Aug
10
Mon
FLO Bootcamp @ Asynchronous/synchronous
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
Due to popular demand, FLO Bootcamp is back! Are you a B.C. post-secondary educator teaching a course online this fall? Did you have a rough “pivot” to online and want to fix up only the most important stuff before it runs online again? Or maybe you missed the pivot (lucky!), but still have a course you want to optimize for online delivery? Join us for a four-day crash course on only the MOST important stuff:  lectures, assignments, proctored exams, your online presence, and dialing back a bit on the zooming! FLO Bootcamp logo
  • Length: 1 week – Mon – Thu with an optional final drop-in Friday morning 10-12
  • Mode: Online, using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools
  • Pre-requisites: None, but you do need an existing course to work with (i.e., this is not a “start from scratch” situation). Ideally, it’s a course that went through a fast pivot to online this spring, but any course (whether online or f2f) that exists will do. You need not have taught it before.
  • Time commitment: Participants should expect to spend 4+ hours per day, for 4 days.  Folx with less experience teaching online can expect to need more time.
  • Fees: This course has a $25 non-refundable registration fee
Your FLO Bootcamp Design and Facilitator Team is looking forward to supporting you in this intensive week If you are ready to join this fun, intensive course, register now!
FLO MicroCourse – Exploring a World of Open @ Asynchronous
Aug 10 – Aug 16 all-day

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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

You probably already know that Wikipedia consistently ranks among the top 10 websites visited worldwide. But you may be less aware of the dozen other projects supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, all offering participatory knowledge beyond the purely encyclopedic. In this MicroCourse, we’ll go on a tour of the Wikiverse, exploring some of the lesser-known Wiki-projects to uncover fresh ideas for your open pedagogy practice.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom

Are you facilitating an online course this fall and still feel a bit overwhelmed about utilizing Zoom for your lectures? Want to practice creating breakout rooms, screen sharing, and other hosting functions within Zoom? Come play with us in this safe space for Zoom beginners!

We have created four sandbox sessions with only 10 participants per session to allow you some time to build your confidence through practice! If you cannot make it to this session, please visit our calendar to see our three other available dates and times!

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that registration will close one hour before the event.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

 

Aug
12
Wed
Indigenous Speaker Series: A Conversation with co-founder of Sisters Sage, Lynn-Marie Angus
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Indigenous Speaker Series: A Conversation with co-founder of Sisters Sage, Lynn-Marie Angus

Audience: Open to everyone

About this session:

Lynn-Marie and Melissa-Rae are two Indigenous women entrepreneurs and co-founders of Sisters Sage. In 2018 they opened their business with the goal of using traditional indigenous ingredients to create modern self-care and wellness products. Join us in a conversation to learn how Sisters Sage got started, the use of traditional indigenous ingredients in contemporary ways, and the importance of Indigenous-owned and operated businesses. Check out their website: https://sisterssage.com/ and follow them on social media @sisters_sage

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

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Adapting to COVID-19: Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Remove Barriers for All Learners
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For our safety and wellness during COVID-19, online learning will be a feature of our educational landscape for some time to come. This webinar will help you navigate some of the issues that the pivot to online has presented and how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles can support both you and your students. This webinar is rich with practical tips, strategies, and examples whether you are new to UDL or a seasoned practitioner. There will be plenty of time for Q&A so be sure to bring your questions and conundrums.

Bios:

Seanna Takacs, PhD

Seanna is a faculty member in Accessibility Services and Educational Consultant (UDL) for the Teaching and Learning Commons at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has taught, researched, and supported students and faculty in accessibility and inclusive practice for over 15 years. She is currently the co-chair of the Accessibility and Inclusion Community of Practice for CACUSS. She regularly consults and conducts workshops on Universal Design for Learning, accessible and inclusive practices, with a recent publication on UDL for the Justice Institute of British Columbia in partnership with BC Campus. Seanna holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from Simon Fraser University.

Junsong Zhang, MEd, MDM

Junsong is an Instructional Designer at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at Justice Institute of British Columbia.  He is passionate about transforming learning experiences with digital technology and fostering personal and professional development for instructors and students. His recent projects include designing UDL workshops and guides for JIBC faculty. Junsong holds a Master of Education from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Digital Media from the Center for Digital Media.  

Faculty Guest

Arley Cruthers, MFA

Arley teaches Applied Communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is passionate about open pedagogy and open education. She is the creator of the OER textbook Business Writing for Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Workplace Communications and is currently an Open Education Teaching Fellow at KPU. For her work in inclusive approaches to open, she received an Excellence in Open Education award from BCCampus. Arley often speaks and conducts workshops on open education and open pedagogy and has been a guest on the podcasts Teaching in Higher Ed and Praxis Pedagogy Podcast. Arley has an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has also published several novels.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Aug
14
Fri
(FUN) FLO Friday with Dr. Farah Shroff – Student-Centred Learning Online
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
(FUN) FLO Friday with Dr. Farah Shroff – Student-Centred Learning Online

During these COVID-19 times, most of us are pivoting to online teaching with some trepidation. In this FLO Friday session we take a light-hearted approach to the weighty topic of making the shift to virtual teaching while keeping our learners at the centre.  During this session, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon learner-centred teaching online compared to face-to-face teaching. And as a bonus, Farah hopes to infuse some humour into this new teaching space! While enjoying the session, you will also have an opportunity to experience polling, break out sessions, and other helpful tools that you can utilize to keep your students at the centre of your lecture!

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Adapting to COVID-19: Multimedia (Audio/Video/H5P) Help
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Adapting to COVID-19: Multimedia (Audio/Video/H5P) Help

Audience: Faculty, staff and student leaders

Session description:

Are you building learning and support resources for fall and wondering about how to incorporate multimedia into learning and support spaces? In this session, we’ll review recommended practices for audio and video, talk about how to use H5P, and answer any questions you have.

Facilitator bio:

Brenna Clarke Gray (MA Carleton, Ph.D. New Brunswick) is a literature scholar by training, a comics scholar by practice, and an educational technologist by trade. Her research interests include open pedagogies and ethical approaches to educational technologies. She is the Coordinator, Educational Technologies at Thompson Rivers University, and is currently at work tracing the history and imagining the future of open tenure processes.

Expert Guests:

  • Florence Daddey, BA (Hons) Econ, PGCE, MBA – Business Management Faculty, Douglas College
  • Parm Gill, BGS, MET – Learning Designer, UBC Faculty of Education

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Aug
17
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Make Your Course Intro Video @ Asynchronous
Aug 17 – Aug 23 all-day

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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

Do you want to create a great first impression in your online course? Create an introduction video that excites your learners about what’s ahead. Learn what goes into the process then DO IT!

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

Register now! 

Aug
18
Tue
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
FLO Synchronous Sandbox Sessions in Zoom

Are you facilitating an online course this fall and still feel a bit overwhelmed about utilizing Zoom for your lectures? Want to practice creating breakout rooms, screen sharing, and other hosting functions within Zoom? Come play with us in this safe space for Zoom beginners!

We have created four sandbox sessions with only 10 participants per session to allow you some time to build your confidence through practice! If you cannot make it to this session, please visit our calendar to see our three other available dates and times!

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that registration will close one hour before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

 

Aug
21
Fri
Adapting to COVID-19: Learning Design Studio Drop-In Session
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Adapting to COVID-19: Learning Design Studio Drop-In Session

Audience: faculty, staff and student leaders

Session Description:

Join Brenna and Ian for a one-hour drop-in session, the final in a series of four, which will continue to build on the information provided in the webinar on Building Community and Enacting Care in online environments. This session will provide participants with the ability to consider learning design and the tools that will assist you to connect with students in online environments. Come with questions and learn with our facilitators and their expert guests to develop strategies to address your challenges.

Facilitators:

Brenna Clarke Gray (MA Carleton, Ph.D. New Brunswick) is a literature scholar by training, a comics scholar by practice, and an educational technologist by trade. Her research interests include open pedagogies and ethical approaches to educational technologies. She is the Coordinator, Educational Technologies at Thompson Rivers University, and is currently at work tracing the history and imagining the future of open tenure processes.

Ian Linkletter (MLIS, University of Western Ontario) is a Learning Technology Specialist in the Faculty of Education at UBC. He specializes in online learning, working with faculty to help them integrate technology with their teaching in effective, evidence-based, and innovative ways.

Expert Guests:

  • Colin Cheng, BA, BEd, METAccessibility Specialist at Douglas College
  • Junsong Zhang, MEd, MDM – Instructional Designer at the Justice Institute of BC

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.