Using the LMS to save class time: Calendar, Quizzes, Latest News

Stage 3 participants are challenged to post one or two ideas on how to utilize a tool or methods with the LINC courseware on the Sharing Resource and Ideas forum.  This thought was shared over the past few months along with others that will be posted at this portal.

I am hoping that by using Latest News and the Calendar elements to advise students of deadlines for assignments and presentations as well as class and College events I will eliminate the usual 10 minute housekeeping at the beginning of each day and can instead use this time for warm-up or current events. In addition by using the Quizzes tool with automatic grading, I will save time that I can put towards lesson planning and development. In short, the more I can use the system as a communication and teaching tool, the more class time I save and the more I can teach the students.

ESL LINC Digital News November issue is out!

The ESL LINC Digital News provides professional teachers/instructors of English in Ontario with updates on the development of LINC courseware and updates, tips and secrets of using educational technology to teach language blended with technology.

Featured in this edition:

  • Project News
  • Web News
  • Blogs
  • Jobs
  • Professional Development
  • E-Resource Corner

LearnIT2Teach Training News

The LearnIT2Teach project has received confirmation that TESL Ontario Accredited Members can use the electronic certificates we issue to graduates of Stages 1 through 3 as proof for their PD hours required to maintain their Accredited Membership status. We have also been informed that Stage 4 course meets the standards for PTCT Accreditation and our Stage 4 course and certificate is in the process to be accepted for TESL Ontario Accredited members who have successfully completed the course and wish to apply to TESL Ontario for PTCT Accreditation.

Stage One at your Centre? Send us a request now!

Ontario ESL or LINC Centres
To book a training session for your LINC and ESL instructors there are three options:

Call (toll free) 1(855) 522-2221
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Curious about Courseware?

What is courseware?  More specifically, what is LINC courseware? I am starting Stage One of the LearnIt2Teach program and am hoping to use the LINC courseware with my students in the future.  I still have not seen a live sample of LINC courseware.

If you want to experience “basic” LINC courseware surf to, create an account and explore.  edulinc is an Open resource that also hosts many of the core LINC courseware elements.

Also, is enabled for mobile learning.  Click here for more information.

Stage 3 Digital Participant’s Manual Link

The Stage 3 participant’s manual now available at the Stage 3 course or from our portal.  Click on this image to download.

The manual is a PDF version of the all of the elements covered in the Stage Three course.  It is available for those who wish to print out the complete set of of instructions to be available as they progress through the Stage 3 course.

Edlinc Diaries session recorded

Edlinc Diaries sessions at TESL Ontario provided the instructor’s’ perspective on the LINC courseware and how they have adapted the LINC courseware for their LINC teaching purposes. The session was recorded thanks to TESL Ontario.  When it is released the link will be available here.


(From left to right, Pamela Manson, Ellen Chassé, Karen Shiller  and Kathleen Johnson)

Thank you!

Our team would like to thank the organisers of the annual TESL Ontario conference for the excellent conference.  We would also like to thank Citizenship and Immigration Canada for their continuing support.  As well we would like to thank all of the conference delegates who attended our sessions and engaged with us at our table and the informal get together late Thursday afternoon.   Your opinions, ideas and contributions are invaluable to the progress and success of this project!  We hope to steadily grow and improve our offerings to make your language teaching experience more efficient and effective.

LINC Administrator’s Survey

At the TESL Ontario conference, LINC Administrator’s were invited to complete a survey  to help our team integrate LINC administrator’s ideas and opinions into our LINC administrator manual and digital resources to be released in April of 2012.    This survey is now closed, thank you for your contribution.

Technology in Education Video

This video looks at technologies used in language training and how they have impacted an ESL teacher.  Check out the LearnIT2Teach YouTube Channel.