Exploring and Working with 3D Educational Resources in Your Classroom

Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Event Description

3D models can help facilitate kinesthetic, spatial, and structural understanding of objects and systems for students from a wide range of disciplines. How are instructors incorporating 3D models into their curriculum? How can you use them in your online courses or in-person classes in the future? There is a wide range of 3D models online and available UBC support and services to help you get started, including the website https://3dlearning.ubc.ca/

In this workshop, the facilitator and instructors will share:

  • Different types of 3D models and their specific teaching & learning opportunities
  • Design strategies to structure a course with 3D models
  • Some best practices when including 3D models in the curriculum


The workshop also includes a hands-on portion to demonstrate how to find, reuse, and re-mix available 3D content. At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Locate reusable 3D content
  • Reuse & re-mix Creative Commons licensed 3D models on a popular 3D content sharing website, Sketchfab
  • Embed Sketchfab 3D models into your Canvas course
  • Identify UBC resources to help you get started



  • Sharon Hu, Learning Designer, Faculty of Education
  • Dr. Suzie Lavallee, Professor of Teaching and Academic Director, Vantage College

This event will be hosted on Zoom.