Contact North Learning Platforms Training Schedule

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Web Conferencing Training

Training sessions are specifically for instructors that will be teaching via the Contact North | Contact Nord web conferencing platform, Saba/Centra (known as e-CLASSES). Sessions may be taken on separate days, and are presented in English (French sessions are available). Enrolment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration must be submitted two business days prior to the requested training date. You can also register for e-CLASSES Refresher Training. For information on registering for web conferencing, please contact Lise Haché.

View the following instructor training schedule:

Laugh & Learn – tool focused, hands on sessions for already trained e-CLASSES Instructors

Date Begins Ends
Appshare & Insert URL 2014/03/14 10:00 am 11:00 am
Breakout Rooms 2014/03/28 10:00 am 11:00 am
Lead in Browser 2014/04/25 10:00 am 11:00 am
Appshare & Insert URL 2014/05/09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Lead in Browser 2014/05/30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Refresher Training

Date Begins Ends
Please contact us to register for e-CLASSES Refresher Training.      

Part A Instructor Training

Date Begins Ends
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/03/18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/03/25 10:00 am 12:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/04/02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/0414 10:00 pm 12:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/04/22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/04/30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/05/05 10:00 am 12:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/05/14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/05/21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 1 Part A Instructor Training 2014/05/27 10:00 am 12:00 pm

 

Part B Instructor Training

Date Begins Ends
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/03/19 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/03/26 10:00 am 12:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/04/03 2:00 pm 4:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/04/16 10:00 pm 12:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/04/23 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/05/01 2:00 pm 4:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/05/12 10:00 am 12:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/05/15 2:00 pm 4:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/05/22 7:00 pm 9:30 pm
EN-e-CLASSES Level 1 Part B Instructor Training 2014/05/28 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Level 2 Agenda Builder Orientation

Date Begins Ends
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 2 Agenda Builder Orientation 2014/03/24 10:00 am 11:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 2 Agenda Builder Orientation 2014/04/24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
EN-e-CLASSES-Level 2 Agenda Builder Orientation 2014/05/30 10:00 am 11:00 am

 

Level Session name Length Delivery
Level 1 - Part A
Mandatory
Introduction
Exploring e-CLASSES from a student's perspective
120 min Online
Level 1 - Part B
Mandatory
Leading e-CLASSES
Exploring e-CLASSES from an instructor's perspective
120 min Online
Level 2
Optional
Agenda Builder Orientation
e-CLASSES Overview, Content Uploading, Content Guidelines
60 min Online
  • Level 1 Part A and Level 1 Part B are mandatory prior to leading/teaching sessions on the e-CLASSES platform
  • Level 2 training is not mandatory but will provide you with the skills necessary to utilize the Agenda Builder Tool
  • There is a limit of one (1) instructor per e-learning workstation in order to provide an optimum training opportunity, and a maximum of 8 instructors per session.

Instructor training prerequisites:

  1. All sessions are to be taken sequentially (e.g. Complete Level 1 Part A before Level 1 Part B, and completion of Level 1 prior to registering for Level 2).
  2. Knowledge of and understanding of the Internet and Windows operating environment.
  3. Distance education classroom experience an asset.

Audioconferencing Training:

Contact North | Contact Nord's Instructor Training Programs are available for all instructors using the audioconference platform. This session (presented via audioconference) is intended to provide novice distance education instructors with an opportunity to experience distance education from a student's point of view. Instructors will have the opportunity to practice the appropriate protocols for effective audioconferencing, including those necessary to share with students, as well as those that should be incorporated in their teaching routine. This session will also demonstrate the equipment used for audioconferencing.

English Sessions: (French sessions also available. View available dates)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Videoconferencing Training:

Contact North | Contact Nord's Instructor Training Programs are available for all instructors using the videoconference platform. This session (presented via videoconference) is intended to provide novice distance education instructors with an opportunity to experience distance education from a student's point of view. Instructors will have the opportunity to discuss the particular adaptations required to convert a face-to-face class to an effective videoconference; how to encourage interaction between students and teachers; developing sound presentation strategies; and, accommodating the limitations of the equipment. Instructors will also be given the chance to participate in a realistic videoconference class; practice various communication protocols appropriate to the medium; and, become familiar with the basic operation and functions of videoconference equipment components.

English Sessions: (French sessions also available. View available dates)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 

To register for audioconferencing or videoconferencing training, please contact Chantal Lajoie or Barbara Best

Chantal Lajoie
Manager, Client Services and Assistant to the Board of Directors
Northeast Regional Coordinating Centre
705-525-7243
chantal@contactnorth.ca

 

Barbara Best
Manager, Client Services (Interim) & Human Resources Officer
Northwest Regional Coordinating Centre
807-346-3127
barbara@contactnorth.ca