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

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

We have made our way through!

Written by Katherine Kohler, TLC Learning Designer FACING UNCERTAINTY In our experience supporting faculty and staff during this difficult and unprecedented time, we at TLC have been humbled by the effort, resilience, flexibility, and compassion that instructors have shown to their students and to one another. The past months have forced us to contend with … Read more

We have a new look. Check us out!

Written by Claire Hay, Teaching and Learning Specialist The Teaching and Learning Centre website at has undergone a makeover to better serve faculty using our site.  On the new website you will find a self-serve portal to find and book workshops or book one-on-one consultations with our learning designers and specialists.  Faculty can easily … Read more

Top 10 TLC Resources

Winter Learning Designer Recommendations to Make Your Teaching Even Better! Top 10 TLC resources: New TLC website New Workshop bookings New online one to one consultation bookings Download MS 365 Office Apps  >ALL APPS Zoom tool integration UFV Media Centre for all video tutorials WeVu peer review for video peerScholar peer review for writing And … Read more

BCTEAL Award to fund First Aid materials for community partners

BCTEAL Award to fund First Aid materials for community partners Written by Victoria Surtees The TLC, in collaboration with partners from Continuing Education and Archway Community Services has been awarded $4000 from BCTEAL, the province’s professional association for Teachers of English as an Additional Language. The award will fund a project to create First Aid … Read more