Professional Development for Faculty

A collection of professional development opportunities and events for Faculty, including the Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop, the Course Design Intensive, as well as the New Faculty Orientation.

Lunch’n’Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – October 22, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • October 22, 2018
    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Event Description

In this session we will explore such topics as 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

DIY Media Support Session – October 31 2018


Event Date & Time

  • October 31, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Are you working on an educational media project?  Are you planning to produce media content for your course but don’t know how to start? UBC Studios is offering a support session where professional media specialists can provide answers to your media production questions.  If you are wondering where to start on a media production, what (more…)

THRIVE: Supporting Student Wellbeing Using Online Resources


Event Date & Time

  • November 1, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Supporting student learning can seem complex as there are many factors that impact learning (e.g. design of materials, access to materials, relevance of content). In addition to these factors, student wellbeing is closely connected to student learning and development (Eisenberg, Hunt, & Speer, 2013; Keyes et al., 2012; Martine, 2010). However, supporting student wellbeing is often (more…)

Lunch’n’Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – November 1, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • November 1, 2018
    1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Event Description

In this session we will explore such topics as 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

Celebrate SoTL


Event Date & Time

  • November 6, 2018
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) builds a bridge between teaching and research in our disciplines. SoTL is the systematic inquiry into student learning to advance the practice of teaching. The first UBC “Celebrate SoTL” event, hosted by the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL), the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & (more…)

Lunch’n’Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – November 8, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • November 8, 2018
    12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

In this session we will explore such topics as 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

DIY Media Support Session – November 28 2018


Event Date & Time

  • November 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Are you working on an educational media project?  Are you planning to produce media content for your course but don’t know how to start? UBC Studios is offering a support session where professional media specialists can provide answers to your media production questions.  If you are wondering where to start on a media production, what (more…)

Lunch’n’Learn: Introduction to Canvas Basics – November 29, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • November 29, 2018
    12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

In this session we will explore such topics as 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

Course Design Intensive – December 2018


Event Date & Time

  • December 10, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • December 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The Course Design Intensive (CDI) is an intensive program in which participants work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Throughout the workshop, participants will acquire a broadened understanding of course design concepts, and will gain skills and tools they can apply to their own course. The (more…)

Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – December 2018


Event Date & Time

  • December 11, 2018 - December 13, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Please note that the dates of this event are December 11, 12, 13  2018.  To register, please click “register now” to fill out an application. Workshop Overview: This 3-day workshop, which focuses on teaching groups of students, is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. In a supportive atmosphere, you will (more…)