Workshops

The CTLT supports UBC educators with an opportunity to explore online teaching. These online workshops and facilitated discussions are designed as opportunities to delve deeper into the self-paced modules of the Online Teaching Program. Sessions will include blended learning approaches, transitioning to teaching online, online assessment design and development, accessible content, peer-to-peer engagement, Indigenous-centered practices and more. Preregistration is required for the online workshops.

Resources from the Online Teaching Program are available.

Cultivating Students’ Understanding of Academic Integrity in our Online and Face-To-Face Courses

Monday, July 13 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom

Academic integrity is a core expectation of how we conduct ourselves in the scholarly community. But, beyond warnings to not commit academic misconduct (building on a default deficiency model that assumes students – or, at least, some students—will cheat), we don’t typically address this topic with our students, the newest members of this community. This gap between implicit expectation and explicit instruction can cause serious challenges for students, who don’t necessarily know why we care so much about academic integrity, or how to apply this concept when it comes to doing their own work. We risk causing institutional harm by punishing students for knowledge they don’t have (Kier 2014), not only about academic integrity but also about the university and its practices. We therefore have opportunities to design our courses in ways that, instead, make academic integrity an explicit and attainable part of our teaching and learning. Such course design builds on questions such as these: How do we invite students to work with academic integrity in our online and face-to-face courses and support them in that work? How can we foster students’ understanding of not only what academic integrity means, but why it matters, without focusing on policies and consequences for misconduct? How can we help our students put this concept into practice in their different courses and contexts, including online?
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Exploring Zoom

Monday, July 13 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Zoom

Zoom is a web-conferencing application for moderating classes, meetings, or other group collaborations virtually. Join us for this session to learn more about Zoom and best practices in using it for teaching virtual classes.
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Teaching with TAs Online

Monday, July 13 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

Teaching Assistants (TAs) play important roles in building online learning communities. Although some of these roles have changed in online classrooms, effective working relationships between TAs and instructors are key for students to feel supported in their learning. This workshop is intended for faculty members and TAs who are thinking about how our interactions might change as we move our course(s) online. In this session, we will introduce key elements of the TA collective agreement (CUPE 2278), brainstorm strategies for addressing challenges in Faculty/TA relationships in online courses, develop communication plans among the teaching team, and enhance the teaching and learning experiences of our TAs (and of our students).
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Introduction to Community Engaged Learning Principles, Pedagogy and Practice

Tuesday, July 14 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

In this session you can expect to get involved in thinking about how CEL tools and principles can be put to use in your context by engaging in discussions in small groups, and working with the syllabus from a course you are teaching. You’ll also learn where you can find the Centre for Community Engaged Learning and connect with their services in planning CEL courses. While this session will not focus on virtual CEL, we will provide examples of how CEL is possible and necessary even in a virtual world, as many community partners will need even more support in the recovery from the COVID-19 situation and many students will likely be enthusiastic about applying their classroom learning to relevant societal issues in this new era.
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Teaching with Collaborate Ultra

Tuesday, July 14 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is a web-conferencing application for moderating classes, meetings, or other group collaborations virtually. Learn about how to set up Collaborate Ultra and teach your classes.
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The UBC Early Alert Program: Support for Students to Get Back on Track

Tuesday, July 14 | 3 – 4 p.m. | Zoom

This presentation is for faculty, staff and teaching assistants (TAs). Early Alert helps students who are facing academic or wellness difficulties before these difficulties become overwhelming. Faculty, staff and TAs can easily use the Early Alert system to connect UBC students with the support they need, when they need it. Join this session to learn how to access and use the EA system in the new online and modified learning environment.
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Peer Feedback for Meaningful Student Engagement in Online Teaching

Wednesday, July 15 | 9 – 10 a.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

Have you worried about how you will create meaningful learning for your student in an online course next term? Join us for a dialogue about how peer feedback can be used in an online course to help students actively engage in their learning and self regulate their progress toward course learning objectives. Kelly Allison and Marie Nightbird, Instructors in the school of Social work will share their experience with using a peer feedback assignment using CLAS (Collaborative Learning and Annotation System) in a BSW level communications skills class.
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Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources For Your Courses

Wednesday, July 15 | 11 – 12 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Not all online course content needs to be created from scratch. As you prepare for your courses, chances are you may want to incorporate educational resources such as images, videos or quiz questions from different sources into your own materials. There are millions of openly licensed resources, from full courses and textbooks to tests banks and images, that are available for others to freely use. These resources can be modified and adapted to be more useful for your own teaching or learning context. This session is intended to address common questions concerning openly licensed materials for teaching and learning, including:
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Teaching Online With Canvas

Wednesday, July 15 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

An introduction to setting up your course and teaching online using Canvas, UBC’s primary all-in-one platform for delivering online courses.
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Getting Started with Proctorio

Wednesday, July 15 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

Proctorio is an online remote proctoring service hosted in Canada and integrated with Canvas, so UBC students can securely take exams from anywhere. With Proctorio, each student’s exam is recorded with video and audio, along with screen and keyboard activity, to promote exam integrity. Learn about key considerations when setting up an online proctored exam and how to set up Proctorio in your Canvas course.
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Facilitating Active Peer-to-Peer Engagement in Online Spaces

Wednesday, July 15 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

For those of us who facilitate group work and student discussions during our face-to-face classes/sessions, the idea of moving to an online environment can seem daunting. In this session we will explore how to adapt to the online space and continue with peer-to-peer engagement. We will use Collaborate Ultra’s breakout rooms to model some common active learning techniques while teaching synchronously.
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Is Netiquette Enough?: Cultivating Classroom Climate in an Online Environment

Thursday, July 16 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

What should you consider when establishing a classroom climate in an online environment that is conducive to learning for all students? Is following “netiquette” – guidelines around basic online behaviour – enough? This workshop invites participants to unpack their assumptions and expectations around classroom conduct and build an online climate with critical considerations around safety, consent and respect.
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Teaching Remotely with Care: Introduction to Accessible Online Courses and Open Educational Resources (OER)

Friday, July 17 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

In the last few months, educators across the globe have been struggling to figure out how to deliver their content to their students, how to assess them, how to connect with them and how to ensure they are safe. One of the priorities that might have been missing from our efforts is to ensure that our course content and educational resources are accessible to all our learners, regardless of any physical limitations that they might have. In this workshop, we will talk about design practices that can help ensure online course content and open educational resources are more versatile and useful for all students. Learn about useful processes, resources, and tips for getting started with accessibility. Designing for accessibility is a must and benefits all learners.
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Transitioning to Online Teaching: A Blended Approach

Monday, July 20 | 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate
Wednesday, July 22 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Blackboard Collaborate
Friday, July 24 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

In response to the transition to online learning at UBC, we are offering a one-week intensive workshop that focuses on balancing and blending synchronous and asynchronous learning components in an online format. During this workshop, you will learn about the relative strengths of each approach, and consider how to optimally utilize each within a course you will be teaching. For example: Which learning activities best support students to learn independently in an asynchronous format? Which activities are best supported by synchronous sessions, and which resources/approaches are most effective to support them? How can you balance and blend these approaches to optimize learning? In this workshop, you will also develop an understanding of effective approaches to enhance your teaching presence and to support active learning in an online environment. In addition, you will experience online learning from a ‘learning’ perspective, in a course that models many options that may be relevant to incorporate into your own course (re)design.
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Exploring Zoom

Monday, July 20 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Zoom

Zoom is a web-conferencing application for moderating classes, meetings, or other group collaborations virtually. Join us for this session to learn more about Zoom and best practices in using it for teaching virtual classes.
Register >

Teaching with Collaborate Ultra

Tuesday, July 21 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is a web-conferencing application for moderating classes, meetings, or other group collaborations virtually. Learn about how to set up Collaborate Ultra and teach your classes.
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Teaching Online With Canvas

Wednesday, July 22 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

An introduction to setting up your course and teaching online using Canvas, UBC’s primary all-in-one platform for delivering online courses.
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Getting Started with Proctorio

Wednesday, July 22 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

Proctorio is an online remote proctoring service hosted in Canada and integrated with Canvas, so UBC students can securely take exams from anywhere. With Proctorio, each student’s exam is recorded with video and audio, along with screen and keyboard activity, to promote exam integrity. Learn about key considerations when setting up an online proctored exam and how to set up Proctorio in your Canvas course.
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Learning Beyond the Computer: Place-Based Experiential Learning in Remote Contexts

Monday, July 27 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

In this interactive session, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of place-based experiential learning through a mix of content delivery, guided reflection, and experiential techniques that can be applied across diverse disciplines. Of particular importance in this session are connections to Indigenous relations and place-based knowledge, as the session will guide learners to engage with Indigenous histories of the lands where they reside. Participants will also have an opportunity to collaborate with peers in small breakout groups to brainstorm viable place-based experiential activities for specific courses or disciplines.
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Creating Multiple Choice Questions for Higher Order Learning

Monday, July 27 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom

Are you using multiple choice questions to their full capacity?

We all know that multiple choice questions can be a powerful component of your assessment and pedagogical strategies. They can save time and support consistency in marking, They can be useful for piquing student interest; promoting classroom interaction (both in person and online!); and assessing prior, formative and even summative learning.

Is there a learning outcome or content that you are struggling to assess and wonder if a multiple choice question might work? Bring that outcome or content and the questions/approaches you have used in the past and let’s explore if and how a multiple-choice question might work.

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Exploring Zoom

Monday, July 27 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Zoom

Zoom is a web-conferencing application for moderating classes, meetings, or other group collaborations virtually. Join us for this session to learn more about Zoom and best practices in using it for teaching virtual classes.
Register >


Teaching with TAs Online

Monday, July 27 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

Teaching Assistants (TAs) play important roles in building online learning communities. Although some of these roles have changed in online classrooms, effective working relationships between TAs and instructors are key for students to feel supported in their learning. This workshop is intended for faculty members and TAs who are thinking about how our interactions might change as we move our course(s) online. In this session, we will introduce key elements of the TA collective agreement (CUPE 2278), brainstorm strategies for addressing challenges in Faculty/TA relationships in online courses, develop communication plans among the teaching team, and enhance the teaching and learning experiences of our TAs (and of our students).
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Incorporating UDL, Accessibility and Wellbeing Principles into Your Online Courses and Materials

Monday, July 27 | 3 – 4 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

Supporting the student learning experience when using online course materials starts with the visual design and structure of the course and materials (Eom & Ashill, 2016; Reyna, 2013; Yang & Durrington, 2010). As there are several fields of research that provide guidelines or recommendations for achieving these goals, determining where to begin can be confusing. In this session we will introduce a course set-up checklist that combines research from the fields of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), student wellbeing practices, and accessibility. Applying these techniques will help you to create online courses and materials that are easy to navigate, emphasize consistency across course materials, encourage safe and supportive learning environments, and are accessible to all students.
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Supporting Student Well-being in an Online Learning Environment

Tuesday, July 28 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing. In this session, we will share how student well-being services and resources are operating in the current online environment, with information on how to connect students to supports they may need during these challenging times. There will also be opportunity to connect with other members of the teaching and learning community and share ideas for embedding strategies that foster well-being in your online course design and delivery.
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Teaching with Collaborate Ultra

Tuesday, July 28 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Collaborate Ultra is a web-conferencing application for moderating classes, meetings, or other group collaborations virtually. Learn about how to set up Collaborate Ultra and teach your classes.
Register >


Introduction to Community Engaged Learning Principles, Pedagogy and Practice

Tuesday, July 28 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

In this session you can expect to get involved in thinking about how CEL tools and principles can be put to use in your context by engaging in discussions in small groups, and working with the syllabus from a course you are teaching. You’ll also learn where you can find the Centre for Community Engaged Learning and connect with their services in planning CEL courses. While this session will not focus on virtual CEL, we will provide examples of how CEL is possible and necessary even in a virtual world, as many community partners will need even more support in the recovery from the COVID-19 situation and many students will likely be enthusiastic about applying their classroom learning to relevant societal issues in this new era.
Register >


Blended Learning From a Different Lens

Tuesday, July 28 | 3 – 4 p.m. | Zoom

In this session, we will discuss ways of developing an online course based on a blended learning approach with a mix of real-time teaching (synchronous) and course material that students can complete at their own pace (asynchronous). We will address broad conceptual considerations and will not be delving into details or tools. This session is for instructors who are new to online teaching.
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The UBC Early Alert Program: Support for Students to Get Back on Track

Wednesday, July 29 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom

This presentation is for faculty, staff and teaching assistants (TAs). Early Alert helps students who are facing academic or wellness difficulties before these difficulties become overwhelming. Faculty, staff and TAs can easily use the Early Alert system to connect UBC students with the support they need, when they need it. Join this session to learn how to access and use the EA system in the new online and modified learning environment.
Register >


Teaching Online With Canvas

Wednesday, July 29 | 12 – 1 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

An introduction to setting up your course and teaching online using Canvas, UBC’s primary all-in-one platform for delivering online courses.
Register >


Getting Started with Proctorio

Wednesday, July 29 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

Proctorio is an online remote proctoring service hosted in Canada and integrated with Canvas, so UBC students can securely take exams from anywhere. With Proctorio, each student’s exam is recorded with video and audio, along with screen and keyboard activity, to promote exam integrity. Learn about key considerations when setting up an online proctored exam and how to set up Proctorio in your Canvas course.
Register >


Facilitating Active Peer-to-Peer Engagement in Online Spaces

Wednesday, July 29 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

For those of us who facilitate group work and student discussions during our face-to-face classes/sessions, the idea of moving to an online environment can seem daunting. In this session we will explore how to adapt to the online space and continue with peer-to-peer engagement. We will use Collaborate Ultra’s breakout rooms to model some common active learning techniques while teaching synchronously.
Register >


Facilitating Effective Asynchronous Online Discussions in Canvas

Wednesday, July 29 | 3 – 4 p.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

Discussions are (potentially) a great way to engage students in online learning environments.

They can be designed to cultivate a learning community and to scaffold content achievement in many ways, e.g., un-/graded,student-/instructor-lead, or group/individual. Asynchronous discussion activities allow students flexible time to reflect and opportunities to learn from peers.

When an instructor knows how to use and facilitate discussions effectively in course contexts, they will be able to create a more active and engaging course.

This session is for the instructors who are new to online teaching and want to incorporate discussions into their course in order to foster student learning.
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