Exploring Ontario’s VLE in London at the TVDSB Education Centre

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Exploring Brightspace in Ontario’s VLE event at the Thames Valley District School Board Education Centre

Access Thames Valley Brightspace here.

Stream 1 – Beginners:

Getting started with Thames Valley Brightspace

Getting Started with the VLE:

New to Brightspace in the VLE? Wondering how to access your board’s VLE? Come to this session to explore how to start using this comprehensive and flexible learning platform this school year! We will be covering important information such as login instructions, resources and support, as well as navigating within the VLE. We will show you how to access your board homepage, locate your courses, and cover some basic tips and tricks to get started.

Navigating and Setting Up Your Virtual Classroom

In this applied session, educators will collaborate with VLE experts from TVDSB and D2L to apply some best practices in setting up their own virtual classroom. In this workshop style session, educators will participate in a hands-on session helping them to set up and personalize their own classroom. This session will be a free-flowing work space for educators to work together to explore the VLE and how they will be able to apply it in the classroom.

Stream 2 – Portfolio:

Portfolio Slides

Ontario’s VLE: The Portfolio Tool

Halton CDSB’s Use of Portfolio

Using Portfolio in your K12 Classroom

Brightspace Tutorials YouTube Channel

Using Portfolio to Support Student Learning

An integral part of the VLE, Portfolio offers students the ability to easily transition from creating work to showcase their efforts. Learn how students and educators can create a digital portfolio through this introductory session.  In this session, educators will explore ways to use digital portfolios to support student success, life-long learning, and pedagogical documentation.  As an educator, you will develop an understanding of Portfolio and be able to navigate as well as manage and configure settings to personalize your classroom.

This session will include an instructional demo of Portfolio including the web experience and apps, showcasing student and teacher workflows.

You can download the Portfolio app for free here: 

Apple(iOS)

Android

Application of Portfolio in your Classroom

In this applied, hands-on session, educators will work together to explore using Portfolio as a pedagogical documentation tool and develop strategies for implementing it in their classrooms. During this workshop-style session, educators will discuss applications and possible use cases, identify possible roadblocks and navigating solutions,  as well as work on developing ideas for lessons to apply in the classroom.

Stream 3 – Experienced:

Engaging Your Students with the VLE: Activity Feed And Other Tools

Activity Feed and Intelligent Agents Presentation

Setting up Intelligent Agents Video

Intelligent Agents Reference Guide

In this session, educators will look at how you can use tools such as Activity Feed, Lessons and the assessment tools to help you engage with your students and save you time. This session will be both instructional and offer hands-on exploration of the tools through small groups and activities.

Note: This session is part 1 of 2, and will continue during Session #2

Engaging Your Students with the VLE: Activity Feed And Other Tools (Continued)

In this session, educators will continue to explore how tools such as Activity Feed, Lessons and the assessment tools can be applied in their classroom. This session will be both instructional and offer hands-on exploration of the tools through small groups and activities.

Be sure to bring your laptop so you can get logged in to your board’s “Virtual Learning Environment.

More about Ontario’s VLE

Ontario’s VLE is a dynamic learning platform provided by the Ministry of Education at no cost to Ontario’s publicly funded school boards.

The VLE includes digital portfolios, assignments, rubrics, lessons linked to curriculum expectations, quizzes, and much more! Hands-on breakout sessions will show you how to save time while increasing student engagement and achievement using the VLE. With such a wide variety of features, functionality, and flexibility, the VLE will appeal to all teachers—from the tech newbie to the tech guru!

Want to explore the VLE or learn more? Go to www.D2L.com/VLE and select your school board to find your login page.

Please be sure to bring a laptop to this event.