First Day of Class

First Day of Class

As Will Rogers once said, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” What you do in your first class establishes the learning environment for the rest of your course, so it’s critical to think and plan carefully. The goals of the first class are to: motivate learning – why should your […]

Pop-Ups

Pop-Ups

Teaching and Learning POP-UPs Later this month, Centre for Teaching and Learning staff will be in your building to provide on-site consulting on a variety of teaching and learning topics to help you plan your Fall courses. Drop in to discuss syllabus design, student assessments, aligning learning outcomes and assessments, planning for team work, and […]

Connect Ending

Connect Ending

The UBC community will no longer be able to access Connect After August 31, 2018. It is recommended that course instructors export all their existing Connect material as you will not be able to access Connect after August 31, 2018. It is recommended that you save this content in two separate locations, such as your […]

Canvas Training

Canvas Training

Are you ready for your Winter 2018 courses? The Center for Teaching and Learning will be hosting Canvas based workshops during the summer starting on July 9th. Varying throughout the summer, we offer Canvas workshops that are aimed at instructors who are just getting started on Canvas. As well as for instructors who feel ready to […]

Transformative Teaching

Transformative Teaching

Call for Faculty Volunteers : Guidelines for Transformative Teaching With the Strategic Plan comes a recommitment  to transformative learning – learning that’s interdisciplinary, critical, and practical, with inspired graduates prepared to contribute to their local and global community. The Office of the Provost, in consultation with the Senate Learning & Research Committee, is embarked on […]

2017 / 2018 Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors

2017 / 2018 Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors

  The UBC Okanagan Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors recognizes the exemplary contributions of students in their teaching support roles. Nominations for this award are due March 30, 2018. Click here for more information.

14th Annual Learning Conference

14th Annual Learning Conference

The spaces where teaching and learning occur play a critical role in our students’ success. At the 2018 UBC Okanagan Learning Conference, we invite you to fill in the blank and share your experiences, practices, and research about the ________ space you create for learning. 2018 Learning Conference Website

Deep Conversations

Deep Conversations

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 […]

Transition to Canvas at UBC Okanagan

Transition to Canvas at UBC Okanagan

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 […]

Moving, Creating, and Re-Creating your course in Canvas

Moving, Creating, and Re-Creating your course in Canvas

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.