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.

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in

Wednesday, November 25 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Zoom

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get to know our team.
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Teaching Online With Canvas

Wednesday, November 25 | 12 – 1:15 p.m. | Zoom

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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Creating and Sharing Instructional Videos

Wednesday, November 25 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Zoom

Join us for this one-hour introduction to recording and sharing videos using Kaltura. Kaltura is a video platform for instructors and students to record and share video content within Canvas.

Whether you want to create short videos to introduce yourself to your students, create lecture videos for your course, or record and share your synchronous Zoom session, this workshop will get you started using Kaltura and explore some of its key functionality.
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Online Learning Design Studio

Thursday, November 26 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Zoom

Join us for virtual one on one consultations with Learning Designers to explore ways to enhance your students’ online learning experience. This is the opportunity for you to connect with a Learning Designer regarding any questions you have, or feedback you’d like, especially related to transitioning your course for online delivery this Fall.
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Qualtrics Studio

Monday, November 30 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Zoom

UBC supports the Qualtrics survey tool. Qualtrics is a powerful tool that offers UBC faculty, and staff new functionality in survey creation, data analysis, and reporting. Join us for the monthly Qualtrics studio virtual workshop and drop-in session. The session is geared towards UBC faculty and staff using Qualtrics as a teaching and research tool. This session is not focused on data analysis.
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Demystifying Final Exams

Thursday, December 3 | 2 – 3 p.m. | Zoom

In this interactive workshop, we will explore various assessment methods that can be done online and discuss ways of maintaining exam integrity. In small groups using breakout rooms, you will share different design strategies to implement assessment techniques effectively online.
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Learning Objectives to Foster Student Learning

Monday, December 7 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Zoom

In this session, we will explore the multiple benefits of using learning objectives, including the ways they help to foster student learning. We will present a low-fuss approach to writing learning objectives and you will get a chance to practice writing these for your own context. You will also explore learning taxonomies which are useful tools for writing effective objectives. This session will focus on learning objectives at the lesson-level (not the course-level or program-level), and is intended for instructors who are new to the topic.
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Teaching with TAs Online

Monday, December 7 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

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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Transitioning to Online Community Engaged Learning: Debrief and Next Steps

Tuesday, December 8 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Zoom

This session is focused on the new practices in community engaged learning in the era of Covid and online engagement, hoping to provide a space for faculty to share their experiences and to collectively come up with the next steps leading this work.
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Exploring Zoom

Tuesday, December 8 | 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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Creating Multiple Choice Questions for Higher Order Learning

Tuesday, December 8 | 2 – 3:30 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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Teaching Remotely with Care: Introduction to Accessible Online Courses and Open Educational Resources (OER)

Wednesday, December 9 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Zoom

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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Teaching Online With Canvas

Wednesday, December 9 | 12 – 1:15 p.m. | Zoom

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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Using Canvas Quiz Statistics to Improve Our Quiz Questions

Wednesday, December 9 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Zoom

Have you used Quizzes on Canvas to assess your students’ learning? How well did the questions help you gather evidence of learning? Are you concerned the questions may be too hard or too easy?

This 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, the distribution of student responses, and other data to let you know which questions worked and which did not.
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Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Thursday, December 10 | 10 – 12 p.m. | Zoom

This session is for anyone who teaches at UBC who is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices. Be introduced to the literature underpinning inclusive teaching and discuss why inclusive practices in the classroom are important, including considerations for the online environment . We will explore diversity at UBC, including who lives and studies here. You will have an opportunity to learn, discuss and share inclusive teaching practices. You will leave the workshop with a range of practices and resources to continue exploring.
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CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in

Thursday, December 10 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get to know our team.
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Online Learning Design Studio

Thursday, December 10 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Zoom

Join us for virtual one on one consultations with Learning Designers to explore ways to enhance your students’ online learning experience. This is the opportunity for you to connect with a Learning Designer regarding any questions you have, or feedback you’d like, especially related to transitioning your course for online delivery.
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Building Authentic Assessment for Online Learning

Thursday, December 10 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

When considering moving courses online, we are also moving our assessment online. In this session, we will revisit our existing assessment strategies, explore some authentic assessment examples used by colleagues across campus, share our own perceived challenges, and learn tips from each other.
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