Teaching Talks Webinar Series

In collaboration with the Library, and Colleges across the University of Guelph, the Office of Teaching and Learning is hosting Teaching Talks - a series of webinars, discussing the move to remote teaching.

Join panelists who will share their experiences, perspectives, and insights on a range of teaching and learning topics, and pose your questions following the presentation.


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July 30


Setting up and Grading Assessments in the Crowdmark Grading Platform

Crowdmark is an online grading platform that allows users to grade both face-to-face and remotely delivered assessments. In this webinar we will take a comprehensive tour through the Crowdmark grading platform. We will showcase each of its features and give webinar participants a feel for the process of creating and grading an assessment from start to finish. Significant time will be provided for a question and answer period to ensure that participants have a clear understanding of the workflow and utility of this exceptional grading tool.

Recorded webinar is now available

July 13th

Crowdmark: A Really Good Online Grading Tool

Dr. Matt Demers (Dept. of Mathematics + Statistics), Dr. Kim Levere (Dept. of Mathematics + Statistics), and Dr. Julie Vale (School of Engineering) provide an overview of Crowdmark and an explanation of some of its potential benefits to remote assessment.  Significant time will be reserved for questions from participants.

Recorded webinar is now available
July 8th

Supporting Students in their Online Learning

How does an exclusively online learning format affect students’ motivation for learning? Joannah O'Hatnick and Victoria Fritz (McLaughlin Library) have an informative discussion about some of the challenges students face in shifting from in-person to online courses, and what instructors can do to support students in the transition to online learning.

Recorded webinar is now available 
July 7th

Creating and Delivering Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

Athol Gow (McLaughlin Library) holds a discussion on the creation of accessible digital files with PowerPoint and the use of accessible presentation techniques

Recorded webinar is now available
June 25th 

Digital Assessments: Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling can be a compelling way to engage students in course content and help them to develop academic and professional skills. Lindsey Robinson (McLaughlin Library) and Dr. Brendan Stewart (School of Environmental Design and Rural Development) present the best applications for digital storytelling, components of a digital storytelling assignment

Recorded webinar is now available
June 23rd

Digital Assessments: Podcasting

Joanne O'Meara (Dept. Physics) and Lindsey Robinson (McLaughlin Library) discuss best applications for using podcasts in-course assessments, the components of a podcasting assignment, and student supports for podcast creation

Recorded webinar is now available
June 22nd

A Virtual Tour Library Services at Guelph

Heather Martin, Jacqueline Kreller-Vanderkooy, Wayne Johnston, and Emily Jones from the McLaughlin Library,  provide an overview of services and supports the Library offers

Recorded webinar is now available
June 18th

Strategies for Alternative Program Delivery: Insights from DVM Students and the Educational Development Literature

Drs. Joanne Hewson (OVC), Jennifer Reniers, and Dale Lackeyram (Office of Teaching and Learning) share best practice recommendations for alternative teaching methods for the DVM curriculum, based on the literature and students direct experiences

Recorded webinar is now available
June 16th

Digital Assessments: PowToon Videos

Lindsey Robinson (McLaughlin Library), and Dr. Clive Thomson (School of Languages and Literature) discuss the best applications for PowToon videos in-course assessment, components of a video assignment and student supports for video creation

Recorded webinar is now available
June 15th

Student Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

Drs. Julie Vale and Ryan Clemmer (School of Engineering), and Dr. Nagham Mohammad (Dept. Math & Stats) discuss the use of Zoom, Webex, and other technology in large classes and ways to keep students engaged in a virtual environment

Recorded webinar is now available
June 15th

Old Ways Won't Work for the 'New Normal': Using OER to Facilitate Student Access to Course Materials

Ali Versluis, and Heather Martin (McLaughlin Library), and Dr. Harjinder Gill (Dept. Psychology) discuss OER and how they can help you in primarily online teaching and learning environment 

Recorded webinar is now available
June 11th

Assessments, Student Collaboration, and Integrity.

Dr. Matt Demers (Dept. Math & Stats) and Dr. Julie Vale (Schoool of Engineering) discuss student collaboration and integrity of assessments in a remote teaching context

Recorded webinar is now available
June 10th

Who’s Afraid of Digital Assessments?

Lindsey Robinson and Carlea Blight (Digital Learning Specialists from the McLaughlin Library Media Studio), and Shehroze Saharan (Undergraduate Research Assistant with the Office of Teaching and Learning, and past Media Studio Consultant at the McLaughlin Library) present on the use of digital assessments

Recorded webinar is now available
June 9th

What is Accessible Multimedia?

Marinette Fargo, a Digital Accessibility Analyst in CCS, discussed accessibility and the use of digital content for teaching and learning

Recorded webinar is now available
May 25th

Academic Integrity in Remote Delivery: Reflection on W20

Dr. Karen Gordon and Dr. Brian Husband (the Associate Deans Academic from CEPS and CBS respectively) discuss their experiences with academic integrity during the W20 semester shift to emergency remote instruction and assessment

Recorded webinar is now available
May 15th 

Moving online: What our students are saying

Dr. John Dawson, and Dr. Jason Mcalister from the College of Biological Science Office of Educational Scholarship and Practice discuss some of the feedback they received from students about their learning experiences during our move to emergency remote instruction and assessment.

Recorded webinar is now available