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The UnMarking Studio: Balancing Student Needs with Faculty Realities November 14, 2018 - 11:08am

How much marking is optimal? How many assignments are best for student learning? Could we mark and grade less yet still be respectable? Or more surprising yet: Could less marking and fewer grades be causally related to more student learning? These are just a few of the inquiries you are invited to explore with your VIU colleagues in a “studio” format.

The UnMarking Studio: Balancing Student Needs with Faculty Realities November 14, 2018 - 11:06am

How much marking is optimal? How many assignments are best for student learning? Could we mark and grade less yet still be respectable? Or more surprising yet: Could less marking and fewer grades be causally related to more student learning? These are just a few of the inquiries you are invited to explore with your VIU colleagues in a “studio” format.

You’ve Got This! Discovering the Graduate Attributes You’re Already Teaching November 14, 2018 - 11:04am

 

A brief introduction to the Graduate Attributes along with a guided session of discovering the Graduate Attributes already imbedded in your courses and a reflection on how to fill in any gaps. Participants may find it helpful to come with a course outline or syllabus for the course they wish to examine.

This will be an intensive, interactive opportunity to examine the Graduate Attributes as they specifically relate to you and the courses you teach.

You’ve Got This! Discovering the Graduate Attributes You’re Already Teaching November 14, 2018 - 11:01am

 

A brief introduction to the Graduate Attributes along with a guided session of discovering the Graduate Attributes already imbedded in your courses and a reflection on how to fill in any gaps. Participants may find it helpful to come with a course outline or syllabus for the course they wish to examine.

This will be an intensive, interactive opportunity to examine the Graduate Attributes as they specifically relate to you and the courses you teach.

VIU Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & Community of Practice Meet up October 31, 2018 - 1:55pm

Join us on Thursday November 15th in the Royal Arbutus Room for the second VIU Wikipedia edit-a-thon! You are welcome to attend all or part of the event.

An edit-a-thon is an event where both new and experienced editors of Wikipedia gather to edit and improve a specific topic or type of content. For this event, we will continue our work from the last session editing and improving Wikipedia content focused on notable women and tackle improving articles based on local places, people, and events in Nanaimo. 

Getting Started with VIUOnline Rooms (Zoom) December 6, 2018 - 12:51pm
FULL: Breaking Ground:Connecting Learning Experiences from K-12 to Post-Secondary October 13, 2018 - 3:04pm

FULL: COME JOIN US BREAK NEW GROUND!

Vancouver Island University in collaboration with local school districts on the island and in Powell River are excited to offer a professional development day option for K-12 educators and for educators from Vancouver Island University and North Island College.

VIU's Recognition of Achievements Celebration October 24, 2018 - 8:42am

The Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning is pleased to invite the University Community to help us celebrate the inaugural recipients of VIU’s Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning. These faculty members are being recognized for their work to advance VIU”s mission and enhance the institution’s impact. They have done so by actively developing new strategies to engage students and foster deeper learning, and by extending their teaching and learning work beyond their own classroom.

Recording Classes and Meetings in VIUOnline Rooms September 18, 2018 - 1:37pm

Tips for Planning and Facilitating Classes and Meetings in VIUOnline Rooms September 18, 2018 - 1:37pm

Request and Claim a VIU Online Rooms Account September 25, 2018 - 10:46am

Request a VIUOnline Rooms Account 

All faculty and staff at VIU can request an account with VIUOnline Rooms (powered by Zoom). In order to request an account, please send an email to learnsupport@viu.ca. To ensure we set you up with the best account type for your needs and to help us support your usage, please include a brief description of what you anticipate you will be doing with VIUOnline Rooms. For example, you may be planning virtual office hours, running department meetings, or teaching an entire course through web conferencing. 

The UnMarking Studio: Balancing Student Needs with Faculty Realities September 13, 2018 - 4:12pm

How much marking is optimal? How many assignments are best for student learning? Could we mark and grade less yet still be respectable? Or more surprising yet: Could less marking and fewer grades be causally related to more student learning? These are just a few of the inquiries you are invited to explore with your VIU colleagues in a “studio” format.

Leading Virtual Classes: Enhanced Use of VIU’s Web Conferencing Platform (Zoom) September 13, 2018 - 4:05pm

This is the second of two sessions about using VIUOnline Rooms and assumes that you have some experience using the platform to engage your students.

This session focuses on supporting your learners using VIUOnline Rooms. We will review, share, and discuss the various ways which you are using the tool and explore best practices for supporting and engaging students in the VIUOnline Rooms environment.

Questions are encouraged!

Audience | VIU Campus Community

The UnMarking Studio: Balancing Student Needs with Faculty Realities September 13, 2018 - 4:03pm

How much marking is optimal? How many assignments are best for student learning? Could we mark and grade less yet still be respectable? Or more surprising yet: Could less marking and fewer grades be causally related to more student learning? These are just a few of the inquiries you are invited to explore with your VIU colleagues in a “studio” format.

The UnMarking Studio: Balancing Student Needs with Faculty Realities September 19, 2018 - 2:27pm

How much marking is optimal? How many assignments are best for student learning? Could we mark and grade less yet still be respectable? Or more surprising yet: Could less marking and fewer grades be causally related to more student learning? These are just a few of the inquiries you are invited to explore with your VIU colleagues in a “studio” format.

The Tao of Marking: Finding Joy by “De-Complicating” Grades and Feedback September 13, 2018 - 3:47pm

We care deeply about our students—that’s why we teach. But caring for our students can also lead us to adopt practices that are non-sustainable and maybe even joyless, such as long weekends bent over papers, grading sessions that extend into the holidays, or hours crunching numbers to produce final course marks. If these behaviours are the result of our caring, we have to begin questioning “why?” Why has it been possible for our caring to displace our pleasure and satisfaction as educators. Where did the fun go, and what can we do to get it back?

Leading Virtual Classes: Enhanced Use of VIU’s Web Conferencing Platform (Zoom) September 13, 2018 - 3:33pm

This is the second of two sessions about using VIUOnline Rooms and assumes that you have some experience using the platform to engage your students.

This session focuses on supporting your learners using VIUOnline Rooms. We will review, share, and discuss the various ways which you are using the tool and explore best practices for supporting and engaging students in the VIUOnline Rooms environment.

Questions are encouraged!

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Leading Virtual Classes: Enhanced Use of VIU’s Web Conferencing Platform (Zoom) September 13, 2018 - 3:30pm

This is the second of two sessions about using VIUOnline Rooms and assumes that you have some experience using the platform to engage your students.

This session focuses on supporting your learners using VIUOnline Rooms. We will review, share, and discuss the various ways which you are using the tool and explore best practices for supporting and engaging students in the VIUOnline Rooms environment.

Questions are encouraged!

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Dates | Monday, October 1, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

COWICHAN: The Tao of Marking: Finding Joy by “De-Complicating” Grades and Feedback September 13, 2018 - 3:09pm

We care deeply about our students—that’s why we teach. But caring for our students can also lead us to adopt practices that are non-sustainable and maybe even joyless, such as long weekends bent over papers, grading sessions that extend into the holidays, or hours crunching numbers to produce final course marks. If these behaviours are the result of our caring, we have to begin questioning “why?” Why has it been possible for our caring to displace our pleasure and satisfaction as educators. Where did the fun go, and what can we do to get it back?

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