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Given the changes in educational technologies, EdTech is committed to supporting Langara’s faculty and instructional staff with their ongoing professional learning. If you would like to subscribe to information about workshop offerings, or if you have an idea for a workshop you would like us to offer, please send us an email at edtech@langara.ca.

When requesting a workshop, please provide workshop information, your full name, department, email, phone number, and your availability.

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EdTech Professional Learning Workshops & Topics

The events below are those offered in the past 12 months (from April 1st, 2023 to April 1st, 2024).

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit our calendar.

Accessibility

See past and upcoming workshops on Accessibility.

  • How to Create Accessible PowerPoint Slide Presentations
  • Three ways to add narration to your presentation slides
  • Learning Lab – Brightspace HTML Templates
  • Learning Lab – Create an Accessible Word Document
  • Learning Lab – Improve the Accessibility of Existing PowerPoint Slides
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AI Tinker Time

See past and upcoming AI Tinker Times.

Are you interested in learning how to use AI tools but don’t know how to get started? Join our AI Tinker Time sessions to try out different AI tools and determine their value to your practice.

  • AI Tinker Time: Use AI to Generate Alternative Text
  • AI Tinker Time: Bing Chat. Using the Modes and Prompts to Get Our Desired Output
  • AI Tinker Time: Generating and Editing Audio with AI Tools
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Assignments Series

See past and upcoming workshops on Assignments.

  • Brightspace – Improve Student Satisfaction and Understanding through Audio and Video Assignment Feedback
  • Learning Lab – Save Time Marking with Rubrics
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Collaboration Series

See past and upcoming workshops on Collaboration.

  • Peer Assessment Options for Collaborative Learning
  • Brightspace – Groups: Getting Your Students Set Up to Collaborate
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Communications Series

See past and upcoming workshops on Communications.

  • Brightspace – Empower Students to Succeed through Checklists, Completion Tracking, and Work To Do
  • Brightspace – Automating your Course with Intelligent Agents in Brightspace
  • Brightspace – Engaging Your Students with Discussions
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Digital Media Series

See past and upcoming workshops on the Digital Media Series.

Langara’s Digital Media Creator programme (DMC) is designed to help faculty and staff experiment with new ways of discovering, digesting and conveying ideas using digital media. The purpose behind it is twofold:

  1. to help you become confident users and creators of engaging multimodal content (images, text, audio, video) in your teaching
  2. maximize the opportunities for your students to demonstrate multiple means of action and expression – a key principle of universal design for learning (UDL)

Modules offered in any one semester may include some or all of the following. To achieve the DMC Certificate/Digital Badge you must complete a minimum of four modules, one of which must be Module 1: Create/Share/Engage – Introduction to Digital Media Creator. Modules may be taken in any order after the completion of Module 1.

  • Digital Media Creator Module 1: Create/Share/Engage – Introduction to Digital Media Creator
  • Digital Media Creator Module 2: Visual Storytelling (Sketchnoting, Storyboarding)
  • Digital Media Creator Module 3: Effective Slide Design
  • Digital Media Creator Module 4: Incorporating Podcasting into your Teaching
  • Digital Media Creator Module 5: Screencasting for Instructors: Create engaging videos by capturing your computer screen
  • Digital Media Creator Module 6: Exploring Artificial Intelligence and Creativity (Sandbox Session)
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Learning Labs

See past and upcoming Learning Labs.

Learning Labs are participatory sessions. EdTech Advisor and Support Specialists will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice.

Participants must bring a laptop or a tablet.

  • Learning Lab – Brightspace HTML Templates
  • Learning Lab – Create an Accessible Word Document
  • Learning Lab – Improve the Accessibility of Existing PowerPoint Slides
  • Learning Lab – The Art of Prompting Generative AI
  • Learning Lab – Save Time Marking with Rubrics
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Quiz Series

See past and upcoming workshops on Quizzes

  • Brightspace – Quizzes 1: Absolute Basics
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 2: Level Up Your Game
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 3: Building a Quiz
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 4: Improving the Academic Integrity of Online Quizzes
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 5: Become a Grandmaster
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All EdTech Events (May 1st, 2023-May 1st, 2024)

  • AI Tinker Time: Bing Chat. Using the Modes and Prompts to Get Our Desired Output
  • AI Tinker Time: Generating and Editing Audio with AI Tools
  • AI Tinker Time: Use AI to Generate Alternative Text
  • Brightspace – Automating your Course with Intelligent Agents in Brightspace
  • Brightspace – Empower Students to Succeed through Checklists, Completion Tracking, and Work To Do
  • Brightspace – Engaging Your Students with Discussions
  • Brightspace – Groups: Getting Your Students Set Up to Collaborate
  • Brightspace – Improve Student Satisfaction and Understanding through Audio and Video Assignment Feedback
  • Brightspace – New to Brightspace?
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 1: Absolute Basics
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 2: Level Up Your Game
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 3: Building a Quiz
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 4: Improving the Academic Integrity of Online Quizzes
  • Brightspace – Quizzes 5: Become a Grandmaster
  • Brightspace – Setting Up Your Gradebook
  • Digital Media Creator Module 1: Create/Share/Engage – Introduction to Digital Media Creator
  • Digital Media Creator Module 2: Visual Storytelling (Sketchnoting, Storyboarding)
  • Digital Media Creator Module 3: Effective Slide Design
  • Digital Media Creator Module 4: Incorporating Podcasting into your Teaching
  • Digital Media Creator Module 5: Screencasting for Instructors: Create engaging videos by capturing your computer screen
  • Digital Media Creator Module 6: Exploring Artificial Intelligence and Creativity (Sandbox Session)
  • How to Create Accessible PowerPoint Slide Presentations
  • Instructor Gathering
  • Introduction to Turnitin: Using Turnitin to Improve Student Paraphrasing and Citation
  • Kaltura – Embed Video in Your Brightspace Courses Using Kaltura Capture and My Media (Kaltura Part 1)
  • Kaltura – Add Interactivity and Engagement to Your Videos (Kaltura Part 2)
  • Kaltura – New to Kaltura?
  • Learning Lab – Brightspace HTML Templates
  • Learning Lab – Create an Accessible Word Document
  • Learning Lab – Improve the Accessibility of Existing PowerPoint Slides
  • Learning Lab – Save Time Marking with Rubrics
  • Learning Lab – The Art of Prompting Generative AI
  • Meet the new Reading list: a new way to share resources with your students in Brightspace
  • Padlet – More than a digital whiteboard: 7 ways to enhance your teaching using Padlet
  • PebblePad – Introduction to PebblePad Platform
  • PebblePad – What’s Possible in the Learning Platform, PebblePad: An Express Tour
  • Peer Assessment Options for Collaborative Learning
  • Three ways to add narration to your presentation slides
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Interactive Resources

Workshop Hub

Supplementary materials for our online, hybrid, and in-person workshops.

Mini-Courses

Short, self-directed, asynchronous, interactive courses for training and guidance on how to use specific tools and platforms.

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