Interaction Tools

Technology tools to enhance learning, including the use of mobile technologies, web-based teaching materials, multimedia, and collaborative social software tools. Many of our instructors use a combination of technologies to support and enhance the face to face,blended learning, and on-line learning teaching environments.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is committed to a scholarly approach toward technology use.

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For more information, please contact an E-Learning Instructional Support Specialist.

Simple. Intuitive. Reliable.

i·clicker’s software is easier to master than any other response system software available.

With i·clicker you can expect to:

  • POLL your students anonymously (or not).  i-clicker will record that students voted but not how they voted, so you can ask sensitive questions without students being inhibited.
  • Double click and start collecting votes – no installation required.
  • Poll your participants using any application, not just PowerPoint.
  • Prepare questions ahead of time, and/or ask them on the fly.
  • Set up i-clicker to grade for attendance, participation, and/or performance based on your specifications.
  • Review questions and responses.
  • Export your polling data to your Canvas.

Video is a powerful medium for communicating ideas, illustrating action and engaging the viewer. Instructors and students now have access to tools that enable the creation of a variety of types of videos. Depending on the design of the activity and the instructor’s learning outcomes, students can learn both from the content of the video and from producing the video – especially in teams. Let CTL help you decide on video and get the best results.

Quality video focuses on making the message clear and simple. Whether your video is recorded in a carefully set-up studio or outside, you need to consider script, audio, image and lighting. Effective educational video is kept to short segments, and combined with other student interactions. The most popular use of video is for just-in-time communication in a course in the form of periodic webcam updates, videoconferences, screencasts or lecture capture for lesson reviews or when either instructor or students cannot attend the live event.

CTL can help you determine whether video is suitable for your learning outcomes, what kind of video can best help your students achieve them, and how to make the video more effective. If you plan to reuse the same video in different courses and if you want to distribute it publicly beyond your course, we recommend you also consult UBC Studios Okanagan to plan and record the best product possible.