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, 2023:
Please make any edits to the videos as needed.

April 1 – 30, 2023:
If you use Kaltura Quiz and Analytics, download the data to keep them.

Editing existing videos during the migration phrase is not recommended. If you have an urgent need to update or edit your videos, please refer to this website for details.

On & After May 1, 2023:
For Kaltura videos in Canvas courses, there is nothing you need to do.

For Kaltura videos shared outside of Canvas (e.g., videos displayed on a website), you will need to manually update the video links or embed code. See this
website for details
for details.

The old links to Kaltura videos hosted at UBC will continue to work until at least October 1, 2023, so you do not need to make all of the updates right away. You will have a minimum of 5 months to complete the manual updates for videos shared outside of Canvas.

See this page for more information. If you have concerns, feel free to contact

Workshops & Events

Forestry Teaching & Learning Seminar

Time: Tuesday, March 21, (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

In this seminar, Dr. Brooks will discuss some of the pedagogical benefits of creating and using graphic syllabi, show examples she has designed for her own courses, and explain how to use do-it-yourself graphic design websites to create syllabi that engage students.

This event is free and will be held both virtually and in person. Lunch will be provided to the first 50 in-person attendees and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here.

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.

DIY Media Support Drop-In Session

Time: March 29 (10:00 – 11:00 am)

Are you planning to produce video content for your course but don’t know where to start? UBC Studios is offering a drop-in media support session where professional media specialists are available to provide answers to your questions. More information can be found here.


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.

Academic Integrity Tools & Resources

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

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.

Forestry UG Labs

For general IT needs, please contact

To see the list of software available in Forestry, click here.

To request new software for teaching in Forestry UG Labs, please fill out the form
Then email the completed form to forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca.The updated all-in-one IT One Pager can be found
here.To request remote UG lab access, please email forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca
and copy forestry.tls@ubc.ca.


Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca