University of Calgary’s Universal Design for Learning in Disciplinary Contexts in Higher Education

The University of Calgary has recently developed a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guide that focuses on aspects of inclusion from a disciplinary perspective. Are you teaching biology, psychology, in a design studio or in community? This guide provides strategies for incorporating UDL into your courses and more. It also discusses how accommodating a student … Read more

Visual Syllabus: An Introduction

The course outline or syllabus is an instructors first opportunity to engage students in the course even before classes commence. Evidence both anecdotal and research based suggests that supplementing the lengthy contractual syllabus that often never gets read, with a visually engaging syllabus could boost student interest and motivation in the course as well as … Read more

Towards Trauma Informed Practice

Written by TLC Learning Designer, Dulmini Wathugala Towards a Trauma-Informed Practice. That “Return to campus” date is looming in for students, and everyone is excited to be back! Or are they? Let’s not forget the fact that the past year etched varied experiences on our university community. A pandemic that may have robbed dearest things … Read more

Minimizing Barriers for Multilingual Learners- July Sessions

More information coming regarding the descriptions of each session. Registration: Please email with your session and date choices. You will then be added to an Outlook Calendar event, which will have the link to join online, and other info. If none of these dates work for you, please contact: More TLC events and … Read more

New Faculty Kickstart – Fall 2021

TLC New Faculty Kickstart is for new UFV faculty (Type B, Sessional or Tenure Track), by invitation only. New Faculty Kickstart (NFKS) is a professional development opportunity for new faculty (both permanent and sessional) to get them oriented to teaching and learning here at UFV.  NFKS is an asynchronous course in Blackboard that covers topics … Read more

Congratulations Grads!

UFV Flickr photo of Monik Jaura – Grad 2021 In 2020 and 2021, a combined total of 5,540 students graduated from UFV in this pandemic and post-pandemic world, a world full of uncertainty and opportunity. Congratulations on helping your students graduate and better prepare them for the adventures ahead. You have helped them build their … Read more

Want to Learn More about Hybrid Learning?

Want more information on hybrid learning?   Enrol in the Hybrid Learning Microcourse 09   Join in Chat-H (Hybrid Learning) When it comes to hybrid learning, there is no one-size-fits-all template for planning and implementing your course. Your approach will depend on your specific course, and student audience. We realize you may have many … Read more

Becoming an Ally to our Indigenous Peoples

The Teaching and Learning Centre extends its heartfelt sorrow and condolences to all families and survivors from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation impacted by discovery of the unmarked graves of the 215 missing children from the Kamloops Residential School. Indigenous children were forcibly removed from their homes and communities throughout the province. We recently learned that … Read more

Seven Grandfather Teachings

Written by Lorna Andrews, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Indigenization I have been a part of the Indigenous Curriculum Specialist Network (ICSN) that has Indigenous representatives from universities across Canada since November 2020. I was invited to join this network to connect with others across the country doing similar work to mine. We have common challenges … Read more