First Week Faculty & TA Remote Teaching Boot Camp

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The Learning Centre will be offering a wealth of resources, discussions, and opportunities to connect in the first week before classes begin.

This is open to all teaching staff including faculty, TAs, GAAs, UAAs, etc.


Everyday from 10am – 11 am – morning social
Everyday from 12 –1 pm – brief presentation and discussion (Lunch & Learn style)

Monday, Jan 4Course community
Synchronous vs. asynchronous
Engagement activities
Home setup
Teacher presence
Tuesday, Jan 5Accessibility
Time zones
File types
Synchronous vs. asynchronous
Wednesday, Jan 6Course Organization
Module breakdown
LFS Remote Teaching Template
Thursday, Jan 7Remote testing
Best practices
What students want
Test alternatives
Group tests
Friday, Jan 8An Overview of Copyright Law and User Rights with Stephanie Savage
Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian

Bonus Hands-On Sessions 1 – 2 PM

In these sessions, we will guide you through the following activities which will tangibly add to your course.

Monday, Jan 4How to look and sound your best remotely
Tuesday, Jan 5A brief dive into the accessibility tool: Blackboard Ally
Wednesday, Jan 6Creating your own visual course road map
Thursday, Jan 7Develop a syllabus markup activity with CLAS

If you would like a topic not mentioned above, please let us know and we could give a brief presentation during one of the social happy hours. Is there a Lunch & Learn you want revisited or one you missed? Send us an email:
Check out the past Lunch & Learns here.

We will also be offering individualized services (first come first served as we have limited space)

  • Course accessibility audit – an evaluation and recommendations of your course organization, file uploads, images, and more with the help of the Blackboard Ally tool
  • One-on-one home setup coaching –a 15-minute meeting to ensure that you look and sound your best online

Sign up by emailing with ‘Course Audit’ or ‘Home Setup Coaching’ in the subject line.