Avenue is coming. On June 26th Jim Edgar, the LearnIT2teach-Avenue Project Manager of Distributed Learning, presented a Zoom webinar with an overview of Avenue, a discussion of release timelines and teacher course migrations, and a demonstration of the new portal and the learning management system (LMS). Avenue has been under development since January 2019 and by the end of this calendar year it will replace the EduLINC and LearnIT2teach LMSs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjEE6yYgWXA&feature=youtu.be
The lack of learner access to the Internet and information technology has long been a concern to professionals in the settlement language training sector. The opportunity for newcomers to engage with information technology is essential to successful adaptation to life in Canada in 2020. Now the suspension of face-to-face classes and the need to support learners with online distance solutions has amplified the importance to our clients of access to smart devices and the Internet. We’ve put together this infographic to clarify the difference between equitable access and non-access.
This May 22nd webinar by LearnIT2teach senior developer and mentor John Allan explains how teachers can find and add pre-made H5P learning objects to their EduLINC courses. John also demonstrates how to create a basic learning object using H5P. LearnIT2teach channel youtube recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r38UZSpLueQ&feature=youtu.be
This webinar by Senior Mentor and developer Nancy Van Dorp explains how teachers can use and manage the following pre-loaded activities in the EduLINC courseware: 1. Choice 2. SCORM 3. Blog 4. Forum 5. Glossary 6. Wiki 7. PoodLL Speaking Assignment.
The recording of the webinar is now uploaded and available for viewing on YouTube: https://youtu.be/N3IC5s8PHiE
As promised, here is a help file on marking assignments: https://www.learnit2teach.ca/wpnew/Learnit2teach_other_help_files/Giving_Feedback_Annotating_Assignments.pdf
[Specifically, you can see a list of descriptions of the different annotations and stamps available when marking a written assignment.]
This webinar was presented by project mentor Chayan Mallick on May 15th and focuses on the Customizing and Creating Content section in the Stage 2 training. Chayan demonstrates and answers questions about how to upload a File, add a URL (web link), insert and edit a Label, create a Choice activity and add a Page to the EduLINC courseware. Handout and PowerPoint: https://drive.google.com/drive/folder… Youtube Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkeLDikGPwQ&feature=youtu.be
This May 1st webinar by LearnIT2teach developer and mentor, John Allan, introduces viewers to the various blocks in the EduLINC (Moodle) courseware and explains how they can be manipulated by course editors/teachers.
This webinar addresses some teachers’ questions about using BigBlueButton on EduLINC after having first watched this video tutorial. Topics include: some advantages of using BBB, considerations for setting up a BBB conference on your course, file/presentation uploads, screen and video sharing, using breakout rooms, troubleshooting a few technical problems, helping lower-level students access BBB, and some ideas for synchronous teaching with BBB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzVEoelOoLU
Topics addressed in this webinar are: getting your learners started, making your course accessible to students, how to make audio recordings in activities, suggestions for using the forum, easy ideas for writing activities, keeping track of what students have done. April 28th Zoom recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLm6JbHqdZw
Our lead mentor in BC, Paul Carter, delivered an expert webinar on Zoom on Tuesday to describe how to create e-portfolios for each learner in your EduLINC Moodle courses. If you weren’t able to attend or want to refresh your memory, Paul guides you through the process step-by-step and makes it look pretty easy:
Here is the link to the webinar video.
And links to the PDF handouts.
This new resource, Getting Up and Running on EduLINC during the COVID-19 Pandemic, supports teachers who want to adapt the EduLINC courseware to 100% online delivery during the current pandemic. It is suitable for both teachers who have and haven’t used the EduLINC courseware before. It includes:
- background information to EduLINC and the courseware
- advice on introducing the courseware to learners remotely (with Zoom)
- how to get the courseware ready for learners
- suggestions to improve course communication
- recommended activities for 100% online delivery with links to help files
- how to assess students online
- solutions for learners to collect their digital artifacts
- ideas for supporting learners