Schedule of Upcoming Workshops (See attached schedule for dates, times and locations)

Event Type: 
See attached schedule
Event Date: 
August 15, 2013 - September 17, 2013
Event Time: 
(All day)


Workshop Schedule
Workshop Title/Description




1. Syllabi: The final step in course design            

Description:                                               In addition to becoming familiar with the CBU Syllabus policy, participants will take part in a discussion regarding the purpose of syllabi and how they might be improved as a tool to guide student learning.

Thurs., Aug. 15 

1:30 – 2:30 PM

CS 101

Verschuren Centre

Eileen Smith-Piovesan Coordinator, Teaching & Learning

Joanne Pyke   Faculty Liaison, Teaching and Learning


2. Teaching with Data: Easy to use tools that describe the world or make the point

Description:                                  Secondary data is now more freely available; readily accessible; and easier than ever to handle. Plus, it’s a natural for today’s university classroom.   This one-hour workshop will introduce several Canadian socio-economic and community health data resources as well as international sources including World Bank data and the World Values Survey.  As well, we will discuss the best means of delivering this data to you and your students.

Tues., Aug 20

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

CBU Library Instructional Space

Laura Syms

Business and Data Services Librarian


3. Intro to Zotero: a free, open-source citation management tool

Description:                                          Have you heard of Zotero but haven’t had the time to explore and learn another citation management tool? This workshop gives you that time. Zotero is a free open-source citation manager for Firefox browsers (but it can be used with Chrome and Safari, too), that allows you “collect, organize, cite, and share” your research sources, whether they’re images, videos, journal articles, books, statutes, web pages, or what have you. CBU Librarian, Ron Rooth, will help you set up an account (if you like), and demonstrate enough to get you started. Time will be set aside for surfing the net, or searching databases, for sources to try out Zotero and ask questions as you encounter them.

Thurs. Aug. 22

1:30 – 2:30 PM

CBU Library Instructional Space

Ron Rooth Librarian


4. Know your rights: Copyright information for academic authors

Description:                                            This workshop will provide information and tips for navigating the current copyright environment in academic publishing. Specific topics will include: reading and understanding publication agreements, preserving your rights as an author through publication agreement addenda, and searching copyright policies of publishers using Sherpa/RoMEO. Any interested faculty, researchers and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Tues., Aug 27

1:30 – 2:30 PM

CS 101

Verschuren Centre

Brian Gooyers

Librarian (Intern)


5. Making the most of Google Docs in your courses

Description:                                                   Tired of incompatible or lost documents? Spending more time determining the latest version of a shared PowerPoint instead of working on the PowerPoint? Need a better way to collaborate online? Looking for a new way to engage students in your classrooms? Give Google Docs a try! Google Docs is “a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service offered by Google.” Highly customizable and easy to share, Google Docs can speed and enable collaboration between colleagues as well as enhance discussion and participation in your classrooms. For this workshop you will need a Google email/account ( If you have a laptop, please bring it, though computers will also be provided

Wed., Aug. 28

11:AM – 12:00 PM

CBU Library Instructional Space

Nicole Dixon

Electronic Resources Librarian


6. Creating one’s own EBSCO account

**Additional information will be provided at a later date.

Tues., Sept. 17  2:30-3:30

CBU Library Instructional Space

Cathy Chisholm