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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Mar 28, 2024 at 4:55 pm

Zoom video retention policy postponed and recordings to be stored in Kaltura

You were previously informed that the new Zoom video retention policy would come into effect on March 31, 2024. That is no longer the case, as the policy rollout date is being postponed. Zoom videos that are a year older or more will not be deleted on March 31 and links to Zoom videos will continue to work past that date.

To ensure a smooth transition, the postponed policy rollout will also happen with a change in how we store Zoom recordings. Rather than store these videos in the Zoom cloud, videos will instead be stored in Kaltura. Kaltura is the media platform that is built into Canvas and is also accessible through the UBC Teaching & Learning Media Portal.

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Posted in Kaltura News, Zoom News

Mar 20, 2024 at 11:15 am

Turnitin can be used in coordination with Canvas starting April 16

Turnitin is a plagiarism-prevention tool that helps you check the academic integrity of student writing. Starting April 16, 2024, the LT Hub will enable Turnitin’s "Plagiarism Framework" integration with Canvas. The new integration will allow the tools to work together more closely.

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Posted in Turnitin News

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