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.

Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources For Your Courses

Thursday, October 22 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Zoom

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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CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in

Thursday, October 22 | 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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Student Course Time Estimator Tool Overview

UBC Okanagan | Thursday, October 22 | 2 – 3 p.m. | Zoom

This session will introduce a planning tool that enables instructors to estimate their student’s time commitment in a course based on the assigned learning activities. Designed to be used for courses that represent the blended learning spectrum from face-to-face to fully online, the tool calculates the total time commitment expected and allocates activities into scheduled (set by the institution, typically live meetings) and independent (at the discretion of the student within the parameters set by course deadlines) activities. We welcome you to bring your course syllabus and work through examples with us! This tool was developed over the summer by a project team from UBC Okanagan and TRU, and adapted from an open source tool created by Barre, Brown and Esarey.
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Decolonizing Citations

Thursday, October 22 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Zoom

Are citation practices fair to Indigenous scholars? Who scholars cite, how scholars cite, and what sources are considered authoritative to cite can validate and legitimize knowledge or oppress knowledge. Frequently, Indigenous ways of knowing (oral teachings and histories in particular) are delegitimized in academia by citational politics. In this session, learn more about “citational politics,” the existing templates for citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and about the current initiatives at X̱wi7x̱wa to further legitimize citing Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers in academia.
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Exploring Zoom

Tuesday, October 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.
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Qualtrics Studio

Tuesday, October 27 | 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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Teaching Online With Canvas

Wednesday, October 28 | 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, October 28 | 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 29 | 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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Building Authentic Assessment for Online Learning

Monday, November 2 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Blackboard Collaborate

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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Teaching with Collaborate Ultra

Tuesday, November 3 | 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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Introduction to Canvas Commons: Finding, Using, and Sharing Educational Resources

Tuesday, November 3 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Zoom

Canvas Commons is a searchable, worldwide repository of educational resources—such as images, pages, quizzes, assignments, modules, and entire courses—that have been made publicly available for use in Canvas. Anyone with an instructor or administrative account in Canvas can access or share educational resources to the Commons. Canvas Commons makes sharing and using resources easy: you can search through a broad range of open resources created at UBC and beyond that can be added and deployed in your course in minutes. Likewise, sharing to the Commons, for a typical Canvas course, takes less than a minute.

This hands-on session will focus on the pragmatic elements of working with Canvas Commons, including how to find and import resources, best practices for sharing your educational materials within Canvas Commons, and the basics of working with open educational resources (OER) that are licensed to allow revision and reuse.
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CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in

Thursday, November 5 | 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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Introduction to Canvas Commons: Finding, Using, and Sharing Educational Resources

Thursday, November 5 | 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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Exploring Zoom

Tuesday, November 10 | 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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Making Teamwork Work in Online Courses

Thursday, November 12 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.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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Online Learning Design Studio

Thursday, November 12 | 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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Teaching Online With Canvas

Thursday, November 12 | 1 – 2:15 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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