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The Centre would like to advise you that all of your January courses have been created and are now available to you as an instructor for creating and uploading content.
Please follow the steps provided in this link to make your courses available to your students for the first day of classes – January 2, 2013. (This can be done at any time, but must be done for each course separately). Make Your Course Available or enter: http://01.cms.ubc.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?vid=44730
Please follow the steps provided in the Change Course Start Date link ONLY if you would like to change the course available start date in cases where you need to make the course(s) available to your students prior to first day of classes. Change Course Start Date
or enter: http://01.cms.ubc.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?vid=44736
If you would like assistance with making your course available or changing start dates, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or complete the course set-up form.
Please also complete the course set up form if you need any of the following services:
content imported from WebCT Vista into Blackboard Connect Courses
TAs access to course(s)
secondary instructors access to course(s)
Course Set-up Form
Some of you may require training or a refresher on how to make courses available, upload content or use the Blackboard system in general. For a complete listing of available workshops, drop in times and online resources, or a consultation with one of our eLearning instructional support specialists, please visit our eLearning website,
The CTL will be hosting a full day drop in for your convenience, Monday, December 3rd, 8:00am – 4:00pm SCI 126
In addition to our regular drop in times, we have scheduled additional sessions to provide assistance with setting up your Grade Center in BlackBoard Connect, calculating final grades and uploading student final grades to FSC (Faculty Service Centre). Please bring your laptop if you have one.
Blackboard Connect ALL DAY Drop-In
The CTL will be hosting a special drop-in day for BlackBoard Connect. E-Learning support specialists will be available to assist with questions ranging from wrapping up your course to getting ready for next term. There will be short 15-minute presentations at the top of each hour and lots of time for personalized help. Schedule below:
Thanks to all of you who gave us feedback on current programming and ideas for the future. Your input has helped immensely and we will implement some new workshops and revise some offerings accordingly. Look for new offerings next term!
UBC Okanagan Instructional Skills Seminar (ISS) is a 12 hour program. Each ISS ideally is comprised of 4-6 participants. Participants review basic ideas about teaching and learning and are encouraged to try new instructional strategies within the safe environment of the group. The ISS is a developmental activity and involves peer and self-evaluation.
During the ISS, students have an opportunity to work closely with peers to improve each other’s teaching and practice a variety of instructional techniques. They will practice using learning objectives, plan and conduct short lesson plans, and give and receive constructive feedback.
In the ISS, each participant takes on the roles of both instructor and learner. Each participant prepares and conducts 2 ten minute mini-lessons and when delivering the lesson becomes the instructor. When someone else in the group is the instructor, the other participants are the learners. Immediately following each mini-lesson, learners give the instructor feedback on the effectiveness of the mini-lesson. This feedback takes 2 forms: written feedback (using sheets provided in this resource package) and verbal feedback guided by the facilitator. Mini-lessons are recorded and participants are encouraged to review their recording prior to their next mini-lesson.
The workshops may be chosen from the following, coming between January and March 2013: