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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Teaching Online

The Teaching and Learning Centre is here to support your work in the online or blended learning environment. When you teach online, you’ll have many important decisions to make that may be different from teaching for a face-to-face environment. Here, you’ll find a variety of resources and tools to help you make informed decisions about your course that will meet both your needs and the needs of your students. 

Online teaching can take various forms, whether it is synchronous (live) or asynchronous (self-paced). Ontario Tech has a variety of technology tools to make teaching and learning online engaging and meaningful.

Icon of a wrench - indicating "help and support"For technical issues relating to Canvas, Kaltura, or Google Meet, including password assistance, please contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@dc-uoit.ca

 


 

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Approaches

In an online or blended learning environment, instructors should consider if course components will require live participation in course content (synchronous learning) or will make components available as a self-paced (asynchronous) option. There are a number of considerations to make when determining what format you will make your course, and not all components need be the same. Some things to consider are:

  • If students are in different time zones - synchronous sessions may be very early or very late for some students
  • If students have reliable device and Internet access - it may be challenging to get online for specific times
  • If content is suitable for self-paced learning

Considering Immediacy vs Bandwidth  Facilitating Synchronous Sessions  Asynchronous and Synchronous e-Learning


 

Recording for Online Classes

Recording lectures, whether you pre-record them for a flipped classroom approach, or record synchronous sessions to make available for students afterwards, is an important skill in your teaching toolbox. Kaltura provides powerful video capture and editing tools you can use. For additional details and information, also visit the Kaltura main resource page.

Pre-recording with CaptureSpace  Uploading Videos to Kaltura  Uploading Videos to your Course  Recording in Kaltura Virtual Classroom


 

Kaltura Virtual Classroom

Kaltura Virtual Classroom is video conferencing software embedded in Canvas, which can be used for synchronous (live) online lectures. This tool is designed to engage your learners with tools such as breakout rooms, quizzes, video/audio capability and more.

Video Overview Exploring Kaltura Virtual Classroom  Using Breakout Rooms  Sharing Files  Sharing Videos  Recording Your Class  Working with the Playlist  Sharing Your Screen  Securing the Classroom  Using Chat


 

Netiquette

Netiquette is a code for decent online behaviour, that is grounded in common sense. Netiquette provides guidelines for encouraging positive online behaviour while discouraging negative behaviours that can impact the online classroom.

Video: Cultural Competency  Video: Netiquette  Video: Professional Communication  Quick Guide: Netiquette and Professional Communication


 

Google Meet

Google Meet is an online video conferencing tool included in G Suite. Google Meet takes the headaches out of joining a video call in a classroom or workplace setting. 

Features include:

  • 250 Participants per Google Meet 
  • Live stream up to 100,000 users
  • Record Meet sessions to Google Drive
  • Support on the Web, iOS and Android

Google Meet Instructor Slides Google Meet Help Center Record a Meet Start a Live Stream Meet Cheat SheetChange Camera or Video Quality in Google Meet Blur Your Background in Google Meet How to View People in Google MeetUse a whiteboard in Google Meet