CTLT Institute

The CTLT Institute is hosted three times a year by UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).  The Spring, Summer & Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops where participants have an opportunity to network, gain practical ideas and share best practices with their fellow colleagues and members of the UBC Community.  Both Institutes are open to UBC faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students and are traditionally held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC). For more information on the CTLT Institute please click here.

Celebrations of Connections

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Please note, this session is designed for Institute Facilitators and graduates from the folloing programs: Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW), Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment (T-BLE), and Course Design Intensive (CDI). Registration is by invitation only. Join us to reflect on and articulate what you’ve learned, risks you’ve taken in your classrooms, areas you’ve (more…)

Providing Effective Feedback on Writing Assignments

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This workshop introduces feedback strategies that focus on using educator time efficiently and encouraging students to both use feedback and take responsibility for the quality of their writing. The workshop benefits both new and experienced educators by providing participants the opportunity to reflect on their current feedback strategies and to practice some strategies with peers. (more…)

What am I Really Learning? Using Reflection to Enhance Student Metacognition

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

In-class reflection is associated with numerous benefits for student learning (see Harrington & Zakrajsek, 2017). Providing students with in-class activities which explicitly teach metacognitive strategies has been shown to increase motivation, autonomy, responsibility and ownership of learning (Machaal, 2015), which can in turn improve academic performance (Aghaie & Zhang, 2012; Tanner, 2012). This workshop outlines (more…)

Using LOCR (Library Online Course Reserves) to Customize Student Reading Lists

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

This session is for instructors and instructional support staff who may already be using LOCR, or are interested in learning more. This is an opportunity to bring together Library specialists who represent every piece of the LOCR service from copyright and permissions to frontend and backend LOCR support. The first half of the session will (more…)

Leaving & Coming Back to the Classroom: Making Meaning out of Learning

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

As educators we are constantly reflecting on our practice in order to best meet the needs of our students. We think deeply about our instructional strategies and assessment practices, as well as how we will create learning environments that are challenging and engaging. Spending years perfecting our teaching can have an all-too-great risk of forgetting (more…)

Best Practices for Designing a Seamless Online Learning Experience

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Well-designed and well-structured courses help to support student learning. In recent UBC student surveys conducted by the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project and the Wellness Centre), students stated that their learning can be more supported when a course is well-organized and easy to navigate, and is structured in a way to foster the communication with (more…)

Creating Exceptional Online Learning: Online Course and Resource Design Studio

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Are you wondering if there are ways that you can improve your online course design, course structure, or course materials to support better learning? Are you thinking about creating a new course or revising an existing course? Are there learning tools or resources you might want to explore or ask about? The Instructional Design Studio (more…)

The One Question We’re Not Asking Our Students

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 4, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

We all work hard at making our courses stronger so that students gain many benefits from the thoughtfulness each of us have put into our efforts. But the success of a course and a teacher is not manifested on paper alone. If a student doesn’t learn, we haven’t taught them well. Teaching is more than (more…)

Student Peer Assessment Planning

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

This workshop introduces ways in which student peer assessment can align with course or program learning outcomes. By introducing participants to some of the benefits of student peer assessment and by providing specific examples, we will demonstrate how to set up one’s course to incorporate the use of student peer assessment. Instructors will begin to (more…)

Minding the Gap: Fostering Academic Integrity in our Classrooms

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • December 5, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Academic integrity is a core expectation of how we conduct ourselves in the scholarly community. But, beyond warnings to not commit academic misconduct, we don’t typically address this topic with our students, the newest members of this community. This gap between implicit expectation and explicit instruction can cause serious challenges for students, who don’t necessarily (more…)