Week of Nov 9, 2022

Teaching & Learning News

Week of November 9th, 2022

Central & Faculty Reminders

Zoom & Teams Video Retention Policy
Starting in October 2023, UBC will begin removing video recordings from Zoom and Microsoft Teams automatically, one year after each video is recorded.

This new video retention policy will affect all faculty, staff, and student employees who use UBC accounts to record with these tools. Read more in UBC LT Hub’s latest news post here.

Feel free to contact forestry.tls@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Using the “forestry.ubc.ca” Domain
At UBC, everyone is accountable for complying with information security standards and policy, including hosting a website under the forestry.ubc.ca domain.

If you have a website hosted outside of UBC and under a non-forestry.ubc.ca domain, we strongly encourage you to make a change and migrate it back under the forestry.ubc.ca domain, and back within UBC systems.

Need help migrating? Please contact forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca.


Workshops & Events

Forestry Teaching and Learning Drop-in Sessions
Time: Fridays (1 – 2 pm)
We organize weekly drop-in sessions to answer teaching related questions. Instructors and TAs are welcome to join the Zoom meeting.

Note: there will be no session this Friday as it is Remembrance Day.

Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER) Projects
Time: Nov 10 (11 am – 12:30 pm)
This workshop introduces evaluation frameworks to those working on an OER Fund project or incorporating OER into their teaching and learning. More info here.

Considerations for Evaluation of Indigenous-focused Projects
Time: Nov 21 (10 – 11:30 am)
This workshop introduces project evaluations in relation to projects with an Indigenous focus or those that seek to engage Indigenous partners and communities. More info here.

Anti-Racism and Solidarity in University Settings
Time: Nov 30 (1 – 3 pm)
This workshop explores anti-racist teaching and learning practices that support students, faculty, and staff. More info here.


Canvas Assessment Tip-Sheets

Here are some tip-sheets for Canvas assessments and grading.

If you need exam support or flexible teaching options (i.e., online/in-person), please contact the Teaching and Learning Support Team (forestry.tls@ubc.ca).


Assignment Groups

Anonymous Grading in Canvas

Giving Extra Attempts and Time in Canvas Quizzes

Canvas Multiple Answers Question Grading

Canvas Quiz Log

Grading Schemes

SpeedGrader Comment Library

Messaging Students in Gradebook and Analytics

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


Teaching Funding & Awards

Small Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Innovation Projects

Deadline: Nov 17, 2022


Open Educational Resources Fund

Deadline: Nov 24, 2022


West Coast Teaching Excellence Awards: 2023 Nominations

Deadline: Nov 25, 2022. More info here.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Dissemination Fund

Rolling deadlines each month


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed Program

Deadline: Dec 12, 2022


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Fellows Program

Nominations will be made by the Associate Dean, Academic in Jan 2023


Students as Partners (SaP) Fund

Deadline: Feb 1, 2023

More details on these programs can be found here.


Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca