Schedule (Jan 18 to 22, 2021)

We invite you to review the upcoming schedule below:


  • No sessions


  • 10:30:11:30 Digital Learning Q & A

  • 1:30-2:00 Blackboard: Menu & Course Organization

  • 2:00-2:30 MS Teams: Schedule Teams Meetings


  • 10:00-10:30 MS Teams: Intro & Refresher

  • 10:30-11:00 MS Teams: Breakout Groups

  • 1:30-2:30 Digital Learning Q & A


  • 10:30:11:30 Digital Learning Q & A

  • 2:30-3:30 Digital Learning Q & A


  • No sessions

1on1 Consultations

We will also continue to work with faculty/staff in 1on1 consultations. Please email to setup a consultation and let us know when you are available to meet. One of our team members will connect with you for a custom training session.

Session Descriptions

MS Teams: Intro & Refresher

MS Teams is the college’s core tool for synchronous classes and video conferencing. Let SCTL staff guide you through the basic functions of using Teams.

  • Access different versions of MS Teams, including enabling the New Meeting Experience.

  • Start, join, and schedule Teams meetings for individual and class use.

  • Use the basic tools to set audio/video settings, mute, share screens, and participate in the chat.

MS Teams: Breakout Rooms

Learn to use Teams to split students into breakout groups during your synchronous classes. This session allows participants to both develop the skills needed to create breakout groups and also to experience what breakout groups are like in action.

  • Create different breakout groups in MS Teams using this new function

  • Discuss various scenarios where this function can be used in synchronous sessions

  • Explore the recording settings of breakout groups

MS Teams: Schedule Teams Meetings

In this session, faculty will learn how to create a meeting link and include it in their Blackboard course. This session will outline one consistent approach by focusing on the MS Teams spaces that have been created by ITS team.

  • Schedule Teams meetings from your Course Team’s General channel.

  • Share the Teams meeting link on Blackboard.

Connect with us on Microsoft Teams

Winter 2021

Click on the following link to join any of the weekly sessions.

This is a "NEW" link for Winter 2021 so make sure to click on the above for future sessions.

Workshop Recordings & Associated Resources

Professional Learning Week (Oct 26 to Oct 30)

The following sessions were originally delivered during our Professional Learning Week.

Semester Start-Up Fall 2020 (Aug 10 to Sept 4)

The following sessions were originally delivered during our Semester Start-Up for F20.

Previous Sessions Details

External Webinars (ongoing)

Also, make sure to check "external professional learning opportunities" such as the upcoming Educational Technology Committee (ETC) webinars

Session Types

The SCTL will offer wide variety of professional learning sessions so we have categorized these in consistent "types" for your review.

  • Community of Practice (CoP) - a group of individuals meet in order to share best practices with one another. Each CoP will be moderated by a member of the SCTL.

  • Workshops - a facilitated training session with a designated presenter sharing specific knowledge or best practices with participants.

  • Question & Answer (Q&A) - an unstructured drop-in session that enables participants to ask specific questions about the topic area. This session will include a Facilitator with specific knowledge on the topic area.

  • Social - an opportunity to connect with like minded colleagues to engage in open discussion.

Session Descriptions

Communities of Practice

Effective Assessments and Providing Feedback

This Community of Practice is an opportunity for faculty to discuss the assessments they have planned for students and how they are providing students with effective feedback on their progress. Bring your lessons learned and questions about online quizzes, formative assessments for learning, group assessments, and more. Come to contribute or listen to a discussion with colleagues.

Innovation in Panopto

This community of practice will be an opportunity for faculty to discuss how they are using Panopto in their teaching environment. The group will discuss Panopto lessons learned, innovative ways for using the technology, how you are responding to the struggles students are facing, highlights of student success with the technology, and more. Come to contribute, listen to the discussion, or ask questions about Panopto with colleagues.

Student Engagement in Alternate Delivery Environments

How do you engage students in meaningful ways in both synchronous and asynchronous environments? This community of practice will focus on student engagement and ways to have students actively involved in their learning. Share student engagement practices that are working for you in Teams, Blackboard, or other software, come to listen to the conversation or ask questions of colleagues of how to engage all students in the alternate delivery environment.

Supporting Students to Succeed

The Supporting Students to Succeed Community of Practice is a place for faculty to identify challenges and share ideas for supporting students in their experience in an alternative delivery format. The group will discuss the emotional, academic, and social challenges they observing their students experiencing and work through ideas to support students during this transition.


Blackboard Grade Centre & Upload

This workshop will provide an overview of the final grade upload process. The session will include tips on modifying your grade centre in Blackboard to ensure the upload to PeopleSoft is done without errors.

Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing

This workshop will provide an overview of how to use Teams for video conferencing with students and colleagues. Discussion will focus on the various engagement elements in Teams and how to use the platform

Updating your Blackboard Grade Center

Learn about the steps for updating your Blackboard grade center to reflect any changes to assessment weighting made during the transition to an alternate delivery.

Wellness in Uncertain Times

This session is a joint offering between the SCTL and Organizational Development. It is intended for SLC community members to focus on wellness strategies they can employ when working remotely and during these uncertain times.

Ask Away Library Café – Visit your Online SLC Library

Come join us for a virtual library open house to meet the library team and learn more about our many online collections and services. Find out what’s new in the SLC Libraries, build your summer reading list with our new eBooks and online magazines, and ask library staff your questions. This is a session open to all faculty and staff.

Question & Answer (Q&A)

Blackboard / Panopto

These drop-in sessions provide opportunities to ask particular questions about a specific learning technology or brainstorm a strategy.

Microsoft Teams

Using Microsoft Teams? Drop into this session to ask any questions arising when using the platform. ITS and SCTL staff will be at the drop in to answer your technology and pedagogical questions respectively.


Lunch break with SCTL

Join us for a virtual lunch break so you can focus on wellness and enjoy a good laugh with colleagues.

Coffee with Coaches

Grab a coffee, tea, water, or other beverage and pop in for a Microsoft Teams conversation with the faculty coaches regarding how your classes. No set agenda, but a chance for faculty to connect with one another on any emerging topic teaching topic.