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

More tip-sheets can be found on the TLS website here.

Reminders & Funding

Mid-term Check-in Survey

Instructors may want to gauge how students are doing to make adjustments. A great way to obtain direct input is by collecting informal mid-term feedback. For more information, visit this website.

Forestry Teaching & Learning Support Team created an automated check-in survey for our 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 March 13.

Academic Concession

A reminder to note the importance of being flexible with our students when they face hardships and illness. See this file for guidelines and more information, particularly with regard to supporting singular (one incident) vs. more recurring medical issues.

2023 UBC CTLT Spring Institute Call for Proposals

CTLT invites proposals that demonstrate purposeful innovation in teaching practices, educational research, student services, and learning technology that support student success and experiences. For more information, please visit
Spring Institute Call for Proposal page.
Please submit your proposal by noon on March 14, 2023 using the
proposal submission form.

Academic Integrity & AI

ChatGPT & Generative AI Tools Guidelines

UBC Academic Integrity has launched some guidelines for ChatGPT and Generative AI Tools. They address questions such as whether using ChatGPT should be considered cheating and how instructors and students use AI tools in teaching and learning. Details can be found here.

Academic Integrity Tools & Resources

Tools to teach academic integrity and respond to misconduct can be found here.

Additionally, Take Five for Academic Integrity is a resource available to support classroom conversations about academic integrity at UBC. These materials can be integrated into a class presentation or included in Canvas.

The Opportunities of ChatGPT

Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, presents significant challenges for teaching and learning that require quick and dynamic responses. Will AI totally undermine our attempts to foster AI, as in, academic integrity? Or, does its arrival instead present us with opportunities? Feel free to check out this article from UBC Academic Integrity.

Workshops & Events

Forestry Teaching & Learning Drop-in Sessions

Time: Fridays (1:00 – 2:00 pm)

We host weekly drop-in session to answer teaching related questions. Instructors and TAs are welcome to join the Zoom meeting.

Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Time: March 6 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

This workshop from CTLT will introduce a range of inclusive teaching practices and resources. More info and registration link

Classroom Evaluation and Research: Do I Need Ethics Approval?

Time: March 10 (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Learn about ethical considerations for conducting research and evaluation in the classroom, and when you need ethics approval from the BREB. More info and registration link here.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca