Authentic Assessment is a half course that will introduce you to the principles and practice of this approach to assessment of student learning. Authentic assessment is an approach that takes into account the contexts in which that learning will actually be used once students leave the university. It is an attempt to assess what students actually know, value, and can do in a way that is well-integrated into the entire learning environment of a course. In this course you will learn how to align assessment with intended learning outcomes, how to design meaningful assessment measures that motivate students and even design assessments that help students learn as they are being assessed.
Blackboard Faculty Specific WorkshopsBlackboard Learn is the Learning Management System (LMS) at the University of Windsor. To provide ongoing, relevant, customized faculty development for utilizing this system, the Centre for Teaching and Learning offers training and support at specific Faculty locations. Below, please sign up for the session associated with your Faculty or Department.
- Aug 28 – Blackboard Overview (Faculty of Education - Sessional Instructors only)
- Aug 28 – Blackboard (Espresso Level - Intermediate Topics for Faculty of Law)
- Aug 30 – Getting Started - Decaf Level (Nursing)
- Sep 05 – Do You Need Blackboard for What You Do? (GATAs in Faculty of Human Kinetics Only)
- Sep 17 – Help Desk, Bb Ready, Set Go
Blackboard Learn is the learning management system that the campus is adopting in 2015. These online courses featured below, are designed to provide valuable information and corresponding self-learning activities for instructors and their assistants, to help learn, use and configure Blackboard Learn.
- 1a. Getting Started with Blackboard (Pre-requisite) GS-O-W15-03-15
- 1. Survivor - SUR-O-S15-02
- 2. Building Courses (Basics) BC-O-W15-DC-02-15
- 3. Assessing Learners (Basics) AL-O-W15-DC-02-15
- 4. Enhancing Communication (Basics) EC-O-W15-DC-02-15
- 5. Monitoring Student Performance - Course Outline – (Advanced) MSP-O-W15-DC-02-15
- 6. Building Online Communities (Advanced) BOC-O-W15-DC-02-15
- 7. Designing Engaging Content (Advanced) DEC-O-W15-DC-02-15
GATAcademy 2018 is a full-day professional development event open to all current and prospective UWindsor graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs).
- Sep 04 – Registration
- Sep 04 – Connecting Best Practices for Teaching Linguistically-Diverse International Students with International Student Satisfaction
- Sep 04 – Designing Lessons and Creating Lesson Plans
- Sep 04 – Ethical Issues Encountered by GAs and TAs
- Sep 04 – Grading and Providing Effective Feedback
- Sep 04 – Learning is not a Spectator Sport: Engaging Students using Active Learning Techniques
- Sep 04 – Break
- Sep 04 – Copyright and Open Access
- … and more!
Leading Effective Discussions is a half-course that will introduce you to the basic skills involved in promoting, leading, and sustaining educationally-effective discussions. The course involves discussion-based active learning lessons and participant-led microteaching sessions. You will have an opportunity to put what you have learned into practice, and receive feedback on your teaching from the other participants.
This six-week half-course will explore and evaluate the principles and theories of learning-centred teaching in higher education. Participants will use research findings and pedagogical publications to inform their own teaching and learning practice, engaging with a wide range of empirically proven approaches to improve instruction systematically. The course provides a rich opportunity for the examination and application of these approaches in varying post-secondary learning cultures and academic settings.
Lecturing is a half course that will introduce you to basic skills and techniques of communicating successfully to students. In particular you will learn about explaining complex ideas, grabbing and holding attention, phrasing, communicating nonverbally, and generating emotional response.