Webinar Series: IDIG Tools and Tactics

Here are some recent edtech tool-type presentation/discussions we held:

  • Crowdmark Demo: Online Collaborative Grading and Best Practices for Assessments
    Presenter: Fiona Dunbar, Customer Success Manager & Math Instructor at University of Waterloo.
    Watch the Recording
  • Integrating OER into Course Designs
    Presenters: Maureen Glynn, Instructional Designer, Ryerson University, Jenni Hayman, Program Manager, eCampusOntario
    Watch the Recording
    Link to Slides: IDIG Tools and Tactics – Integrating OER in Couse Design.
    Folders with Workshop Resources: Workshop 1: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wJmOQvLrpzAQ9XG7R0PvvHvABXBZwMVd
    Workshop 2: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GsrCu1_P8ZjHJSWY8yWWOelUhp429Dz5
  • Open up to Open Badges
    Drop in and learn about what open badges are and look at how and why various organizations and institutions are using them. We’ll get you thinking about what kind of badges you might consider for your own context. This will include what kind of badge pathways your learners might find valuable as well as possible partners you could work alongside.
    This presentation is geared toward those who are new to these amazing alternative forms of recognition. The examples we’ll look at will help participants see the many ways badges can be used to demonstrate everything from achievement to affiliation. You’ll leave ramped and ready to get started on your own badging system.
    Presenter: Joanne Kehoe, Instructional Designer, McMaster University, Program Manager, eCampusOntario
    Watch the recording and/or take a peek at the slides.
  • Mapping, the Instructional Design Process, and the 21st Century Educator – An Approach to Course Design
    Ideal for instructional designers at the university or college level, this presentation will demonstrate how to examine course mapping at the macro and micro levels during the course design process for both distance and face to face course delivery.
    Using mapping as the foundation, we will also illustrate how building a course with the integration and application of many of the characteristics, habits, and behaviours of the Ontario Extend Anatomy of the Empowered Educator leads to a learner-centred empathic approach to the team-based course design process.
    Presenters: Kelly Brennan and Sarah Bouchard, Instructional Designers, Laurentian University
    Registration Link

The 1st Biennial 2018 IDIG Ontario Networking Event!Silhouettes of people with speech bubbles

Held on Thurs, March 22, 2018

Links to presentations/slides and resources


8:30 – 9:00: Coffee Time

9:00 – 9:10: Opening Remarks

9:10 – 10:00
Brain “Dates” Table Topics:Faculty Development Initiatives; Instructional Design Models;
Course Design Docs and Processes; Instructional Designer PD; Future Trends in ID;
Traits of an ID/Learned Optimism; Managing Multiple Projects; Mentorship/Working with Faculty

10:00 – 11:15
Keynote: Joe Kim, Associate Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour McMaster University: “Motivating durable learning: focused attention through instructional design”

11:15 – 11:30: Break

11:30 – 12:15: Workshop Choice:

Building open content with and for Canvas (Matt Clare, University of Toronto)

Get the Word In and Get the Word Out: Building Faculty Relationships through a Teaching & Learning Blog (Terry Greene, Fleming College) – West Room

12:15 – 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 2:30
Workshop: Building your Memory Palace: Using visual note taking techniques to improve learning  (Giulia Forsythe, Brock University)

2:30 – 2:45: Break

2:45 – 3:30: Workshop Choice:

Introducing OER into the Course Development Process (Jenni Hayman, eCampusOntario and Maureen Glynn, Ryerson University) – West Room

EdTech Tool Test Kitchen (Peggy French, eCampusOntario, Joanne Kehoe and Greg Van Gastel, McMaster University and Friends)

3:30 – 4:30: Show and Share: Colleagues across Ontario sharing their cool ideas (Find out more or sign up!)

4:30 onward: Networking and the Future of IDIG (at the Phoenix Campus Pub)

IDIG Ontario Webinar: Students as Instructors: Tales from the Queen’s Engineering Teaching and Learning Team

Informally voted  as “MVP” Most Valuable Pecha Kucha at the eCampusOntario TESS event -– IDIG Ontario is pleased to have hosted this 20 slide/20 seconds presentation expanded upon in our first webinar, which happened on Thursday, January 25th from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

More about the session:

Collaborative, team-based approach to course design has been widely documented as being effective. This presentation focuses on Queen’s adaptation of these models by involving students as core members of these teams. You’ll hear about the instructional designer and student perspective, and perhaps consider how their stories of success could be implemented within design work at your institution.


Leigha Covell and Brittany McRae, Instructional Designers with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Engineering Teaching and Learning Team, Queen’s University

Kyle Ross, Computer Science Student, Queen’s University

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