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Remote learning resources to support students and faculty

Thursday, March 26, 2020

During this period of remote education, NSCAD University is providing online learning resources to support students and faculty. These resources are part of our ongoing commitment to assist the transition to e-learning.

 New workshops

New workshops are scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, March 27) on topics related to remote course development and teaching strategies.

From 1 to 2 p.m., we’re offering a Microsoft Teams overview and a Brightspace Q&A that is suitable for both students and faculty.

This session will cover how to use Microsoft Teams for online learning, as well as a review of resources available in Brightspace Help site, including a Q&A and some sharing of new ideas and initiatives in online teaching.

Also on Friday, from 2 to 3 p.m., NSCAD is offering a D2L Webinar: Teaching Movement and Arts Disciplines Online in a Time of Disruption (suitable for faculty). Join this webinar to discover methods and structure for temporarily converting teaching the arts and physical disciplines to an online platform. This will be taught by Professor Tim Pinnow of Colorado Mesa University.

To register for these programs and to review other webinar topics, visit D2L Webinars within the Brightspace community.

Other helpful tools

Brightspace help: The resources in this course are continually updated. Check your notifications and review the resources available in this environment regularly.

New activity feed: We are looking to capture your experiences in transitioning to remote education. A new activity feed has been developed for faculty within the Brightspace Policies and Procedures environment. Consider sharing your experiences by posting a message on this board.

Ongoing Technical Support

Please remember that all technical issues should be directed by email to: Every effort will be made to resolve issues as soon as possible. Please provide as much detail as possible to help diagnose the issue; include course name and code, browser used to access the platform or tool and a summary of issue.