Information Box Group
Training and development events offered through the MacPherson Institute and campus partners. Please find all of our events on our events page.
OER Showcase: Finding, Using and Creating Open Educational Resources for your Teaching and Learning
11:30AM to 12:30PM
Participants will be introduced to a variety of sources and collections that exist for OER, including McMaster’s own OER By Discipline Guide.
OER Lightning Round: Teaching in the Open at McMaster
1:30PM to 2:30PM
Interested in how your colleagues are planning to incorporate open education into their teaching? Hear from the 2021-2022 OER Grantees as they share short presentations on their awarded projects.
Play Bingo! Learn about OER! Win prizes!
10:30AM to 11:15AM
This is a fast and fun activity where you can play Bingo and learn some facts about OER. Three prizes to be won!
Improving the Usability of your Avenue Course
2:30PM to 4:00PM
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn and apply techniques to improve the usability of your Avenue course.
FHS Inclusive Teaching Community of Practice: Inclusive Case-Based Learning
9:30AM to 11:00AM
The CoP also aims to create a series of recommended, actionable items to share with the Faculty of Health Sciences to improve policies and increase supports for inclusive teaching within the Faculty.
Creating Accessible Web 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.
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.