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Virtual Sessions

Below are schedules and links for informative ZOOM sessions that we hope will help you improve your remote communication and collaboration skills.

The Virtual Labs: A Guided Tour for Students

picture of Laize Bacay

OISE Students: in Education Commons' Virtual Lab, you will find online a virtual computer with OISE licensed software you can use. You may even take a class in the Virtual Lab. To be ready, join us for a guided tour of this useful new system.
With Laize Bacay

Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Teaching and Working with ZOOM (Drop-in Sessions)

Neil Tinker and Derek Hunt

Meet with an EC expert to ask questions about teaching, hosting, security features, and any other topic you have for your online Zoom meetings and classes.
With Derek Hunt and Neil Tinker

Tuesdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursdays, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Microsoft Teams Clinic

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Have questions about Microsoft Teams? Drop in to this session! Equally a support clinic and an opportunity for shared learning, the session will help people of all skill levels get around in – and get the most out of – MS Teams.
With Derek McCabe.

Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Introduction to OneDrive

picture of Laize Bacay

As OISE prepares to transition away from Homespace, get ahead of the game by learning the ins and outs of our new solution for personal data storage, Microsoft OneDrive.
With Laize Bacay

Mondays, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Digital Accessibility

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Daily Topics:
PowerPoint's real-time, automatic captions; the accessibility checker in Word and PowerPoint.
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm.

Microsoft's Accessibility Insights; how to make the web better for everyone.
Thursdays, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm.

Writing weblinks to engage everyone: no more "click here" or "read more."
Fridays, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm.
With Lonny O'Brien

Teaching with Quercus

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Teaching online this year?  Ask about any of the features built-in to Quercus, as well as the advanced integration tools.  Open drop-in format for any online teaching questions you may have.
With Derek Hunt.

Tuesdays, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Microsoft Bookings


picture of Laize Bacay and Catherine Dennis

Get an introduction to our new Office 365 tool for scheduling appointments.
With Laize Bacay and Catherine Dennis.

Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Introduction to WordPress


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If you are planning on a new website, WordPress could be the solution. Find out about this popular website software and how it could work for you.
With Rob Huang

Wednesdays, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Coffee Hour With Education Commons Director Julia Duncan

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Every Friday, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Julia invites you to join her for a virtual coffee and a chat. Members of the OISE community can drop in to offer suggestions and discuss ideas with her. Pour yourself a cup and settle in.


Note that these are live sessions; the links provided will seem to work at any time that you click them, but clicking at a time other than what's indicated on the schedule will not take you into the session you wanted.









































































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