Technology Training Sessions

Attend UBC technology workshops to learn more about particular tools, or drop in for one-on-one help with any teaching or technology challenge. Below are the upcoming workshops and drop-in times—we look forward to welcoming you at any or all of them.

Technology Workshops

Learn about UBC’s core learning technologies by attending these tool-focused workshops. Sessions are held regularly, and you can use the registration links below to see upcoming dates and sign up for a time.

Exploring Zoom

Zoom is a ​video/audio web-conferencing and collaboration tool​ that lets you meet with students in real time and moderate classes, meetings, or other group collaborations virtually. Register to learn more about Zoom and best practices for using it to teach remote or blended classes.

View and register for upcoming Zoom workshops through CTLT events.


Teaching Online with Canvas

Get introduced to setting up your course and teaching online with Canvas, UBC’s primary all-in-one platform for delivering online course content. In Canvas, you can communicate and exchange materials with your students, as well as facilitate assignments, assessments, group work, and more.

View and register for upcoming Canvas workshops through CTLT events.


Creating and Sharing Instructional Videos Using Kaltura

Kaltura is a video platform that instructors and students can use to record and share video content in Canvas. Whether you want to create short videos to introduce yourself to your students, create lecture videos for your course, or record and share in a synchronous Zoom session, this workshop will get you started.

View and register for upcoming Kaltura workshops through CTLT events.

 

Other Training Opportunities

Find support by dropping in to any of these open help sessions. Note that recurring session times exclude statutory holidays.

LT Hub Drop-Ins

Monday – Friday  |  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  |  Visit the online Learning Technology Hub

We offer daily virtual drop-in support for all UBC learning technologies. Get one-on-one support for developing pedagogical strategies, being trained in specific tools, and troubleshooting technical issues by clicking the link above during the scheduled time.


WordPress and Wiki Clinics

Thursdays  |  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  View and register for upcoming WordPress and Wiki clinics

An alternative to using Canvas for online course content is to set up a website on UBC Blogs or use the UBC Wiki. Get one-on-one support in using these flexible platforms for teaching and learning by clicking the link above during the scheduled time.


Individual Consultation with a Learning Designer

Thursdays  |  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  |  View and register for upcoming Learning Designer consultations

Sign up for a virtual one-on-one course consultation with a Learning Designer to explore ways to enhance your students’ learning experience. Discuss any questions you have or feedback you would like, especially related to teaching your course for online or hybrid / blended delivery.


Introduction to Teaching Online

Self-paced  |  Any time  |  Enroll in the course

This self-paced, asynchronous course is designed for UBC instructors who are new to teaching online courses. Over 8-10 hours, the course walks participants through recommended, evidence-based practices to use when preparing for and teaching online, such as accessibility guidelines and inclusive design principles. Videos, readings, activities, and just-in-time checklists help participants apply these practices to their specific contexts.