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.
Please note: If you sign up for a session that was intended for a specific Faculty that isn't yours, we will contact you to see about rescheduling in other relevant workshops. Please visit our open workshops to find one just for you!
Online Self-Paced Courses, or Open F-2-F Workshops also Available!Online Blackboard Training Courses Registration page
Open Face-to-face Blackboard Workshops Registration page
Blackboard Support is now virtual!Given the current situation with dealing with the COVID-19 Coronavirus, CTL's LMS Team members are available with virtual help only, in the BB Cafe Organization site Virtual Classroom (link works only when logged in) or if that link doesn't work, use the guest link with the following schedule:
- Wednesday, March 18, 9:00am-9:00pm
- Thursday, March 19, 9:00am-9:00pm
- Friday, March 20, 9:00am-9:00pm
- Saturday, March 21, 12:00pm-5:00pm
- Sunday, March 22, 12:00pm-5:00pm
- Monday, March 23, and onward 9:00-4:30pm (Monday-Friday)
Online Self-Paced Courses
Office of Open Learning
Blackboard Learn is the Learning Management System (LMS) that the University of Windsor supports. 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. Please note, these courses are NOT facilitated, and there won't be any instructor interaction. If you would like face-to-face support we would be happy to help, so check out the Name Your Topic! offerings at http://www.uwindsor.ca/bbworkshops
- 1.0 Introduction to Blackboard IB-O-W19-01
- 1a. Getting Started with Blackboard (Pre-requisite) – GS-O-W19-01
- 1b. Teaching in a Blackboard Learning Environment TBLEUTC-O-S19-01
- 2. Building Courses (Basics) – BC-O-W19-01
- 3. Assessing Learners (Basics) – ASL-O-W19-01
- 4. Enhancing Communication (Basics) – EC-O-W19-01
- 5. Monitoring Student Performance - Course Outline – (Advanced) – MSP-O-W19-01
- 6. Building Online Communities (Advanced) – BOC-O-W19-01
- … and more!
- Apr 15 – Engaging with Indigenous communities
- May 15 – Incorporating Diverse Sources of Indigenous Knowledge
- May 29 – Developing Awareness of One’s Own Role in Indigenization and Reconciliation
- Jun 24 – Promoting Systemic Change
- POSTPONED - Meaningful Integration of Indigenous Epistemologies and Pedagogies
By successfully completing this course, participants will have made progress toward completion of the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program.
If you are interested in the full program, or would like more information, visit: http://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/463/university-teaching-certificate. Note: Students interested in participating in the UTC, must apply to the Program and receive a formal acceptance.
The University of Windsor is pleased to invite college and university professors of all ranks and years of experience to its Teaching Dossier Academy. The Academy is designed to provide background information, workshops, peer consultation, and extensive expert individual consultation to support the development of participants’ professional teaching portfolios over a period of five days.