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Indigenous Stories

The focus of Indigenous Stories this month is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit people. We want to take this opportunity to highlight key days of significance and opportunities to learn more about these important stories. We hope you take the time to learn, reflect, and connect. Please reach out to if […]

TPS Touchpoint: Wellbeing

This month’s highlighted results from the Teaching Practices Survey (TPS) focus on wellbeing. 92% of respondents agreed with the statement “My teaching practices have an impact on student wellbeing.” 66% of respondents discuss wellbeing topics with their students. 60% of respondents share resources during class time to help students manage their wellbeing. 41% of respondents […]

Teaching with Technology Stories

What technology are you using for teaching at UBCO? We are creating a faculty resource about technology tools used in different modes of teaching (in-person, online, hybrid and multi-access) and would like to include stories of how faculty at UBCO are using technology for teaching.  No story is too small. To get started, please fill […]

Turnitin’s “Plagiarism Framework” is now Canvas Integrated

Turnitin is a tool to help instructors check the academic integrity of students’ work. We are happy to share with instructors that the “Plagiarism Framework” of Turnitin is now successfully integrated with Canvas! In practice, means that the Canvas assignments now have an option for plagiarism review which will in turn be reflected in the […]

Academic Director’s May Update – Events and Awards

Recognizing instructors with teaching awards and attending professional development events at Celebrate Learning Week (May 6 – 10) and the Thompson-Okanagan Teaching and Learning Conference (May 9 – 10).