Schedule May 25 to May 29, 2020

Monday (May 25, 2020)

  • 10:00-11:00 Digital Learning (Blackboard, Panopto, & MS Teams)- Q & A

Tuesday (May 26, 2020)

  • 1:00-2:00 Learning Plan - Q & A [NEW]

  • 2:00-3:00 Alternative Delivery: Exploring Key Concepts and Preparing your Course - Workshop [NEW]

Wednesday (May 27, 2020)

  • 9:00-9:30 MS Teams Video Conferencing Introduction - Workshop

  • 1:00-2:00 Creating and Facilitating Effective Discussions in Blackboard - Workshop

  • 2:00-2:30 Blackboard: Assignment Submissions - Workshop

  • 2:30-3:30 Blackboard: Quiz and Test Tool - Workshop

Thursday (May 28, 2020)

  • 9:00-9:30 MS Stream - Workshop

  • 10:00-11:00 Alternative Delivery: Exploring Key Concepts and Preparing your Course - Workshop [NEW]

  • 2:00-3:00 Panopto: Creating Videos & Assignment Submissions - Workshop

  • 3:00-3:30 Panopto: Quizzes - Workshop

Friday (May 29, 2020)

  • 10:00-10:30 Tips and Tricks for Facilitating Synchronous Classes in Teams - Workshop

  • 10:30-11:00 Setting up Breakout Groups in Teams - Workshop

  • 11:00-12:00 Digital Learning (Blackboard, Panopto, & MS Teams)- Q & A

  • 1:00-2:00 Learning Plan - Q & A [NEW]

Please contact if your program team, academic school, or service department would like to organize custom group training. This may include evening sessions for faculty and staff who are not available during the day.

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.

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.

Connect with us on Microsoft Teams

Connect with us on MS Teams!

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

+1 343-302-7471 Canada, Kingston (Toll)

(888) 994-7408 Canada (Toll-free)

Conference ID: 774 708 901#

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

Reminder: 1on1 Sessions

A member of the SCTL can connect with you in a 1on1 session if you have specific questions or can't make one of the sessions.

We would ask that you send an email to to request a 1on1 on a specific topic area.