Course Review

Before or during a semester, would you like your online or hybrid course in Blackboard reviewed by a Learning Designer and/or a Specialist? Provide us with your course name and CRN# and we will review it using our evidenced-based checklist. We can follow up with an optional one-on-one consultation with the reviewer. REGISTER Information / One-on-One … Read more

Sharing Evaluations

Photo credit: <a href=’’>International students photo created by lookstudio –</a> The end of the summer semester is just around the corner and with that (potentially) brings instructor evaluations. If you have an on-campus and online course, switching from one to the other can be challenging being that the design, development, and delivery are unique … Read more

Education for Sustainable Development Workshops (May 30 & June 1)

The two workshops in this series will offer insight into what Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is and why it is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. They are experiential and will help participants to articulate what sustainability means and the ways it is intricately connected with issues of social and ecological justice. Each … Read more

Launch Announcement of myClass (Blackboard) service request forms within IT Service Desk Portal

April 27, 2022 IT Services and Teaching & Learning Centre are excited to announce the launch of myClass (Blackboard) service request forms within the IT Service Desk portal.  UFV Faculty can use the new services to enter myClass requests such as Course Merge, Course Extension and Course Restore/Recovery.  The new forms will enable our IT … Read more

Educators Journey Towards Reconciliation & Weaving Knowledge Systems

Educators Journey towards Reconciliation Dates: June 13, 14, 2022 (9am to 4pm) Location: UFV Abbotsford Campus Description The Educators Journey Towards Reconciliation is a two-day workshop where we will go through a journey to discover challenges and best practices in decolonizing our education practice and spaces. Through reflecting on your experiences and knowledge of Indigenous … Read more

Facilitator Development Workshop – Recap

  Facilitator Development Workshop recap Written by Claire Hay Michelle Johnson and myself recently had the pleasure of delivering a Facilitation Development Workshop (FDW) for colleagues from the Teaching and Learning Centre at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.  Offered in a hybrid format with a mix of online and in-person sessions, the intensive, … Read more

UFV TLC feels privileged to facilitate an ISW for Abby PD

         Ken Harmel (above left photo), and Michelle Johnson (above right photo), from UFV Teaching and Learning Centre, recently facilitated an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for the Abbotsford Police Department. Written by Ken Harmel Last week I was reminded that even excellent educators find areas of improvement that enhance the learning experience of … Read more

Ode to bell hooks

Written by Maureen Wideman, Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning When I began my studies in education and how people learn, one of the first scholars I read was bell hooks. Needless to say, for me, this was an eye-opening experience that brought me face-to-face with my white privilege and the oppression people experience in … Read more

Black History Month – Six Extraordinary Events

In honour of Black History Month 2022, the BC Black History Awareness Society has planned six superb events that we know you are going to enjoy. We’ve harnessed a mix of technology and safe in-person venues to bring you an amazing lineup of talks, exhibits, workshops, tours and, as always, wonderful music featuring Black performers and … Read more