Teaching & Learning Newsletter

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 […]

Week of July 6, 2022

Week of July 6, 2022

  Teaching & Learning News Week of July 6, 2022 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: Making Connections This one-day orientation at UBCV […]

Week of June 22, 2022

Week of June 22, 2022

  Teaching & Learning News Week of June 22, 2022 Events & Workshops TLEF Application Workshop Recording If you missed the TLEF Application workshop held on June 16th, a recording is now available (link below). During this workshop, the TLEF program and its priority focus areas were introduced. Successful examples from Forestry were shared and […]

Week of June 8, 2022

Week of June 8, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of June 8, 2022 Events & Workshops TLEF Application Workshop UBC’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) aims to support innovative and effective educational enhancements. This workshop will introduce the TLEF program and the priority focus areas. Successful examples from Forestry will be shared and tips for preparing a winning proposal […]

Week of May 25, 2022

Week of May 25, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of May 25th, 2022 Faculty Updates CBM Laptop Software Requests If you are teaching any of the CBM courses and expect to use a specific piece of software on the MIF/MSFM/MGEM laptops, please complete this form and email it back to forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca.   For software suggestions, see here for the commonly […]

Week of May 11, 2022

Week of May 11, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of May 11, 2022 Ungrading – Special Issue Workshop Recap On May 5th, a workshop discussing ungrading and alternative approaches to grading was co-hosted by the Faculties of Forestry and Science. Examples of ungrading in the classroom were shared, as well as discussions surrounding types of grading and the concept […]

Week of April 27, 2022

Week of April 27, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of April 27, 2022 Faculty Updates UG Computing Labs Announcements Labs Software Request The UG lab systems will be refreshed shortly with a bare system of Windows, Office and Chrome/Edge browsers. As only what is requested will be installed, any additional software required must be communicated in this request form* […]

Week of April 13, 2022

Week of April 13, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of April 13, 2022 Faculty Updates UG Computing Labs Announcement For instructors that teach classes using the UG computing labs, please be aware of the following: 1. Software request forms will be sent out next week for the new school year (September 2022 – April 2023). 2. UG lab systems […]

Week of March 16, 2022

Week of March 16, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of March 16, 2022 Central Updates Data Residency Restrictions Removed From FIPPA  The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) has recently been amended to eliminate the restriction on disclosure of personal information outside Canada. In place of this restriction, the minister responsible for FIPPA has issued regulations […]

Week of March 2, 2022

Week of March 2, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of March 2, 2022 Faculty Tip-sheets Alternative Recording Options for In-person Classes The TLS team has completed a tip-sheet to explore different recording options that you can consider if there is no in-class recording system available in your classroom or if you would like to learn alternative recording options to add another […]

Week of February 16, 2022

Week of February 16, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of February 16, 2022 Faculty Tip-sheets Alternative Recording Options for In-person Classes The TLS team has completed a tip-sheet to explore different recording options that you can consider if there is no in-class recording system available in your classroom or if you would like to learn alternative recording options to add another […]

Week of February 2, 2022

Week of February 2, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of February 2, 2022 Faculty Tip-sheets Absenteeism Suggestions Due to the current situation, there is potential for high levels of absenteeism in your classes. Please check out the absenteeism tip-sheet for suggestions from Dr. Sarah Gergel to consider how you can adapt your online (or eventual in-person) classes during this pandemic. […]

Week of January 19, 2022

Week of January 19, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of January 19, 2022 Faculty Support Advice from the Associate Dean, Academic, Prof. Sarah Gergel: (1) Vaccine status declarations As part of UBC’s plan to keep everyone safe, the University is requiring all faculty, staff, and students to complete a declaration regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status. This policy may cause […]

Week of January 5, 2022

Week of January 5, 2022

Teaching & Learning News Week of January 5, 2022 Faculty Updates Senior Management Appointments Thank you to Dr. Peter Marshall for his services as the Associate Dean, Academic in the past year! New appointments are as follows: Associate Dean, Academic – Dr. Sarah Gergel: focuses on strategic teaching issues ranging from policies surrounding curricula as well as […]

Week of December 13, 2021

Week of December 13, 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of December 13th Faculty Initiatives & Support Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund Applications for the new Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund (FTIF) are now closed, and three applications have been approved: Using adaptive learning to measure and achieve course content mastery, by Andrés Varhola Gamification of Forestry Courses, by Paul Pickell Augmented […]

Week of November 29 2021

Week of November 29 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of November 29th Faculty Initiatives & Support Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund Applications for the new Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund (FTIF) are now closed, and the review process is currently underway with final decisions to be made by mid-December, 2021. If you have any questions regarding this fund, please contact Michelle […]

Week of November 15 2021

Week of November 15 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of November 15th Faculty Initiatives & Support Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund The Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund (FTIF) has been launched. The FTIF aims to support innovative teaching practices, experimentation with pedagogical approaches, and the application of emerging learning technologies in the Faculty of Forestry. Applications from full-time lecturers and tenure-stream faculty […]

Week of November 1 2021

Week of November 1 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of November 1st Faculty Initiatives & Support Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund The Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund (FTIF) has been launched. The FTIF aims to support innovative teaching practices, experimentation with pedagogical approaches, and the application of emerging learning technologies in the Faculty of Forestry. Applications from full-time lecturers and tenure-stream faculty […]

Week of October 18 2021

Week of October 18 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of October 18th Faculty Initiatives & Support Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund The new Forestry Teaching Innovation Fund (FITF) has been launched. The FITF aims to support innovative teaching practices, experimentation with pedagogical approaches, and the application of emerging learning technologies in the Faculty of Forestry. Applications from full-time lecturers and tenure-stream […]

Week of October 4 2021

Week of October 4 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of October 1st Workshops & Events TLS Weekly Drop-in Session Time: Friday October 8, 13:00 – 14:00 Open discussion. To join the meeting: click here. Canvas Workshop Time: Friday October 15, 13:00 – 14:00 This is a workshop for any members from the Faculty of Forestry that want to learn the […]

Week of September 20 2021

Week of September 20 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of September 20th Workshops & Events TLS Weekly Drop-in Session Time: Friday 13:00 – 14:00 Open discussion. To join the meeting: click here. GIS and Remote Sensing Canvas Course A new open Canvas course, created by Dr. Nicholas Coops and Haitao Li, has a series of videos and modules for users […]

Week of September 6 2021

Week of September 6 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of September 6th Workshops & Events TLS Weekly Drop-in Session Time: Friday 13:00 – 14:00 Please note that the time for our drop-in sessions have changed from those during the summer session. Open discussion. To join the meeting: click here. Faculty Tip-Sheets & Surveys One-Button Recording Unit (FSC 1502) A tip-sheet […]

Week of August 23 2021

Week of August 23 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of August 23rd Workshops & Events Student Experience of Instruction Open Forum Time: Aug 31 1:00 – 2:30pm Join CTLT to learn more about the changes to the questions, the metrics used in reporting results, and to ask questions to the panelists. CTLT event facilitators will also have information on […]

Week of August 9 2021

Week of August 9 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of August 9th Workshops & Events TLS Workshop: Learning Analytics Tools in Canvas and Other Tools Time: Wednesday, August 11 from 11:00 – 12:00 Several different Learning Analytic tools in Canvas will be covered during this session. We will dive into the OnTask tool and discuss how to send students […]

Week of July 26 2021

Week of July 26 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of July 26th Workshops & Events TLS Weekly Drop-in Session Time: Wednesday (July 28) 11:00 – 12:00 Open discussion. To join the meeting: click here. TLS Workshop: Canvas Grading and Gradebook Time: Wednesday, August 4 from 11:00 – 12:00 Open to anyone in the Faculty who would like to familiarize […]

Week of July 12 2021

Week of July 12 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of July 12th Workshops & Events TLS Weekly Drop-in Session Time: Wednesday (July 14) 11:00 – 12:00 Open discussion. Please note the time has now changed from previous drop-in sessions, and that there will be no drop-in session on July 21. To join the meeting: click here. Faculty of Forestry […]

Week of June 28 2021

Week of June 28 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of June 28th Workshops & Events TLS Weekly Drop-in Session Time: Wednesday (June 30 & July 7) 14:30 – 15:30. Open discussion. To join the meeting: click here. Faculty of Forestry Canvas Workshop 2021 This is a one-hour workshop on Wednesday, July 21 from 14:30 – 15:30 for anyone in […]

Week of June 14 2021

Week of June 14 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of June 14th Workshops & Events TLS Weekly Drop-in Sessions Time: Wednesday (June 16 & 23) 14:30 – 15:30. Open discussion. To Join the meeting: click here. LFS-Forestry Annual Teaching Colloquy Co-hosted with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, the topic of “Teaching and Learning Beyond COVID” was the […]

Week of May 31 2021

Week of May 31 2021

Teaching & Learning News Week of May 31st Workshops & Events TLS Weekly Drop-in Sessions Time: Wednesday (June 2) 14:30 – 15:30 Open discussion. Join the meeting: click here LFS-Forestry Annual Teaching Colloquy Time: Friday (June 4) 10:30 – 12:30 The theme this year is “Teaching and Learning Beyond COVID”. LFS and Forestry will co-host […]