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Fall 2020 Instructor Orientation


Welcome to our virtual Instructor Orientation!

Engage, Inform and Support — these are our goals for a successful orientation experience. Academic Services will always be committed to providing quality support for our instructors. Now, you can get all the resources you need to ensure a smooth transition into the Fall semester, right from the comfort of your own home! Discover the services available to you: professional development webinars, instructor resources, explore our campus by taking a virtual tour, chat with our support services reps, and more!

Instructor Orientation Theme

Our theme for this year’s orientation is to RISE in education. Amid these unprecedented times, we are proud of the Resilience, Inspiration, Strength and Excellence, displayed by our instructors, faculty and staff. Although things are vastly changing around us, one thing that will not change is our commitment to support you. We thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students.

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Live Guelph-Humber Leadership Q&A

Join this LIVE Q&A session! The Interim Vice-Provost, George Bragues and the Interim Director of Administration & Student Services, Brenda Whiteside will be available to answer your questions and provide an update of the academic year ahead.

Tune in: August 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

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George and Brenda


Live Program Meetings

Get to know your program and the important individuals who lead them. Your Program head, Assistant-Program head and Faculty Support Officer are available to chat with you in one of our live program meetings. Click on the appropriate program tile below to join!

Media Studies

Program Information

Tune in: Wed. August 26 @ 12:30 p.m.

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Early Childhood Studies

Family & Community Social Services

Justice Studies



Program Information

Tune in: Wed. August 26 @ 12:30 p.m.

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Program Information

Tune in: Wed. August 26 @ 12:30 p.m.

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General Electives

Tune in: Wed. August 26 @ 12:30 p.m.

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Academic Services is offering a range of LIVE webinars to help instructors get to know some of the different people and programs they may interact with while teaching at the University of Guelph-Humber.

See which ones you’d like to join in on below!

Facilitating Academic Success for Students with Disabilities

Join this session to learn what to do when you receive an accommodation letter this Fall and the processes for accommodating students in your classes

Tune in: Thurs. August 27 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Addressing Microaggressions in the Virtual Environment

This session will provide instructors with an introduction to racial microaggressions and their numerous manifestations in educational settings. Learn how to minimize occurrences and how to respond effectively.

Tune in: Thurs. August 27 @ 10:00 a.m.

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Library Services: Supporting Teaching & Learning

Learn about the essential library services and resources that support successful teaching and learning

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Promoting Student Success: Well-being, Distress, On-Campus Resources, and Sexual Violence Support

Join this session to learn how instructors can identify students who may be in distress due to mental health issues, and how you can help support them.

Tune in: Thurs. August 27 @ 12:45 p.m.

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How to Leverage/Rethink your Existing Instructional Materials to Work for Remote Delivery

In this 2-part session, instructors will learn ideas for keeping students engaged virtually and resources to support you throughout the semester. You will also learn the differences between DE (Distance Education) and remote-delivery modes of online teaching.

Tune in: Thurs. August 27 @ 1:45 p.m.

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Meet & Greet Marketplace

The University of Guelph-Humber has a community of services available to you! Join our LIVE drop-in session on Wednesday August 26 at 11:30am and speak to them directly! Ask them your questions and see how they can help throughout the semester. Be sure to click on their intro videos below to learn more about their services before the live session!

Library Services

The Library Services team offers several resources to the University of Guelph-Humber faculty to help them achieve their research and academic goals. Learn more about commonly used resources and services and get everything you need to be successful this semester!

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View the Library Services Intro Video

Academic & Campus Technology Services (ACTS)

The ACTS department continually assesses the IT needs of the UofGH community to improve the services they offer. They carefully select, maintain and improve IT services to give you the best, relevant and current technologies for your learning, teaching or work objectives. Find out what they have to offer you!

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View the ACTS Intro Video

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising department is dedicated to student success. For each program, they offer personal academic advising to help students develop an education plan, build vital learning skills, learn about opportunities and resources, and resolve academic issues. Discover what Academic Advisors can do for you in your classroom!

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Student Wellness and Accessibility Services (SWAC)

In additional to facilitating student accommodations, SWAC provides confidential services that support all areas of students’ personal, physical, and mental health. Learn how they can help you support them as well.

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View the SWAC Intro Video
Access the SWAC Yellow Resource Folder
Access the MHFA Resources

Career & Placement Services

Career & Placement Services provides personalized and relevant career advice to students and alumni. Whether looking for a job, developing networking skills, researching and preparing graduate school applications, defining career goals, or supporting field placements, they are here to help. Let how they can help support you.

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View the Career & Placement Services Intro Video

Student Life

Help your students learn how to get involved on campus by connecting them with Student Life. Learn about the mentoring opportunities they offer, so you can help direct your students accordingly. Reach out to them at

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View the Student Life Intro Video

Alumni & Advancement

Alumni Services has a number of programs and services to keep alumnus connected to the university. Many of these alumnus are available to visit your classroom and speak to your students about life after graduation. If this is something that you think you may be interested in, be sure to contact them at

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View the Alumni Advancement Intro Video


Instructor Package

As an instructor, it’s important that you have access to all of your necessary resources. Not to worry, we have them all here for you, as part of your instructor package. Click on the tiles below to learn more!

Instructor Handbook

The Instructor Handbook serves as an important reference to support you during your teaching appointment and will provide information about University publications, facilities and other resources of use and interest to you. It will help you understand how the campus operates as a community and provide guidance about University policies. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with it.

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New this Semester Brochure

Things are always changing! Stay up to date with any changes to policies, procedures or new initiatives, in the New this Semester brochure.

Access the New this Semester brochure

Important Contacts Brochure

Instructors have key contacts that they should be familiar with. These individuals will help your teaching experience to run smoothly. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the individuals in this brochure.

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Faculty Support Officer (FSO) Brochure

Faculty Support Officers are dedicated to providing support to instructors at the University of Guelph-Humber. They are your first point of contact when you need information or advice related to the University’s instructor and departmental policies and procedures. Learn more about how they can support you this semester.

Access the FSO brochure

Fall Events Card

Attending faculty events is a great way to stay connected to your colleagues, learn professional development tips and be part of the UofGH community. Take a look at the events we have available this Fall, via Teams. You can register for any of them and attend online.

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Access the Fall Wellness events card

Turnitin Guide is an online tool available to University of Guelph-Humber instructors, which can be used as an aid in the reduction of plagiarism. Set up Turnitin today, by referring to this start guide.

Access the Turnitin Quick Start Guide

Faculty Technology Guide

The Faculty Technology Guide is a great resource to ensure you have all the information you need to know about IT services, working at home software, accounts, phishing & spam emails, online software resources and more!

Access the Faculty Technology Guide

Fall 2020 Schedule of Dates

Keep track of all important academic dates and deadlines for the Fall semester, as reflected in the Academic Calendar

Access the Fall Schedule of Dates


Got Questions?

Connect with a member from Academic Services by emailing us at

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