For a full calendar, please visit the UBC Okanagan Events site.

Workshop Recordings and Descriptions

Please visit the event entries in the calendar above to register for upcoming workshops.

Online Exam Management / Invigilation view November 17 recording

This 90 minute session will explore a variety of factors, strategies and technologies that have been impacted in this new context of remote learning, assessment and evaluation. Facilitators will discuss best practices, recommendations and considerations to promote academic honesty and fair evaluation of student work. We will also introduce some tools for proctoring or invigilation of exams and the benefits and pitfalls of using these tools. This session explores:

  • Questions to elicit original work
  • Zoom to manage the online exam and support students during the exam
  • Zoom as an invigilation technique
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Proctorio artificial intelligence exam invigilation technology

November 17 recording details:

0:00 Introduction
04:33 Invigilation or Not? – Brian Powell
13:15 Student and TA Online exam experience – Sarin Pokhrel
23:36 Open book remote computerized exams – Charlene Strumpel
35:00 Innovative Questions that elicit original student responses: Innovative assessment types – Hansika Dadlani
43:54 Respondus lockdown browser and Zoom for exam invigilation – Chad Davis
54:43 Invigilating with Zoom – Ernest Goh
1:04:27 Proctorio in a large class – Ramon Lawrence
1:09:50 Experience with Proctorio – Derrick Wirtz
1:19:34 Academic Integrity – Tanya Forneris


Assignments/Speedgrader/Rubrics  view June 17 recording

An overview of assignment settings, how to use Speedgrader to cut down on your grading time, and an introduction to using rubrics. Some level of familiarity with Canvas is assumed.

Intro to Canvas  view June 9 recording

An introduction to Canvas for new users or instructors who want a refresher on the basics. We’ll learn about uploading content, creating assignments and quizzes, and how to approach the gradebook. Please bring your questions to this session.


Camtasia is a powerful screencasting desktop software that also supports video editing. Instructors can choose the screen area they wish to record and easily include audio or other multimedia to create dynamic educational videos.

Collaborate Ultra  view July 21 recording

An introduction to the basic features and functionality of Collaborate Ultra. Topics will include a general overview of the interface, sharing files, polling, breakout rooms, and recording lectures.  This session is suitable for instructors interested in learning the key functions of Collaborate Ultra, and how these functions can be utilized to administer a synchronous learning session.


Learn about the different communication and collaboration tools available to you in Canvas, and how to decide which is best for each use case. Announcements, discussion, and message tools will all be covered in this workshop.

Gradebook/Assignment groups  view June 16 recording

An introduction to using the Canvas gradebook, the differences between assignments and the gradebook, and the settings to consider for grade management. How to download a copy of your gradebook and manually entering grades for students will also be covered.

Canvas Groups & iPeer view the June 22 recording

A two-part workshop on Canvas groups and iPeer. How to set up and manage Canvas groups, and how to improve the student experience with groups.

iPeer is a peer review application where instructors can customize and receive students’ evaluations of one another when doing group work. These anonymized evaluations can be shared or kept confidential and they may also be graded. This session will focus on:

  • Why using evaluation is an important component of groupwork assessment
  • how to get started using iPeer in your class
  • creating evaluation events

Multimedia  view the July 22 recording

Join us via Collaborate Ultra for an hour long session on how to use Kaltura for recording, uploading, captioning, editing and sharing video and video quizzes in Canvas. We will also compare Kaltura with Camtasia to see where Camtasia’s more advanced features can add value. Because video projects can vary so greatly and post-production editing can be very time consuming, your input can help us guide you to the best solutions for your specific needs.

Quizzes view July 23 recording

An introduction to Canvas quizzes and surveys, we’ll learn about quiz settings, designing different question types, and assigning different times/length for different students. We’ll also cover the steps for supporting DRC students who receive extra time on their quizzes/exams.

Recording Lectures with Asynchronous Technology  view the June 23 recording

An overview of tools that can be used to record an asynchronous lecture. Focusing on tools that allow you to present slide decks, the main goal of the applications covered are to capture your screen with optional audio and video overlaid. Kaltura Capture, Camtasia, and PowerPoint will be explored, and an overview of the steps for recording will be discussed for each tool.

Respondus Quiz/Advanced Quiz  view June 15 recording

An advanced workshop on importing questions banks using Respondus Quiz (note: Mac computers cannot run Respondus Quiz. Please contact for additional information). We’ll also learn how to use Question Groups to make the quiz unique for each student. Familiarity with Canvas Quizzes is recommended.

Student Course Time Estimator Tool Overview
Facilitators: Michelle Lamberson, Daulton Baird, UBCO Office of the Provost

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 (see below).

Background and tool preview:
Original tool: Barre, B., Brown, A., & Esarey, J. (n.d.). Workload Estimator 2.0. Retrieved June 30, 2020, from


This session provides an overview and introduction to using Turnitin. Turnitin is used at UBC to check student submissions for originality. Turnitin can help to encourage original work and deter students from submitting assignments that may be plagiarized intentionally or inadvertently. The session will focus on:

  • how to use Turnitin as a tool to improve writing that is original
  • how to get started and set up your instructor account
  • how to set up Turnitin for student submissions

Video Quizzes

Take your videos to the next level and learn how to create interactive video quizzes.

Zoom  view July 23 recording view July 9 recording view June 18 recording

An introduction to the basic features and functionality of Zoom. Topics will include a general overview of the interface, security precautions, polling, breakout rooms, and application sharing. This session is aimed toward introducing instructors to the Zoom interface and how this interface can be utilized in a synchronous learning session.

Creating an Access-Friendly Environment view September 2nd recording

Learn how to design an access friendly course by incorporate general accessibility features. Discuss access, inclusion, and disability in the changing dynamics of online education.

Session materials:

Guest Presenter: Meghan Currie, Accessibility Advisor/ Inclusive Technology Lab Coordinator, Disability Resource Centre and Library


Learning Conferences