News 2020

CCDMD Digital Resources: A wealth of online learning resources

April 9, 2020
In an effort to support the collective goal of ensuring the effective resumption of teaching activities, the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD) will help the college community to meet the challenge of continuing courses remotely. For over 25 years, the CCDMD has been producing educational resources for teachers and [...]

Virtual Information Sessions: CCDMD Digital Resources Overview

April 8, 2020
Teachers from the college network are invited to five virtual information sessions. Each one-hour session will focus on different CCDMD digital resources.  Several CCDMD team members will host these sessions on Zoom during the week of April 13, 2020. They will demonstrate how these valuable resources will be particularly helpful in carrying [...]

New in our catalogue: Netquiz Web+

March 31, 2020
The CCDMD is pleased to present the latest version of its popular tool for creating, posting and managing online questionnaires, Netquiz Web+. The latest version of this comprehensive tool works similarly to the previous one (Netquiz Web), except for the following significant improvements: New summative section with the possibility [...]

New resource at the CCDMD: Cantare, 3rd version

February 24, 2020
A new version of Cantare is now available in the CCDMD catalogue. Cantare is an application that allows users to synch lyrics or captions with audio files. This tool is intended for teachers who wish to create language-learning activities by having students listen to music, or other types of audio files, with captions that appear onscreen. [...]

CCDMD launches the 2020 Francojeu des cégeps competition

February 24, 2020
We are pleased to announce the 15th Francojeu des cégeps, which runs until March 31, 2020. Held in collaboration with the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) as part of the Francofête, the competition is exclusively for the students, teaching and non-teaching staff of the Québec college network. This year, Francojeu invites [...]

Carboneutralité 101

February 6, 2020
On January 15, Collège de Maisonneuve offered all its staff a lecture called “Carboneutrality 101” on issues related to the carbon cycle, carbon neutrality and the effects on our climate. The lecture was presented by Claude Villeneuve, a biologist and the director of the Carbone boréal Chaire en éco-conseil et de l’infrastructure de [...]

Update of French improvement games

February 5, 2020
Updates of several teaching games are available on the CCDMD’s Amélioration du français website. Défi : Constructions fautives can be found in the Jeux pédagogiques/Vocabulaire et expressions section. This exercise detects not only common vocabulary and syntax errors (pleonasms, anglicisms, inappropriate words, etc.) but also errors [...]

Reminder: Virtual information session - 2020 call for projects

January 13, 2020
The CCDMD team would like to invite teachers in the college network to its 2020 call for projects virtual information session, at 1:30 p.m. on January 16. Several members of the CCDMD staff will be there to answer questions about the call for projects: project eligibility, production process, etc. Anyone who wishes to attend the [...]