Week of September 7, 2022

Teaching & Learning News

Week of September 7, 2022

New School Year Reminders

Teaching Support

For questions about Canvas, hybrid teaching, course development and redesign, and AV support, feel free to book a one-on-one meeting with us via forestry.tls@ubc.ca.

This fall, there could be a variety of COVID-related emergency requests as our instructors, TAs, and students may be ill. If you need flexible options in terms of hybrid and/or online teaching, please contact forestry.tls@ubc.ca for discussion, demo, and support.

Classroom Live Streaming and Recording

To schedule the classroom live streaming and recording, please submit your request at least 2 business days before your class to Central AV via this link. For more information, please check out this website. You can follow the steps in this tip-sheet to fill out the reservation form.

Here are the tip-sheets for using AV systems in FSC classrooms.
(1) Learning spaces with built-in live streaming and recording systems: FSC 1001/1003/1005/1221
(2) Mobile AV cart in FSC 1001
(3) General learning spaces without built-in live streaming or recording systems
(4) Alternative recording options for in-person classes
(5) Sharing class recordings with students

Upcoming Workshops

TLS Drop-in Sessions

The Teaching and Learning Support Team organizes weekly drop-in sessions to answer teaching-related questions (e.g., Canvas, in-class live streaming and recording, etc.). Both instructors and TAs are welcome to join.

Time: Fridays 13:00 – 14:00
Join the 
Zoom meeting 

Teaching Assistant Workshops: EDI in TAing
In these workshops, you will learn about power and privilege within the learning environment, the policies and guidelines
that frame your work, and how best to support students as you navigate ethical dilemmas and potential conflicts. This
online synchronous session (offered through Zoom) is foundational to supporting an equitable and inclusive learning
environment while enhancing department and program-specific TA training. Please
register to attend the section that best fits your academic discipline and schedule.

STEM Disciplines: Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 4-6 pm

Creative Arts Disciplines: Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 4-6 pm

Social Sciences & Humanities: Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 4-6 pm

UG Labs 

IT Support

For general IT needs, please contact forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca. For a list of Forestry’s Software list, click here. For our all-in-one IT One Pager, click here.

To request remote UG lab access, please email forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca and cc forestry.tls@ubc.ca.

For all available software for UBC-owned devices, please check on the Self-Service Portal. For additional software, please contact forestry.ithelp@ubc.ca

Forestry-specific software licensing: 

Adobe Use in UG Labs
For Photoshop and Illustrator access in the UG labs, as well as Course Based Masters’ laptops, please refer to the 
attached PDF for instructions on gaining access.


Central Updates

RefWorks Subscription Ending

The UBC library is ending its subscription to RefWorks on September 30, 2022. If you or your graduate students are currently using RefWorks, please refer to the migration guide found here on how to save and move your current work to another program.

Adding and Sharing Pronouns on Zoom

Zoom has released a new feature allowing users to add preferred pronouns to their Zoom profile. UBC enabled this feature for UBC Zoom accounts on August 5. Sharing personal pronouns helps to build inclusive virtual spaces at UBC. You are not required to share your pronouns, if you choose
to, instructions on how to do so can be found here.


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