions we work within, and the communities we live in. It reflects on the past and considers the present…

TRU Extend!
Fall 2021 Workshops

TRU Extend!

TRU Extend is a new asynchronous professional learning opportunity to help you enhance your digital teaching skills at your own pace! Adapted from the Ontario Extend modules, and remixed to suit TRU’s unique context, you will have the chance to earn badges for completing 6 different modules, as well as a capstone module. An LT&I…