Training & Workshops

What training do we offer?

Looking for just-in-time training to support your work? Find out about options to learn independently or in live online synchronous sessions.

If you have an idea for a training session or workshop, please let us know in our form. If you'd like to hear back from the TLX team, please include your name and email.

Brightspace Training for Faculty

Brightspace training is being provided to all faculty in phases throughout the spring and summer. Faculty who have not yet been trained may contact their Chair to confirm when their training should take place.

Brightspace training for Admin/Support staff

Click here to Cornerstone to register for Brightspace training if you are admin/support staff.

Online Workshop and Webinars

Cornerstone (My Learning) lists all the training opportunities available to college employees. It features both scheduled and on-demand courses on topics including teaching and learning skills, digital proficiency and technology, communication and collaboration, and much more.

The a la Carte Process

Select a menu item you'd like to book, and fill out the booking form. Chairs and/or a group of faculty can book an item. The goal is for a session to include at least 4-5 faculty members.

Recordings of TLX Office Hours

Recordings of TLX Office Hour sessions are recorded and available for review.

Help with Cornerstone (My Learning)

If you're having trouble logging into Cornerstone to register for a workshop, please contact Leon Johnson at for assistance.

OER Training

Creating Positive Climates for Learning F2F and Online:
Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management

  • Wed, Sep 6, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fri, Sep 8, 2023, 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Instructor: Nicki Monahan

In this 90-minute interactive webinar, we will explore simple but effective strategies to foster positive environments for learning, both face to face, and online. As a group, we will brainstorm approaches to encourage student engagement and promote shared responsibility for creating and maintaining a welcoming and respectful shared space. In addition, we will reflecton our assumptions about studentbehaviour, and find ways to addressproblematic issues. Bring your bestideas and your biggest challenges. This webinar is designed for teaching faculty; contract faculty members are especially welcome. Follow up 1:1 coaching is available to address specific, unique classroom management issues.

Register now on Cornerstone

Finding OER: Repositories of OER and evaluation criteria

  • Tue, Nov 7, 2023, 11: 00 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: Elena Chudaeva & Heather Buffet
Offered Online

In this one-hour workshop, we will provide examples of OER repositories, including Ontario Open Library,BCCampus Open Library, Merlotcollection, OpenStax, Wikimedia Commons. We will discuss why evaluating OER yourself is important and what evaluation criteria can be used.

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Creating OER: Introduction to Pressbooks

  • Tue, Nov 14, 2023, 11: 00 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: Elena Chudaeva & Heather Buffet
Offered Online

In this one-hour workshop, we will demonstrate Pressbooks, a tool for OER creation provided by eCampus Ontario.We will discuss its main features. We will also discuss the steps of the OER creation process.

Registration Opening Soon on Cornerstone!

Ed-Tech Training

Free Video Production for Learning at GBC

  • Sept 12, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Stella Bastone

In this online session, we'll take a brief look at video production in GBC learning settings. We'll consider how it can be used by professors to create learning materials for their classes and by students to produce materials of their own to foster and demonstrate learning. On completing the workshop, participants will be able to describe how they can use Camtasia in their own learning settings, choices for levels of sharing (public versus specific audiences), intellectual property considerations, and some copyright considerations.

Please note that while we will be referring specifically to Camtasia (screen capturing and video editing software which is freely available to GBC profs, staff and students), this is not hands-on Camtasia training; the focus will be on video production considerations in learning settings.

Registration Opening Soon on Cornerstone!

XR Academy: Introduction to teaching using virtual reality and related technologies.

  • Fri, Sept 29, 2023, 12: 00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Then other sessions every 2 weeks October 6 – December 1, with dates planned with the group.  

Instructor: Gian Michele Pileri, Rocio Conde, Ian Craine

With the power of virtual reality, educators can transport students to historical events, explore scientific concepts in three dimensions, and foster creativity in entirely new ways. In this program, we will learn about Extended Reality and explore opportunities to integrate these technologies into our teaching. If desired, faculty members will implement a VR learning experience into their teaching the following semester, with support from the Teaching and Learning Exchange.

Registration Opening Soon on Cornerstone!

Zoom Training

Zoom Basic Training

  • Thu, Sep 14, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wed, Sep 20, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: Safia

This training session with live Q&A will provide a high-level tour of Zoom and cover the basics you need to get up and running.

Topics covered:

  • Sign-in & Review Web Portal
  • Schedule a Meeting
  • Invite Others
  • Use Basic Host Control

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10 Tips to Zoom Like a Pro

  • Wed, Sep 13, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Safia

This module is an overview of the Brightspace environment and highlights of its tools, widgets and admin options with opportunities to discuss implications for learning. It serves as afoundation for the upcoming modules. It contains more demonstration and isless hands-on than upcoming modules.


  • Navigate the Brightspace environment to access all intended tools/areas
  • Describe the various administrative options available
  • Describe general differences between Bb Learn and Brightspace relative to how you use an LMS in your courses

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Self-Led Training


Microsoft offer comprehensive training and support tools for their products including Word, Excel and Teams.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an extensive library of business, technology and creative training videos that college employees and students can access for free.

Ontario College Libraries' Learning Portal

The Ontario College Libraries' Learning Portal contains a comprehensive set of resources for students and faculty. Their Faculty Toolkit includes modules on Copyright Literacy and AODA.