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 personalized messages about their performance. We will also look at the Canvas Course Analytics and Quiz Statistics feature. RSVP: click here.

TLS Workshop: Peer Assessment Tools

Time: Wednesday, August 18 from 11:00 – 12:00

Different peer assessment tools that can be integrated into the course to increase engagement within students will be covered during this session. Some tools we will touch on are: Canvas Peer Review, iPeer, Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) and ComPAIR. RSVP: click here.

TLS Workshop: Learning Analytics Tools in Canvas and Other Tools

For a recording of last week’s workshop on Canvas Grading and Gradebook, please click here (Access Passcode: kP?e=1nQ).

Faculty Tip-Sheets & Surveys

Mobile AV Cart Tip-Sheet

The TLS Team has created a tip-sheet for using the new Mobile AV Cart that will be located in FSC 1001. To read this tip-sheet, please click here. A demonstration of the AV cart can also be performed by the AV technicians. For more information, please contact Oscar Tsiu at oscar.tsiu@ubc.ca.

Suggestions for Upcoming Course Syllabi

Peter Marshall, our Associate Dean Academic, has shared a document that contains some suggestions provided by colleagues in the Faculty of Science for additions to course syllabi. To read more, please click here.

Central Technical Updates

Update on Recording and Streaming in Classrooms

The Office of the Provost & Vice-President Academic has provided an update from the Learning Spaces team on recording and live streaming support to be offered in General Teaching Spaces. To find out more, please click here.

VMWare Fusion No Longer Available

Kivuto has removed VMWare Fusion from the Forestry OnTheHub web store, thus students using a Macbook computer can no longer get free VMware Fusion to run Windows applications. For Intel-based Macs, there is VirtualBox. However, for M1/2 silicon-based Macs, there is currently no free equal. Please be aware of this new issue if you are planning on requiring students to use Windows applications in your course for the upcoming term. We will provide further updates as they come in. If you have any further questions, please contact Carl Johansson, Director of IT Services, at carl.johansson@ubc.ca.

Faculty Guidelines

Course Examples and Canvas Templates

In preparation for the 2021W1 semester, please feel free to look at our Canvas course templates for inspiration. Click here. We also have a list of course examples available on our TLS webpage: here.

Consultations with the TLS Team

The TLS team is pleased to offer one-on-one consultations for course redesign and development. Please contact Michelle Zeng (michelle.zeng@ubc.ca) or the TLS team (forestry.tls@ubc.ca) to have one scheduled. 

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca