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Teaching and Learning Supports for North Island College Instructors
 
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Flexible Learning: Supporting Students and Instructors during Absences

Two resources have been created for instructors to help them with possible student or instructor absences. Students and instructors may be absent from the learning experience for a number of reasons (health, self-isolation, parental care, weather, travel barriers etc.). We need to plan courses to be flexible and easily accommodate …

Brightspace is NIC’s New Digital Learning Platform

Brightspace by the company, D2L (Kitchener, Ontario), is NIC’s digital learning environment replacing Blackboard Learn for Fall 2022. Phase one of  the implementation involves 40 faculty (150 courses/550 students) using Brightspace in the Winter 2022 term (those same 150 courses will be turned off in Blackboard Learn).  Starting May, 2022 …

Reflections on Your Teaching

For many of you the term is coming to a close, classes have ended, will be ending soon or you are winding down a recent unit or module. It’s been quite the wild ride this year with many changes and challenges, but hopefully some encouraging experiences and moments of excitement. …

Self-Service Password Reset at NIC

Self-Service Password Reset at NIC From NIC Information Technology: Staff and faculty can now manage their own forgotten password without requiring a call to the helpdesk. Self Service Password Reset requires individuals to perform a one-time setup procedure to enable this service. This document provides instructions to setup this service …

Are you Prepared for a Digital Disruption?

Teaching digitally relies heavily on good Internet connectivity and speed, ongoing access to learning platforms and technologies, as well as hardware and software functioning as it should. All companies and institutions hosting our teaching and learning platforms have shored up their resources and hardware, done extensive testing and conducted assurance …

Ungrading Your Course: Radical Thoughts but Realistic Ways To Put Emphasis Back on Learning

Ungrading Your Course: Radical Thoughts but Realistic Ways to Put the Emphasis Back on Learning NIC Learning Session: Friday, May 7 (9:00 – 10:20 am) OR Thursday, June 10 (1:00 – 2:20 pm) ~ Ungrading meaning: going gradeless, separating grades from feedback, rethinking grading, reducing marking, putting students more in …