Cambrian College Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub

What's Up In The Hub?

What's New?
  • Cambrian College is receiving recognition at #OpenEd19 this week as Jess O’Reilly, Mel Young, and Marnie Seal present a poster about “Students as Co-Creators: Examples of Open Assessment Collaborations”. 
What's Happening?
More of What's Happening

Semester SOS: Active Learning

As we reach beyond the midpoint of the semester, are you: 

  • Considering trying something new in your class?
  • Wanting to change up the format of an existing lesson? 
  • Looking to re-engage your students and reinvigorate your teaching?

Tips: Try out an active learning strategy like jigsaw, role playing, debating, or concept mapping.

Get Help: 
Not sure if any of these will work in your classroom? Consult with: 

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Check Out This Level Up! 

Finding Frequent Feedback
Submitted by Dave Cushing

Dave shares how he gathers weekly feedback from his students using Microsoft Forms. 

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Ideas for Assessment: Progressive Rating Scales

In this blog post, Jessica O’Reilly discusses a progressive rating scale checklist format that describes the progressive actions that learners should take in order to achieve, for example, a passing grade, a “B” grade, or a perfect mark. It’s sometimes referred to as a good / better / best checklist.

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Teaching With Tech: Compare Your Video Services

Are you creating and/or using video in your course, or want to get started? 

Have you ever wondered about the difference between various video hosting and sharing solutions? 

The Hub is piloting Ensemble Video this fall and winter. Ensemble is different from Microsoft Stream and YouTube, and can do much more. If you want to get on board with Ensemble this semester or next, reach out to Orville Andrews in the Hub to join the pilot at no cost to your department. 

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Try These!  Liberating Structures

Want to foster more equality, trust, and relationship-building in your classroom, your interactions with students, and even your team meetings?

"Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn microstructures that enhance relational coordination and trust. They quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone" (

Try some of these strategies to ensure that everyone gets a chance to participate and have a voice. 

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