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Cambrian College Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub

What's Up In The Hub?

Jeff using a stylus to annotate a PowerPoint
What's New?
  • The Hub has created an Instructional Design room for online and tech-enabled multimedia production and editing (Room 1271G). The above image shows PowerPoint annotation and voiceover recording software and hardware. Scroll down to Jeff's video to learn more! 
What's Happening?
More of What's Happening

Semester SOS: Study Skills for Students

Study Skills screenshot from The Learning Portal

Looking for additional resources to help your students?

Look no further than The Learning Portal, a resource site developed by College Libraries Ontario. You'll find resources and information that you can share with your students. 

Topics around study skills include: 
Looking for more? Check out The Learning Portal's other resources on topics such as research, writing, digital skills, digital citizenship, career planning, and the faculty toolkit

Check Out This Level Up! 

Pedagogically-Sound Rubrics for the Win!
Submitted by Elizabeth McPhee

In this Level Up post Liz shares three rubrics that she has developed for her Field Seminar course. Liz consulted with Mel Young about different types of rubrics and strategies that can be used to assess learning.

Feedback was positive because students found the expectations and grading criteria of the assignments to be clear and easy to understand. 

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Ideas for Assessment: Book Laptops for Testing

Are you looking to deliver tests through Moodle or another online solution?

Did you know that Cambrian College has a pool of 90 laptops reserved for use during large special events? These laptops are available on a first-come first-served basis to support events such as mobile testing. A representative from IT will assist with set up and tear down; and, if requested, can be on-call throughout the duration of the test to ensure there are no technical issues. 

Specific areas of the college have guaranteed WiFi availability at all times. Refer to the online booking page for more information on which rooms the laptops are best suited for.

Laptops can be booked through Tier3 and can be booked at the same time as your room booking. 

Book a Room and Laptops for Testing

Teaching With Tech: Instructional Design Room

Hub Instructional Design Room Overview (1:34 mins)

Did you know that the Hub has a new instructional design and multimedia production room?

In this short video, Jeff Tranchemontagne (Multimedia Specialist) gives an overview of the Room 1271G in Cambrian's Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub. 

This room can be used for: 

  • Lecture recording and editing 
  • Video production and editing 
  • Audio recording and editing 
  • Annotating slideshows and documents 
  • Creating online lessons and assessments 
  • Animation and design 
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality 
  • Much more (just ask the Hub team!) 
Whatever your comfort level is with technology, the Hub team is here to help. The room is set up for self-serve recording but we can also get you up and running right away if you are unsure. 

Try This: Tools from Journalism + Design

Journalism + Design Card Deck

Are you interested in having your students:

  • Write
  • Interview
  • Observe
  • Present
  • Tell stories
  • Make a storyboard, or
  • Create a mind-map?
If yes to any of the above, check out the Tools for Educators through Journalism + Design - a group of journalism professors who are passionate about teaching communication skills in an increasingly complex 21st century world.

They have created entire lesson plans and assessment rubrics that you can use in your own classroom for active and experiential learning. Their resources can very easily be modified for applications across subject areas that involve critical thinking and communication. 

If you are interested, the Hub has obtained their deck of cards that you can use with your students - inquire with Sarah Wendorf
"At Journalism + Design, we believe that students need more than technical skills. They need mindsets for embracing complexity and confidently navigating the unknown. The design process is a problem-solving tool that encourages playfulness, collaboration, and experimentation. We use this method to help students build a deep understanding of their audience and its needs, to quickly prototype and test new ideas, and to thoughtfully assess their work." (Source)
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