Learning Technology Leadership Team

Overall accountability for learning technology rests with the Learning Technology Leadership Team, chaired by the Associate Provost, Teaching & Learning, comprised of a small number of senior academic leaders both campuses, student representation, and the Academic Director of CTLT and the CIO. The Committee has the authority to approve spending within a specified annual budget envelope. For significant investments, this group makes recommendations to the Executive and to the Board.

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Current Members

  • Simon Bates (Chair) – Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning
  • Heather Berringer – Associate Provost, Learning Services (Okanagan)
  • Jennifer Burns – CIO and AVP, Information Technology (ex officio)
  • Mark Edwards – Assistant Dean, Professional Development and Community Engagement, Faculty of Education
  • Bhushan Gopaluni – Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Applied Science
  • Sara Harris – Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Science
  • Christina Hendricks – Academic Director, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (ex officio)
  • Janice Stewart – Associate Dean, Equity, Innovation and Strategy, Faculty of Arts
  • Bryce Traister – Dean, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, and Dean pro tem Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Okanagan)
  • Rickey Yada – Dean, Land and Foods Systems
  • Georgia Yee – Vice-President Academic and University Affairs, AMS

Non-voting Attendee

      • Catherine Aldana – Project Manager, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Terms of Reference


The Learning Technology Leadership Team (LTLT) advises the UBC Executive and, as appropriate, the Board of Governors, on strategic uses of technology to enable and support innovation in pedagogy, for the purpose of providing an exceptional learning environment.


      • Provides strategic leadership for UBC’s Learning Technology Ecosystem (LTES) in order to support the teaching and learning mission.
      • Decides on LT investments within Committee budget parameters.
      • Makes recommendations on key investments to UBC Executive and Board of Governors.
      • Consults with academic strategy groups (e.g. Committee/Council of Deans, Associate Deans Academic, UBC Executive) to identify the key strategic drivers for pedagogical innovation and/or direction.
      • Provides strategic guidance for identification, selection and adoption of significant University-wide learning technologies.
      • Oversees the development of policies regarding the deployment, use and operation of learning technologies, in collaboration with other relevant academic committees.
      • Advocates for the needs of learners and teachers using learning technologies.


      • Provides strategic direction for the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
      • Strategic oversight of University-wide systems, software, services and support that are primarily used for teaching and learning (including: classroom technology, mobile technology, media and content repositories).
      • Scope includes established (enterprise), emerging (pilot) and potential (innovation) LT tools and applications.

Agenda Items

2020 Agenda Items

July 2020:

  • Collaboration Platforms
  • Proctorio
  • Student Response Systems

August 2020:

  • Updates: Proctorio, Zoom and MS Teams
  • Collaborate Ultra: faculty feedback, updates and decision on license
  • Student response systems
  • Student Peer Assessment Tools Working Group – Final Report & Recommendations

Past Agendas

2019 Agenda Items

February 2019:

      • Update on LT budget asks
      • Review draft Principles and Priorities for LT tools
      • Presentation and request to move HR training to new system

April 2019:

      • LT Innovation Committee Recommendations for LT Investment
      • LT Funding model update
      • Revised Principles and Priorities for LT Tools

October 2019:

  • LT Funding model update
  • High Performance Computing
  • Learning Analytics Project update
  • Revised Principles and Priorities for LT Tools

2018 Agenda Items

February 2018:

      • Update on costs of digital learning materials
      • Update on LTE Renewal project and terms of service
      • Update on Survey Tool
      • Criteria and principles for campus wide LT deployments

April 2018:

      • Update on costs of digital learning materials
      • Update on Criteria and principles for campus wide LT deployments
      • Learning Analytics Deliverables
      • Report on barriers and enablers for faculty use of LT from the LT User Committee

October 2018:

      • Update on costs of Digital Learning Materials
      • Strategic Development of LT Ecosystem

November 2018:

      • Principles and Priorities for LT Tools
      • Overview of LT tool support, usage, benefits and budget asks

2017 Agenda Items

January 2017:

      • LTE Renewal Project update
      • Piloting educational technology tools - decision making process discussion

March 2017:

      • LTE Renewal Project update
      • Review of draft principles for selecting/piloting educational technology tools
      • Learning Analytics Project update

May 2017:

October 2017:

      • LTE Renewal Project update
      • Student feedback on ecosystem of tools and platforms
      • Survey tool update
      • 3-D Learning engagement projects update

November 2017:

      • Update on Survey Tool
      • Update on costs of digital learning materials

2016 Agenda Items

February 2016:

      • Update on LT Governance Committees
        • structure and operations
        • cost-impact framework for decision making
      • Digital Learning Environment Strategy green light planning

April 2016:

      • Presentation and discussion of the LT User Committee summary paper and functional map
      • Update on LT Innovation Committee activity, including draft pedagogical priorities
      • Digital Learning Environment project - stakeholder engagement strategies

May 2016:

      • Presentation and discussion of the Digital Learning Environment Business Case and Guiding Principles
      • Update from the LT Innovation Committee - Pedagogical Priorities for Innovation
      • Learning Analytics Update

September 2016:

      • Discussion and feedback on draft IT Strategic Framework
      • Discussion and feedback on LTE Renewal Project update

November 2016:

      • Update on LTE Renewal Project - budget, pedagogical use cases and pilot course recommendations
      • Presentation of "Defining UBC's pedagogical priorities, finding enablers, suggesting technological solutions" with Dr. Claudia Krebs, Chair, LT Innovation Committee