The Learning Hub: Issue 40

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

FREE Registration for “UDLHE DIGICON 2021: Guiding this Moment in Higher Education”

Center for Teaching, Learning and Innovation will support JIBC staffs & faculty members to register for free for an upcoming conference on Universal Design for Learning. We will cover the registration fee for the first twelve registrants. This is a great opportunity so please review the information provided here.

For registration please contact

How the Pandemic Put More Strain on Students Last Fall

By Audrey Williams June, The Chronicle of Higher Education |

As colleges begin their spring terms, they’re still learning lessons about how students felt about the fall. One thing seems clear about the “new normal”: Students are struggling to make online classes work while worrying about their finances and their health.

A new survey by New America and Third Way, which updates a survey the two think tanks conducted last August with Global Strategy Group, a public-affairs and research company, reveals that the challenges plaguing students since the pandemic began haven’t disappeared. Some are getting worse. Read More

JIBC Library

Catch the last scheduled APA Workshop! Learn how to format your paper, cite your sources in-text and prepare an A+ References page.

Time: 12 noon to 1 pm Tuesday Feb 2nd

No registration required. Students, faculty and staff are welcome!

You can access the session here.

RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool to help you ORGANIZE your citations and PRODUCE an APA Style references page!

If you are interested in learning how to set-up your own RefWorks account, join our session.  Open to faculty, staff and students! No RSVP required.

Thursday, Feb 11th, 12 noon to 1 pm

You can access the session here.

If you have any questions please contact

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

We are offering two special drop-in sessions starting February:

  • Blackboard Grade Center Part 1- Basics: Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Blackboard Grade Center Part 2 – Set Up: Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds


  • Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021  – Cascadia Open Education Summit 2021 is an event offered by BCcampus; California State University, Long Beach; Open Oregon Educational Resources; and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.This free digital conference explores innovation, research, and best practices in open education around the theme of “Regional influence. Global impact.” We are featuring a keynote speaker from each of our four represented regions to celebrate the achievements in open education made here on the West Coast. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect virtually with new and old colleagues, watch live and pre-recorded presentations, and learn about homegrown open education projects that could go on to change the world.
  • VCC Teaching, Learning, and Research Symposium – February 25 & 26, 2021
    The first combined Teaching & Learning Symposium and Research Day event will explore the following theme:
    “Change Is the Only Constant: Sharing Experiences of Teaching, Learning, and Research in Times of Disruption.”
  • The BC Black Awareness society is hosting a great month (February) with five online events to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of historical and contemporary people of African descent. Event details and registration can be found here:
  • Black History Month Panel Conversation – Lessons for February
    Join human rights nonprofit FAST, and an esteemed panel to discuss ways to honour Black history and culture – in preparation for February: Black History Month with opening remarks from BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commisioner. link to register for the:

BCcampus Upcoming Events

Thriving Beyond Campuses: System Change Panel
The final session of this dialogue series will feature a panel of change agents who will discuss their observations of systemic changes that support well-being in learning environments. Concepts, factors, and initiatives related to systemic changes that enable well-being in learning environments will be discussed.
Join us on February 3

FLO MicroCourse: Create Your Course Intro Video
Over the course of one week, you will learn how to create an introduction video that excites your learners about what’s coming up in your course. This is an asynchronous session.
February 8, 2021 – February 14, 2021 | Register Here

BCcampus Research Fellows 2021 – 2022
BCcampus invites research proposals from B.C. post-secondary educators and students who are committed to exploring and improving student learning and eager to conduct and share research with others. For this call, only projects with Indigenous lead researchers and/or projects that are equitably and reciprocally partnered with Indigenous peoples and communities will be considered. Read More

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 14, 2021. Awards are typically up to $6,000.

FLO Friday – Giving Meaningful Feedback with Monica Morris
“What is feedback? How do we give meaningful feedback? How can we apply current research on giving feedback to our interactions with learners and others?” Get ready to be interactive with your questions, thoughts, and insight!
February 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

We Belong to Each Other: Cultivating Campuses Communities for Well-Being
BCcampus proudly supports Healthy Minds Healthy Campuses and their upcoming well-being summit. We encourage you to join us as we learn how to come together to build and strengthen our campus communities.
Join us from February 22-25


For more information, visit the BCcampus Research Fellows 2021–2022 page.


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