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Teaching on Zoom: Features and Best Practices

Zoom is a video conferencing application that can be used to conduct live online lectures and have meetings with your students. Features that will allow you to engage with your students remotely include: screen sharing, a virtual interactive whiteboard, polling, feedback through reactions, chat and breakout rooms for smaller discussions.

In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn the skills and best practices for having meaningful classroom interactions using Zoom. Register for an upcoming session below.


Note: Following winter term 2, 2021, UBC will no longer be using the virtual classroom tool Collaborate Ultra. The tool will not be available for new courses from April 2021, and all access, including to stored recordings, will be removed as of July 31, 2021. Because of this, workshops for other learning technologies will be prioritized.

For more information on the discontinuation of Collaborate Ultra see the Arts ISIT Sunsetting Collaborate Ultra information page.


Register for a workshop by clicking on a session listed below.

  • Dec

    (WEBINAR) Audio/Visual Equipment in the Classroom – December 15, 2021

    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    One of the benefits of remote learning has been the access to video lectures. As we transition back to the classroom, it is beneficial to know what options are available for lesson capture in the physical environment. These options will increase the ability for instructors to move around the classroom to engage students in the classroom while properly capturing relevant content in the form of a video. These video recordings can be implemented in the course at the discretion of the instructor. Lesson capture also supports live lecture streaming for students that are not able to physically able to attend the lecture. In this webinar, we will explore the different physical audio-visual equipment in the classroom and lecture capture options. There will also be a focus on how to make a request for equipment that is either already in the classroom or needs to be signed out.