Upcoming Courses, Workshops, Events

Here are the workshops and sessions currently being offered by the Teaching & Learning Centre. Check back frequently.

If you have any questions, email the Teaching & Learning Centre at teaching@senecacollege.ca.

Nutshells for Online Teaching

The Teaching & Learning Centre Nutshells are a series of quick, self-paced, online professional learning modules for faculty. The modules will introduce a different topic each week and provide faculty with strategies to consider in their practice.
the cover art for the Teaching Online series of Nutshells (available at http://bit.ly/TL-Nutshells)

  • Getting Started with Online Teaching
  • UDL and Your Online Course: A winning combo
  • Supporting International Students in a Virtual Classroom
  • Engaging Students in Online Classes
  • Checking for Understanding Online
  • Facilitating Effective Online Discussions
  • The ABCs of Student Well-being Online
  • Considering Accommodations for Online Learning
  • Going Online with Academic Integrity

Visit the Nutshells page to get started now.

Online Modules

Self-paced Tutorials My.Seneca Support
Academic Integrity
My.Seneca Essentials
Classroom Essentials
Degree Level Teaching
Pressbooks @ Seneca: An Introduction
My.Seneca Grade Centre
My.Seneca SafeAssign Tool
My.Seneca Groups Tool

Everyone is welcome to use the links above and work their way through the modules.

Technology Training Plan

Whether you want to learn more about tools in My.Seneca, classroom technology, Office 365, or other technology services at Seneca, Seneca’s technology training plan will direct you to the appropriate department to contact for support.

Teaching & Learning Centre Courses and Workshops

My.Seneca: The Basics
This session will explain the tools available in your My.Seneca courses. It will also walk you through the process of setting up your course for online teaching. Essentials covered include tools to

  • communicate with students online
  • share content with students online
  • assess students online

This is suitable for instructors who are new to using My.Seneca.

View the webinar recordings now:


Fundamentals of Online Course Design and Delivery

Effective online teaching begins with structured course design and an appreciation of student learning needs in an online environment. This course combines online learning strategies with hands-on practical exercises to give new and experienced online instructors the necessary foundation to design and deliver a fully online course. Participants will use their own instructional materials to plan and build the fundamental elements of their online courses. Through self-paced modules, demonstrations, interactive activities and discussions, participants will be introduced to online course design, communication, engagement and assessment methods that align with Seneca’s quality framework to ensure best practices in online learning.

This course is suitable for instructors who are adapting an existing in-person course to an online delivery mode.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • adapt your course curriculum, lesson plans and instructional content for online delivery.
  • communicate with your students in an online environment using effective student-centered strategies.
  • employ educational technology tools to increase student participation and engagement.
  • design formative and summative online assessments that measure student achievement and promote academic integrity.
  • apply a quality framework to ensure your online course meets Seneca best practices in online learning, including UDL and AODA guidelines.

This course runs August 24 to September 11.

The course content will be housed in an organization in My.Seneca. It is delivered as a series of six self-paced asynchronous modules. You can work through the course content at your own pace. Weekly synchronous tutorials will provide an opportunity for Q&A and feedback on selected modules. For these, you will need to be online at a specific time (dates and time have not yet been determined). These tutorials are optional.

Register in MyPD.


My.Seneca: Beyond the Basics

This three-session course will go beyond the My.Seneca basics to explore assessments, communication tools, and course materials in My.Seneca. Each session will take place synchronously through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and will include live demonstrations and Q&A. This course will also provide tips for teaching more effectively with My.Seneca.

This course is suitable for instructors who are comfortable with the basics in My.Seneca, including Grade Centre, adding course materials, and sending announcements.

  • Starts August 26, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    You must be available to attend a live session through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra on August 26, September 2, and September 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Register in MyPD.


The Teaching & Learning Summer Conference
Join us for this two-day conference focused on student engagement. There will be featured presentations on teaching and assessment strategies, and using technology in your classroom.

  • August 27 and 28, 2020

Register in MyPD.


New Faculty Orientation
This day provides an overview of the services and supports that impact teaching practice at Seneca. The New Faculty Orientation is open to all new part-time and full-time faculty. All newly-hired full-time faculty are required to participate in New Faculty Orientation.

  • August 31, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register in MyPD.


My.Seneca Essentials
Prepare your My.Seneca course(s) to meet the minimum requirements. We’ll introduce you to the Grade Centre and review the most common features of My.Seneca you can use to organize your course(s) and help students learn.

  • August 31, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register in MyPD.


Teaching with Technology 1

This course is designed to help participants explore and use technology to enhance teaching and learning, specifically My.Seneca. The goal is not to use technology for technology’s sake but as a tool to help faculty help students better achieve their academic goals.

This is a fully-online course with synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

  • Starts September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    You must be available to attend a live, online session on September 23 and October 7, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    There are also three hours of asynchronous work during the weeks of September 28 and October 12.
  • Starts November 4, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    You must be available to attend a live, online session on November 4 and November 18, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    There are also three hours of asynchronous work during the weeks of November 9 and November 23.

Register in MyPD.


Micro-Teaching Sessions
This course will focus on instructional strategies and design thinking.

This is a face-to-face course that takes place on two consecutive days.

  • October 27 and 28, 2020

Register in MyPD.