Events

Arts ISIT’s virtual drop-in sessions are now available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • Oct
    27

    (WEBINAR) Open Education Resources Fund Roundtable – October 27, 2021

    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Description Exploring how Instructors in the Faculty of Arts are Engaging with Open Educational Resources UBC Arts faculty and students have a long history of engaging with open educational resources (OER). OER are defined as teaching, learning, and research materials that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for...
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  • Nov
    3

    (WEBINAR) Grading on Canvas – November 3, 2021

    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    Grade quickly and efficiently using internal Canvas tools. In this webinar, we will go through the steps for creating quizzes and assignments, and explore grading tools such as the SpeedGrader and the Gradebook. The SpeedGrader helps you grade assignments and quizzes quickly and its annotation options help you provide feedback effectively. The Gradebook automatically manages grades and gives you a summary view of student progress in your course. With Canvas tools, grading no longer has to be a chore.  *This webinar will also guide you through some of the new features of the new Canvas Gradebook including more filtering options and automatic late penalties. Register now to experience the updated, intuitive interface.
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  • Nov
    4

    (WEBINAR) Engaging Students Through Annotations – November 4, 2021

    Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
    With educational technologies, the age old use of annotations takes on new dimensions. More specifically, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) allows students to comment directly on PDFs, reply to other comments and organize their observations, leading them to engage with textual materials in a more meaningful way. The Zoom whiteboard provides a space for students to annotate documents in real time, allowing them to build on each other's knowledge to make new connections, together. This workshop will explore the pedagogical use of annotation tools such as CLAS and Zoom whiteboard. Participants will leave the session with new ideas on how social annotation can benefit their classes.
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  • Nov
    15

    (WEBINAR) CLAS: Collaborative Learning Annotation System – November 15, 2021

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    CLAS encourages self-directed engagement with online content while facilitating peer learning and collaboration at the same time. Besides providing annotation and collaboration, CLAS is also a well-equipped media application with features designed specifically to support education - most notably, to provide flexible and customizable access control of both videos and annotations/comments.
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  • Nov
    16

    (WEBINAR) Exploring Peer Assessments – November 16, 2021

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Exploring Peer Assessments is the ideal session for instructors looking to better understand how peer reviews can work in their classrooms and the learning tools that can help implement these activities. This online webinar will present a comparative view of some of the Faculty of Arts’ best used peer assessment tools: Canvas Peer Review, iPeer, the Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) and ComPAIR.
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  • Nov
    18

    Using iPeer for Peer Assessment Activities – November 18, 2021

    Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    iPeer is a UBC developed tool that enables students to assess their team members’ contributions to group assignments. Not only do iPeer evaluations ensure fair grading, but they can also help students to share their thoughts on team member’s participation, reflect on the teamwork process and how they could improve their own contributions. This webinar will be run by an Arts ISIT educational technologist and learning designer team, who will explore iPeer functionalities and provide tips on how to decide on the evaluation methods that best suit your group assignments, and best practices for integrating group participation assessment into assessment activities. We will also be walking through the steps needed to set up iPeer for your course and integrate it with Canvas Groups and Gradebook.
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  • Nov
    25

    (WEBINAR) Add a Third Dimension to Your Classroom with Virtual Objects – November 25, 2021

    Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    In this session, Suzie Lavallee, Professor of Teaching in the Faculty of Forestry and Johana Wong, Project Coordinator at UBC Studios will share how to access ready-made 3D virtual objects to enhance learning in your classes and incorporated them in Canvas or the classroom. Can’t find something that fits your purpose online? In this session, we will briefly describe the process for creating 3D virtual resources and will connect you with the resources and people who can help.
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