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.

Exploring Zoom

Monday, September 28 | 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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Qualtrics Studio

Monday, September 28 | 3 – 4 p.m. | Zoom

UBC supports the Qualtrics survey tool. Qualtrics is a powerful tool that offers UBC faculty, and staff with new functionality in survey creation, data analysis, and reporting. Join us for the monthly Qualtrics studio virtual drop-in session. Come with your questions or areas you need support with.

The session is geared towards UBC faculty and staff using Qualtrics as a teaching and research tool.
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Creating Multiple Choice Questions for Higher Order Learning

Monday, September 29 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 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 with Collaborate Ultra

Tuesday, September 29 | 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, September 30 | 12 – 1:15 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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Creating and Sharing Instructional Videos

Wednesday, September 30 | 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, October 1 | 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.

Bring your courses, ideas and questions, and together we will explore how to incorporate online approaches into your teaching practice.
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Designing Courses with Care: Did I Miss Any Student in My Online Course?

Thursday, October 1 | 1:30 – 2:30 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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Building an Academic Integrity Resource Kit: A Campus-wide Brainstorming Session

Monday, October 5 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom

Join us for a no-prep, info-gathering session that will support the development of academic integrity resources for UBC faculty and staff and our term 2 online teaching term. Help us help you! Tell us what particular challenges you’re facing with students’ knowledge gaps, grey areas of policy and practice, and academic dishonesty. What do your students not know, and need to (better) understand? What do you not know or wish you better understood? What support, tools, or information do you need to teach academic integrity in your courses, OR to follow UBC’s policies and procedures?

All participants to this workshop will receive a quick guide to existing resources on fostering academic integrity in their courses, as well as the additional materials we develop in response to the priority areas you identify.
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Exploring Zoom

Monday, October 5 | 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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Facilitating Collaboration in Online Spaces

Monday, October 5 | 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Zoom

For those of us who facilitate group work, discussions, and meetings, the online space requires the use of educational tools that can facilitate collaboration. In this session we will explore tools for facilitating collaborative group work. We will highlight Zoom options (e.g. annotation tool, polling); Visual brainstorming platforms (e.g. Padlet and Jamboard); and collaborative working documents (e.g. Google docs/slides).
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The UBC Early Alert Program: Support for Students to Get Back on Track

Tuesday, October 6 | 10 – 11 a.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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Making Teamwork Work in Online Courses

Wednesday, October 7 | 9 – 10 a.m. | Zoom

Team projects in the online environment provide the chance for students to connect with one another, grow their skills, and deepen their learning. Yet, students often complain about having to participate in team and group projects. Free loading, lack of clarity about purpose, unequal contributions, and scheduling time to collaborate are some of the frustrations students experience.
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CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in

Wednesday, October 7 | 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.

Indigenous Initiatives at CTLT develops and offers programming, resources, and consultations focused on Indigenous engagement in curriculum, pedagogy, classroom climate, and professional development. To facilitate respectful and meaningful dialogue in learning spaces on campus and within the communities we work, we provide support and professional development for faculty, teaching assistants, and graduate students who are teaching in face-to-face, blended, or online classes. The Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are open to anyone who would like support in these areas and would like to stay connected.
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Teaching Online With Canvas

Wednesday, October 7 | 12 – 1:15 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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Sincerity, Respect, and Meaning: Virtual Land Acknowledgements at UBC

Wednesday, October 7 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Zoom

One thing staff and faculty may have noticed about working at UBC is our commitment to mending, creating and sustaining good relationships with Indigenous peoples, in particular the Musqueam people on whose unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands our Vancouver campus is situated on. Part of this work is reflected in our ability to acknowledge these lands in a sincere, respectful, and meaningful way. For many, the idea of delivering a land acknowledgement can be anxiety provoking, often due to a lack of understanding about what they are, why we do them, and what exactly we’re supposed to say. Join us for this session where we will explore and address some of the barriers we may be experiencing, and begin a learning journey to offering meaningful land acknowledgements.
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Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Thursday, October 8 | 10 a.m. – 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 best practices in 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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