Online Workshops

In order to help you teach online, we are offering frequent Online Workshops on a wide variety of topics through Cisco Webex. Topics include: UM Learn Content, Quizzes, Assignments, Discussions, Gradebook, Communication Tools, and Cisco Webex. Please check the schedule below, and access the workshops by self-registering in UM Learn for ‘The Centre – Webex Training Course’.

Instructions for how to self-register, and an up-to-date schedule can be found at The Centre’s Online Workshops page.

Teaching Workshops

The Centre offers three types of teaching workshops for professional development in teaching and learning: Teaching and Learning Certificate (TLC), Foundational Teaching Topics, and Speciality Teaching Topics.

These workshops are for Pre-and Tenured Faculty Members, Instructors, Sessional Instructors, Librarians, and Post-Doctoral Fellows.

Please click the links below to view details about the workshops and to register.

Teaching & Learning Certificate

Winter 2020 TLC

Foundational Teaching Topics

Winter 2020 Foundational Teaching Topics

Specialty Teaching Topics

Winter 2020 Specialty Teaching Topics

Graduate Workshops

Graduate Workshops are for current full-time or part-time Masters and PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows at the University of Manitoba.

Please click the button to view details about the workshops and to register.

Technology Support Workshops

The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning provides training opportunities for the following learning technologies:

UM Learn

UM Learn is University of Manitoba’s learning management system and is used for the deliver of face-to-face, online and blended courses. UM Learn is a solution used to distribute course materials, collect assignments, deliver quizzes/surveys, and has advanced grading capabilities including rubrics and a gradebook.

iClicker Cloud

iClicker Cloud is University of Manitoba’s supported classroom polling solution. Instructors can use iClicker Cloud to poll students and receive immediate feedback to a variety of question types including multiple-choice, short answer, numeric, and target questions. Students can respond to polling questions using their laptops, mobile devices, or iClicker remotes. iClicker is integrated with the UM Learn gradebook and all accounts (student and instructor) are available at no-cost!

Cisco Webex

Cisco Webex is University of Manitoba’s online classroom solution. Instructors can use this solution to deliver online/flexible lectures and use the breakout group feature for small group discussions. All Webex accounts are free and this solution is fully integrated with UM Learn.

Lunch Hour Sessions

New lunch hour teaching sessions! These workshops are held from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in Room 223 – 65 Dafoe Road. Bring your lunch and come and listen to faculty members share their new and innovative teaching strategies. Lunch hour teaching sessions are open to sessional instructors, instructors, librarians, pre-and tenured faculty members and graduate students.

Drop-in sessions. No registration required.

Lunch Hour Workshops are not eligible for credit in the GTP or TLC programs.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020Dealing with Matters Related to Academic MisconductDespite the best efforts of instructors to prevent academic misconduct, there will be students who cheat, plagiarize, and engage in other dishonest academic behaviours. In this session, we will walk academic staff and administrators through a case of academic misconduct – from preparing allegations to the disciplinary hearing.

Presenters: Brenda Stoesz and Heather Morris
Room 223 (Centre Classroom)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 2020Teaching OnlineIn this workshop we will identify and examine the diverse characteristics of online students, how they differ from face-to-face students, and how to meet the needs of this audience by providing them with a flexible learning experience. An examination of the unique challenges online instructors face will be accompanied by strategies to overcome these challenges in an effort to teach an online course that fosters a culture of significant learning through student engagement.

Presenter: Ryan Los (Research Associate), The Centre
Room 223 (Centre Classroom)
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020Identifying Challenges in Writing Across BordersIn this workshop, participants will explore how cultural diversity may influence students’ English academic writing in terms of preferences in rhetorical styles, initial tendency to use someone else’s words, and failures in constructing authorial identity. Afterwards, participants will be invited to consider and discuss strategies to support culturally diverse students’ success in academic writing.

Presenter: Yunyi Chen
Room 223 (Centre Classroom)
12:00-1:00 p.m.
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