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Checklist for teaching remotely/online

Given recent concerns regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19, the Learning Centre has some recommendations for those considering remote lecturing. Check this post to learn more and let us know if you need help.

March 12, 2020

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Checklist for working remotely

Given recent concerns regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19, the Learning Centre has some recommendations for those considering the possibility of working from home/remotely. Follow this checklist to ensure you have everything you need.

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Keep Teaching Resource

UBC has published a great resource for online/remote teaching called Keep Teaching. The resource provides guidance on going virtual with teaching and learning for face-to-face or blended classrooms.

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OER Champions in LFS

Congrats to four members of the LFS community recently named as OER Champions at UBC! The OER Champions program aims to showcase "individual[s] who [have] made a significant contribution to the use of open educational resources (OER) at UBC Vancouver."

October 25, 2019

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Mid Course Feedback

It is time to start considering a Mid Course Feedback (MCF) sessions in your class. Mid course feedback is a great way for instructors to collect informal feedback from students about how the course is going so far.

October 10, 2019

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Mac users: check your apps before updating to Catalina

Apple has recently released its new macOS 10.15 operating system, nicknamed Catalina. There are lots of great features, but a big change is that this new OS will not support 32-bit applications. So, it’s worth checking for affected apps before updating.

October 7, 2019

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Upcoming Deadlines for Funding Opportunities

Deadlines for three funding opportunities are fast approaching.

September 11, 2019

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UBC Teaching Practices Survey

LFS and university-wide results are now available for the UBC Teaching Practices Survey.

June 18, 2019

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Are you looking for an opportunity to upgrade your course?

LFS instructors have expressed a need for more instructional support from the Learning Centre. Our Course Design Initiative aims to address that need.

May 28, 2019

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IRGP Teaching and Learning Internal Research Grant Program

The intention of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems Teaching & Learning Internal Research Grant Program (T&L IRGP) is to provide short-term support for the development of innovative, multidisciplinary project that may form the basis of a proposal submitted to an external funding organization or the UBC TLEF program.

April 30, 2019

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Lecture capture for off-campus students

In the event of a transit disruption next Wednesday to Friday, we'd like to let instructors know about their options for capturing lectures for those students unable to travel to campus. Want in-person help setting up Camtasia or getting tips on using our audio recorders? We’ve scheduled a drop-in session in the Learning Centre’s Media Lab (MCML266) on Tuesday from 2-4pm.

March 11, 2019

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Keeping UBC Data Where it Belongs: In UBC Hands

When you access another person’s data nowadays, what you do with it is your responsibility. That means if you download a student’s assignment to your laptop so you can mark it, you can’t store it in your Google Drive — that’s not your right. An assignment is considered private information, and it shouldn’t be taken […]

November 2, 2018

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The new Brown Bag Lunch Series launches!

The Learning Centre is excited to announce its latest series of Brown Bag Lunch talks. These will be held monthly and will touch on topics related to teaching, learning, and technology.

October 9, 2018

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Drop In Canvas Training – 2017

Drop in for Canvas workshops starting the week of Oct 16 through the week of Dec 22. There will be 2 sessions a week. Tuesdays at 12 pm – 1 pm in the Learning Centre. MCM 264 Wednesdays at 11 am – 1 pm in FNH 300 Come learn and explore Canvas with us. We are […]

October 17, 2017

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Training Completion Visualization

The Privacy Matters and Bullying & Harassment training workshops are essential for all UBC faculty and staff to complete. The above visualization shows the completion rate within the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. These graphs were created using data last updated on August 3rd.  

August 25, 2017