Teaching & Learning Newsletter

Week of February 14, 2024

Week of February 14, 2024

  Teaching & Learning News Week of February 14, 2024 Updates & Reminders Mid-term Check-in Survey A mid-term check-in survey for the students has been created by the Forestry Teaching & Learning Support Team. To use the survey, instructors can post this link to Canvas. The deadline to answer the survey is Sunday Feb 25. Any […]

Week of January 31, 2024

Week of January 31, 2024

Teaching & Learning News Week of January 31, 2024 Faculty Reminders Forestry Field Equipment Procedure Submit all equipment requests to: field.equip@ubc.ca. The teaching equipment requests should be made by faculty members only. TAs can be delegated to pick up and return the equipment if specifically mentioned and named in the request email. Trimble lab equipment […]

Week of January 17, 2024

Week of January 17, 2024

Teaching & Learning News Week of January 17, 2024 Winter Term 2 Reminders Academic Integrity, Privacy, & AI Tools For academic integrity cautions, or guidelines for generative AI tool use in your class, please visit the Academic Integrity at UBC Chat GPT FAQ page. For further instructional guidance around optional use for students, please visit the […]

Week of January 4, 2024

Week of January 4, 2024

Teaching & Learning News Week of January 4, 2024 New Term Reminders Teaching Support & Canvas Resources For questions about Canvas, educational technologies, course development and redesign, and live streaming and recording options, please contact Forestry Teaching & Learning Support Team via forestry.tls@ubc.ca. In addition, we organized the Canvas & EdTech Resources Site (view here) […]

Week of December 19, 2023

Week of December 19, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of December 19, 2023 End of Term Reminders Uploading Grades to Faculty Services Centre A gentle reminder for all instructors to submit final student grades to the Faculty Service Centre (FSC) after posting the grades on Canvas: (1) 7 business days following the examination date, OR (2) 5 days following examination […]

Week of December 6, 2023

Week of December 6, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of December 6, 2023 End of Term Reminders Final Exam Support As the final exam season approaches (see the UBC Exam Dates and Deadlines), we organized the following tip-sheets to help teaching teams plan and deliver exams. To understand the intricacies of UBC exam policies, academic accommodation and concession, invigilation […]

Week of November 22, 2023

Week of November 22, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of November 22, 2023 Final Exams Exam Tip Sheets As finals season approaches, explore the new tip sheets designed for teaching teams, offering insights into key aspects of the exam process. Equip yourself for a smoother exam season with these resources. For information on understanding the intricacies of exam accommodations, […]

Week of November 8, 2023

Week of November 8, 2023

  Teaching & Learning News Week of November 8, 2023 Central Updates UBC Zoom Video Availability Extension A reminder that videos older than April 1, 2023 will be available within Zoom until March 31, 2024. This is in contrast to our update on October 6th, informing you that older videos would be available only until […]

Week of October 25, 2023

Week of October 25, 2023

  Teaching & Learning News Week of October 25, 2023 Faculty Reminders UBC Zoom & Teams Video Retention Policy Effective Oct 31, 2023, UBC will automatically remove video recordings from Zoom and Microsoft Teams one year after each video is recorded. This new video retention policy will affect all faculty, staff, and student employees who […]

Week of October 11, 2023

Week of October 11, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of October 11, 2023 Faculty Reminders Mid-term Check-in Survey A check-in survey for the students has been created by the Forestry Teaching & Learning Support Team. To use the survey, instructors can post this link to their Canvas courses. The deadline to answer the survey is Sunday Oct 22. The […]

Week of September 27, 2023

Week of September 27, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of September 27, 2023 Faculty Reminders UBC Zoom & Teams Video Retention Policy Starting in Oct 2023, UBC will automatically remove video recordings from Zoom and Microsoft Teams one year after each video is recorded. This new video retention policy will affect all faculty, staff, and student employees who use […]

Week of September 13, 2023

Week of September 13, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of September 13, 2023 New Term Reminders Teaching Support & Canvas Resources For questions about Canvas, educational technologies, course development and live streaming and recording options, feel free to contact the Forestry Teaching & Learning Support Team via forestry.tls@ubc.ca. In addition, we organized the Canvas & EdTech Resources Site (view […]

Week of August 30, 2023

Week of August 30, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of August 30, 2023 UBC AI Updates Privacy Implications of AI Tools The BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requires a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for tools involving personal information at the university. To date no university-wide PIA has been conducted for AI tools. As such, AI […]

Week of August 17, 2023

Week of August 17, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of August 17, 2023 AI & Academic Integrity Currently, no generative AI tools have passed a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) at UBC. Make sure to file a PIA if using ChatGPT or other generative AI in teaching, especially for assessments and grading. Note that using ChatGPT or other AI tools in […]

Week of August 2, 2023

Week of August 2, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of August 2, 2023 Faculty & Central Updates Call for Proposals – Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund We are pleased to announce the reviving of the Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund (FTIF). The FTIF aims to support innovative teaching practices, experimentation with pedagogical approaches, and applications of emerging learning technologies to improve […]

Week of July 19, 2023

Week of July 19, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of July 19, 2023 Central & Faculty Updates Call for Proposals for Emerging Media Lab Projects Faculty members at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit a proposal to work with the Emerging Media Lab to incorporate technologies (e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, etc.) into teaching, learning, or research […]

Week of July 5, 2023

Week of July 5, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of July 5, 2023 Faculty Updates Last Reminder: UG Lab Software Request for 2023-2024 Teaching Year Final reminder to list what you will need for the upcoming teaching year in UG Lab Software Request Form. Email the completed form to forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca. No requests after the first week of July will […]

Week of June 21, 2023

Week of June 21, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of June 21, 2023 Professional Development Events To welcome all new faculty members, including those new to teaching or new to UBC, CTLT is currently offering a variety of programs and events to help streamline the onboarding process. New Faculty Teaching Orientation Time: Aug 17 (10 am — 12:30pm) | […]

Week of June 7, 2023

Week of June 7, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of June 7, 2023 Central Updates UBC Zoom & Microsoft Teams Video Retention Policy Starting in October 2023, UBC will automatically remove video recordings from Zoom and Microsoft Teams one year after each video is recorded This new video retention policy will affect all faculty, staff, and student employees who use […]

Week of May 24, 2023

Week of May 24, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of May 24, 2023 Central Announcements Make-Up Monday – Change to Academic Scheduling this October The Vancouver Senate has approved a schedule alteration for Thursday, October 12, 2023, designating it as a “Make-up Monday” in response to a calendar imbalance that disproportionately affected Monday classes due to statutory holidays (full […]

Week of May 10, 2023

Week of May 10, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of May 10, 2023 Central Announcements Kaltura Cloud Migration is Complete Thanks for your cooperation and patience as 180,000 Kaltura videos were migrated in April. What does this mean for me? (1) You can access and manage your Kaltura videos through the new Teaching & Learning Media Portal at learning.media.ubc.ca […]

Week of April 26, 2023

Week of April 26, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of April 26, 2023 Final Grades Submission A reminder for all instructors to submit final student grades to the Faculty Service Centre (FSC) after posting the grades on Canvas. Note that the last day of exams is April 28. All final grades must be submitted to FSC either: (1) 7 […]

Week of April 12, 2023

Week of April 12, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of April 12, 2023 End of Term Reminders Final Exam Support If you need final exam support such as setting up Canvas quizzes (extra time and attempts), gradebook, and Zoom invigilation, feel free to contact forestry.tls@ubc.ca. Exam Hardships, Clashes, & Cancellations For more information regarding UBC’s policies on exam clashes, […]

Week of March 29, 2023

Week of March 29, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of March 29, 2023 Central Announcements Canvas Submit Assignment on Behalf of Student Canvas enabled a new feature: Submit Assignment on Behalf of Student. Instructors can now submit a file upload assignment on behalf of a student in the Gradebook. This feature allows instructors to support students who need extra […]

Week of March 15, 2023

Week of March 15, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of March 15, 2023 UBC Kaltura Video Migration To improve the sustainability of the Kaltura platform, UBC is moving Kaltura videos hosted at UBC into the Kaltura cloud. The migration will begin on April 1, 2023, and finish by Monday, May 1, 2023. What should users do? Before April 1, […]

Week of March 1, 2023

Week of March 1, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of March 1, 2023 Canvas Assessment Tip-sheets Here are some tip-sheets for Canvas assessments and grading. If you need exam support, feel free to contact the Teaching & Learning Support Team (forestry.tls@ubc.ca). Assignment groups Anonymous Grading in Canvas Giving Extra Attempts and Time in Canvas Quizzes Canvas Multiple Answers Question […]

Week of February 15, 2023

Week of February 15, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of February 15, 2023 Faculty Updates TA Training Program Coordinators The Faculty of Forestry is looking for 4 graduate students who are experienced and exemplary TAs to support the development, delivery, and assessment of the TA Training Program with positions spanning from March 2023 to June 2024. Please share this […]

Week of February 1, 2023

Week of February 1, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of February 1, 2023 Teaching Tips ChatGPT & Teaching The Teaching & Learning Support Team has prepared a report about ChatGPT to understand its ability and impacts on teaching. To view the report, please contact forestry.tls@ubc.ca. Meanwhile, UBC Academic Integrity and CTLT are working on guidelines around academic integrity using […]

Week of January 18, 2023

Week of January 18, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of January 18, 2023 Winter Term 2 Reminders Teaching Support For questions about Canvas, learning tools, course development and redesign, and Audio-Visual system support in the Faculty of Forestry, feel free to contact forestry.tls@ubc.ca. Turn off Classroom Projectors Please remember to turn off the classroom projectors after use, and neatly […]

Week of January 4, 2023

Week of January 4, 2023

Teaching & Learning News Week of January 4, 2023 New Term Teaching Support Canvas & Learning Tech Support For questions about Canvas, learning technologies, and course development and redesign, feel free to book a meeting with us via forestry.tls@ubc.ca and/or check out the tip-sheets here. Classroom AV & Lecture Capturing To book an AV demo […]

Week of December 20, 2022

Week of December 20, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of December 20, 2022 End of Term Reminders Uploading Grades to Faculty Services Centre A gentle reminder for all instructors to submit final student grades to the Faculty Service Centre (FSC) after posting the grades on Canvas. All final grades must be submitted to FSC either: (1) 7 business days […]

Week of December 7, 2022

Week of December 7, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of December 7, 2022 End of Term Reminders Final Exam Support If you need final exam support such as setting up Canvas quizzes (extra time and attempts), gradebook, LockDown Browser, and Zoom invigilation, feel free to contact forestry.tls@ubc.ca. Exam Hardships, Clashes, & Cancellations For more information regarding UBC’s policies on […]

Week of Nov 23, 2022

Week of Nov 23, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of November 23, 2022 Faculty & Central Announcements Approval for New Courses in the Faculty As preparations to implement Workday Student begin, procedures regarding creating new courses have been updated. Please refer to the announcement that can be found here. Office 2021 Quick Reference Guides Having trouble with Office 2021 […]

Week of Nov 9, 2022

Week of Nov 9, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of November 9th, 2022 Central & Faculty Reminders Zoom & Teams Video Retention Policy Starting in October 2023, UBC will begin removing video recordings from Zoom and Microsoft Teams automatically, one year after each video is recorded. This new video retention policy will affect all faculty, staff, and student employees […]

Week of October 26, 2022

Week of October 26, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of October 26, 2022 Canvas Assessment Tip-sheets Here are some tip-sheets for Canvas assessments and grading. If you need exam support or flexible teaching options (online/in-person), feel free to contact the Teaching and Learning Support Team (forestry.tls@ubc.ca). Anonymous Grading in Canvas Giving Extra Attempts and Time in Canvas Quizzes Image […]

Week of October 12, 2022

Week of October 12, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of October 12, 2022 Teaching Resources Mid-term Check-in Survey An automated mid-term check-in survey has been launched for the students. To use the survey, instructors can post this link to Canvas or email it to the class. The survey results for your particular course will be emailed to you during the […]

Week of September 21, 2022

Week of September 21, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of September 21, 2022 Teaching Support Classroom Live Streaming and Recording This fall, there could be a variety of COVID-related emergency requests as our instructors, TAs, and students may be ill. If you need flexible options in terms of hybrid and/or online teaching, please contact forestry.tls@ubc.ca for discussion, demo, and support. […]

Week of September 7, 2022

Week of September 7, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of September 7, 2022 New School Year Reminders Teaching Support For questions about Canvas, hybrid teaching, course development and redesign, and AV support, feel free to book a one-on-one meeting with us via forestry.tls@ubc.ca. This fall, there could be a variety of COVID-related emergency requests as our instructors, TAs, and […]

Week of Aug 24, 2022

Week of Aug 24, 2022

  Teaching & Learning News Week of August 24, 2022 New School Year Reminders Teaching Support For questions about Canvas, hybrid teaching, course development and redesign, and AV support, feel free to book a one-on-one meeting with us via forestry.tls@ubc.ca. This fall, there could be a variety of COVID-related emergency requests as our instructors, TAs, […]

Week of July 20, 2022

Week of July 20, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of July 20, 2022 Newsletter Hiatus The Teaching & Learning Newsletter will be taking a summer hiatus and will return in mid-August before things kick off again for the new winter term. In the mean time, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding learning and teaching technologies or […]