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Nick Cherney

Conducting Assessment using the Avenue tools and resources Part 2 Assessing Speaking and Writing

In this webinar, Margaret Stasiak demonstrated how to assess speaking and writing using the tools and resources available on Avenue, specifically Moodle assignment and quiz. Margaret presented examples of various assessment tasks and rubrics for different CLB levels from units and modules in the Avenue Course Builder, focusing on applying the principles of PBLA and best practices of online teaching. The webinar included a

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Nick Cherney

Conducting Assessment using Avenue tools and resources (Part 1) – Assessing Listening and Reading

Avenue offers many tools and resources for conducting assessments online. In this webinar, content developer Margaret Stasiak demonstrated assessing listening and reading using the Moodle Quiz. She presented examples of various assessment tasks for different CLB levels from units and modules in the Avenue Course Builder, focusing on applying the principles of PBLA and best practices of online teaching. She also discussed practical considerations for

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Nick Cherney

Using a sandbox course to manage your course materials

In this webinar, content developer Margaret Stasiak explains how a sandbox course, available via the Avenue Course Builder, is a useful tool for managing instructional materials such as e-activities, resources and assessments. In this webinar, content developer Margaret Stasiak explores how an instructor can use a sandbox course to manage their instructional materials by storing, adapting or creating e-activities, and

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Nick Cherney

Avenue Question Banks Demystified

Avenue (Moodle) Question Banks allow teachers to create, preview and edit questions and use them in their Quizzes. Questions are organized in categories and subcategories to allow for faster access, question sharing to avoid duplication questions and eliminate wasted effort. This webinar, by Avenue developer/mentor, demystified Question Banks and showed instructors how they can use them to keep their courses more organized and more efficient.

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Nick Cherney

Planning Your Lessons with the Course Builder Content

In this webinar, content developer Margaret Stasiak provided insights into the newly introduced Avenue Course Builder, which provides a robust collection of units and modules with ready-made e-activities, assessments and instructor support materials. Margaret examined how a course and lessons can be planned for different modalities (remote, blended and in person), using the content of e-units and e-modules in the Course Builder and how to

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Nick Cherney

Language for Post secondary Education

The presenters, Marijke Geurts and Dori Tarjan, looked at two new modules under the theme ‘Attending Post-Secondary Education:

CLB 5-6: Communicating about Choices for College
CLB 7-8: Deciding on a College Program

This presenters provided an overview of the skills and real-world tasks covered in these modules. Practical suggestions for using these modules in blended delivery were also provided.

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Nick Cherney

Speed Up Your Avenue Courses

Since the Spring of 2023, instructors have reported that they experience long intervals between actions while editing their Avenue courses. A few known causes of this include too many topics, too much content, and overloaded question banks. This webinar by AVenue mentor and developer, John Allan, demonstrated a few techniques to reduce a course’s resources to ensure that it will streamline your Avenue

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Nick Cherney

Webinaire d’introduction à Avenue.ca

Ce webinaire permet d’apprendre l’essentiel pour commencer l’enseignement en ligne ou hybride sur Avenue.ca. Les fonctionnalités suivantes sont présentées: Le portail Avenue, se connecter à son cours, inscrire des étudiants, accéder aux e-portfolio, modifier les détails des comptes des étudiants, consulter le registre de classe et les différents rapports d’évaluation et d’achèvement, activer le mode édition, gérer les paramètres du cours et contacter le soutien

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Nick Cherney

Embedding on Avenue

This webinar, by Avenue mentor and developer Paul Carter, demonstrated the steps to embed external resources on Avenue in blocks and a variety of activity/resource types.
Participants could follow along as Paul showed how to embed YouTube videos, Google Forms and Maps, Flip videos, Padlets, Weather Widgets, Twitter Feeds, and more!
Ideas were shared on how to use these resources in online teaching and tips

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Nick Cherney

Cyber Awareness Training Part 2 – Privacy: Fragile Handle with Care

Presented by Avenue-LearnIT2teach mentor/developer Margarita Berezyanskaya, this webinar discusses digital privacy.
Every time we go online, we leave digital footprints, both anonymous and personally identifiable, that become part of big data used by companies, governments and cyber criminals to know who we are, what we do and what defines us.
In this session, participants will learn how to protect their privacy, minimize impacts of digital

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Nick Cherney

Cyber Awareness Training Part 2 – Don’t Feed the Phish

Presented by Avenue-LearnIT2teach mentor/developer Margarita Berezyanskaya, this webinar introduced participants to phishing.
Phishing remains one of the most effective avenues leading cyber criminals to your data.
With the help of breached data, artificial intelligence tools, spoofing techniques and open-source intelligence, they evolved and became harder to detect.
In this interactive session, participants learned about different types of phishing (such as spear phishing, whaling, vishing, smishing),

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Nick Cherney

Avenue.ca-Onyxon.ca Merger – Why and what’s in it for the Avenue community?

This presentation for the Avenue community by Jim Edgar of New Language Solutions gives an update on the merger of avenue.ca and onyxon.ca.
The presenter explains why this is a “win-win” endeavour and how it benefits Avenue users.
These benefits include new portal features and access to more eUnits and modules aligned with the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA).
The merger will

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