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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…)


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2017
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

The Contract Faculty Community of Practice invites you to a Marking Party. Come and join your fellow contract faculty members in a quiet room where we can all concentrate on our grading as we prepare to return term papers and final assignments to our students. You can come for the whole day, or drop in (more…)

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…)


Event Date & Time

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

Event Description

Canvas Studio is a drop in space for anyone with questions related to UBC’s new learning management system Canvas. Here’s your chance to sit down with a Canvas expert and review your course design, explore migrating a Connect course to Canvas, and troubleshoot any challenges… ⚒ Hands-on Session Type

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…)

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…)

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…)

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

To celebrate World Soil Day on December 5th, UBC will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused on adding more content to Wikipedia about soils and soil science. Editing Wikipedia is a way for faculty, students and staff to engage in open collaboration, and contribute to public knowledge. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons improve the encyclopedia and can be a great way (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)


Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki 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 (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2017
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Description

On December 7 from 4–6:00 PM, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Learning Technology Hub’s Teaching with Technology Showcase at the Life Sciences Centre Atrium (UBC Point Grey campus), with opening remarks from UBC Provost and Vice-President Academic, Andrew Szeri. This showcase will focus on the work of UBC faculty who are using (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design A three-part workshop series designed for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course they are developing. Participants are strongly encouraged to register for the entire series. Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in Teaching Practice and Learning Design builds off of aspects of the day-long (more…)