Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – August 29 2017

Series: Canvas Training


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Event Description

In this session, you will learn the basics, plus some helpful tips to save you time while setting up your course in Canvas. Topics in this session will include general navigation of the Canvas interface, notifications and communication, content creation and organization, and assignments (including quizzes, discussions). This workshop is an introduction to Canvas for new users. ⚒ Hands-on Session Type

Game-Based Learning Hackathon

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…)

Introduction to Canvas Basics (for TAs) – August 28


Event Date & Time

  • August 28, 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…)

Introduction to Canvas Basics (for TAs) – August 29


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…)

Workshop Facilitation Workshop (for TA Coordinators & Senior TAs)


Event Date & Time

  • August 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

This Facilitation Basics workshop is meant for TA Training Coordinators or senior TAs who will be delivering facilitated sessions focused on teaching enhancement for TAs. The workshop is also open to all graduate students who are interested in getting involved in TA Training in their departments. During this workshop, you will focus on developing key (more…)

Introduction to Designing Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments


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…)

Working with TAs Effectively: Saving Everyone’s Time! (For Faculty)

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…)

TA-Instructor Working Relationship (For TAs)


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…)

Sharing and Rethinking Approaches to Assessment

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…)

Approaching Teaching as a Scholarly Activity

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

In this interactive panel, faculty members who participate in the SoTL Seed program will share their tips and experiences from researching their own teaching practices. For more information about the program, see http://isotl.ctlt.ubc.ca/sotl-seed-fund/. Facilitators: Ido Roll & Adriana Briseno-Garzon (more…)