Upcoming Events

September 17, 2014

Connect, Camtasia, Copyright and Course Reserves Drop In

Connect Institute

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room (Room 2.27)

Are you struggling with a particular feature(s) of Connect, want a quick recap or just need to discuss the structure of your course materials? Do you have questions about copyright or need help creating your course reserves lists? Do you want some help getting started with using Camtasia?  If yes, come to the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s weekly Wednesday afternoon drop-in - talk to the specialists and get one-on-one assistance with your Connect course!

Available Spaces: 5 / 10

September 18, 2014

WordPress Clinic

Teaching and Learning Technologies

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Room 184

The Drop-in Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session. Specialists at the clinic will assist you in addressing and resolving those questions. 

Please take a moment and register for the WordPress support clinic. Also note the clinics are not a substitute for the WordPress Basics sessions.

WordPress Drop-in Clinics take place every Thursday between 1pm - 3pm at the CTLT offices in Irving K Barber Learning Centre.

Available Spaces: 5 / 10

TLEF Proposal Development Support: Weekly Drop-in Sessions

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room (Room 2.27)

CTLT,  Faculty Support Units, and UBC Creative Studio staff are providing feedback and proposal development support for faculty wishing to submit TLEF proposals; support is being provided on topics such as pedagogy, assessment, media, technology integration, interaction, project scope and budget development.

Available Spaces: 21 / 22

Midterm Evaluations of Teaching: Challenges and Opportunities.

Midterm Evaluations of Teaching

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

All members of UBC’s community are invited to join CTLT, the AMS and the Faculty of Arts for a discussion on formative Midterm Evaluations of Teaching (MEoTs) at UBC. This event will feature three short presentations on various facets of conducting MEoTs from CTLT Academic Director Simon Bates, Faculty of Arts Senior Associate Dean Janet Giltrow, and Faculty of Arts Assistant Professor Michael Griffin.

Available Spaces: 35 / 50

September 19, 2014

Tackling the ‘Mathematics Problem’: What is it and where are we now?

ISoTL Invited Scholar Series

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room 302

Please join us for a talk by visiting scholar Dr. Michael Grove.  Dr. Michael Grove is the inaugural Director of the University of Birmingham’s STEM Education Centre

At this event Dr. Grove will discuss the 'mathematics problem' which describes the difficulties students face when studying mathematics in higher education. Fifteen years ago problem appeared restricted to the disciplines of mathematics, physics, and engineering, and was particularly evident as students made the transition to university study. There is now compelling evidence that the mathematics problem has broadened with it now encompassing a wide range of disciplines with its effects also felt across all undergraduate years.

Available Spaces: 20 / 50

September 23, 2014

Getting Started in Camtasia (MAC version)

Connect Institute, Learning Technology Institute

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room (Room 2.27)

Are you interested in providing your students with screencasts, narrated PPT’s or videos that are ‘wrapped’ with your own comments?  If so this workshop is for you.

UBC’s new site license for Camtasia, a video production and editing tool, makes it easy for you to create your own customized video course materials.

This hands-on Getting Started with Camtasia workshop will introduce you to the Camtasia interface and some basic functionality such as:

  • recording a screencast or recording from a webcam and importing that video into Camtasia,
  • editing your project,
  • producing your project as a video
  • delivering your video to your students

NB: Please note that this workshop will be using Camtasia for MAC which is significantly different from Camtasia for PC. ****Please bring your own MAC

Available Spaces: 12 / 15

SoTL Journal Club

SoTL Journal Club

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room (Room 2.27)

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Journal Club offers you a great opportunity to learn about and discuss current scholarly work on teaching and learning, reflect on your teaching practice, and share your teaching and learning experiences with other participants. Each month, we select an article prior to the meeting, and we will discuss the article at the meeting. This month, we will discuss the following article:

Reardon, K. (2000). An experiential approach to creating an effective community-university partnership: The East St. Louis action research project. Cityscape, 5(1), 59-74.

Available Spaces: 11 / 14

September 24, 2014

Connect, Camtasia, Copyright and Course Reserves Drop In

Connect Institute

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room (Room 2.27)

Are you struggling with a particular feature(s) of Connect, want a quick recap or just need to discuss the structure of your course materials? Do you have questions about copyright or need help creating your course reserves lists? Do you want some help getting started with using Camtasia?  If yes, come to the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s weekly Wednesday afternoon drop-in - talk to the specialists and get one-on-one assistance with your Connect course!

Available Spaces: 9 / 10

Teaching and Learning for the Heart and Mind Community of Practice

Community of Practice

10:15 am - 11:45 am
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room (Room 2.27)

Welcome to the 2014-2015 academic year's first meeting of the Teaching and Learning for the Heart and Mind Community of Practice (CoP). The goal of our first meeting is two fold: we will revisit the history of our CoP with the guidance of Dr. Joanne Archibald (Q’um Q’um Xiiem) who will join us as a Guest speaker and one of the community's founding members; and we will revisit the goals and vision of our CoP and plan our directions for the year ahead with your contributions.

Available Spaces: 12 / 16