Resources for Teaching and Learning Remotely

Below are some resources to assist you in preparing for situations where students may not be able to get to campus because of extreme weather conditions or because of a possible transit strike. You are also encouraged to visit ubc.ca for regular updates in these cases.

Participating in learning activities remotely

To allow students to participate in learning activities remotely, you may wish to hold a virtual meeting or record your lecture.

To hold a virtual meeting with students using a UBC-licensed Web Conferencing tool, Collaborate Ultra can be enabled in your Canvas course. Learn how to enable Collaborate.

An alternative to a virtual meeting is to record your lecture. Here are four easy ways to record your lecture (audio and video) and later share it with students. Be sure to provide a transcript or subtitles for video & audio recordings. 

  1. Record your lecture using PowerPoint
    • With your slides open, click Slideshow >> Record Slide Show
  2. Record your lecture using Camtasia
  3. Capture your lecture or upload a video to Canvas using Kaltura
  4. Record your lecture with your smartphone
    • Today’s smartphones generally offer excellent audio quality for classroom recordings.

For assistance with any of the above, please drop by the Learning Technology Hub (M-F 9am-4:30pm) or call 604.827.4775 .