The Learning Hub: Issue 51

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

A New Era of Open? COVID-19 and the Pursuit for Equitable Solutions

By Victoria Heat from Creative Commons |

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Creative Commons published an article titled, “Now Is the Time for Open Access Policies—Here’s Why” in March 2020. We felt it imperative to underscore the importance of open access, specifically open science, in times of crisis. A lot has changed since March of last year and it’s important to assess the progress made and take a hard look at the dangers ahead. Read More

Rejecting Remote Proctoring

By Elizabeth Redden from INSIDE HIGHER ED |

Many colleges started using remote third-party proctoring services after the shift to remote teaching forced by the pandemic last spring. Not the University of Michigan Dearborn, which took the option of remote proctoring off the table.

Proponents of eproctoring technologies see them as important tools for deterring cheating in an online-only education environment. Opponents of their use raise concerns about costs, student privacy and the implications of asking students to submit to remote surveillance. Read More

JIBC Library

Book a Librarian Today!!

The Library is launching their new appointment booking service! Click on Book an Appointment to spend some virtual time with a librarian.

Library” by ellen forsyth is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

This service is available to JIBC students, faculty and staff! When prompted, faculty/staff enter their network credentials; students enter their student number & password.

New Titles for Earth Day

Once again, we are highlighting a few titles which were purchased through funds from the Office of Indigenization! JIBC credentials are required to log in to see the list, but all these titles are available in print format.

Celebrating Earth Day

Arrange for curbside pick-up or request our free mailing service!  or 604.528.5599

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds

Open Education Workshop Recordings

Free Open Course:


  • ABC LD and the challenges of online
    ABC learning design is a widely used ‘sprint’ method to help busy university and college teachers review and redesign their courses for blended modes. Originally run as face-to-face workshops, in just 90 minutes teaching teams work together to create a visual ‘storyboard’ of activities representing the student journey. Assessment methods, programme-level themes and institutional policies can all be integrated easily. International ABC user groups soon emerged to share ideas, translations and localisations.
    Wednesday April 21 @ 6:00 – 7:30 PDT | Register Here


  • Educating the Whole Student – The 2021 Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning, April 27, 28, & 29. FREE for all registrants (faculty or graduate students).
  • ETUG Workshop: Brave New Spaces: Solutions now and for the future – A call for presentations and registration links will be coming soon. As we stand now, within the bounds of the pandemic, but seeing the end approaching, what has worked and what will persist in future years?
  • 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.
  • CICan’s 2021 Connection virtual conference: Our Connection Conference is back with three days, five keynote speakers, six streams, and 50+ sessions reflecting how colleges and institutes are rewriting the future of post-secondary education!
  • VR/AR Global Summit 2021 – The VR/AR Global Summit Online is an online conference, brought to you by the VR/AR Association, connecting the best virtual reality and augmented reality solution providers with enterprise and media entertainment companies.

BCcampus Upcoming Events

LaTeX Learning Community
Whether you’re a LaTeX whiz who needs help transitioning to Pressbooks, a newbie who’s still learning the basics, or somewhere in between, we invite you to attend monthly sessions with the LaTeX learning community. Together, we will meet to discuss LaTeX problems and solutions. Bring your questions and quandaries!
April 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

FLO Friday: Arts-Based Learning Online
Did you know that arts-based learning can bring a human element to the disconnection some students feel in online learning spaces? We will explore how to create inclusive spaces to engage learners’ minds, bodies, and spirits while supporting self-regulation in these overwhelming times.
April 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

FLO MicroCourse: Considerations to Indigenize Your Work
In this course, you will explore how you might reframe Indigenous pedagogies in online environments, including encouraging participants and creating relationships. Read more about your lead facilitator María del Carmen Rodríguez de France here.
May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021 | Register Here

Fun FLO Friday: Choose Your Own Adventure
We know that giving students choice fosters engagement and equity, but how much is too much choice? Facilitated by Arley Cruthers, you’ll “Choose Your Own Adventure” and explore student choice, student agency, and how to facilitate meaningful choice without adding to your workload.
May 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

Click here for the list of BlueJeans recordings from #AskBCcampus


Want some one-on-one help? Have something specific you need assistance with? Reach out to the CTLI team by emailing us at


Facilitating Synchronous Online Learning with Collaborate Webinar

Watch a recording of the workshop here.

Follow along with a copy of the slides.

Suggestions for Synchronous Online Learning (PDF).


Pivoting to Online

Faculty Online Readiness Quiz

Instructional Continuity Checklist for Faculty

Watch a Recording of a Collaborate Training Workshop

Instructor Transition Course

Blackboard Help | For Faculty | For Students

Blackboard Training Workshops for LESD/BLES and PBDLES (Recordings):

Workshop 1: Course Template, Announcements, Discussions and Uploading Content

Workshop 2: Assignments & Groups

Workshop 3: Tests & The Basics of the Grade Centre

Workshop 4: Blackboard Grade Center Part 1 – Introduction

Workshop 4: Blackboard Grade Centre  Part 2 – Set up