Wednesday & Thursday, May 1st & 2nd
This year’s conference features approximately 30 sessions with presenters from 6 different universities. Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Pat Rogers is currently the Vice-Provost: Teaching and Learning, Wilfred Laurier University and Past- President of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Join us in this sharing and celebration of “Enhancing Student Learning”!!
Complete program available here
Register online at: www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ctl/conference/register
UBC Okanagan Flexible Learning Pre-conference
A number of preconference workshops have been planned to provide faculty with an overview of some of the tools that can be used to support flexible learning as it aligns with their pedagogy. All sessions will take place in Science 331 unless otherwise indicated.
Session 1: Using Blackboard IM
Blackboard Instant Messenger is a free tool within the Black Connect environment. This session will provide an overview of this tool and focus on how instructors can use it to establish virtual office hours as well as create a collaborative online environment in their classes.
Session 2 Discussions, Blogs, Wikis and Journals
UBCO faculty members will share their experiences regarding tools that encourage student engagement. These tools can be used for a variety of purposes and this session will provide insights and recommendations from faculty members past experiences.
Session 3 Adding Audio and Converting PowerPoint Slides into videos
Many instructors have created a range of instructional materials and resources using Microsoft PowerPoint. When this content is placed online, an important component that is often missing is audio explanations of key concepts and ideas. PowerPoint 2011 for the Mac and PowerPoint 2010 allows users to easily add audio content to slides and then save them as a movie for posting online. This hands-on session will take participants through this process.
Need to Submit Your End of Term Student Grades?
We have regular drop in times 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.
Grade Center and Blackboard Connect Drop-In
or email email@example.com for an appointment
Teaching with Technology - Using Video in Your Classroom
This session will provide an overview of how video can be used to support instruction and how the new video storage solution can be used to create YouTube type resources for your class. Information regarding video based student assignments will also be provided.
Course (Re)Design Application Form >>
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Adjunct Faculty Support
Adjunct faculty play a vital role in creating a rich learning environment at UBC Okanagan. The Centre for Teaching and Learning provides support for all models of teaching and learning that adjunct faculty are engaged in. These supports include, but are not limited to, consultation on issues related to instruction, and use of the many e-Learning tools available at UBCO.
For more information, please contact:
Learning Support Specialist
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Office: Sci 200
Phone: 250 807 8270
Blackboard / Connect Notice to Summer Course Instructors:
Your Summer 2013 Term I and II courses are now available to you in Blackboard Connect. You can login with your CWL ID to http://connect.ubc.ca
While the course is available to you for creating and adding content – it is NOT available to your students. In order to make your course available to students, please click on the link provided for video / print tutorials.
You can – make your course available, change the start date and copy content from a previously taught Blackboard Course. www.ubc.ca/okanagan/ctl/elearning/toolkit/blackboard/help
For all other requests (ie: adding instructors and/or TAs) please click here to complete the Course Set up form. If you have any questions or concerns or if you do NOT see a course that you are teaching, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your inquiry will be promptly addressed.