The Learning Hub: Issue 60

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

Business as Un-usual: Planning for Fall 2021

Post by JCALDWELL from BCcampus editorial team |

As an educator in B.C. post-secondary, how you plan for this fall semester can be a strategic, significant act of care for yourself and your students. Some big things are in play now: expectations for returning to campus, the ongoing public health situation, the heartbreaking discovery at the residential school in Kamloops, the individual circumstances of your students, and you. It’s a lot. But you aren’t in this alone —  we’ve gathered some ideas about planning for the fall so you can enjoy your time off this summer. Read More

How Open Education Enables Culturally Responsive Teaching

Post by Ruanda Garth McCullough and Richard Sebastian |

Think back for a moment to when you were a student. Did the scientists you studied in biology look like you? Did the word problems you sweated over in geometry reflect your culture or the neighborhood where you grew up? Did the books you read in history class include the perspectives of your ancestors?

For too many people, the answer to all of these questions is “No.” Whether students see themselves in their learning materials may depend on their race, gender identity, country of origin, culture, or even ZIP code. Read More

JIBC Library

Check out the Book Rivers in our Subject Guides! Once at the river, click on a title of interest to find out availability, and, request to borrow!

Arrange for our free mailing service, or, arrange for curb-side pick-up by contacting us at or 604-528-5599.





More Subject Guides (and rivers!) here:


Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


JIBC Resources

  • The last session in the UDL workshop series, Assessment Design: Perspectives and Examples Informed by Universal Design for Learning, was held on Tuesday June 15th. If you missed it you can watch the recording. [Watch the Recording]

Here is the workbook for this workshop:


  • Teaching Professor Conference – Magna Publications – For those that prefer not to travel we’re offering a virtual conference that captures the spirit of the Teaching Professor Conference. It features on-demand access to conference plenary sessions along with on-demand delivery of the most popular concurrent sessions. There’s even an opportunity for you to network with others!
  • BbWorld – Share “best practices,” discuss changes in education and generate new ideas at BbWorld 2021. This year’s key topics include: teaching and learning experiences, the latest EdTech trends, data and analytics, student success, institutional change, accessibility, product integrations, and community engagement.​
    Free and taking place fully online.  July 13-15 & 20-22 | Register Here

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

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day
Join us in celebrating Indigenous peoples, cultures, and knowledges on June 21 with Indigenous entrepreneurs from across Turtle Island. We will showcase their work through live and recorded sessions and a panel with time for Q&A.
June 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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