CANCELLED: Using Social Media to Engage Students and Humanize Online Teaching – August 7, 2020

Event Date & Time

  • August 7, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

This event has been cancelled. Please register for the next session on September 3.

Please click “Register Now” to register for this event. This event will be online on Blackboard Collaborate.

Social media is now a part of our life and our students grew up with Instagram and Snapchat. While an average student spends about 1 to 2 hours on social media daily (Perrin and Jiang, 2018), how can we harness their obsession and engage our students via social media? In this workshop, we will review the construct of various social media and share how we use social media to connect with students in a wide range of classes to share resources and facilitate peer learning. Users analytics on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram will also be shared. We will also examine some of the drawbacks of using these tools: privacy matters and overall criticisms, and identify how we can address these challenges when we are ready to adopt social media in our teaching. Feel free to check out these course links on your own:

  • (permission required)


  • Nisha Malhotra, Vancouver School of Economics, Faculty of Arts
  • Judy Chan, Sessional Lecturer, Land and Food Systems

Please ensure you have your own quiet space, a computer with a webcam and headphones or earbuds.