The Learning Hub: Issue 58

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

National Indigenous History Month!

By Jason La Rochelle, Director Office of Indigenization – JIBC

In the first week, 155 members of our JIBC community participated in our opening events! We truly appreciate the prioritization by so many people this past week to get involved.

This month began with a profoundly sad visceral reminder of the cruelty and violence characteristic of colonization and assimilation.

Residential incarceration of Indigenous children is not a thing of the past and as a country, there is a lot of learning and healing work to be done.

Thank you for your commitment to educating yourself to take this journey with Indigenous Peoples and Communities.

Let us come together in remembering and mourning the 215 Indigenous children buried in a mass grave at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We must commit ourselves to taking real action to make a difference in the lives of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Here is one article written about ways non-Indigenous people can support Indigenous Peoples who are grieving right now.

At this time, we respectfully wear our Orange Shirts and lower our flags to half-mast. With these actions, we must also take other tangible steps to show our resolve for change. This article from CBC provides an update on Bill C-5 which creates an annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Please check out our internal live events as well as suggested opportunities for external events and self-paced learning.

Honouring Indigenous History and Culture

Post by BCcampus’ editorial team |

We are heartbroken, hurt, and angry about the discovery of the remains of 215 children on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation last week. Our hearts are with the Survivors and their loved ones, who have always known what we have all just had confirmed. We mourn the loss of their children and grieve with their families and for all the children who are still missing and yet to be found. We stand together with and lift up Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc in their time of grief. Pulling together has never been more important. Read More

Learn More About National Indigenous History Month

From the Government of Canada |

This year, National Indigenous History Month is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools.

Start your learning journey here to help you mark this important month and National Indigenous Peoples Day by exploring more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Read More

JIBC Library

RefWorks Noon Hour session

Tuesday, June 8th, 12 noon to 1 pm (Pacific time):Join the Session

Learn how to organize your references and create an APA style references list using RefWorks!

Students, faculty and staff are welcome!

APA Noon Hour session

Wednesday, June 9th, 12 noon to 1 pm (Pacific time):  Join the Session

Join the Library and the Writing Centre to learn how to format a paper in APA style, and, how to cite your sources in-text and on your references page!

Students, faculty and staff are welcome!

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

There is no drop-in on June 10th.

Register for your session here.


New Resources

Resources Related to Indigenous History Month


  • Universal Design for learning (UDL) Workshop Series – Workshop 3 – Assessment Design: Perspectives and Examples Informed by Universal Design for Learning
    Center for Teaching, Learning & Innovation (CTLI) is offering a series of faculty development workshops to expand the application of UDL Principles, specifically in the area of public safety. The series consists of three workshops and this is the third in the series:
    In our teaching, we use assessment to understand our learners’ progress of learning more thoroughly. In this workshop, we consider how we, as educators, can design assessments to be more inclusive, accessible, and engaging for our students. We also look at several examples in our JIBC courses and consider what features and characteristics can help us recognize and design UDL assessments in our own courses.
    DATE: June 15, 2020 10:30 – 12:00 pm
    This Workshop will take place online. After registration we will send you a link to the virtual session.DEADLINE: Friday June 11th

National Indigenous History Month Events

  • Summer Solstice Education Days: Celebrate National Indigenous History Month by learning more about diverse Indigenous cultures through live readings by Indigenous authors, art workshops, and more!
    June 1 – 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Meet Elder-In-Resident Caroline Buckshot!
    This one-hour session is an opportunity to get to know Elder Buckshot and learn about Elder Buckshot’s background and work history, some of which includes as an Indigenous Elder/Spiritual Advisor for Correctional Services Canada. We will open the floor for a dialogue at the end of the session for questions, comments, and words of welcome for Elder Buckshot.
    June 7, 2021 | 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM. Open to all via MS Teams
  • Heather Muir Beecroft: Shining a Light on Contemporary Inuit Art
    This informative talk looks at work by contemporary Inuit artists and the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s recently opened Qaumajaq Center, the world’s largest collection of Inuit Art.
    June 9, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

  • Colleges & Institutes Canada: Where Indigenous education and sustainability intersect
    Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada means establishing a road map for lasting reconciliation, and education is often at the centre. Expert guests will explore where and how Indigenous education and sustainability intersect. Co-hosted by Catherine Clark, National Broadcaster and co-founder of Honest Talk, and Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO.
    June 9, 2021 | 9:00 AM

  • Land Based Teachings: Legislated Subjugation and Cultural Genocide
    Join Elder-In-Resident Larry Grant from the Musqueam First Nation, for an introduction to the concept of assimilation; an ideological component underpinning the colonization of First Peoples of Turtle Island. Learn about the colonial legislation passed between 1850-1996 intended to subjugate and control Peoples identified as Status Indians and a brief history of the Indian residential school system and its outcomes.
    June 10, 2021 | 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. Open to all via MS Teams 
  • Performance by Compaigni V’ni Dansi
    Join us for a one-hour performance of members of Compaigni V’ni Dansi, a Vancouver-based traditional Métis and contemporary dance company, sharing stories, dances, and the culture of the Métis.
    Meeting ID: 917 9707 2262 Passcode: 377099
    June 11, 2021 | 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM. Open to all via Zoom
  • You are invited to a virtual vigil, Honouring the Buried Children at Residential Schools, presented by Lorelei Boyce, Secwepemc Nation, BSW, M.Ed.
    Join Lorelei Boyce from the Secwepemc Nation and owner of Aboriginal Empowerment, for a one-hour online presentation and ceremony to honour the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We will hold a candlelight vigil so please prepare items to participate. As a Survivor of St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake, Lorelei knows first-hand the horrific experience of residential school. As a way of healing herself, Lorelei has dedicated her life’s practice as a registered clinical counsellor in Secwepemc territory, to the counseling and healing of Survivors. Lorelei will share her life’s observations and knowledges both as a Survivor and counselling professional, to help JIBC courageously speak out against Indigenous injustices and take action for change.
    June 14, 2021 | 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM. Open to all via MS Teams
  • Medicine Wheel Teachings
    Guided by Elder Phil Gladue, learners will be introduced to the book The Sacred Tree (Lane, Bopp, Bopp & Brown, 2003), learn about its main concepts and receive Elder recommendations on including Medicine Wheel perspectives into one’s life.
    June 16, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Open to all via MS Teams
  • Land Based Teachings: Legacies of Colonization
    Join Elder-In-Resident Larry Grant from the Musqueam First Nation, for an introduction to the concept of intergenerational trauma and its correlation to colonialism and explore ways that colonial intervention has impacted societal views and the treatment of Indigenous Peoples. Learn about two entry points to reconcile Truths and challenge the ongoing harmful impacts of colonization in your daily life.
    June 17, 2021 |1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. Open to all via MS Teams


  • Canadian eLearning Conference – Our conference plays a vital part in the continued growth and development of the Canadian eLearning community. It takes place over two half-days. Day 1 begins with our keynote address followed by concurrent sessions. Day 2 continues with concurrent sessions and provides time to connect with conference sponsors.
    June 10 & 11, 2021, 11:30 a.m – 4:00 p.m (Eastern Time)
  • Enhance Learning and Teaching through the Use of Technology. Organized by the Joint Information Systems Committee (Jisc), UK. This event will be held online. June 14-17, 2021
  • Western Canada Blended Learning Showcase
    A collaboration between western Canadian post-secondary institutions highlighting great examples of blended design and delivery.
    Wed, June 16, 2021 | 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

BCcampus Upcoming Events

Celebrating Indigenous History Month
Join us in celebrating Indigenous peoples, cultures, and knowledge with Karleen Delaurier-Lyle and Corrina Sparrow. We will discuss engaging and working with two-spirit communities, Elders, and community members from the territories of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations and building community online.

Our thoughts are with the families and communities, the residential school survivors, and all who mourn the tragic discovery of 215 remains on the traditional lands of Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, known as Kamloops, B.C. Should you need assistant, someone to talk to, counselling, or any support, please contact the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS).
June 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Register Here

FLO MicroCourse: Design with Liberating Structures
You will learn what liberating structures are and why they can be so powerful for online and face-to-face learning events; design a group activity using a liberating structure; experience a few key liberating structures online; and share ideas and advice on the application of liberating structures in your own context.
June 7, 2021 – June 13, 2021 | Register Here

Q&A with Flower Darby, Author of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes
The BCcampus Book Club has been unpacking this practical and timely book over the past few weeks. The book club members now invite the whole sector to join them for a Q&A session with the author, Flower Darby.
June 8, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Register Here

Adult Basic Education OER Showcase
Did you hear the news? B.C. is launching a first-of-its-kind program: a tuition- and textbook-cost–free program for adult basic education (ABE)! Get an exclusive look at how faculty approached the development of these incredibly important open educational resources.
June 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm | Register Here

FLO Friday: UDL in Practice
Little steps in design can make a significant difference for students. Join us to hear and contribute ideas on what Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in practice looks like. Your FLO facilitator will be Carolee Clyne, who recently defended her dissertation on modeling UDL for faculty as learners.
June 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

FLO MicroCourse: Getting Started with Hybrid or HyFlex Learning
This one-week micro-course will introduce the theory and practice of hybrid and HyFlex learning. Through asynchronous discussions, with opportunities for synchronous meetings with peers, participants will explore the theory and practice of hybrid and HyFlex learning and develop a plan or resource for use in a hybrid or HyFlex teaching situation. You can expect to spend six to nine hours of participation over the week.
July 5, 2021 – July 9, 2021 | Register Here

Click here for the list of BlueJeans recordings from #AskBCcampus


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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