Open Education

Open practices are enabling faculty to open their classrooms, incorporate new resources and perspectives in their learning environments, and to contribute to their students’ learning beyond the classroom. The Open for Learning series explores the necessary ingredients for authentic learning activities as well as different approaches to effectively re-using, contextualizing and creating openly-licensed educational resources. The series will include hands-on-workshops, seminars with practitioners and events that bring together the community to explore and discuss open learning.

Can I Use This? Exploring Copyright & Open Educational Resources


Event Date & Time

  • August 21, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

If you are preparing resources for your teaching, from PowerPoint slides to online modules, chances are you’ll want to incorporate readings, images, video clips, problem sets, or other materials from different sources. This session will focus on the pragmatic elements of reuse, the essentials of copyright, and the basics of working with open educational resources (more…)

Canvas Commons: Learning Object & Open Educational Resource Sharing Made Easy – September 25, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • September 25, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

⚒ Hands-on Session Type Canvas Commons is UBC’s new learning object repository that enables instructors to find, import, and share resources with UBC and the public. A worldwide library full of open educational content, the Canvas Commons allow UBC users to discover and find a broad range of subject specific resources from course design elements to problems sets. (more…)

Can I Use This? Finding and Working with Open Educational Resources (OER) – October 30, 2018

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • October 30, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

If you are preparing resources for your teaching, from PowerPoint slides to online modules, chances are you’ll want to incorporate readings, images, video clips, problem sets, or other materials from different sources. There are millions of openly licensed resources, from full courses and textbooks to tests banks and images, that are available for others to (more…)