Graduate Student SoTL/TAR Project Support CoP


Event Date & Time

  • September 21, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Are you a graduate student interested in engaging in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)? Are you in the midst of a TAR (Teaching as Research) project? Interested in supporting others who are working on the same? Whether you are working through a project or just don’t know where to begin, join us for facilitated, (more…)

Canvas All-Day Open Studio – September 27th

Series: Canvas Training


Event Date & Time

  • September 27, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Canvas All-Day Open Studio is a casual, 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… ⚒ Hands-on Session Type

Skylight Talk: How Does Jargon Impact Student Learning?


Event Date & Time

  • September 19, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

The ability to communicate is a core concept in STEM education, and includes mastery of both conceptual ideas as well as technical vocabulary.  The “jargon load” is a particularly prominent hurdle in introductory biology courses, which are notorious for the vast quantity of new terms, often more than in a high school language course. During (more…)

Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – September 28 2017

Series: Canvas Training


Event Date & Time

  • September 28, 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

Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – September 25 2017

Series: Canvas Training


Event Date & Time

  • September 25, 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

Science Literacy Week Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • September 18, 2017
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

To celebrate National Science Literacy Week, September 18-25, UBC will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused on adding more content to Wikipedia about Canadian Science and Scientists.  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…)

Creating a Course in edX – September 11 2017


Event Date & Time

  • September 11, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 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…)

Moving from Connect to Canvas – September 19 2017

Series: Canvas Training


Event Date & Time

  • September 19, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

In this 90-minute session, we’ll demonstrate the migration of a typical Connect course into Canvas. We’ll have a look at ‘what went where’; compare the most common tools and content areas in both systems; run through a checklist of clean up tasks to get you ready for a new session. We will not have our UBC Canvas environment ready for you to play with your own content. This session will be a sneak peek so you can start thinking about your own migration!. Note: We strongly encourage you to attend an Intro to Canvas Basics as a precursor to this migration workshop..
☰ Demonstration Session Type

Musqueam Territory Acknowledgements in the Classroom


Event Date & Time

  • September 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This event has been postponed. The new date will be published and a notification sent out as soon as possible. “I would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.” — As communities at and outside UBC-Vancouver increasingly integrate a territory acknowledgement like this into their (more…)

Open Scholarship in Practice

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • September 29, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Open practices are empowering faculty, staff and students at UBC to transform the way they create and share their research and educational efforts. Join us for a full day of hands-on workshops exploring the practice of open scholarship from new tools that can increase the reproducibility in quantitative research to new pedagogies that become possible when students and faculty members become co-creators engaged in meaningful, generative knowledge creation.  All events are free but registration is required.