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

Read the Latest Posts

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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

Posted in Microsoft Teams News, Zoom News

Aug 28, 2023 at 11:45 am

Winter 2023 Update: UBC affirms decision to not enable Turnitin’s AI-detection feature

Plagiarism-prevention tool Turnitin released an AI-detection feature in April that attempts to check for text generated by AI-writing tools, such as ChatGPT. For a number of reasons, UBC will be maintaining its April decision not to enable the Turnitin AI-detection feature, and the university will not centrally install any AI-detection tool at this time.

Read more »

Posted in Turnitin News

Jul 20, 2023 at 4:05 pm

New support is available for developing learning technologies at UBC

The LT Hub is launching a new initiative to support UBC instructors who develop learning technologies. The Learning Technology Incubator is a way for instructors with funded learning technology projects to collaborate with us and receive dedicated technical and project management support. This additional support can help you focus on bringing your project to life, rather than getting bogged down in administrative details.

Read more »

Posted in Other Tool News

Jun 21, 2023 at 3:15 pm

Central support for Crowdmark ending in April 2024

The LT Hub’s support for the collaborative grading tool Crowdmark will end on April 30, 2024. Starting in May 2024, Crowdmark will no longer be centrally licensed. This change means that teaching teams will not be able to use Crowdmark as part of Canvas and will not be able to receive LT Hub support. The LT Hub recommends that teaching teams instead use Gradescope, a different collaborative grading tool that we perceive offers more robust functionality.

Read more »

Posted in Crowdmark News