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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Knowledge Café

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We have a great talent across our institution and we all have something to learn from one another. The knowledge Café is a forum to allow us to gather, learn from each other, and discuss topics relevant to us all with impacts across work and life. The Knowledge Café sessions provide and open, relaxed and collaborative learning environment that encourages a solid work culture of knowledge sharing and learning, teamwork and cooperation.

Note:

  • Sign up periods are in September and January
    • We will notify you in the Weekly Report when each signup period opens. 

Knowledge Café Sessions and Events

  • Facilitate a session

    Email hrtraining@ontariotechu.ca with "Knowledge Café" in the subject line 

    Include in the following:

    1. A sentence or two that describes the session overall
    2. What we will learn
    3. Facilitator Name, contact info

February 2021

  • Business Analysis
    • Company: Ontario Tech University IT
    • Facilitator: Ade Oyemade, Dana Reeson
    • Duration: 9am - 12pm
    • Date: February 2, 2021
    register
  • Mach Forms
    • Company: Ontario Tech University HR
    • Facilitator: Kyle Warner
    • Duration: 10am - 12pm
    • Date: February 23. 2021

    Machform is an online application used to create standard forms that do not involve online payment (e.g. event registration forms and surveys). Features of Machform include:

    • Admin log-in area to view and download submissions in a spreadsheet format automatic response.
    • Automatic scheduling and submission limits.
    • Conditional logic (e.g. to show or hide fields depending on a previous response).
    • File upload.
    • Multi-page forms.
    • Options for saving progress and continuing later.
    • Submission notifications.

    This session will provide an overview of how to use the form editing application.

    Learn how to:

    • create and edit forms
    • manage forms in the Form Manager
      • add conditional logic to form fields (show or hide fields)
      • embed forms on web pages
      • manually enable or disable forms
      • notifications
      • view and download entries

    register


March 2021

  • Google My Drive - Shared Drives - Docs and Sheets
    • Company: Ontario Tech University IT
    • Facilitator: Ron Robertson and Bevin Moolenschot
    • Duration: 10am-12pm
    • Date: March 30, 2021

    This Google Workshop presentation will explore:

    • My Drive,
    • how to share drives and
    • how to use docs and sheets.
    register

April 2021

  • Everything Google
    • Company: Ontario Tech University IT
    • Facilitator: Ron Robertson and Bevin Moolenschot
    • Duration: 9am-12pm
    • Date: April 27, 2021

    This Google Workshop presentation will share and demonstrate the findings of implementing sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective collaboration solutions that meet the diverse needs of a fast-paced and ever-changing university landscape.

    Key challenges with the university community include user adoption and unclear business requirements. To overcome these challenges a well-designed process was created to help frame requirements and understand end state goals for each department and faculty. We use cloud-based technology and in-house tools to provide more opportunities for collaboration across the university community.

    • Learn how Ontario Tech leverages cloud applications like G Suite for Education to deliver value add collaboration capability.
    • Leverage Google Meet to deliver online lectures to classes with up to 250 students or to connect with your teams.
    • Learn how to store, share, and collaborate files and folders from any mobile device, tablet or computer using Google Drive.
    • Learn about Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.

    REGISTER


May 2021

  • Windows Tips and Tricks
    • Company: Ontario Tech University 
    • Facilitator: Hesham
    • Duration: 10:30am-12pm
    • Date: May 27, 2021

    There is so much to learn about Windows 10! Join us to learn tips, tricks and new features!

    • Useful shortcuts.
    • Several ways to access frequent apps.
    • Launch some apps quickly.
    • Speed up your computer.
    • Manage storage with Windows help.
    • Hidden taskbar options and shortcuts.
    • File Explorer in Depth.
    • Shake to collapse.
    • Old Control Panel.
    • New Screenshot and Screen Recoding
    • Have more control on how your laptop battery behaves.
    • Essential Settings and Customization.
    • Launching and Managing Applications.
    • Browsing the Web with Edge.
    • Installing Apps and Printers.
    • Backing Up and Restoring.
    • Disk Cleanup.
    • Wifi Sense how to enable and disable it.
    • Windows Sandbox (test out software without fear of virus).
    • A quick preview of PowerShell

    register


June 2021

  • iPhone/iPad Tips and Tricks
    • Company: Ontario Tech University 
    • Facilitator: Hesham
    • Duration: 10:30am-12pm
    • Date: June 10, 2021

    When you updated your phone to iOS there was a lot of new stuff to learn.  It was a big update packed with new features.  Join us to see what’s new!

    This training will cover iOS 13 and iOS 14 features:

    •  What iPhones and iPads can run iOS 13 and 14.
    • One swipe beyond Home….App Libraries!  You can remove apps from your home screen and eliminate entire screens
    • Memoji’s have new facial and muscle structure to make them more expressive
    • Editing made easy.
    • Control Centre
    • Magnifying glass
    • Improved FILES (iCloud Folder)
    • Dark mode
    • Shortcuts and how to use them
    • Widgets on the Today view and Home Screen
    • Full width widgets
    • A New Siri Interface
    • Picture in Picture
    • App clips to use mini-apps
    • Change your default Mail & Browser
    • Back Tap on your iPhone
    • Battery saving tricks
    • Privacy enhancements

    register

  • Mac Tricks and Tips
    • Company: Ontario Tech University 
    • Facilitator: Hesham
    • Duration: 10:30am-12pm
    • Date: June 24, 2021

    When you updated your mac to macOS 10.15 (Catalina) there was a lot of new stuff to learn. Before you got used to that, you updated to macOS 11 (Big Sur). Those were two big updates packed with lots of new features.  Join us to see what’s new!

    This training will cover the previous macOS 10.15 (Catalina) and macOS 11 (Big Sur):

    • No more iTunes, Broken among Music, TV and Finder.
    • No more Dashboard.
    • Sidecar to use your iPad as an extended monitor.
    • QuickTime with PnP.
    • Voice Control allow you know to have full control of your Mac.
    • Apple Watch will unlock your computer and verification within other apps.
    • Activation Lock for T2 equipped Macs.
    • New Control Centre
    • Notification Centre.
    • Cool new Photo features.
    • Improved Safari.
    • New features in Messages.
    • AirPod switch among devices made easy.
    • New features in Notes.
    • New features in Maps.
    • Lots of things to know and do under “About this Mac”.

September 2021

  • Everything Google
    • Company: Ontario Tech University 
    • Facilitator: Ron and Bevin
    • Duration: 9am-12pm
    • Date: September 28, 2021

    This Google Workshop presentation will share and demonstrate the findings of implementing sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective collaboration solutions that meet the diverse needs of a fast-paced and ever-changing university landscape.

    Key challenges with the university community include user adoption and unclear business requirements. To overcome these challenges a well-designed process was created to help frame requirements and understand end state goals for each department and faculty. We use cloud-based technology and in-house tools to provide more opportunities for collaboration across the university community.

    • Learn how Ontario Tech leverages cloud applications like G Suite for Education to deliver value add collaboration capability.
    • Leverage Google Meet to deliver online lectures to classes with up to 250 students or to connect with your teams.
    • Learn how to store, share, and collaborate files and folders from any mobile device, tablet or computer using Google Drive.
    • Learn about Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.
  • Campus Connected
    • Company: Ontario Tech University 
    • Facilitator: Jeremy Greenberg
    • Duration: 10am-12pm
    • Date: September 28, 2021

October 2021

  • Five Star Leadership
    • Company: Ontario Tech University 
    • Facilitator: Jeremy Greenberg
    • Duration: 10am-12pm
    • Date: October 26, 2021

November 2021

  • Balance & Burnout
    • Company: Ontario Tech University 
    • Facilitator: Jeremy Greenberg
    • Duration: 10am-12pm
    • Date: November 30, 2021

January 2022


February 2022

  • Handling Rejection
    • Company: Ontario Tech University 
    • Facilitator: Jeremy Greenberg
    • Duration: 10am-12pm
    • Date: February 22, 2022