CTLT provides a wide-array of workshops and events to UBC instructors, faculty, staff, and grad students. Here is a list of upcoming workshops and events that may be of interest to you.

Featured Event

Using In-Class Student Behaviour Data to Inform Predictive Analytics

June 28, 2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Earth Sciences Building, Room 1012
Student behaviour during class is being monitored at the University of Michigan using the Echo360 Active Learning Platform. This presentation discusses how these data are combined with data from other on-campus and off-campus sources and mined to develop models for predicting student success based on a student’s background and behaviours during class. The goal is to provide instructors with evidence-based guidance on how to identify students at risk early in a semester. More info

Save the Date: CTLT Summer Institute

The CTLT Summer Institute focuses on the fundamentals of teaching and learning issues and is designed to help participants enhance their understanding of sound teaching practices, as well as provide them with a number of practical ideas that they can then implement in their teaching. This year’s Summer Institute will be held August 22-25, 2016.

edX Sessions


Creating a Course in edX

June 23, 2016 | July 25, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

This will explore how to create a course using edX’s web-authoring tool Studio, a well as topics such as structural hierarchy of an edX course, managing content publishing, and controlling content visibility. More info

Creating Accessible Content in edX

July 6, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

This session will explore accessibility best practices for HTML and other course content, image and media accessibility, accessibility for mathematical content, universal design for learning, and other details about making course content fully accessible. More info

LT Hub

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room 2.27

Need help with Connect? The LT Hub is open to faculty and ISS staff for technical and functional support related to the learning ecosystem, primarily with Connect and other learning technologies. In-person support for faculty members is available. More info

WordPress & Wiki Clinic (Drop-In)

Every Thursday
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room 2.27

The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki for teaching and learning or administrative purposes. More info

ComPAIR WorkshopJune 23, 2016
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

ComPAIR is a new online learning technology for peer review that asks students to answer a question, then compare pairs of their peers’ answers to identify which is “better” based on instructor-set criteria. Students provide detailed feedback on their peers’ answers and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of their own answer. In this workshop, learn more about the tool, explore best practices, and gets hands-on experience. More info

Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop

July 26, 27, 28 | August 16, 17, 18
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22
This 3-day workshop, which focuses on teaching groups of students, is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. More info

LT Hub Open HouseAugust 24, 2016
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Fraser River Room 2.27

Learn more about the wide range of services and support the Learning Technology Hub offers. Talk to skilled and knowledgeable LT educational consultants about integrating learning technologies into face-to-face, blended, or online courses. There will be interactive demonstrations and a poster session. Faculty members will also share innovative examples, and the LT Hub staff will be on hand to answer any questions. More info

New Faculty and Staff University-Wide Welcome OrientationAugust 31, 2016
11:45 am – 5:30 pm
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall

Jointly presented by the Department of Human Resources and CTLT, this event is designed to help new faculty and staff members to understand UBC’s vision, organizational structure and initiatives; hear from colleagues about how to have a successful transition and first year; learn about UBC’s resources and services; and meet colleagues from across the university. More info

Sessions for UBC Graduate Students and TAs

Instructional Skills Workshops

September 3, 10, 11 (Registration opens June 20)
October 2, 8, 9 (Registration opens July 4)

The Grad ISW caters to individuals new at teaching, as well as those who wish to refresh and enhance their skills. More info

Writing Across the Curriculum Summer 2016 Workshop Series

The Writing Across the Curriculum Program (WAC) is a TLEF-funded collaboration between the Faculty of Science and the Writing Centre designed to support the teaching and learning of writing in the sciences. This summer, they will be offering a series of workshops to support educators in developing skills and resources to more effectively teach science-specific writing in their courses.
Providing Effective Feedback on Writing Assignments
June 22, 2016
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Earth Science Building, Room 5108
More info
Writing Assignment and Assessment DesignJuly 6, 2016
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Earth Science Building, Room 5108
More info
Strategies for Student SuccessJuly 19, 2016
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Earth Science Building, Room 5108
More info
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