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Women's & Gender Studies


What to expect from your online WGS courses

2020-21 WGS courses

Important notes about Nexus

Important notes about Zoom

Accessibility Services

For help with tech issues

Computer workstations and study carrels

Online tutoring

Contact us

 


What to expect from your online WGS courses

All of our classes are scheduled as Nexus+. This means that much of the course material will be available online for independent study, but some classes will be held live via video conference (e.g., Zoom). To find out the dates and times you’ll be expected to ‘attend’ live lectures and discussions, please refer to your course outline.

Live video lectures may be recorded by the instructor and posted to Nexus for you to view if you can’t make the live class. Live discussions and student participation will never be recorded to maintain your privacy.

Some winter courses may be held live and in-person. The decision will be made later in the fall term, so keep an eye open for updates!


2020-21 WGS courses

You can check out our full listing of upcoming courses to see what we’ve scheduled for this year. Please note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check WebAdvisor for the latest edits or to register.


Important notes about Nexus

For a regular 3 credit hour course, you should expect to be on the course Nexus page and/or in a Zoom class about 2.5 hours per week (about the same amount of time you would be in a classroom in person). You can also anticipate at least 1.5 to 3 hours of additional course work per week.

Log on to Nexus using your UW assigned WebAdvisor username and password. On your homepage click on the course title to enter the course site. Updates will be posted under “Course News.” Lectures and course materials will be posted under “Content.”  

Be sure to pay attention to announcements and updates on the course Nexus page. You should adjust your Nexus profile settings and set up notifications so you don't miss anything. You will then receive emails when updates have been posted, though you cannot reply to these emails.

Please be in touch with your course instructor via Nexus or their preferred mode of communication with any questions.


Important notes about Zoom

Given that students may be talking about personal experiences during live Zoom classes, it’s our policy that faculty may record their own lectures, but not any discussions. If your instructor plans to record your live lecture, they will inform you and ask that you please turn your video/sound off.

Students may turn off their cameras/microphones and use pseudonyms to remain anonymous (except where class participation is required). Otherwise, students are encouraged to use their full names and pronouns as their Zoom name to ensure they have the right to participate in the class. Zoom names can easily be changed for a lecture and then changed back again. Students with concerns, or who wish to seek alternate arrangements, may discuss the matter with the instructor.

If your instructor plans to record Zoom lectures, they will provide more detail in the course outlines.

For more information about privacy, please see the University’s Zoom Privacy Notice.


Accessibility Services

Faculty will make every effort to ensure that materials uploaded to Nexus are accessible. If you have concerns related to accessibility, included concerns about assignment deadlines or requirements, please discuss these concerns with your instructor.

Please call 204.786.9771 or email accessibility@uwinnipeg.ca to get in touch with Accessibility Services staff.


For help with tech issues

Have questions about Zoom lectures? Visit the Student Learning Technologies Zoom Support page, view the Zoom Student Guide, and check out the Remote Learning FAQ.

Log in to Nexus

Need help with Nexus? Visit the Student Learning Technologies Nexus Support page and read the Nexus FAQs.

Find more helpful information on the Remote Teaching, Learning, and Research Hub and the Student Learning Technologies Support Site.

You can also contact Nexus Support directly for help with both Nexus and Zoom.


Computer workstations and study carrels

There will be computer workstations and carrels set up this term for students who need them, for example, if you have an in-person class preceded or followed immediately by a Zoom class, if you have internet connectivity issues, or if you simply need a quiet space to study. Students are able to book two sessions per week. 

Students who wish to access computer workstations or study carrels must pre-book space using this online form.

Cleaning happens regularly, but students may be provided with wipes, etc. or can bring their own.

Find more information on the On-Campus Learning FAQ page.


Online tutoring

The Writing Centre (3G10, 3rd floor Graham Hall) is physically closed this term, but is open for free online/remote tutoring. Students from all departments are welcome to bring their writing assignments to the Writing Centre for a free consultation with a tutor. Tutors do not edit or fix papers, but help student writers develop their skills to edit their own work. Please email supervisor Kevin Doyle (rhettutor@uwinnipeg.ca) to make a Zoom appointment with a tutor.

Visit the Writing Centre website or download their "What We Do" PowerPoint [PDF]


Contact us

Any other questions about WGS courses and our COVID-19 response? Get in touch with our Acting Chair, Pauline Greenhill (p.greenhill@uwinnipeg.ca), or our Department Assistant, Angela McGillivray (ad.mcgillivray@uwinnipeg.ca).

You can also learn more about UWinnipeg’s response to COVID-19 on the Updates and FAQs page and read answers to FAQs about Fall 2020.