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Workshops

Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students are all welcome

WHEN: Mon Dec 7, 1:30-3:30PM

WHERE: via BbCollaborate - webinar link and password will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 10-15 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]mail.utoronto.ca


The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

1:15-1:30: Log in to BbCollaborate

1:30:  Intros & writing goals for the session

1:35: start writing (30mins)

2:05: break!

2:10: resume writing (30mins)

2:40: break!

2:45: resume writing (30mins)

3:15: break & social

3:30: end

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. It is part of the library's Digital Scholarship @UTSC Series.

Facilitator:          

  • David Kwasny, Digital Projects and Technologies Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library
  • Chad Crichton, Liason Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Open Broadcast Software Studio is a popular open-source streaming software. It gained most of its notoriety with the rise of the video game streaming platform Twitch. It is currently used by these streamers to synchronously display their videogame play, a camera of themself playing, and generate graphic overlays, while conversing with viewers through chat functions. Based on their ability to do all of these actions synchronously, I wondered if it could also be used for synchronous online instruction.  

Over the course of this two-day workshop, you will learn to use OBS Studio and how to use virtual cameras within Zoom, Teams, or BB Collaborate, to use the software during instruction. I will show you how to stage your Scenes and Sources in your Preview and Transition them to your Program and go over all the features of the software. Additionally, we will have some fun with this, I will go over greenscreen techniques, methods of creating panel discussions, and present PowerPoints like a weatherperson infront of their display, understanding the software interface, create tickers for important information, how to use OBS to record your desktop for instructional videos, and how you can use the software to provide a more dynamic synchronous and asynchronous instruction experiences for your students. 
 

Installation 

This software can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, or Linux: https://obsproject.com/  

Virtual Cameras

Windows Virtual Camera: https://github.com/CatxFish/obs-virtual-cam  

Mac Virtual Camera: https://github.com/johnboiles/obs-mac-virtualcam  


 
Day 1: Interface Introduction, Using Virtual Cameras, Understanding Scenes & Sources 
Day 2: Advanced Streaming & Problem Discovery and Solutions 

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online

This session will demonstrate how to get started with R in R Studio. It will also give an overview of resources available to continue learning R.

A link to join the event online will be sent to registrants.

This talk is part of Snacking on Bits and Bytes: Learning on all things Data, an online webinar series hosted by the Map & Data Library that features presentations and demonstrations on data-related topics and tools, such as web archives, visualization, GIS and statistics. See the full schedule and descriptions of sessions to learn more.

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. It is part of the library's Digital Scholarship @UTSC Series.

Facilitator:          

  • David Kwasny, Digital Projects and Technologies Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library
  • Chad Crichton, Liason Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Open Broadcast Software Studio is a popular open-source streaming software. It gained most of its notoriety with the rise of the video game streaming platform Twitch. It is currently used by these streamers to synchronously display their videogame play, a camera of themself playing, and generate graphic overlays, while conversing with viewers through chat functions. Based on their ability to do all of these actions synchronously, I wondered if it could also be used for synchronous online instruction.  

Over the course of this two-day workshop, you will learn to use OBS Studio and how to use virtual cameras within Zoom, Teams, or BB Collaborate, to use the software during instruction. I will show you how to stage your Scenes and Sources in your Preview and Transition them to your Program and go over all the features of the software. Additionally, we will have some fun with this, I will go over greenscreen techniques, methods of creating panel discussions, and present PowerPoints like a weatherperson infront of their display, understanding the software interface, create tickers for important information, how to use OBS to record your desktop for instructional videos, and how you can use the software to provide a more dynamic synchronous and asynchronous instruction experiences for your students. 
 

Installation 

This software can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, or Linux: https://obsproject.com/  

Virtual Cameras

Windows Virtual Camera: https://github.com/CatxFish/obs-virtual-cam  

Mac Virtual Camera: https://github.com/johnboiles/obs-mac-virtualcam  


 
Day 1: Interface Introduction, Using Virtual Cameras, Understanding Scenes & Sources 
Day 2: Advanced Streaming & Problem Discovery and Solutions 

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