Week of May 31 2021

Teaching & Learning News

Week of May 31st

Workshops & Events

TLS Weekly Drop-in Sessions

Time: Wednesday (June 2) 14:30 – 15:30

Open discussion. Join the meeting: click here

LFS-Forestry Annual Teaching Colloquy

Time: Friday (June 4) 10:30 – 12:30

The theme this year is “Teaching and Learning Beyond COVID”. LFS and Forestry will co-host and co-facilitate this event. RSVP: click here

Inclusive Teaching – What is it and Why does it Matter?

Time: Wednesday (June 9) 13:00 – 15:00

This is a two-part session for anyone who teaches in Forestry at UBC and is looking for an introduction to inclusive teaching practices. Hosted by Gillian Gerhard, Jaclyn Steward, and Kele Fleming. RSVP: click here

Faculty Tip-Sheets

Sharing Canvas Course Content

If you are willing to share Canvas course content with other instructors, and need help doing so, please contact Michelle Zeng (michelle.zeng@ubc.ca) for more details. You may also refer to this week’s tip-sheet for more information: click here

More Tip-Sheets

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Central Technical Updates

2021W1 Canvas Course Creation

The creation of 2021W1 Canvas sites will be happening around mid-June. If instructors need support to transfer course content from previous terms, please contact Michelle Zeng (michelle.zeng@ubc.ca) to make the necessary arrangements.


Beginning in early June 2021, the Library will be switching over to OpenAthens,
an identity-based access and authentication solution that replaces both the IP address and EZproxy solutions for accessing electronic journals and other licensed materials. Authorized users (such as FTE students and employees) will then be able to access resources from virtually anywhere with their CWL. See details from https://guides.library.ubc.ca/connect.

Faculty Guidelines

Canvas Templates

In preparation for the 2021W1 semester, please feel free to look at our Canvas course templates for inspiration. Click 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) to have one scheduled.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca