Making your Web Content More Accessible and Inclusive with Blackboard Ally for Websites


Event Date & Time

  • September 30, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

Blackboard Ally for Websites integrates with existing content management systems and allows marketing and communications professionals to improve the usability and quality of their web-based content. With Ally for Websites, you can automatically and efficiently monitor content for adherence to the WCAG 2.1 AA standard and receive real-time feedback on improving your content’s accessibility. Beyond (more…)

Supporting Diverse Needs through Inclusive Design and Learner Preference


Event Date & Time

  • September 30, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Accessible content authoring is not only essential for students who use assistive technologies, but it also results in more usable, flexible content that can adapt to diverse student needs and devices. During the workshop, we’ll discuss some of the key terms and research around inclusive learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and the different (more…)

Canvas All-Day Open Studio (Sep 3, 2019)

Canvas All-Day Open Studio (Sep 3, 2019)


Event Date & Time

  • September 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Are you considering teaching in the Canvas environment or looking to freshen-up your Canvas course? Perhaps you need to create and share course materials/resources with your students or colleagues in your unit/department, create assignments and quizzes, develop an accessible course syllabus, learn about library course reserves, and/or just troubleshoot technical challenges. If yes, then this (more…)

Contract Faculty CoP- Campus Resources


Event Date & Time

  • September 17, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

Welcome to UBC, new contract faculty! Welcome back to campus, returning contract faculty! Teaching on a contract is a challenging task as changes in our contracts, courses, and department policies remain a constant. Over a light lunch, we will exchange common challenges we face and explore possible interventions. We will share resources available to you (more…)

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Educators in the First Year Experience – Mastermind Group


Event Date & Time

  • September 24, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • October 8, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • October 22, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

We will be running a mastermind group this fall and invite you to join us! The purpose of the mastermind group is to build capacity and provide support for educators who work to enhance the first year experience (FYE) at the UBC Point Grey Campus. In order to participate, we ask that you be able to (more…)

Improving your multiple-choice assessments with Canvas Quiz Statistics


Event Date & Time

  • September 18, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Description

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED** This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to Canvas Quiz Statistics, a learning analytics tool that provides instructors with useful data and visualizations, including an overview of students’ highest and lowest quiz scores, the average amount of time spent in a quiz, and the distribution of student responses.  Quiz Statistics is (more…)

Investigating 21st Century Skills in STEM Higher Education: Perceptions of Technion Students and Alumni


Event Date & Time

  • September 5, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Description

The present era is characterized by increasing interconnectedness and labor automation. These changes raise the need for a new set of skills, often named 21st century skills, which are especially required in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Various organizations have recognized the importance of developing these skills; however, studies have found that some (more…)

TLEF & OER Fund Proposal Consultation Sessions – September 26, 2019


Event Date & Time

  • September 26, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Beginning in September, CTLT and Faculty support units will be hosting a series of drop-in sessions to help applicants in the development of their Large TLEF Transformation, Small TLEF Innovation, and Open Educational Resources (OER) Fund project proposals. Applicants can drop in to any of these sessions to talk about their project ideas and receive (more…)

TLEF General Information Session – September 26, 2019

Series: TLEF


Event Date & Time

  • September 26, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description

To support prospective applicants who are seeking TLEF funding in 2020, CTLT will hold a General Information Session on the TLEF on Thursday, September 26, from 12:00-1:00 pm in Room Dodson of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. In this session, you will receive information about the TLEF criteria and application process, including tips on (more…)