The Learning Hub: Issue 62

©Dennis Yip

In this week’s issue…

Effectively Moving Away from Traditional Proctored Exams in First-Year Physics Courses

Post by JCALDWELL from BCcampus editorial team |

In this post, University of Northern British Columbia instructor and 2020–2021 BCcampus Research Fellow Meghan Costello shares her experience using a non-traditional assessment for her online first-year physics courses and the resulting influence on student learning. Read More

Using Structure to Promote Equity and Engagement in Live Remote Sessions

By Patricia Turner and Margaret Merrill from EDUCAUSE review |

Adjusting to remote teaching has been both exciting and challenging. On the one hand, breakout rooms and live remote chats present opportunities for enhanced teaching and learning. On the other hand, the loss of the physical tools and spaces that we as teaching and learning professionals were accustomed to required us to change our teaching practices. Interaction is central to effective communication and, by extension, effective teaching and learning.Footnote1 Therefore, finding ways to allow students, who may attend classes at different times and in different places, to productively engage in content-rich, learner-centered interactions, has been central to our planning since we first ventured into the Zoom classroom. Read More

Bringing compassion to the online learning environment

By Remy Corbet from Keep Teaching Series |

We are not choosing to work, teach, and learn from home, notes the introduction to the first high-level principle in the Guiding Principles for Online Course Adaptations. When students, faculty and staff at UBC had to transition from life on campus to a mostly remote, online university, we found ourselves in uncharted territories. Instructors had to re-imagine how to share their knowledge differently, while students had to cope with a new definition of what life at a university looked like. The truth is: nobody knew what to expect.

Yet, it did not stop instructors and program supervisors from doing what they love — helping students reach their goals — by relying on two important human values: compassion and care. Read More

JIBC Library

Darcye LovsinWe are happy to welcome Darcye Lovsin, our new Reference and Instruction Librarian! Darcye starts July 5th. She comes to the JIBC with some great experience at Capilano University, Douglas College and Langara College. When you need to organize instruction or orientation sessions for your students and/or faculty and staff, please contact Darcye at

New Faculty & Staff

Library & Copyright Orientation
Come and learn all about us!
Tuesday, July 6th
2 pm to 3 pm

RSVP for the MS Teams link

Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

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

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Interesting Finds

  • Faculty Focus Live Podcast – This podcast provide tips, tricks, and pedagogy techniques to give teachers and instructors an extra boost of creativity and motivation.
  • Free Reports: Downloadable PDFs reports features reflective essays from instructors who share their early-career missteps in hopes that others can learn from their mistakes.


  • 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

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

Cooking with H5P: The Project Banquet
A key component of the next phase of open education work for BCcampus is the enhancement of the existing open textbook collection through the development of open homework systems. In our upcoming H5P webinar, we’re excited to see the results of this work!
July 29, 2021, 9:00 am – 10:00 am | 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

Pivoting to Online