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Monday, March 12, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Spark Technology: Collaboration and the Future of Learning & Teaching (CTE785)

Part of Educational Technologies Week

Date: Monday, March 12, 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: EV1 241

Facilitators: Cisco Spark Board representative and Koorus Bookan (ITMS)

Workshop description

The Cisco Spark Board is a new collaboration tool that functions as a presentation screen, digital whiteboard, and video conferencing device all in one with persistent chat that is archived to a learning space. It works in conjunction with the Cisco Spark app that connects remote teams through various smart devices. In this session we will discuss ideas and best practices about how to use the Cisco Spark Board for teaching and collaborating. This two-minute video provides an overview of the Spark Board’s functionality. 

Learning outcomes:

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the collaboration tools that the Spark Board offers 

  • Leverage the power of the Spark Application  

  • Identify ways to use the Cisco Spark Board and app to support collaborative teaching, and enable learners, faculty, and staff to access shared content over any device, anytime or anywhere 



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EV1 - Environment 1
Room 241
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1