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  • Digital Media Creator: Spark your creativity with us!

    Digital Media Creator: Spark your creativity with us!

    EdTech and TCDC are excited to announce the upcoming sessions of our Digital Media Creator (DMC) series, tailored specifically for both instructional and non-instructional staff. This enriching series of workshops is designed to immerse you in the world of digital media, helping you become proficient creators and users of engaging, multimodal content. The best part is that you don’t need to be good at art to join in; creativity is for everyone! By participating, you will not only enhance your teaching toolbox but also be in a better position to provide your students with diverse means of expression in their learning, a cornerstone of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

    What to Expect?
    The DMC series begins with the foundational workshop, Create/Engage/Share: Introduction to Digital Media Creator (Module 1), scheduled for May 3, 2024, online via Zoom. This initial module sets the stage for exploring how digital media like images, audio, and video can transform the learning experience.

    Following the introductory session, the series offers several modules, each focusing on a unique aspect of digital media creation:

    To participate in these transformative workshops, registration for the Introduction to Digital Media Creator (Module 1) is a prerequisite. This requirement ensures that all participants have a solid foundation from which to explore more advanced topics. You can take as many or as few of the modules as you want after taking Module 1.

    Earn a Digital Badge!
    Completing at least four of the six modules earns you the DMC Digital Badge, evidence of your commitment and skill in digital media creation.

    We invite all Langara instructors and staff to join these workshops. Let’s harness the power of digital media to create more engaging and inclusive educational experiences. Register today and spark your creativity with us!

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  • Build Brightspace Better

    Build Brightspace Better

    The Build Brightspace Better workshop series is designed to empower instructors with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance the student experience in Brightspace. This series comprises three engaging workshops. Each workshop is centered on a different aspect of Brightspace and the tools and features available to create a more enriching and accessible learning environment for students.

    Session 1 May 6

    Optimizing Course Readings

    This hands-on workshop explores the Brightspace Reading Lists tool. Leverage library support and technology to seamlessly integrate diverse educational resources, from scholarly books to essential websites, into a singular, user-friendly digital Reading List format. Gain practical experience by curating a Reading List that exemplifies clarity, accessibility, and engagement for your students.

    Session 1 registration.

    Session 2 May 8

    Enhancing Course Design with HTML Templates

    In the second workshop learn how to revamp the appearance and structure of your course content. Make content pages that adhere to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessibility standards (WCAG). No coding required!

    This session will explore:

    • The benefits of using templates
    • Using the Brightspace HTML editor
    • How to apply templates to new and existing Brightspace content
    • Incorporating different template elements to create engaging pages

    Bring your content and a laptop to create or update Brightspace content live with expert support.

    Session 2 registration.

    Session 3 May 13

    Streamlining Course Navigation for Student Success

    The final workshop in our series focuses on ensuring that your students can dedicate more time to learning rather than navigating. This interactive session will empower you to seamlessly integrate strategies that reduce excessive scrolling, clicking, and searching for your students. Together, we’ll work to highlight essential course elements, making content, assignment requirements, and due dates prominent and accessible.

    Session 3 registration.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your online course material into dynamic and engaging learning environments that prioritize student success.

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  • Improve Digital Accessibility: May Accessibility Workshops

    Improve Digital Accessibility: May Accessibility Workshops

    EdTech is excited to announce a series of upcoming workshops dedicated to improving the accessibility of Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.

    Why Accessibility Matters

    In today’s digital age, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can access and understand information is crucial. This is where accessibility comes in. It’s about making sure that everyone has equal access to information and functionality.

    What Our Workshops Offer

    Our workshops are designed to provide you with the tools and knowledge to create accessible Word documents and PowerPoint presentations. We believe that with a little effort and the right guidance, we can make a significant difference in making information more accessible to all.

    Who Should Attend

    These workshops are for everyone! Whether you’re a content creator, an educator, or just someone looking to learn, these workshops are for you. No prior experience is required.

    Let’s Make a Difference Together

    By participating in these workshops, not only will you enhance your skills, but you’ll also contribute to a more inclusive and accessible digital world. So why wait? Join us to learn how to make information accessible to all.

    Learning Lab: Enhance Accessibility with AI

    Date: May 15

    Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Hybrid (C202 or Zoom)

    How to Create Accessible PowerPoint Slide Presentations

    Date: May 22

    Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Hybrid (C202 or Zoom)

    Learning Lab: Improve the Accessibility of Existing PowerPoint Slides

    Date: May 27

    Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: C202

    Learning Lab: Improve the Accessibility of Existing PowerPoint Slides Drop-In

    Date: May 29

    Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: C202

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