Past Workshops

Celebrate Learning Week – Looking into the Future: Hybridity and Technology

Celebrate Learning Week – Looking into the Future: Hybridity and Technology

Tuesday, May 10 | 10am – 12pm

The pandemic pushed faculties and students into a world of teaching and learning that increasingly weaves online and in-person learning and re-envisions the needs for the use of learning technologies. Please join our panelists from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Education to explore the possible directions of designing for learning in terms of the hybridization of courses and technology use. Our panelists bring their unique views and specific needs (e.g. large vs small courses, professional training and practice, pedagogical considerations) from these Faculties. We also invite the audience to join in the discussion with their perspectives, questions, and commentaries.

This event is being offered by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Learning Design Buffet

Learning Design Buffet

  • Wednesday, June 8 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, June 9 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

This session will cover time-tested strategies for improving the student experience in digital learning spaces and will empower you with resources to meet your students’ needs. We’ve offered 2 dates for more flexibility – we look forward to providing you with 1-on-1 support!

Facilitators: Simone Hausknecht + Faeyza Mufti

Canvas One-on-One

Canvas One-on-One

Wednesday, May 25 | 1pm – 2pm

Receive one-on-one support for all your questions about setting up and teaching online with Canvas (UBC’s primary all-in-one platform for delivering online courses) and other learning technology tips and tricks.
This session will ensure that you get a chance to have your questions answered and receive personalized support from an ETS staff member. Come ready with any questions you may have about Canvas!

Facilitators: Meghan McMillen + Naomi Sawai
Co-facilitator: Aryan Varma

Beyond Canvas: FIPPA and Copyright for Teaching and Sharing

Beyond Canvas: FIPPA and Copyright for Teaching and Sharing

Wednesday, April 27 | 1pm – 2pm

Join ETS learning designer Helen DeWaard as she welcomes Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian at UBC Library, for a session on the basics of copyright for teaching and sharing. This session will primarily cover the perspective of instructors as users of copyrighted works in their teaching activities and will include information on user rights, creative commons licenses, online teaching, and considerations for sharing materials outside of the UBC classroom environment. A presentation will be followed with ample time for questions.

Facilitators: Helen DeWaard + Stephanie Savage

Universal Design and Ally

Universal Design and Ally

Friday, April 22 | 1pm – 2pm

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that addresses learner differences and helps to improve accessibility for learners. UDL is intended to give all students an equal opportunity to succeed. In this workshop, you will learn about the value of applying the UDL Guidelines and learn about some gaps in the framework. We will also take a look at tools and tips to help improve your courses.



Ally is one such tool that can be integrated in Canvas to help you begin. Ally can help make courses more accessible by providing you with a report containing practical guidance with its time-saving interface with identifies and ranks the improvements needed. It also allows students to download documents in alternative formats (like audio or electronic braille). This session will explore Ally in action, and walk you through how to request it for your course.

Facilitators: Gabrielle Coombs + Hazel Chongoti

Canvas Basics for In-person Instruction (ELI)

Canvas Basics for In-person Instruction (ELI)

Friday, April 27 | 10am – 12pm

Come join us in an interactive session where we will help you set up a basic Canvas shell and explore using the online learning environment to enhance your in-person classes. We will consider options such as entrance and exit slips, flipped classroom, online group work, creating spaces for handouts, pre-class multimedia activities.

Facilitators: Simone Hausknecht + Gabrielle Coombs

Canvas Assignments Master Class

Canvas Assignments Master Class

Wednesday, April 13 | 11am – 12pm

Join our Canvas Assignments Masterclass workshop as we take a deep dive into navigating, building, and grading assignments, group assignments and peer review on Canvas. We will uncover the hidden quirks of using these tools, troubleshooting common and not-so-common problems, and answering all your questions regarding Canvas assignments.

Facilitators: Gabrielle Coombs + Hazel Chongoti

Learning Design Buffet

Learning Design Buffet

Thursday, March 24 | 11am – 12pm

This session will cover time-tested strategies for improving the student experience in digital learning spaces and will empower you with resources to meet your students’ needs. We look forward to providing you with 1-on-1 support!

Facilitators: ETS Learning Designers

H5P Symposium

H5P Symposium

  • Tuesday, February 22 | 9am-3pm
  • Wednesday, February 23 | 9am-3pm

H5P is an open-source technology that enables users to create interactive and engaging online content. H5P makes it possible to integrate interactive pedagogical elements into static course content, webpages, or open educational resources. H5P applications include formative quizzes, timelines, slide decks, flashcards, images with clickable hotspots, and interactive videos. In this multi-day H5P symposium, we will introduce you to H5P, demonstrate its strengths and limitations, and highlight successful examples of implementation and course integration for various content types (e.g. multiple choice question sets, auto-graded essays, drag and drop, and interactive videos). We will also offer studio time with the support of experienced content creators to introduce you to the authoring platform and help you brainstorm how it could be used in your context.

Facilitators: Parm Gill + CTLT

Canvas: Evaluation and SpeedGrader

Canvas: Evaluation and SpeedGrader

Thursday, February 3 | 11am – 12pm

Learn how to grade and give feedback in Canvas. This one-hour workshop is interactive and requires pre-registration so we can prepare your activities. It is intended for instructors currently teaching using Canvas.

Using a time-saving tool called SpeedGrader, you can give students enhanced feedback using document annotation, media comments, and rubrics. This workshop will give you hands-on experience in using it to the benefit of you and your students.

Facilitators: Gabrielle Coombs + Hazel Chongoti