Winter 2022 Workshops

March 1 Workshop 1

Workshop 1: Discussion panel on Teaching with OER/OA – Tuesday March 1 10:00 – 11:15 am

The OER Program facilitated a panel discussion on Teaching using open access (OA) /open educational resources (OER). There were two panelists: Dr. Karla McManus and Laura Ambrose. They both shared how they incorporate OA/OER into their teaching practice.

The recording is available below.


The following are the presentation handouts from the two panelists:

  1. Dr. Karla McManus Art History presentation [PDF]
  2. Laura Ambrose Biology presentation [PPT] and handout [PDF]


March 8 Workshop 2

Workshop 2: Open Pedagogy discussion: Decolonization and Justice

The OER Program facilitated a panel discussion on a Department of Justice Studies Open Pedagogy project. In Winter 2021, Dr. Muhammad Asadullah and his undergraduate students in JS-419, co-created the OER, Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview. This resource was published in January 2022 and made available through the University of Regina Pressbooks instance to the global community. In this panel discussion, a teaching circle approach was used as Dr. Asadullah and 5 of his students shared their experiences working on this project. The recording of the event is provided below.

March 17 Workshop 3

Workshop 3: Discussion panel on Universal Design for Learning as an Inclusive Teaching Strategy

The OER Program and CTL facilitated a panel discussion on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)as it relates to inclusion at the University of Regina.The panelist were:

  1. Dr. Alec Couros
  2. Dr. Jenn de Lugt
  3. Dr. Scott Thompson

The session was the beginning of a conversations about UDL as a strategy for inclusive course design and teaching. It fits in with the focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at the University of Regina. In addition, UDL is one of the themes from the CTL Strategic Plan.


The presentation handouts from each of the panelists can be downloaded below.

  1. Dr. Alec Couros presentation [PDF]
  2. Dr. Jenn de Lugt Power Point [PPTX]
  3. Dr. Scott Thompson presentation [PDF]

Workshop 4: Finding and Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER)

The OER Publishing Program and the Dr. John Archer Library facilitated this session. Cara Bradley, the Research and Scholarship Librarian was the presenter. The recording of the session is available below.

Winter 2021 Workshops

January 18 Workshop 1

Workshop 1: Tools for Creating OER Part I – Monday January 18th 10:30 – 11:15 am

The OER Program facilitated a session on open-source tools for creating open educational resources. The session was presented by Dr. Robert Petry from Campion College, University of Regina, who has been using open-source tools to create open educational resources for many years. His session surveyed the following plain text open source tools for OER development:

  • Advantage of a plain text format (as opposed to Wysiwyg) for writing a textbook.
  • Separating content from presentation: The power of LaTeX but its limitations with regard to web-based books.
  • Pandoc for format conversion and Pandoc Markdown as a simple readable source for PDF, web, and other document outputs.
  • PreTeXt – an XML markup language for creating web and print textbooks.
  • Future directions: Creating a PreTeXT markdown language.

The recording for the Zoom session is shown below.


The presentation file can be downloaded from the link: Open textbook presentation[PDF].

February 10 Workshop 2

Workshop 2: OER Showcase of Projects I – Wednesday 10th February 10:00 – 11:15 am

The OER Publishing Program hosted a session showcasing current and completed open educational resource projects. Presenters from across the University community gave brief glimpses into their projects. The following were the scheduled presenters with their projects:

  1. Canada Speeches from the Throne, Professor Raymond Blake, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts, Department of History
  2. Geosciences Virtual Field Trip, Monica Cliveti, Department of Geology
  3. Instructor Guide, Gilbert Niyoyita, CCE Flexible Learning
  4. OER by Discipline Resource Guide: University of Regina, Arlysse Quiring, Dr. John Archer Library

The session recording is shown below.


The presentation files are available from the links below.

  1. Monica Cliveti GeoScience Virtual Field Trip presentation [PDF]
  2. Gilbert Niyoyita Instructor Guide presentation[PPTX]
  3. Arlysse Quiring Archer Library Pressbooks presentation[PPTX]

March 4 Workshop 3

Workshop 3: Creative Commons Licensing – Thursday March 4 10:00 am

As part of Open Education Week (March 1 – 5), the OER Publishing Program and the Dr. John Archer Library facilitating this workshop. The presenters were Christina Winter and Brad Doerksen from the Dr. John Archer Library. The topics included:

  1. Understanding Creative Commons licenses when creating and sharing your own learning resources
  2. Finding and using existing resources that have been published with a CC license
  3. Implications and considerations when including existing CC licensed resources in a resource you are creating.

The link to the session recording is shown below.


The presentation file is available at the link CC Licenses presentation [PDF]. To complement this session, CARL-ABRC has created short self-directed bilingual instructional modules on Copyright Open Educational Resource for University Instructors and Staff [HTML].

March 23 Workshop 4

Workshop 4: Adding interactivity with H5P – Tuesday March 23 10:00 am

The OER Program facilitated a session on adding interactivity to open educational resources created in Pressbooks. The presenter of this session was Michelle vanGinneken, an Instructional Designer in the Flexible Learning Division. The session covered the topics:

  1. What is an H5P
  2. Content options
  3. Pressbook integration
  4. Uses
  5. U of R examples
  6. Considerations

The link to the session recording is shown below.


The presentation file H5P Presentation [PPT] is available and can be downloaded.