The Learning Hub: Issue 41

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

Overcoming the Challenges of Online Proctoring

Post by BCcampus’ editorial team |

Many technologies gained unprecedented usage through the pivot to online learning caused by COVID-19, but few are as controversial as online proctoring.

Wanted or not, 2020 was a year of change. Many institutions and faculty embraced the change and looked at ways to improve the student experience delivered through a variety of online channels.

The mass conversion to online learning due to COVID-19 was fraught with technical issues, emotional turmoil, and uncertainty, and due to the momentum, some decisions were made hastily. Now that we have had some time to reflect on the choices made in the heat of the moment, we can be more critical and decide what tools and resources are best for learners. Read More

JIBC Library

Recognizing Black History Month:

Photo by CyberRabbit from Pixabay

Reminder: Upcoming RefWorks session

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!

Thursday, Feb 11th, 12 noon to 1 pm

No RSVP required.



Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

The second special drop-in session:

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

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds

Preparing to Teach Online – Video Presentations by ETS UBC


  • 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

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

FLO MicroCourse: Micro-Credentials in the B.C. Context
Whether you work in post-secondary education or industry or are a student, join us to learn more about micro-credentials. In this course, we will discuss the basics, best practices from other regions, and more!
March 1, 2021 – March 12, 2021 | Register Here


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