Week of May 10, 2023

Teaching & Learning News

Week of May 10, 2023

Central Announcements

Kaltura Cloud Migration is Complete

Thanks for your cooperation and patience as 180,000 Kaltura videos were migrated in April.

What does this mean for me?

(1) You can access and manage your Kaltura videos through the new Teaching & Learning Media Portal at learning.media.ubc.ca or via Canvas.

(2) Kaltura embedded links in Canvas will be automatically updated to reflect their new home in the cloud.

(3) Links to Kaltura
videos embedded outside of Canvas must be manually updated
by Fall, 2023.

If you have questions, feel free to contact
forestry.tls@ubc.ca. Additionally, you can
register for a Kaltura workshop, held at noon on variable dates each month.

These one-hour introductory sessions will delve into the features available in the Kaltura cloud.

Workshops & Events

Forestry Teaching & Learning Seminar – Building Classroom Community: Online Tools to Facilitate Dialogue between Class Sessions

Time: Tuesday, May 16, (12 – 1 pm)
Dr. Sara Barron will demonstrate two learning tools – Padlet and Perusal – inherently discussion-based online platforms that can extend and enrich classroom conversations. The talk will reflect on challenges and successes in adopting these tools across a range of learning environments and suggest their potential in building classroom community. This event is free and will be held virtually and in person.
Register here.

Forestry Teaching & Learning Drop-in Sessions

Time: Fridays (1 – 2 pm)
We host weekly drop-in session to answer teaching related questions. Instructors and TAs are welcome to join the
Zoom meeting.

Faculty Reminders

Available Software in Forestry

See the IT One Pager for a current listing for IT and related contact info.

We updated the Forestry Software list
of commonly requested software and who to ask. This list does not represent what is currently installed in the UG labs nor CBM laptops.
If there is something you need and is not on the list, email an inquiry to forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca.
Those looking to pursue Origin site licensing with a network floating license rather than node locked licensing must talk to Carl.

LinkedIn Learning for Faculty & Staff

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with on-demand video courses and tutorials. The platform offers courses across a variety of skills for business, creative industries, education, information technology, software, and web development, all led by industry experts. UBC’s subscription agreement with LinkedIn provides CWL enabled access to eligible faculty and staff. For more information, visit
LinkedIn Learning @UBC.

UBC Sustainability Updates

Sustainability Education Grants

UBC Sustainability Education Grants is now open. The program provides up to
$20,000 in funding, over two years,
to Vancouver faculty members looking to advance and diversify sustainability education opportunities for students in all disciplines. Funding supports curriculum development centred on transformative learning that incorporates experiential, applied and interdisciplinary sustainability education principles.
Applications close on May 14.

Climate Teaching Connector

The Climate Teaching Connector delivers opportunities for the integration of climate change and climate justice content in courses across UBC. Applications are open and the program is free.

SEEDS Sustainability Program

The SEEDS Sustainability Program
facilitates student research projects, and provides enriching learning experiences. The program connects you and your students with policymakers and operational staff within UBC, providing opportunities to take on meaningful work that advances UBC’s sustainability and wellbeing policies, plans, and practices. Visit the website or reach out to learn more.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca