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Training and development events offered through the MacPherson Institute and campus partners. Please find all of our events on our events page.
Course (re)Design Workshop
10:00AM to 3:30PM
Back by popular demand, this workshop aims to engage and support faculty and instructional staff in the new design or redesign a course. The 3-day workshop includes facilitated sessions on course design topics, including constructive alignment, learning outcomes, and assessment.
Partners in Learning: How the Student Success Centre Can Help Instructors
9:30AM to 10:30AM
You will learn how the Student Success Centre (SSC) can partner with you to support student learning inside and outside the classroom. This session will provide an overview of the SSC and highlight specific services and resources you can integrate or use to complement your teaching and curriculum development.
7 Core Skills of Accessibility
1:00PM to 2:30PM
Attendees will learn how to apply the 7 Core Skills of Digital Accessibility to the McMaster ecosystem, including Microsoft Office 365 products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). Time will be allocated for Question and Answer discussions and facilitate how to build an inclusive online community.
Creating Accessible Content in Avenue
10:00AM to 11:30AM
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) are the ISO-recognized criteria for creating accessible web content referenced in the AODA information and communications standard. In this workshop, we will review the guidelines relevant to the materials you teach with and discuss how to apply them to create more accessible course content.
TA Drop-In Session with an Educational Developer
10:00AM to 11:00AM
These sessions will be an opportunity for McMaster University Teaching Assistants to connect with Educational Development Fellows, and experienced peer Teaching Assistants, to ask any teaching- and learning-related questions they may have as they start their Winter term TA positions.
Building Empathy and Support for Greater Inclusion in Online Courses
1:00PM to 2:30PM
This webinar uses collaborative tasks to explore the values and motivations associated with inclusion and exclusion. It also asks participants to consider ways in which they might support people who want to be included in various situations.
Other training opportunities to consider:
- UTS offers a variety of ongoing training sessions on Microsoft O365 applications (including Microsoft Teams). Check out the current schedule here.
Zoom Training – Tuesdays https://uts.mcmaster.ca/events/zoom-training-tuesday/Advanced Zoom Training – Thursdays https://uts.mcmaster.ca/events/advanced-zoom-training-thursdays/
- Learning to Teach Online Avenue Course: There are many things you should consider when teaching in an online context for the first time. Much of this is included in our “Learning to Teach Online” course – a self-paced course where you’ll find the foundational building blocks in creating an engaging online learning experience. The course is available for self-enrolment via the Discover tab in Avenue to Learn. As you move through these pieces, you will be able to build a plan for an online course, including weekly content and activity development worksheets. Our goal for this course is to offer guidance on the essentials required for a quality online learning experience and to have you come out at the end with an actionable and realistic plan for development. By the end of this course, you will be able to build an engaging, inclusive, high quality online course through careful planning and constructive alignment.