Initiatives

Interested in the initiatives underway to develop, evaluate, and improve learning technology at UBC? Learn what is in the works and how to get involved.

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 Faculty Working Groups

Faculty working groups are an important part of helping us evaluate learning technologies to fill gaps as they arise. Instructors in working groups collaboratively develop core criteria to compare the available tools and provide recommendations on which technologies should receive central funding and support.

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 Student Opportunities

We welcome student involvement and input in the LT Hub, primarily through co-op positions, participation in studies and committees, and hands-on hackathon events.

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 Technology Pilots & Integrations

New learning technologies at UBC undergo a rigorous process of evaluation and preparation before rolling out to the wider community as officially supported technology. These learning technologies are currently being considered or assessed.

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 Open-Source Projects

Open-source projects are learning technologies that are open to the public to view, download, install, and use. The LT Hub has started several open-source projects and contributes to existing projects started by others.

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 High-Performance Computing

High-Performance Computing (HPC) through the LT Hub seeks to help students master complex problem-solving skills in the fields of data analytics, statistical modelling, and machine learning. Starting as a one-year pilot project, our HPC initiative for undergraduate teaching and learning supports research activities.

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 Learning Technology Environment Renewal

The vision of the Learning Technology Environment (LTE) Renewal project was to empower students and faculty in their learning and teaching by choosing a dynamic, pedagogically sound, and user-friendly platform for online courses. This multi-phase project involved extensive community consultation to select Canvas as a replacement for Connect (Blackboard Learn), UBC’s previous platform.

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