Looking for Deep Conversations about Teaching and Learning? Join a Faculty Learning Community
Are you looking to participate in deeper conversations about teaching and learning but don’t have the time or resources to join a discussion group “for life”? Then a Faculty Learning Communities is just what you’re looking for. Here’s what you need to know:
Groups will meet for a limited time – 2 months, 6 meetings, 1 day, or whatever the group decides – to dig deep into a topic
You’ll work together to create something – a webpage, 1-pager, resource list, video – to share with the wider community.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning will handle the arrangements.
We know there is already interest in conversations about on teaching large classes, creating an inclusive classroom, and learning analytics. And we invite you to suggest additional topics we’ll add to the list.
If you’re interested in joining one of these conversations, please complete this form. We’ll get back to you soon with information about the first meetings in early October!
After extensive consultation with faculty, students, and staff, in June UBC selected Canvas as the learning technology ecosystem to replace our current learning management system, Connect. Canvas is a powerful tool for supporting teaching and learning, is simpler to use for both course instructors and students, and has many advanced features and capabilities that will allow course instructors to be even more creative (and efficient) in how they teach. Read More
This workshop introduces you to the most important features and tools of Canvas so you can continue to move, create, and re-create your courses. It’s very important you Register for this workshop and confirm the course you’ll be teaching so we can create the Canvas shell for your course before the workshop.
Canvas Studio drop-in sessions are most beneficial for instructors who would like specific help building content for their Canvas course(s). You are welcome to attend all day or you can come and go as needed to set up the tools you wish to use in the Canvas environment. Please bring your laptop and content that you would like help with.
The first step to designing and teaching a concept, a lesson, or your entire course is determining the learning outcomes: what must a student be able to do to demonstrate they understand at the level of your course? CTL consultants look forward to helping you define what learning means in your course.
It’s one thing to teach a lesson with specific learning outcome; another thing entirely is whether or not students learned it. Every learning outcome in your course should have accompanying assessments, both summative and formative. CTL consultants will help you create assessments aligned to your outcomes.
With a learning outcome to aim for and a way to assess how much students are learning, you’re ready to select an instructional strategy tailored to supporting students achieving that outcome. CTL consultants can help you find and implement evidence-based instructional strategies.