eLearning Workshops

iClicker Workshop

Did you know that York University is now supporting an iClicker tool that you can use for free in your class (face-to-face and online)? The iClicker tool, iClicker Cloud, is a mobile teaching platform to engage your students in real time to provide instant feedback and promote active learning.  Students can participate using their smart phones, tablets, or laptops.

This 90-minute hands-on workshop is a technical and pedagogical quickstart guide on using Reef in teaching.  During the workshop, you will experience the iClicker from both instructor’s and student’s perspective. You will set up your iClicker account and practice adding various activities using Reef. To take full advantage of the interactive activities in the session, please bring your laptop to this workshop

This workshop will be co-facilitated by Teaching Commons and Learning Technology Services. To enroll, please fill out form below:

September iClicker Workshop: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Registration: http://teachingcommonsforms.apps01.yorku.ca/forms/view.php?id=469139

Please note that we have limited seats available. Please email ysu@yorku.ca to get on the waiting list if the registration link is disabled.

November iClicker Workshop: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Registration: http://teachingcommonsforms.apps01.yorku.ca/forms/view.php?id=469682


eLearning Boot Camp

This one day intensive workshop is designed to provide you with ‘basic training’ for getting started with eLearning. The focus will be on helping colleagues who are interested in eLearning but have limited experience to start integrating technologies in teaching. This workshop introduces and demonstrates how faculty members can take advantage of technological tools in various ways to promote learning using various modes of eLearning delivery. You will have opportunities for hands-on work and to try out various eLearning tools, including some clever ones in Moodle you may not know exist! Contributions from the Learning Technology Service will be included. Faculty or staff who need to plan or build elearning elements or courses will find this useful. No prior experience required! Please kindly note that  lunch is NOT provided for this workshop.

All boot camps are from 10AM – 3PM.

2017-2018 academic year eLearning Bootcamp schedule (coming soon)

Teaching with Podcasting

Professor Stephanie Bell, Assistant Professor in the Writing Department, has been teaching with podcasting for the past four years. In this workshop, she provides an overview of her podcasting project and facilitates a Q&A session to help you design or refine your own podcasting assignments.

Facilitator: Professor Stephanie Bell
Time:  1-2 pm Monday, March 21, 2016
Venue: TEL 1014

Registration: http://teachingcommonsforms.apps01.yorku.ca/forms/view.php?id=329127

If you’re interested in assigning a podcasting project, you might also be interested in attending Stephanie’s hands-on tutorial for editing audio with Audacity, a free audio recording and editing software. Her How to Audacity workshop hosted by the Learning Commons will help you determine how much you can expect of student-made DIY podcasts and what advice they need for producing podcasts you’ll enjoy listening to.

March 14th from 12:30-1:30 in Scott Library Rm. 531 (computer lab)