Want to hear the latest news from the LT Hub? The posts below share high-level updates on learning technology that impact UBC broadly.

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Jan 19, 2024 at 7:32 pm

Guidance for accommodating temporary or unexpected remote instruction

If you wish to provide an attendance option for students who are unable to travel to a UBC campus, use this quick guide from the LT Hub and UBC IT Audio/Visual (A/V) team to transition to temporary online or hybrid teaching.

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Posted in Other Tool News

Dec 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Annotation tool to receive support for use outside of Canvas

During the past year, the LT Hub has been piloting the annotation tool Hypothesis. Hypothesis lets teaching teams and students annotate and tag online readings, for their own use or to share their notes with each other. Now that the pilot has concluded, LT Hub Leadership has decided to centrally support use of Hypothesis—outside of Canvas.

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Posted in Other Tool News

Nov 20, 2023 at 9:00 am

Pause on central support for Ally starting in 2024

Ally is a content-checking tool that works in Canvas to help teaching teams improve the accessibility of course content. During the past year, the LT Hub has been centrally supporting and piloting Ally. Now that the pilot has concluded, LT Hub Leadership has decided to pause central support of Ally.

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Posted in Canvas News, Other Tool News

Nov 14, 2023 at 10:30 am

Zoom chats to be removed after 90 days starting March 31, 2024

Starting March 31, 2024, UBC will begin removing chat messages in Zoom after 90 days. This chat retention policy impacts chats exchanged between individuals, in groups, and in channels using the Zoom “Team Chat” feature.

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Posted in Zoom News

Oct 18, 2023 at 2:15 pm

Zoom and Microsoft Teams video retention policy going into effect soon

Starting October 31, 2023 and March 31, 2024 respectively, UBC will begin removing video recordings from Microsoft Teams and Zoom automatically, one year after each video is recorded. This new video retention policy affects all faculty, staff, and student employees who use UBC accounts to record with these tools.

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Posted in Microsoft Teams News, Zoom News