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Welcome to the end of the fall semester and 2020. For many of us the fall semester proved to be a significant learning experience in online learning delivery. There was some developing and fine-tuning along the way with activities added/dropped/modified or assessments revised to suit the needs of your students. It is nice to know … Read more

Learn more about including video into your online course

A recent survey on blended learning find that the most preferred medium to enhance student learning is video, which comes as no big surprise. This is why we have a slew of how-to instructional videos for your students (and for you, the instructor, too, don’t worry). Are students asking you how to post a video … Read more

New Faculty Kick Start – Winter 2020

New Faculty Kickstart offered: December 7 – 11, 2020 In December, the Teaching and Learning Centre is hosting New Faculty Kickstart.  This is a week long, online event that is designed for new sessional faculty teaching at UFV.  New Faculty Kickstart helps faculty build connections between each other and with the Teaching and Learning Centre … Read more

How are you?

A story about being well Normally, the end of the semester and the nearing of winter break would mean a relief for many instructors. Yet, this year, what I hear and observe instead are concerns and scheduling of more meetings to better prepare for the year ahead. It would be a lie if I told … Read more

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

did you know?

                                    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 … 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