CTL-LMS Coop Students - W2021 Roster
Charles Corro, Student Online Learning Assistant
Charles is a Student LMS Project Assistant on Blackboard for the CTL at the University of Windsor. He is in his third year, majoring in Computer Science specializing in Software Engineering.
Charles chose the CTL team to improve his skills necessary for the workplace. Together with the CTL team, he hopes to build on the skills he is less confident in by doing various tasks, such as assisting professors with Blackboard queries and building connections. Although the role is not highly technical, Charles especially enjoys taking the initiative on tasks, when particular tasks that align with his field of knowledge arise. These tasks include Application Testing, Programming Inquiries, and using various knowledge he's learned from his studies to find solutions for various tickets and requests.
With the experience CTL has to offer, Charles is excited to continue to grow his skills and work in various roles to gain experience that could be useful not only in a work environment but in any setting as well.
Charles enjoys a wide variety of hobbies including photography, filmography, and eating good food. When he has free time, he is either gaming, watching shows, or working on projects.
Eric Mcfarlane, Student Online Learning Assistant
Eric is a Student Online Learning Assistant for the University of Windsor’s Learning Management system, Blackboard. He is in his third year of Electrical Engineering. Eric has always enjoyed assisting others with technical problems, and while doing so advancing his communication and teaching skills. This position has allowed him to develop his knowledge in new software programs, as well as basic HTML understanding. Eric supports all staff and faculty with anything pertaining to Blackboard.
Eric is still determining his future career. However, he does know that he enjoys playing sports and traveling on his free time.
Hussein Merza, Student Online Learning Assistant
Hussein is a Student On-Line Learning Assistant for the University of Windsor’s Learning Management system, Blackboard. He is in his third year of studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a specialization in Computer Engineering.
Hussein is interested in analytics, software development, testing and documentation. As a Student On-Line Learning Assistant, he hopes to gain experience in customer service and improve his written and oral communication skills by helping students, faculty, and staff by providing end user support. He also hopes to gain QA skills and further his knowledge of reporting and database software. Hussein is working on weekly reporting using Google Analytics, several wiki pages, and is also testing and documenting the Bb upgrade for the Fall 2021 semester.
In the future, he hopes to work in the computer engineering field to continue learning along side other fellow engineers on how to develop and test computer software and hardware.
Hussein enjoys playing videos games, programming microcontrollers, building/repairing computers, and electronics in general.
Rohan Dhillon, Student Online Learning Assistant
Rohan is a Student On-line Learning Assistant for BlackBoard at the University of Windsor. He is in his third year of Electrical Engineering.
Rohan enjoys problem solving as that is a fundamental part of Engineering and he applies his problem-solving skills to help the CTL achieve their goals. He loves to work one on one to with faculty, staff, and students to help them with any Blackboard issues they may have. This position has allowed him to develop his teaching skills and it has helped him improve his communication and organizational skills.
Currently, Rohan is studying to become an Electrical Engineer. He hopes to work in the automotive industry once he completes his bachelor’s degree.
He enjoys playing sports such as hockey and he also loves travelling.
Valerie Doan, Student Online Learning Assistant
Val is a Student On-line Learning Assistant for the Online Learning System, Blackboard at CTL for the University of Windsor. She is in her third year of Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources and minoring in Political Science.
Val is interested in helping others, and the opportunity of being exposed to a professional work environment, while gaining valuable work experience. She believes her position allows her to build valuable training and communicative skills when helping faculty, staff, and students to understand BlackBoard. As part of her role, she helps facilitate BlackBoard virtual help sessions to provide end-user support. Additionally, she is working a project to modify the Student Employee Orientation to ease the transition when on boarding new student recruitments.
Currently, Val is studying for her LSATs to purse a law degree to work in sectors of either Family, Environmental or Corporate law. She has dreams of becoming a lawyer or pursing a career in Policy Change in Government.
She enjoys trying new foods, outdoor activities and traveling because it pushes her to go outside her comfort zone. She hopes to have a flexible job that allows her to travel, or job that requires her to relocate to an area she may want to live in.
Zeina Sibaei, Student Online Learning Assistant
Zeina is a Student On-line Learning Assistant for CTL. She is in her third year of mechanical engineering.
Zeina enjoys working with professors from different departments and guiding them as they adapt their course materials to suit the online learning environment at CTL. She improved her programming and web development skills by undertaking a project that involves creating and training a contextual AI assistant for the CTL; available 24/7 to provide help for users. She also worked on managing and captioning video recordings of workshop and managing data of recorded help requests.
In the future, Zeina wishes to work with robots, AI, and embedded systems. She wishes to specialize in automation and optimization of processes, and hopes to patent her own inventions someday.
Part-Time/Ignite Students - W2021 Roster
Jaegar King, Student Online Learning Assistant
Jaegar is a Senior On-line Learning Assistant on Blackboard for the CTL at the University of Windsor. He is currently in his fourth year of study, pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science in civil engineering.
He is highly interested in software applications related to civil engineering to further develop support and products to consumers. Jaegar has a wide-range of experience using software applications such as Staad.Pro, ARC GIS, AutoCAD, HEC-RAS, and more. Throughout working with CTL, Jaegar has learned more in-depth details about several software applications including Blackboard, Yuja, Better Examinations, Microsoft Office, and a few video editing softwares. Working with CTL has further developed Jaegar’s data analytic skills, as well as computer technical skills.
Jaegar plans to pursue a Master’s in Applied Science degree in civil engineering. He hopes to use his educational background and work experience to obtain an opportunity to build sustain ble and safe infrastructure as a civil engineer.
He enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, as well as performing physical exercise by participating in outdoor activities and attending a local gym.
Nathan Cherry, Teaching and Learning Project Assistant
Nathan is a Teaching and Learning Project Assistant at the University of Windsor currently in his third year, pursuing a Computer Science degree specializing in Software Engineering.
Nathan is a returning member of the CTL, previously employed as a Student LMS Project Assistant. During his time at the CTL, he focused on overall automation of daily tasks. Some notable workflows he developed include but are not limited to; the shifts sync tool, the BB Café reporting tool, and a COVID meeting scheduling process. In his current position he has a further emphasis on data collection and analysis. Nathan’s focus this term is the Xanadu project, the consolidation of several CTL systems to streamline year end reporting.
Nathan has several years of experience as a web developer and plans to continue his career in the I.T. industry.
During his spare time, he is often found on his computer whether it be working on various projects, playing games, or surfing the internet.
Ronak Doowd, Senior LMS Project Assistant
Ronak is a MBA student at the Odette School of Business. She is currently entering her third module and plans to complete the program November of 2021.
Ronak began working with the Centre for Teaching and Learning as a full-time coop student in the summer of 2020. Currently, Ronak works part-time as a Senior LMS Project Assistant with CTL. Ronak has worked on campus for over a year as a Communication Assistant and Teaching Assistant with the Co-operative Education office. Ronak is currently working on various projects and works closely with our coop students to maintain an effective on-line teaching environment for our staff, faculty, and students.
After graduation, Ronak hopes to pursue a career is Human Resources, specifically training and development, and student professional development. She also hopes to become a sessional professor after gaining some industry experience!
During her spare time, Ronak likes to go for runs, play tennis, travel, and watch Modern Family on Netflix!
Zorka Globarevic, Senior LMS Project Assistant
Zorka is a part-time Senior LMS Project Assistant for the CTL at the University of Windsor. She is currently in her last semester of Industrial Engineering (IE) with a minor in Mathematics.
Zorka has worked with a strong team of leaders here at CTL that has contributed to the effectiveness of academic units by providing technical, administrative, and project support for University of Windsor’s Learning Management System, Blackboard Learn. Some roles involved providing second level IT and related support to end-users to resolve any system related issues, development of documents for the CTL Annual Report, and supported instructors with adopting and implementing technology for their Blackboard course sites.
Working for CTL has enabled Zorka to work collaboratively with a diverse team, assist in organization of project, including elements of communication, logistics, project management and time management.
Zorka looks forward to providing innovative solutions to design, manage, organize, and assist businesses to operate at their optimum potential capacity as an IE one day.