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

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

IT Service Desk Workshop: Learn how to navigate our new IT Service Management Portal — July 9

Join IT Services for a workshop designed to offer all UFV employees an introduction to the new IT Service Management portal that will replace our current eHelpDesk IT ticketing system as of July 6. During this one-hour training session, employees will: • View the new self-service portal and services • Learn how to find answers … Read more

Career opportunities — June 29

Keep up with career opportunities at UFV by checking out the UFV Career Opportunities website. Current positions include: Social Scientist, SACLP Visual Project Specialist Coordinator, Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies Strategist, Digital Marketing and Engagement To view details on these postings, and for a complete list of opportunities, go to: https://www.ufv.ca/careers/job-postings/ For more information, contact Neena … Read more

IT Service Desk is moving to summer hours

The IT Service Desk will be available between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday this summer. Our team can support all UFV employees and students via email, phone, remote desktop control and through our online ticketing system. Contact us: Email: itservicedesk@ufv.ca Online: https://itservicedesk.ufv.ca/ Phone: 604-864-4610 Toll-free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4610 Take a sneak peak … Read more

MicroCourse 1 — Course Organization (Blackboard Essentials) — June 23

MicroCourse 1 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Course Organization (Blackboard Essentials) Date(s): Tuesday, June 23 from 11:00 am – 12:00 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 … Read more