Exploring How Canvas Analytics Can Improve Teaching and Learning Outcomes – January 14, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • January 14, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Event Description

 Canvas course analytics and quiz statistics can be useful tools for understanding how students are engaging with course materials and designs and identifying areas of challenge and success for students.  At this hands-on workshop, instructors will learn how to access and interpret information from Canvas’s built-in learning analytics tools and explore ways of putting that (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…)

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…)

Making Space: Supporting Inclusive Classrooms


Event Date & Time

  • January 16, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

As TAs, we are tasked with teaching highly diverse groups of students from a wide range of backgrounds.  This may present some challenges but also opens up many opportunities for students. In this session, we will create strategies to quickly identify and mitigate potential obstacles to learning while supporting the positive benefits of diversity.  We (more…)

Learning Analytics


Event Date & Time

  • January 16, 2019
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Learning analytics is an emerging field that explores how students engage with and learn from course materials, with a view to improving instructional design and student outcomes. In this workshop, we will provide an introduction to learning analytics and the analytics tools currently available at UBC, such as Canvas Analytics, Threadz, and OnTask. Participants will (more…)

Improving your Time Management (in TAing)


Event Date & Time

  • January 15, 2019
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Do you have trouble balancing your graduate studies and TA responsibilities? Do you stay up all night marking or preparing for class? Are you a procrastinator? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then this workshop is for you. Please come to this workshop prepared to be open and honest with (more…)

Designing High-Impact Learning Experiences (for TAs)


Event Date & Time

  • January 17, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

The experiential learning cycle (Kolb 1984) describes the process through which we learn from our experiences. In our roles as TAs and graduate instructors, an understanding of this process can help us to design and teach using high-impact strategies that promote deep learning in our students. In this session, we will explore how the learning (more…)

Leading Discussions (for TAs)


Event Date & Time

  • January 16, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Discussions are a valuable tool to engage students with the course material. However, facilitating a discussion can sometimes seem like a daunting task. What if the students are unwilling to participate? What if the discussion veers off-topic? What can we do to help students walk away with a deep understanding of the subject? In this (more…)

Presentation and Guest Lecturing Skills (for TAs)


Event Date & Time

  • January 18, 2019
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Your supervisor is out of town and has asked you to guest lecture for them next term. Oh no! The TA institute is here to help. In this workshop we will cover the planning and delivery of presentations, including presentation planning basics, how to effectively use powerpoint presentations and other technologies, and overcoming personal challenges (more…)

Faculty-TA Relationship: Managing Expectations and Addressing Challenges


Event Date & Time

  • January 17, 2019
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Often as TA’s we focus on creating positive relationships with our students, but may forget about creating strong connections to the faculty members running the course.  In this session we will be discussing strategies to set expectations regarding TAing and address any problems that may arise throughout the term with faculty members. Furthermore we will (more…)