The Learning Hub: Issue 32

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

Student experience with online learning: Recommendations for faculty

From UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology |


From June 12 to 22, 2020, members of the UBC community using Canvas were invited to participate in a survey asking about their online summer course experience. 2,584 Canvas users responded. Here are recommendations developed by the CTLT Research and Evaluation Team based on the results. Read More

Teaching Online: What Have We Learned?

From The Innovative Instructor, the Center for Educational Resources |

On Friday, October 9, the Center for Educational Resources (CER) hosted an online session, “Teaching Online: What Have We Learned?” where faculty were able to share and discuss best practices based on their experiences teaching online.  Mike Reese, director of the CER and faculty member in Sociology, and Allon Brann, teaching support specialist at the CER, moderated the discussion, structuring it with a few guiding questions. Read More

Special Drop-in this Week – Grade Centre

We are getting close to the end of the fall semester. Would you like to know how to set up your grade centre so that the students final grades can be calculated automatically? Join us for a special virtual drop-in this Thursday.

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.

JIBC Library

Photo by TimHill from Pixabay

The Library focus this week is on Remembrance Day and National Aboriginal Veterans Day. Take some time to watch one or more streamed videos:

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

Come meet us in Collaborate! Bring your Blackboard, Collaborate, Kaltura or other teaching & learning questions!

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm (Special Topic – Grade Centre)
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds

  • Catalogue of H5P Content – Over 10,000 H5P activities generously shared in the eCampusOntario H5P Studio. 
  • – Interactive Synchronized YouTube Streaming
  • SPLOT (Smallest Possible Learning Open Tool) – Simple, Collaborative WordPress sites for teaching. If you are a member of a BC post-secondary institution you can get a SPLOT for your class for free by signing up for one using the link provided. Watch this video by Brian Lamb to learn how to do this.

BCcampus Upcoming Events

Trades and Vocational Education Summit Series
This summit series is designed to provide vocational education faculty opportunities to explore different avenues for their course design and delivery.

Session topics will include the following:

  • Design Thinking for TVET
  • Backwards Design Your Next Course
  • Authentic Assessments for TVET
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching in TVET.

November 9, 2020 – 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Register here

Thriving Beyond Campuses: A Discussion on the Impact of Mental Bandwidth Depletion on Student Mental Health and Well-Being
Participate in the conversation around how social unrest and uncertainty is significantly affecting students’ capacity to learn and our own capacity to do our work.
November 10, 2020 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Register here

OE Global 2020: Connecting the global open education community
The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation, and opportunity in education. BCcampus’ Tannis Morgan will also be participating as a keynote panelist!
November 16 -20, 2020 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Register here

Studio20: Engaging Learners Online
BCcampus is proud to present Studio20: Engaging Learners Online. Prepare yourselves for a three half-day online workshop that will explore the art of engaging learners online and will feature keynotes and facilitators focusing on the themes of vision, voice, and active learning.
November 17-19, 2020 – 9:00am – 2:00pm | Register here

Click here for the list of BlueJeans recordings from #AskBCcampus

We’re still in the early days for pivoting learning online –
it’s best to practice simplicity, empathy, and compassion. #AskBCcampus

~ BCcampus