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Nick Baker

A student works on her laptop near a window at home.The Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program allowed the University of Windsor to hire 41 students to assist in its transition to online classes, online academic support, and much more.

Government program puts students in driver’s seat of virtual learning

When COVID-19 forced Universities around the world to shift to a fully virtual setting, the University of Windsor turned to students to make this pivot on campus possible.

This summer, 41 students across all academic disciplines were hired to assist in the Office of Open Learning; the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL); and the Student Success and Leadership Centre.

Together, these diverse and cross-disciplinary teams played a key role in the University’s transition to online classes, online academic support, and much more.

Workshops and drop-in sessions to help instructors plan for online and hybrid teaching

Online teaching and learning is an important part of the learning landscape at the University of Windsor, with provincial data showing its students have one of the highest rates of participation in online learning of any institution in the province. This means that students and faculty may be more prepared to take classes online if needed, given that they already have some experience in this mode of teaching and learning.