Strategies for Student Success with Writing


Event Date & Time

  • February 23, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This two-hour workshop focuses on teaching and mentoring strategies for helping students develop a better writing process. Participants will consider how to structure writing assignments to help students better engage with scientific concepts, more thoughtfully plan their writing and arguments and take greater responsibility for the development of their writing skills. (more…)

Teaching Succinct and Accurate Science Writing


Event Date & Time

  • February 22, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This two-hour workshop focuses on how to teach students to write clearly for audiences within, and outside, their discipline, focusing on issues at the sentence level. The workshop introduces activities and techniques for teaching concise writing with clear sentence structure, while appropriately using technical jargon. Participants will have the opportunity to practice giving feedback on (more…)

Non-Traditional Communication Assignments


Event Date & Time

  • February 21, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Science today is communicated (and miscommunicated) in a variety of digital forms, including social media, blogs and online videos, and many students leave university unable to communicate effectively and appropriately in these forms. This two-hour workshop introduces alternatives to the traditional lab reports or papers often used as the only tools to teach communication skills (more…)

Creating a Course in edX – February 16 2017


Event Date & Time

  • February 16, 2017
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Description

For a list of upcoming edX sessions, click here. UBC is adding edX to the “evolving ecosystem of learning technology platforms, tools and applications on campus”. edX can be used to provide a blended learning experience for campus-based courses, as well as UBC online and distance courses. In each of these sessions we will be (more…)

Canvas Drop-In Session


Event Date & Time

  • February 22, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

As part of evaluation phase of the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project, representatives from Instructure (Canvas)  will be available to answer any questions from faculty, students, or instructional support staff from 9:00am – 4:00pm on February 22, 2017. Any faculty, students, or instructional support staff are welcome to drop in to learn more about the system. (more…)

Brightspace Drop-in Session


Event Date & Time

  • February 22, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

As part of evaluation phase of the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project, representatives from  D2L (Brightspace)] will be available to answer any questions from faculty, students, or instructional support staff from 9:00am – 4:00pm on February 22, 2017. Any faculty, students, or instructional support staff are welcome to drop in to learn more about the system. (more…)

Canvas Vendor Presentation


Event Date & Time

  • February 21, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

As part of the evaluation phase of the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project, representatives from Instructure (Canvas) will make a 3-hour public presentation on February 21 at 9:00am. Any faculty, students and instructional support staff are welcome to attend to learn more about the system.  (more…)

Brightspace Vendor Presentation


Event Date & Time

  • February 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

As part of the evaluation phase of the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project, representatives from  D2L (Brightspace) will make a 3-hour public presentation on February 20 at 9:00am. Any faculty, students and instructional support staff are welcome to attend to learn more about the system.  (more…)

Recognizing and Engaging with Cultural Variations in the Classroom


Event Date & Time

  • February 14, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:25 pm

Event Description

As of 2015/16, there were over 13 000 international students from 155 countries at UBC. Our student body brings a rich, cultural diversity that can enrich, as well as pose challenges in the classroom.  In this workshop, participants will discuss: the types of challenges international students may face in the classroom; suggestions and strategies faculty (more…)

Canvas Student Focus Group – February 3 2017


Event Date & Time

  • February 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

How was your experience trying out a possible option to replace Connect? Tell us over a pizza lunch! If you are a student who piloted Canvas in a course this term, The Learning Technology Environment Renewal team wants to hear from you! Our student representative is holding a focus group to discuss your experience on Februrary (more…)