Pedagogical Series

Through these specialized workshops, Arts ISIT aims to bring the best recommendations for diverse teaching approaches. Our pedagogical workshops are hosted by learning designers, educational technologists and instructors, who will provide a well-rounded approach to teaching practices and methods.

As these sessions will involve active dialogue with participants, be sure to bring your questions and ideas!


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

  • Oct

    (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...

  • Nov

    (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.

  • Nov

    (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.

  • Nov

    (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.