CTLT Institute

The CTLT Institute is hosted three times a year by UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).  The Spring, Summer & Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops where participants have an opportunity to network, gain practical ideas and share best practices with their fellow colleagues and members of the UBC Community.  Both Institutes are open to UBC faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students and are traditionally held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC). For more information on the CTLT Institute please click here.

Mid-year Faculty Check-in

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

As a follow-up to the New Faculty and Staff Orientation and the Orientation to Teaching this summer, new faculty are invited to a mid-year check-in with UBC’s Senior Advisor Teaching and Learning and Academic Director CTLT, Simon Bates, and CTLT educational consultant staff. Please join us for a morning of discussion and reflection. CTLT staff (more…)

WeBWorK for Beginners! Using and Developing for the Open Problem Library

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This hands-on workshop will cover how to both use existing problems and develop new problems for WeBWorK. WeBWorK is an open online homework system which was developed for math and is increasingly being used in engineering and science courses. Facilitated by instructors who are developing problems and using WeBWorK in their courses, this workshop will (more…)

How Teaching Practices Influence Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

The TLEF project How Teaching Practices Influence Student Mental Health and Wellbeing reveals how instructional practices can have a positive impact on the student learning experience by promoting their wellbeing. This interactive session will share our findings, integrate ideas and share strategies via group discussions. Examples of applying some specific strategies will be shared to (more…)

Best Practices of Using Lightboard to Create Educational Videos

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

In this session, you will learn about the Lightboard, how it works, and unique ways to use this tool in order to present your information in clear and engaging ways that encourages student learning.  Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Yedlin, UBC Studios Faculty in Residence,  is a professor from Electrical Engineering that has pushed the boundaries and redefined learning (more…)

Developing Reflection Strategies and Activities in Community-engaged Learning

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

This interactive session will discuss the importance of reflection in community-engaged learning (CEL) and support faculty in developing reflection activities and methods in their community-engaged courses. We will discuss CEL theory and reflection, how to develop an overall reflection strategy, as well as linking reflection to assessment. In small groups participants will have the opportunity (more…)

What can Inclusive Teaching Practices Look Like? From Experiments to Successful Strategies

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

Studies have shown teaching practices that engage with the diversity of learners in terms of social and cultural background, learning styles, and abilities can contribute positively to students’ wellbeing and sense of belonging at the university, both of which influence students’ ability to learn. This session is for those of us who wish to implement (more…)

Prepping Students for Peer Assessment

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Students are skeptical about the fairness of grades determined by peer assessment methods. However, this skepticism disappears when students are given the opportunity to learn about and to practice peer assessment skills. In this session, we will show you an online workshop for giving students practice with peer assessing written work. We will discuss the (more…)

Learner-Centred Course Designs: Where are we now?

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2017
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

In this session, we invite past participants from the Course Design Intensive (CDI) to share your experiences taking your redesigned courses back into the classroom. Please come prepared to share your thoughts (informally) on what you changed, how the revised (or new) course was received by your students, what worked well, and what needs further (more…)

UBC Studios Hands-On Tour

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 6, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

This hands-on studio tour will introduce you to the educational media support services available at UBC Studios for all UBC faculty and staff. The Open House will begin with a short presentation / Q&A session. Our staff will then guide you through a hands-on tour of the services at the Studio: Video Production Graphics and (more…)