Friday, November 27, 2020

New course templates are available and are easier to use

LEARN Course Templates have been revised and are now availble within your course. These editable templates can help improve student navigation,  provide a consistent overall course design, and can save you lots of TIME.

There are seven templates:

  • 01 Basic Page
  • 02 Weekly Introduction Page
  • 03 Course Schedule
  • 04 Syllabus
  • 05 Discussion
  • 06 Dropbox
  • 07 Quiz
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Copyright notice in LEARN

A pop-up copyright notice for instructors will be placed in LEARN starting December 16, 2020. The notice is intended to increase awareness about copyright responsibilities when teaching and to provide information about the help available at Waterloo with respect to copyright issues.

You can find more information about the notice on the Copyright at Waterloo website.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Support for Winter 2021

Looking for support in creating your Winter 2021 online course? The Keep Learning team is here to help.

Upcoming Events and Workshops:

Friday, November 27, 2020

Feeling Stressed - We have some tips and strategies to help

The Keep Learning team has curated existing tips and suggestions based on research, student feedback, and instructor experience to help address student and instructor stress levels. You can find these strategies at Tips and Strategies for Reducing Stress and Increasing Success.

Monday, September 28, 2020

New LinkedIn Learning agreement

The University of Waterloo has committed to a new three-year agreement with Linkedin Learning (LiL) to continue our full access to the content our campus has come to rely upon and benefit from. This stability will allow academic courses and training programs to continue to draw upon and expand use of the resources that come with LiL. 

Your current LiL access will remain the same; it will not change as a result of this new agreement. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Synchronous Teaching Tool Comparison and Advice for Large Classes Added

Many Waterloo instructors have been asking how to select the appropriate synchronous teaching tool(s) and for advice for teaching large classes online, so we've provided the following information:

Friday, August 14, 2020

Response to instructor and student surveys

Recent instructor and student surveys (PDF 105 kb) at Waterloo have highlighted what is working well and what measures could improve online and remote courses. We've revised our Strategies for Remote Teaching page as a result of the feedback received.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Microsoft Office 365 Teams - Pilot phase update


December 1, 2020 - Teams in Office 365 has now been approved for teaching.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Library resumes scanning, and other updates

Scanning resumes

The Library has now resumed scanning from their print collections and from print items supplied by instructors to support course reserve requests. The usual copyright guidelines apply. Contact or submit your requests online.

Access to digitized unique collections and archival materials

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

New EdTech Tool: Perusall

Perusall is a social annotation tool allowing groups of students to collectively make comments and ask questions around assigned readings in a course. For more information and start up instructions, see Perusall. Please note that the tool is not centrally supported at the present time.