News & Events

    16 August 2018

    iClicker Test and Pizza Lunch

    On Friday August 31, there will be a free pizza lunch in Spencer Engineering Building Room 2200 at 12:00pm. During the pizza lunch Western Technology Services (WTS) will be testing the performance of SEB 2200 Wi-Fi as well as the iClicker application by asking fun trivia questions using iClicker and asking you to respond. We hope that you will be able to attend this event. If so, please bring as many Wi-Fi enabled devices as you can so that we can test under heavy conditions. What: Pizza lunch and iClicker Test When: Friday August 31 @ 12:00pm (Noon) Where: Spencer Engineering Building Room 2200  (Read full entry)


    13 June 2018

    Western's 2018 ATLAS Winner

    The eLearning Technology Team and the OWL Team would like to congratulate Michael Friesen for winning this year's Apereo Teaching and Learning Award (ATLAS) for his Western course "Social Media and Organizations" from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS). ATLAS is an annual global award presented to people who "demonstrate innovative teaching and learning" using Apereo products. (Read full entry)


    17 January 2018

    ATLAS 2018 Award - Call for Nominations

    The Apereo Teaching & Learning Awards (ATLAS) is awarded annually at the Open Apereo Conference to up to six winners who "demonstrate innovative teaching and learning using" Apereo technologies, such as Sakai, which powers OWL. Call for nominations are now open until March 2, 2018. (Read full entry)


    25 August 2017

    Learn how to use OWL!

    Come to one of our events to learn more about OWL. (Read full entry)


    25 August 2017

    New features. Updated look. Same OWL.

    On Thursday, August 31st, 2017, OWL will be updated to include a modernized interface and a host of new features.  (Read full entry)


    11 April 2017

    Introducing Feedback Studio

    Coming the first week of May 2017, Turnitin's service is getting a new look - now called Feedback Studio. (Read full entry)


    15 June 2017

    Lightboard Schedule

    The ELT team has allocated Wednesdays for use of the lightboard. We will be taking appointments for Wednesdays after 10:00 and before 4:00. If you would like to know more about the lightboard, or would like to book an appointment to use it, please contact us at elearning-tech@uwo.ca.  (Read full entry)


    10 March 2017

    2015-2016 eLearning Technology Survey Report

    The eLearning Technology Team is happy to present the results of this year's eLearning Technology Surveys.  (Read full entry)


    16 February 2017

    ATLAS 2017 Award - Call for Nominations

    The Apereo Teaching & Learning Awards (ATLAS) is awarded annually at the Open Apereo Conference to up to six winners who "demonstrate innovative teaching and learning using" Apereo technologies, such as Sakai, which powers OWL. Call for nominations are now open until March, 20, 2017. (Read full entry)


    23 January 2017

    Open Textbooks Gaining Traction

    All over Canada, universities are making steps towards developing open educational resources and making them available to students. BCcampus, an organization funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education in British Columbia, is leading the way in this endeavour. As a result, BC universities are lightening the financial burden for some students. (Read full entry)



    ITRC Open House

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    Awards for Using Technology In The Classroom

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    31 October 2016

    eLearning Technology 2015 Survey Results

    in November of 2015, the eLearning Technology Team released surveys to the western community to learn more about the current attitudes towards the technology used on campus. The reports from those surveys are available (Read full entry)


    30 August 2016

    Update: Turnitin Integration in OWL

    Turnitin is discontinuing support for their old integration which may require instructors to re-create some OWL assignments using the Turnitin service. (Read full entry)


    10 August 2016

    Update: OWL Grade Admin and Course Coordinator Requests

    There is now a new process for OWL Grade Admin and Course Coordinator Requests via the Extranet. (Read full entry)


    6 July 2016

    ELT Team at the STHLE Conference

    The STLHE conference has blown through the Western campus like a cool breeze on a hot day. Instructors and administrators from all over Canada and beyond gathered on campus from June 21 to June 24, 2016 to share knowledge about teaching and learning in higher education. (Read full entry)


    29 June 2016

    OWL Driver's License

    The eLearning Technology team has started a new initiative to help students, faculty, and staff better understand OWL.  (Read full entry)


    3 June 2016

    VoiceThread

    The ELT team is proud to announce that VoiceThread is now available in OWL. Voicethread allows instructors to present course material, such as documents, images, and videos, with the added ability to annotate the content as well as provide audio and video commentary.  (Read full entry)



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