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, 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.

To create Standing Deferred Canvas sites, please contact michelle.zeng@ubc.ca.

IT Support
For general IT needs, please contact forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca. For a list of Forestry’s Software list, click here. For our all-in-one IT One Pager, click here.

For all available software for UBC owned devices, please check on the Self Service Portal. For additional software, please contact forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca

Forestry specific software licensing:

Upcoming Workshops

TLS Drop-in Sessions

The Teaching and Learning Support Team organizes weekly drop-in sessions to answer teaching-related questions (e.g., Canvas, in-class live streaming and recording, etc.). Both instructors and TAs are welcome to join.

Time: Fridays 13:00 – 14:00
Join the 
Zoom meeting 

Teaching Assistant Workshops: EDI in TAing
In these workshops you will learn about power and privilege within the learning environment, the policies and guidelines
that frame your work, and how best to support students as you navigate ethical dilemmas and potential conflicts. This online synchronous session (offered through Zoom) is foundational to supporting an equitable and inclusive learning environment, while enhancing department and program-specific TA training. Please
register to attend the section that best fits your academic discipline and schedule.

STEM Disciplines: Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 4-6pm

Creative Arts Disciplines: Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 4-6pm

Social Sciences & Humanities: Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 4-6pm

Funding & Awards

SaP Fund Adjudication

Congratulations to Forestry’s own Dr. Andres Varhola for successfully receiving
the Students as Partners (SaP) grant funding! The title of Dr. Varhola’s proposal is “Implementing course mastery tracking through student-revised learning objectives”.

To learn more about the Student as Partners (SaP) fund, please visit the SaP website here.


Central Updates

RefWorks Subscription Ending

The UBC library is ending its subscription to RefWorks on September 30, 2022. If you or your graduate students are currently using RefWorks, please refer to the migration guide found here on how to save and move your current work to another program.

Adding and Sharing Pronouns on Zoom

Zoom has released a new feature allowing users to add preferred pronouns to their Zoom profile. UBC has enabled this feature for UBC Zoom accounts on August 5. Sharing personal pronouns helps to build
inclusive virtual spaces at UBC. You are not required to share your pronouns, if you choose to, instructions on how to do so can be found here.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca