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.

UBC Studios Tour and Info Session

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 23, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

This hands-on studio tour will introduce you to the educational media support services available at UBC Studios for all UBC faculty and staff. The Tour/Info Session will begin with a short presentation / Q&A session. Our staff will then guide you through a hands-on tour of the services at the Studio: – Professional Video Production (more…)

Working Effectively Together: TA-Instructor Working Relationships – Saving Everyone’s Time! (For TAs)


Event Date & Time

  • August 27, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 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…)

Working Effectively Together: TA-Instructor Working Relationships – Saving Everyone’s Time! (For Instructors)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 27, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Effective Teaching Assistants (TA) can save faculty 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…)

Introduction to Learning Analytics for Instructors


Event Date & Time

  • August 28, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Instructors strive to create effective learning spaces and opportunities where students engage with course content, participate in course activities, connect with their peers, and are invested in learning. Using course data to evaluate and improve learning is a key aspect of learning analytics and can be a useful evidence-based approach for helping instructors succeed in (more…)

Green Folder and Early Alert Orientation

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing. This session is an introduction to the Green Folder and the Early Alert program. Participants will learn what to look for, say, and do when having a supportive conversation with a student, how to submit an Early Alert, and how to access resources (more…)

Creating Effective Rubrics to Help Students Learn and Save You Time


Event Date & Time

  • September 4, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Well-developed rubrics can help instructors communicate their expectations to students and students may learn important skills to reflect on their own learning and monitor their progress. While a large number of rubrics is freely available on-line for a wide range of learning activities: writings, term projects, video presentation, team work, etc., modifications are often needed (more…)

Offering Effective Feedback


Event Date & Time

  • September 4, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

“Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement, but this impact can be either positive or negative.” – Hattie & Timperley, 2007 Providing feedback is an important skill that require training and refinement in order to maximize the positive impact on your students’ learning and development. Oral and written feedback are (more…)

The Professional Juggle: How to Manage Time, Work and Life

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • September 4, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

It can feel impossible sometimes to meet our responsibilities and commitments, both professional and personal without sacrificing something important. Do you find yourself regularly having to “put out fires” instead of engaging in deep scholarly work? Are you losing sleep to cross items off your must-do list? Do you have the feeling that you have (more…)

Expand Your Repertoire of Questioning Techniques to Improve Student Learning


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Effective question strategies can promote students’ comprehension, stimulate critical thinking, and enliven discussion. They can foster student involvement and facilitate a positive, active learning environment. Despite being a common communication strategy, using questions in teaching and learning is not a given” and, as instructors, we may end up defaulting to the “Any questions?” question more (more…)

Preparing for and Leading Effective Discussions


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

This workshop will be useful to students, staff, or faculty who are interested in actively incorporating ways to share student ideas and generate knowledge in their lessons through discussion. In this workshop, we will not only examine what makes a discussion effective, but we will also develop strategies to help you as an instructor prepare (more…)