The UBC Okanagan, Centre for Teaching and Learning, operates a number of Communities of Practice from September to March. All faculty are welcome to join. Please contact the appropriate person if you are interested in joining or attending.
You or your students can use this strategy to display concepts of your course and how they are inter-connected. There are websites that have tools for creation or you can do them by hand. These are useful tools at this time of year for reviewing course content.
May 6th Blackboard Connect Tips, Tricks and Hacks Workshop
May 7th & 8th Annual Learning Conference - see program for details.
May 9th Blackboard Connect Boot Camp for Summer Courses
May 12th - 15th Course (Re) Design Seminar
Peter Arthur, PhD Director
Heather Hurren, M.Ed Manager, Academic Development
Coleen Stothers Centre for Teaching and Learning Support
Lynne McPherson Communication and Teaching Evaluation Coordinator
John Parry, M.Ed Coordinator, Graduate and Teaching Assistant Programming
Janine Hirtz, M.A.(Education) e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Vania Chan, B.Sc., M.A. (Candidate) e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bruce Young, M.HK, B.Ed e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bill Latta, B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed Learning Instructional Support Specialist
This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
Join the E-Learning community of Practice to learn more about how UBC Okanagan is positioned to help you integrate these trend setting technologies in higher education and also how we are working to address some of the challenges. for more information or to join the community of practice, email: email@example.com
May 7 & 8, 2014
PROGRAM AVAILABLE - REGISTER NOW!!!
Register now for the 10th Annual Learning Conference hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. This year’s program is filled with 36 presentations covering aspects of teaching and learning such as flipped classroom resources, use of social media in the classroom, assessment methods, de-mystifying student learning and undergraduate research ideas. The conference kicks off with a keynote speaker, Dr. MarshaLovett, author of “How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching”. Other presenters over the 2-days come from the University of Calgary, Thompson Rivers University, Red Deer College, Mount Royal University, Norquest College, Vancouver Island University, Okanagan College, UBC Vancouver and of course our own faculty and staff are presenting as well. View the online program.
If you are interested in being a session monitor (introducing and thanking the presenter(s), keeping the schedule running on time) please let Heather Hurren know. A full program is online so that you could choose a session to monitor. It is a great way to take in some sessions and meet new people!!
Blackboard Connect Tips, Tricks and Hacks Workshop
This full day session will focus on achieving flexibility and efficiency using the tools available in our Connect system. The day will include an introduction to some of the “cool” tools and how they can be used to create a pedagogically sound learning environment that is flexible and easy to manage even for large class sizes. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the possibilities of making BB Connect work for you and your students as you are invited to hear how your colleagues are using these tools to increase student engagement and learning or just to make their teaching more efficient. The afternoon will include optional hands-on sessions for using some of these tools including working with multi-media, creating online environments to optimize group collaboration, using rubrics for student assessment and customizing your grade center for maximum efficiency that allows you to easily track student progress and identify ‘at-risk’ students.
If you have an idea that you would like to present or share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add this to our program.
IT, Media & Classroom Services News: SnagIT and Camtasia Now Available UBC Wide at No Cost
Vancouver IT has secured a license for Techsmith's SnagIT and Camtasia that extends across both campuses. Both software packages are available at no cost.
SnagIT allows you to capture, modify, and share screenshots. For instructional and support purposes, this is a very valuable tool and has been made part of our standard Mac and Windows base images.
Camtasia complements the functionality of SnagIT to include video and audio recording of your screen. This excellent tool has a heavier footprint, so is not included on our standard machines, but is available upon request.
This software is available immediately for Windows and OSX on supported equipment for instructional and research use. If you would like to request this software, please submit a ticket through our IT Helpdesk system.
We also have licenses for home and student use, but we do not currently have an applicable distribution method. IT Services is currently working on a solution for these personal licenses, and will provide an update when available.
Please contact an E-Learning specialist in the Centre for Teaching and Learning if you require support for the use of these tools.
Have a suggestion for Connect improvements or enhancements? UBC wants to hear from you!
Thursday, April 3rd
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: SCI 331
Facilitator: John Parry
For those students enrolled in the Centre for Teaching and Learning Credentialing program who are unable to make the Wednesday seminars this special two hour Bootcamp has been scheduled.
This will provide you the opportunity to receive credit for three seminar session required to complete your credential.
Want to quickly and easily manage and adjust all due dates for your Blackboard course? Try the new Data Management Tool now available. See the video tutorial on how to use. This is especially helpful for instructors who copy content into their courses from one term to the next!
Want some help with this? Come to the CTL in SCI 200 Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 3:00pm or Tuesdays from 2:30pm - 4:00pm.