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.

DIY Media Support Session – December 19 2018


Event Date & Time

  • December 19, 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 – December 19, 2018


Event Date & Time

  • December 19, 2018
    11:15 am - 1:15 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

Canvas All-Day Open Studio


Event Date & Time

  • January 2, 2019
    8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Are you considering teaching in the Canvas environment, looking to freshen-up your Canvas course and/or needing to troubleshoot technical challenges? Join us at the Canvas Open Studio where you can work 1:1 with Canvas experts from around the campus exploring best practices in teaching an online and/or blended course, library course reserves for course readings, (more…)

Online Learning Course Design Support Studio – January 10, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • January 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Come and join us for one to one design support for your online learning course and/or online materials.  Topics may include but are not limited to: establishing learning outcomes lining up outcomes with assessments creating meaningful learning interactions incorporating wellness and accessibility guidelines.  Drop-ins are welcome.  Facilitator: Chris Crowley, Manager, Learning Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning (more…)

Facilitating Teaching: Approaches and Skills


Event Date & Time

  • January 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

As educators, we are often advised to use “facilitation” skills to promote student learning. If you are not quite sure what this means, nor how to “do” facilitation in your teaching, we invite you to join us in this session. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: define facilitation and briefly (more…)

DIY Media: Creative Brief – January 15, 2019

DIY Media: Creative Brief – January 15, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • January 15, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Planning a media project can be overwhelming. Where to begin? This workshop for UBC Instructors and Staff will provide guidance from media professionals on the many things to consider when planning a media project, whether your project is simple or complex. Minimize your suffering; plan effectively! It doesn’t have to hurt! Workshop: 11:00am – 12:00pm (more…)

Online Learning Course Design Support Studio – January 17, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • January 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Come and join us for one to one design support for your online learning course and/or online materials.  Topics may include but are not limited to: establishing learning outcomes lining up outcomes with assessments creating meaningful learning interactions incorporating wellness and accessibility guidelines.  Drop-ins are welcome.  Facilitator: Chris Crowley, Manager, Learning Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning (more…)

DIY Media: Scripting and Storyboarding – January 22, 2019

DIY Media: Scripting and Storyboarding – January 22, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • January 22, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

What is a script? What is a storyboard? Do you need them? How do you build them? This workshop for UBC Instructors and Staff will explore the fundamentals of DIY media scripting and storyboarding. We’ll look at examples of the wide range of approaches that can be taken, and give tips and tricks on how (more…)

Online Learning Course Design Support Studio – January 24, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • January 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Come and join us for one to one design support for your online learning course and/or online materials.  Topics may include but are not limited to: establishing learning outcomes lining up outcomes with assessments creating meaningful learning interactions incorporating wellness and accessibility guidelines.  Drop-ins are welcome.  Facilitator: Chris Crowley, Manager, Learning Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning (more…)

2019 First Year Educators’ Symposium: Fostering Success


Event Date & Time

  • January 26, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Event Description

For faculty and staff who are passionate about and interested in teaching and student engagement in relation to the first-year experience (FYE) at UBC. We are pleased to invite you to attend UBC’s second annual First Year Educators’ Symposium, a partnership between the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Student Development and Services, and the (more…)