New employees/Moves and changes

Type B Faculty Start Date Position Alejando Yoskizowa 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, Film/Video Production and Digital Media Amy Tang 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, English Candy Ho 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning Geetanjali Gill 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, Global Development Studies Justin Lee 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, Biology Keith Harms 01-Aug-2020 Assistant Professor, English Keziah Wallis 01-Aug-2020 … Read more

MicroCourse 4 — Create a Compelling Discussion Forum — July 14

MicroCourse 4 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Discussion Forum Date(s): Tues, July 14 from 1 – 3 pm This MicroCourse will cover student-led discussions, self and peer assessment, grading, and assessing student activity. Facilitator: Ken Harmel, Learning Designer These series of MicroCourses will introduce the essential Blackboard tools, but the primary objective of these MicroCourses … Read more

MicroCourse 3 — Assessments — July 9

MicroCourse 3- Online Teaching Fundamentals – Assessments Date(s): Thursday, July 9 from 11am – 12pm This MicroCourse will cover assessment options and tools in Blackboard. Facilitator: Michelle Johnson – Educational Developer, and Claire Hay – Teaching and Learning Specialist These series of MicroCourses will introduce the essential Blackboard tools, but the primary objective of these … Read more

MicroCourse 2 — Adapting Instruction — July 8

MicroCourse 2 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Adapting Instruction in Times of Crisis – Understanding Students’ Needs Date(s): Wednesday, July 8 from 2-3 pm This MicroCourse will cover community, connecting and routines, and flexibility in assessment. Facilitator: Victoria Surtees, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Internationalization   This course is part of the Online Teaching Fundamentals MicroCourses … Read more

MicroCourse 1 — Course Organization (Blackboard Essentials) — July 7

MicroCourse 1 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Course Organization (Blackboard Essentials) Date(s): Tuesday, July 7 11 am-12 pm This MicroCourse will cover basic community building, navigation, and assessment tools. Facilitator: Michelle Johnson, Educational Developer These series of MicroCourses will introduce the essential Blackboard tools, but the primary objective of these MicroCourses is the pedagogy behind … Read more

MicroCourse 6 — Synchronous Teaching — July 7

MicroCourse 6 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Synchronous Teaching Date(s): Tues, July 7 from 2-3 pm Micro6 – Virtual Synchronous Teaching This course is designed to help prepare you to teach online in real-time (synchronously). We will explore how the instructor can prepare for success, flip the virtual classroom, and engage students during live sessions. … Read more

Five professors emeritus named

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who have received professor emeritus status. Dr. Trevor Carolan, English, College of Arts Lynn Kirkland Harvey, Communication, College of Arts Dr. Doug Hudson, Social, Cultural, and Media Studies; College of Arts Dr. Adrienne Chan, Social Work and Human Services; Faculty of Professional Studies John Belec, School of Land Use … Read more

Share your grad photos

Did you or someone in your family graduate from high school, UFV, or another institution this year? Did you finally get your bachelor’s or master’s, or finish your PhD? Or are you the proud parent of a high school or university grad? The HR department would like to help you celebrate, since most ceremonies were … Read more

Blackboard’s new inline grading tool, Bb Annotate, is available now

Bb Annotate, Blackboard’s new inline grading tool, is available now. The transition from Box View has been completed. This exciting tool offers more annotation and drawing features than Box View. Please check the web link below to Blackboard’s webinar recording on Bb Annotate for more information. Please feel free to contact asktlc@ufv.ca if you have … Read more

MicroCourse 6 — Synchronous Teaching — June 30

MicroCourse 6 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Synchronous Teaching Date(s): Tues, June 30 11 am-12 pm This course is designed to help prepare you to teach online in real-time (synchronously). We will explore how the instructor can prepare for success, flip the virtual classroom, and engage students during live sessions. To demonstrate the techniques and … Read more

MicroCourses – Online Teaching Fundamentals — July and August dates

The Teaching and Learning Centre is offering an ongoing MicroCourse series of workshops (essential Blackboard tools for online courses), with synchronous sessions for each MicroCourse scheduled weekly. The primary objective of these MicroCourses is the pedagogy behind the tools and how they can be used to: *achieve learning objectives *promote student engagement *collaborate among peers … Read more

MicroCourse 4 — Create a Compelling Discussion Forum — June 30

MicroCourse 4 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Discussion Forum Date(s): Tuesday, June 30 from 2 – 3pm This MicroCourse will cover Student led discussions, self and peer assessment, grading and assessing student activity Facilitator: Ken Harmel, Learning Designer These series of MicroCourses will introduce the essential Blackboard tools, but the primary objective of these MicroCourses … Read more