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Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Welcome to Canvas! This introductory session to Canvas is designed to acquaint all new users with the Canvas Learning Management System. Topics in this session will include general navigation of the Canvas system, notifications and communication, discussion boards, using the SpeedGrader, uploading and editing course content, and assignments (including quizzes, discussions, papers). Note: You will need (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

In this interactive session, we will explore why and how we assess learning and discuss various approaches and frameworks of assessment. We will dig deeper into aspects of assessment and consider how principles of Universal Design for Learning create a more inclusive space for students to express their knowledge. Our discussions will challenge us to (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    8:30 am - 9:45 am

Event Description

This panel session provides a unique opportunity for new faculty to become acquainted with the latest learning technology innovations available to the UBC community. Four panelists will discuss how they have integrated aspects of UBC’s learning technology ecosystem into their teaching practice and the impact these technologies had on their students learning outcomes.   Guest (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

The Michael Smith Labs is pleased to announce a session of our popular Game-Based Learning Hackathons but this time for University educators.  As always, we’re looking for keen members of the teaching community to explore this innovative form of professional development with us. Here, by introducing you to an open sourced card game (http://phylogame.org), you (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Are you working on an educational media project?  Are you planning to produce media content for your course but don’t know how to start? UBC Studios is offering a support session where professional media specialists can provide answers to your media production questions.  If you are wondering where to start on a media production, what (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:15 am

Event Description

This session will focus on the principles of learner-centredness, and explore the impacts of applying concepts of learner-centred course design in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to the backwards-design approach and have the opportunity both individually and collaboratively to consider new strategies and techniques to enhance student learning. Participants in this workshop are encouraged (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

The university classroom is often the first place students engage in critical discussions with others from diverse backgrounds on socially and politically sensitive issues. It provides a unique opportunity for exploration, growth and critical thinking. However, these exchanges do not always result in productive learning experiences for everyone. OBJECTIVES This workshop will: Introduce ways to (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Event Description

Students are increasingly makers, collaborators and contributors in the digital knowledge economy.  The skills, competencies and decisions required in this context extend beyond knowing “how” to use a particular tool or approach to “why?” and “when?” and even how to engage with communities where rules, practices and culture may be unfamiliar.  Join us for a (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Event Description

If you are preparing resources for your teaching, from PowerPoint slides to online modules, chances are you’ll want to incorporate readings, images, video clips, problem sets, or other materials from different sources. Copyright legislation, a series of Supreme Court decisions, and the use of Creative Commons licenses have resulted in greater flexibility when dealing with (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

As a Teaching Assistant, you will be working closely in different roles with an experienced instructor to teach. When this relationship goes well, it can be rewarding, educational, and fun. When it does not, it can be frustrating and overwhelming. In this session we will explore the various needs and expectations (including the TA contract) (more…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Effective Teaching Assistants (TA) can save you time and headache, which allows you to focus on your ‘teaching’; furthermore, they play a significant role in students’ learning. As instructors, there are several things we can do to ensure that our TAs work effectively and efficiently. This requires our support and guidance. In this session, we (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 2017
    12:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Jointly presented by the Department of Human Resources and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), this event is designed to help new faculty members to: Understand UBC’s vision, organizational structure and current initiatives; Hear first-hand from colleagues about how to have a successful transition and first year; Navigate effectively through UBC’s resources and (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 2017
    12:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Jointly presented by the Department of Human Resources and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), this event is designed to help new staff members to: Understand UBC’s vision, organizational structure and current initiatives; Hear first-hand from colleagues about how to have a successful transition and first year; Navigate effectively through UBC’s resources and (more…)


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 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…)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

What is inclusive design and why do you think we should care about inclusive learning and teaching? In this interactive session we will explore teaching approaches that address the needs of our learners, considering the full range of their diversity with respect to culture, ability, gender, language and other forms of difference. We will also (more…)