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

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

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

TLC New Faculty Kick Start – Aug 22, 2019

Welcome to the University of the Fraser Valley! Are you a new UFV faculty, sessional or LTA? We are so pleased that you have chosen UFV to share your expertise. We are a learner-centred university and the role of the Teaching and Learning Centre is to support and guide you in your continuous development as … Read more