Week of October 4 2021

Teaching & Learning News

Week of October 1st

Workshops & Events

TLS Weekly Drop-in Session

Time: Friday October 8, 13:00 – 14:00

Open discussion. To join the meeting: click here.

Canvas Workshop

Time: Friday October 15, 13:00 – 14:00

This is a workshop for any members from the Faculty of Forestry that want to learn the tricks to common Canvas mistakes and to make their Canvas experience easier. This workshop is also open to TA’s who would like to learn more in detail about certain details in Canvas. This workshop will discuss Grading features in Canvas, specific Canvas settings, and tips for Quizzes. To join the meeting: click here.

Faculty Tip-Sheets & Surveys

Live Streaming Tip-Sheets

The TLS Team has completed tip-sheets for using the AV systems in FSC 1001/1003/1005/1221 and other general classrooms, in the Forest Sciences Centre and CAWP.

More Tip-Sheets

To explore our previously published tip-sheets, please click here.

Central Updates

Students as Partners Fund

The Student as Partners (SaP) fund provides Students as Partners in Course Design grants of up to $7,100 per project through the Student Support Initiative. This funding supports UBC undergraduates working with faculty and UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology team to re-design UBC Vancouver courses. The proposals for Students as Partners in Course Design grants will be accepted twice per year. The submission deadline for the first round of proposals is, from Jan 10, 2022 to Feb. 1, 2022. The second round of proposal submissions is available from February 2022 to June 2022. For more information on application please contact Michelle Zeng at michelle.zeng@ubc.ca.

Privacy Impact Assessment

A Privacy Impact Assessment
(PIA) is a review process to protect personal information and address
security issues, which in turn would avoid potential privacy breaches or
process redesign. In PIA you’ll work with privacy experts to identify,
manage and evaluate risks such as servers hosting data outside of
Canada. PIA is required due to British Columbia’s Freedom of Information
and Protection Privacy Act. This assessment decides whether your
project involves personal information, and if so, how this personal
information collected and used for the project will be protected. A PIA
is a simple 5 step process that involves downloading the PIA template,
filling out the template with your Ministry Privacy officer, submitting
it for review, getting signatures, and starting your project. By doing a
PIA, you can help protect privacy and create transparency about the
information you are collecting.

Faculty Guidelines

AV Support in FSC

If you require AV support in the FSC classrooms, please contact
Michelle Zeng, Senior Manager, Education Strategies, Forestry Teaching
and Learning Support at: FSC 2609A, 604-822-5432, forestry.tls@ubc.ca or michelle.zeng@ubc.ca.

Requests for Lab Sections on Canvas

If there are lab sections that you would like to add to a Canvas course site, as well as assign specific learning activities or assignments to specific lab sections, please contact Michelle Zeng at michelle.zeng@ubc.ca.

Additional Links

Have news to share or questions to ask?

Contact us at forestry.tls@ubc.ca