Visual Appeal

Padlet is a great tool for any course Tired of discussion forums? Looking for asynchronous interactions that are more visual and interactive?    Maybe it is time for you to consider introducing Padlet into your courses. Discussion forums are presented to students in a linear fashion – requiring students to click on each thread to … Read more

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                       Blackboard Ally is making course content accessible. Blackboard Ally is a new exciting feature that provides alternative accessibility formats for both students and instructors. In addition to providing you with insight to your content accessibility, Ally automatically creates alternative versions of your files. This … Read more

Welcome Amanda Roberts!

The Centre for Experiential and Career Education (CECE) is excited to announce that Amanda Roberts is joining UFV as a Manager of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Amanda Roberts comes to UFV from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary, Alberta where she was the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Coordinator for just over … Read more

Blackboard New Content Editor – Release, Resources and Workshops

  Blackboard’s enhanced, new Content Editor will be released on November 5 Blackboard’s content editor allows you to add, edit and delete text, images, link Kaltura (My Media) videos and so on when you work on items, discussion boards, assignments, tests, journals, etc. From November 5, adding content will be simplified, and it will work … Read more

Three Simple Questions

So it’s the middle of the semester.  It’s that time when mid-terms are happening and the first major assignments are being submitted.  But as the instructor you’re not quite sure how things are going for your students.  You’ve noticed that participation in synchronous sessions has dropped off and the interaction in asynchronous activities has become … Read more

AskTLC…Thank You!

This summer consisted of a lot of new challenges for me (and most people I presume); living through a pandemic has not been easy, despite my own intersecting privileges, such as having a roof over my head and job security, to name a couple. One challenge, what I would later see as an opportunity, was … Read more

Introducing Blackboard Ally

Tech Highlight Introducing Blackboard Ally UFV has brought on Blackboard Ally in order to help instructors create accessible content for students to access. What does Ally do? Blackboard Ally works seamlessly with Blackboard Learn to gauge the accessibility of your course content. Ally provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to your content accessibility.In addition … Read more

Outstanding Support from the Teaching and Learning Team!

Not unexpectedly, September was a very busy and important time to work with faculty and their online courses. Teaching and Learning staff and faculty answered a whopping 938 emails, facilitated 56 workshops, completed 30 course reviews through the Check Under the Hood program, and conducted 235 one-on-one consultations with faculty. It is a testament to the … Read more

Our Students Say Thank You to TLC

UFV Learning Designers (from left to right) Soowook Kim, Ken Harmel and Dugg Steary My name is Paige Riddell and I am a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student at UFV. I am also a peer tutor at UFV’s Academic Success Centre! I wanted to thank you and the Teaching and Learning Centre team for really … Read more