Last chance to provide input on strategic direction for UFV — deadline Fri, Sept 25

The survey asking for your input on the strategic direction of UFV closes this Friday night. I extend my thanks to the more than 400 students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members who have taken the time so far to complete the survey – the thoughts you’ve shared have been extremely valuable. If you haven’t … Read more

Adobe Pro — Oct 14

Now that Adobe Acrobat Pro has been made available to UFV Employees, you may have some questions on what you can do with it. Join us for a workshop that will cover creating forms and editing pdfs. We will also go over certificate-based signatures, filling and signing forms and collecting signatures from others. Please contact … Read more

Minute Taking — Oct 2

This workshop provides introductory minute-taking skills in a digital environment. Participants will learn the steps in the minute-taking process including agenda, pre-meeting minutes, and minute template skills. The workshop will also focus on iCompass, an agenda and meeting management software. Facilitator: Lisa McMartin Register: 10/02/2020 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am Blackboard Collaborate … Read more

Social Media Basics — Sept 29

This workshop is an overview of the social media landscape. We will dive into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google with a focus on content and management for each. Participants will have time to practice their new skills in a short exercise. Facilitator: Breanna Willock Register: Sept 29 10 am-12 pm Blackboard Collaborate … Read more

Understanding Self-Regulation: Strategies to return to calm — Oct 29

Self-regulation refers to how quickly and effectively one manages a stressor and then can recover. The ability to self-regulate contributes to overall functioning and well-being. This session explores the foundations of self-regulation in, how to recognize dysregulation, and provides strategies to support return to calm. Facilitator: Christine Slavik Register: 10/29/2020 – 01:00 pm – … Read more

Embodying Self-care: Why Mindfulness Matters — Nov 12

This presentation addresses the personal and professional development of self. The process of understanding what mindfulness is begins with firsthand experience. Engaging in mindfulness-based practices gives you the practical opportunity to get to know and explore the landscape of your own being. This includes awareness of your thoughts, emotions and of body sensations. Going further … Read more

WeVu Workshop — Sept 22

A platform that can host videos made by students and faculty. WeVu allows video annotations and time-stamped feedback. An easy to use tool where students and instructors can comment inline with a video. Workshop Schedule: WeVu – Tues, Sept 22 from 10-11am – – For more information, contact Leah Lyon at 09/25/2020

Padlet Workshop — Sept 23

A synchronous or asynchronous application that can support activities like posting Post-it notes to a whiteboard for generating/collaborating on. A colourful and engaging medium to share ideas that is very simple for students to post anonymous entries. It is an alternative to a shared whiteboard and is simple for instructors to set up. Workshop Schedule: … Read more