The Learning Hub: Issue 59

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

June is Pride Month

Post by jcaldwell from BCcampus |

In honor of the 1969 Stonewall riots and the demonstrations that took place the following year in major cities in the U.S., most cities around the world now hold Pride celebrations during the month of June. Pride parades, marches, and festivals have taken place for decades in major urban centers to improve visibility and acceptance and to advocate for legal justice and equality for our LGBTQiA2S+ community members. We also specifically recognize the transgender women of colour who deserve so much credit for their leadership and action in the early days of this movement. Read More

Photo by Zackary Drucker as part of Broadly’s Gender Spectrum Collection. Credit: The Gender Spectrum Collection. Made available to media outlets via Creative Commons. No derivatives, no commercial use. See guidelines here:

A Guide To Gender Identity Terms

Post by Laurel WamsleyY from National Public Radio  |

Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people — along with challenges to their rights — have become a major topic in the headlines. These issues can involve words and ideas and identities that are new to some.

That’s why we’ve put together a glossary of terms relating to gender identity. Our goal is to help people communicate accurately and respectfully with one another. Read More

Is Online Test-Monitoring Here to Stay?

By Nora Caplan-Bricker, The New Yorker |

Several institutions, including Harvard, Stanford, McGill, and the University of California, Berkeley, have either banned proctoring technology or strongly discouraged its use. (Harvard urged faculty to move toward open-book exams during the pandemic; if professors felt the need to monitor students, the university suggested observing them in Zoom breakout rooms.) Since last summer, several prominent universities that had signed contracts with Proctorio, including the University of Washington and Baylor University, have announced decisions either to cancel or not to renew those contracts. Read More

Tips for Teaching HyFlex and Staggered Hybrid Courses with Remote Learners

Grand Valley State University |

This page highlights a variety of tips for teaching “HyFlex” or “Staggered Hybrid” courses, using synchronous tools to engage learners when you have students in-seat and connecting virtually.

While many definitions of the HyFlex Course Model exist, the general view is that students can choose how they will participate, either synchronously (in person or online via web conferencing), or asynchronously through a learning management system. Read More

JIBC Library

The JIBC Library has a wealth of information on Indigenous Peoples.  This week, in support of National Indigenous History Month, we are highlighting several collections.

eResources require your JIBC credentials.

Remember you can arrange for curb-side pick-up or free mailing for any of the print books or DVDs. Contact us at


Colonization and Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Print Books

Colonization and Indigenous Peoples

Print Books

Medicine Wheel

JIBC Library has The Sacred Tree – call number  E 78 C2 S237 2012.  Elder Phil Gladue will discuss this book at his June 16th session.

Bibliography (list of books & DVDS at JIBC Library)

Residential Schools


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

Register for your session here.


New JIBC Resources

Here is the last workbook for JIBC’s Universal Design for Learning. You can find all three workbooks on OPEN AT JIBC page.

Interesting Finds


  • 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

  • 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


BCcampus Upcoming Events

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

FLO MicroCourse: Authentic and Alternative Assessments
During this micro-course, you will have the opportunity to discuss and explore the purpose of assessments and how to prioritize outcomes, and you will dabble in some evaluation criteria and rubrics.
July 19, 2021 – July 23, 2021, 9–10 a.m. PST | 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

Workshop 5: Blackboard Collaborate

Workshop 6: Kaltura