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

Guess Who’s Coming?

Final Reveal! Guess Who’s Coming? We are pleased and thrilled to introduce Duncan Wardle, our innovative keynote for PDDAY2019. Most recently Duncan was Vice President of Innovation & Creativity for The Walt Disney Company.  The Creativity Team works across Disney’s Theme Parks, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas Films, ESPN, Animation and Imagineering, as “creative ideation consultants” and “cultural … Read more

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – Jan-Feb 2019

Join us for the Instructional Skills Workshop, facilitated by Michelle Johnson Location: UFV, Abbotsford Campus – Rm G124 Workshop Schedule: Friday, January  11           9:00am – 1:00pm Saturday, January 12       8:30am – 4:30pm Saturday, January  26      8:30am – 4:30pm Saturday, February 9       8:30am – 4:30pm The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) … Read more

Self Studies in Higher Learning

SELF-STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION A Series of Brown-Bag Conversations on Teaching & Learning The Department of Adult Education is initiating the first of what we hope will become an annual, themed series of study groups aimed at broadening and deepening our reflective practices and collegial relations as teachers, educators, and administrators in higher education. This … Read more

Ed Tech in Action – Success Story #169

Radical new deliver adopted with (relative) ease Imagine this: 23 students in the classroom and 15 remote students attending your class online simulations. Technology bridges the gap and creates one learning community engaging in the same class activities. Sound overwhelming? Maybe a little. But yes, it is possible, and yes, instructors are making that happen … Read more