Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning facilitates academic professional development (PD) with emphasis on the quality of the student learning experience and support for those experiences both in and outside the classroom. Our focus is on internal and external PD that leads to improved student learning through improved teaching and learning practices, systems, and support.

Hours of Operation | Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., room M350, Barrie Campus

Support during COVID-19

Want to drop in and ask some specific questions? The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is holding Webex virtual drop ins all week. This is first come, first served, so when you drop in there may be someone already asking a question; you can stay and listen and we will get to everyone as quickly as possible. No need to sign up, just click the links below at the set times. You’ll need either a computer with a mic or a headset. If you’re having problems with Webex please see the Webex support page.

Check out the support/training sessions that we are offering below.

930AM-1030AM

  • General online teaching questions (drop in) ​

Amy Goruk’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/join/amy.goruk

 

10AM-11AM ​

  • Blackboard basic questions (drop in) ​

Anthony Tilotta’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/anthony.tilotta    ​

11AM-12PM ​

  • Screencasting Session (for new screencasters) ​

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley’s Personal Room : https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/tracy.mitchell-ashley

 

1PM-2PM

  • Blackboard Assignment Basics and Turnitin ​

Bert Slessor’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/bert.slessor

 

2PM – 3PM

  • General Screencast teaching and tech questions ​

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/tracy.mitchell-ashley

2PM-5PM

  • General questions and troubleshooting for WebEx ​

Greg Rodrigo’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/greg.rodrigo

430PM-530PM ​

  • Blackboard basic questions (drop in)

Anthony Tilotta’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/anthony.tilotta

Monday’s sessions – all drop in, no need to register, just click the link at the time below!

930AM-1030AM ​

  • Blackboard questions (drop in) ​

Anthony Tilotta’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/anthony.tilotta    ​

10AM-11AM ​

  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) ​

Alissa Bigelow’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/alissa.bigelow

11AM-12PM

  • Screencast-o-matic for Beginners ​

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley’s Personal Room:  https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/tracy.mitchell-ashley   ​

12PM-1PM ​

  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) ​

Alissa Bigelow’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/alissa.bigelow

12PM-3PM ​

  • WebEx Troubleshooting ​

Greg Rodrigo’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/greg.rodrigo

1PM-2PM ​

  • Making Documents Accessible ​

Amy Goruk’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/amy.goruk

 

2PM – 3PM ​

  • General drop-in (screencast-o-matic, flipgrid, instructional design) ​

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/tracy.mitchell-ashley  ​

3PM-4PM ​

  • Introduction to WebEx ​

Greg Rodrigo’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/greg.rodrigo

3PM-4PM ​

  • Blackboard Assignment Basics and Turnitin ​

Bert Slessor’s Personal Room: ​https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/bert.slessor

4PM-5PM ​

  • Blackboard questions (drop in) ​

Anthony Tilotta’s Personal Room:  ​https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/anthony.tilotta    ​

Tuesday’s sessions – all drop in, no need to register, just click the link at the time below!

930AM-1030AM ​

  • Blackboard questions (drop in) ​

Anthony Tilotta’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/anthony.tilotta    ​

10AM-11AM ​

  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) ​

Alissa Bigelow’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/alissa.bigelow

11AM-12PM ​

  • Scripted (Closed Captioned) Screencast-o-matic  ​

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/tracy.mitchell-ashley    ​

11AM-12PM

  • Using Explain Everything to Record Screencasts ​

Greg Rodrigo’s Personal Room https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/greg.rodrigo  ​

12PM-1PM ​

  • Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) ​

Alissa Bigelow’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/alissa.bigelow

12AM-3PM ​

  • WebEx Troubleshooting ​

Greg Rodrigo’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/greg.rodrigo

 

2PM – 3PM ​

  • General drop-in (screencast-o-matic, flipgrid, instructional design) ​

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/tracy.mitchell-ashley   ​

230PM-330PM ​

  • Making Documents Accessible ​

Amy Goruk’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/amy.goruk

3PM-4PM

  • Blackboard Assignment Basics and Turnitin ​

Bert Slessor’s Personal Room :​https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/bert.slessor

4PM-5PM

  • Blackboard questions (drop in) ​

Anthony Tilotta’s Personal Room : https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/anthony.tilotta    ​

930AM-1030AM ​

  • Blackboard questions (drop in) ​

Anthony Tilotta’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/anthony.tilotta    ​

10AM-11AM ​

  • Blackboard Assignment Basics and Turnitin ​

Bert Slessor’s Personal Room :​https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/bert.slessor

11AM-12PM ​

  • General drop-in (screencast-o-matic, flipgrid, instructional design) ​​

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/tracy.mitchell-ashley    ​

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12PM-1PM ​

  • Making Documents Accessible ​

Amy Goruk’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/amy.goruk  ​

1PM-3PM ​

  • WebEx Troubleshooting ​

Greg Rodrigo’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/greg.rodrigo  ​

3PM-4PM ​

  • Using Explain Everything to Record Screencasts ​

Greg Rodrigo’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/greg.rodrigo  ​

4PM-5PM ​

Blackboard questions (drop in) ​

Anthony Tilotta’s Personal Room: https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/anthony.tilotta    ​

5PM – 6PM ​

  • General drop-in (screencast-o-matic, flipgrid, instructional design) ​

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley’s Personal Room:  https://georgiancollege.webex.com/meet/tracy.mitchell-ashley

Academic Continuity Resources and Support

Plan, Adapt, Communicate

Can’t make it to a WebEx support sessions this weekend? Check out our Plan, Adapt, Communicate page! It contains all you need to know to help you”Keep Teaching in Times of Disruption.” Do you have questions but aren’t sure who to talk to? Our Team tab at the bottom of this page has a list of the CTL team. Feel free to reach out to anyone. We’re here to help!

Student Remote Learning Kit

The Student Remote Learning Kit has been assembled to help students be successful in a remote learning environment. It contains links to resources for remote learning and other Georgian College supports and services. Please feel free to visit this page and post a link to it within your Blackboard courses.

Blackboard Power Users

Blackboard Power Users – Your first stop for Blackboard Assistance!

A Blackboard Power User is a faculty member with a high level of skill in blackboard, who has been hired and assigned to do this work.   If you have questions about blackboard or need some help with a specific blackboard  function, you should call the BPU assigned to your program area first.  If the BPU cannot help, then they will refer the faculty to call CTL.

Associate Dean/Program Area/Campus​

Rob Harrison – supporting Sheila West and Karen Hirshfeld’s teams​

Alyssa Hall – supporting Bella Panchmatia’s team and Orangeville campus​ (all programs)

Donna Naylor – supporting Tim Krywaluk’s and Rebecca Sabourin’s teams​

Mary Wuergler – supporting Business and Hospitality Tourism and Recreation​ – Barrie campus

Jessica Krelove – supporting Liberal Arts and Academic Career programs (all sites)

Nergis Mazid – supporting South Georgian Bay and Owen Sound​ campuses

Grant VanderBurg – supporting Human Services and Community Safety, Midland and Muskoka campuses

@Georgian_CTL

Teaching and Learning Topics

  • Encourage and facilitate discussion about professional teaching practice at the post-secondary level through workshops, mentoring, online learning, and open dialogue materials for faculty on topics related to assessment, teaching strategies and teaching with technology
  • Create instructional resources for teaching and learning
  • Implement a model for new faculty orientation and development
  • Develop skills in academic areas for making and implementing informed curriculum delivery choices
  • Provide support and facilitate continuous improvement in college curriculum
  • Facilitate skill development for the effective use of technology for teaching and learning
  • Provide and support technological resources to enhance teaching and learning (eg. student response systems, development software, digital camera, web links) and print resources (eg. books, journals) to enhance teaching and learning
Helen Pearce, Dean of Liberal Arts, Academic Quiality, Teaching and Learning

Helen Pearce, Dean, Liberal Arts, Academic Quality, Teaching and Learning (ext. 1811)

Debora Moore

Debora Moore – Administrative Assistant (ext. 5153)

Alissa Bigelow

Alissa Bigelow – Instructional Design Technologist (ext. 1162)

Annique Boelryk

Annique Boelryk – Faculty Resource for Research and Scholarship (ext. 1151)

Jill Esmonde

Jill Esmonde – Faculty Developer (ext. 1425)

Kelly Fox

Kelly Fox – Faculty Developer (ext. 1092)

Amy Goruk

Amy Goruk – Instructional Designer (ext. 1075)

Matt Garwood

Matt Garwood, Educational Technology Assistant (ext. 1608)

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley – Faculty Developer (ext. 3093)

Kate Quinn Profile Photo

Kate Quinn – Instructional Design Technologist (ext. 1857)

Greg Rodrigo

Greg Rodrigo – Faculty Developer (ext. 1775)