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Fall Study Week P.D. Session Recordings
  • Thank you for attending our P.D. sessions this past week. Missed a session and would like to view a recording? Visit our website for links to video recordings. 
Padlet Pro Accounts for Everyone! 
  • All Staff and All Students now have access to a Padlet Pro account. Simply go to padlet.com and login with Microsoft using your Cambrian College email and password. Here are some examples to inspire you.
Moodle Text Editor
  • The text editor in Moodle may look a little different to you. We had to make an update to fix an issue with our Grading tool. Click here to learn how to switch your editor to the old version (if you prefer).
Thousands of H5P Activities Available
  • Looking to add more interactive activities to your course? Take a look at the eCampus Ontario H5P Studio where over 10,000 H5P interactive activities have been freely shared by fellow post-secondary educators in all subject areas. Click "Reuse" on the bottom left of the activity (check the sharing license first!) and follow these steps to add the activity to your course.  
What's Happening?
More of What's Happening

Semester SOS: Are Your Students Ghosting?

The first few weeks of class are over and the newness of the semester has worn off. After the first few weeks, we see some students starting to ‘ghost’ our classes. Ghosting is when someone stops showing up.

Before students ghost our classes, they start to disengage. The article, Preventing Students from Ghosting Your Class by Alicia Pennington in Faculty Focus, outlines why it’s important to know how to identify disengagement, why students become disengaged, and how to intervene before students become ghosts.

Read the Article

Check Out This Level Up! 

Hand-Written Assignments & Moodle Wild Cards
Submitted by Kameal Mina 

Kameal has been using scanned hand-written submissions and the wild card feature on Moodle to receive authentic work from his students. Click the link above to learn how he does it. 

Read More Level Ups
Submit Your Level Up (Get a Button!)

Using Positive Reinforcement to Engage Students

Everyone enjoys receiving positive reinforcement. You never hear someone say “don’t give me an A” on an assignment or “stop complimenting my work” in a performance review. That’s because gaining recognition for something feels good, and it motivates us towards a goal. 

Hub Instructional Designer, Krista Ceccolini, outlines how she uses positive reinforcement in her courses. 

Read Krista's Blog Post

Virtual Group Work: It Can Be Done! 

Sarah Wendorf shares several personal strategies for how she successfully transferred group work from a face-to-face course into a virtual format this current semester. 

Read Sarah's Blog Post

Hub Quick Tips: Nearpod November

Nearpod November Quick Tips

The Hub has close to 100 Nearpod Pro (Gold) licenses available for our faculty and staff to use this year. If you would like to obtain a license, contact Jenni Hayman

To kick-start your Nearpod lessons, visit the Hub's social media channels on Facebook and Twitter for weekly Nearpod strategies and tips.

Learn More About Nearpod Gold

BONUS: TESS Online 2020 Session Recordings 

View keynote and session recordings from eCampus Ontario's annual Technology-Enabled Seminar and Showcase (TESS) event - a gathering of Ontario colleges and universities. This year's theme was "Humanizing Learning".

View TESS Online 2020 Recordings
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