Aug
11
Thu
OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OER Production Series: Technical Accessibility
This event is a part of the OER Production Series and is part one of our exploration of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning in open educational resources (OER). In this webinar we will introduce how to design OER so they meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We describe the principles behind WCAG, introduce some different assistive technologies, and explain how to create accessible tables, images, videos, audio, links, and math equations. By creating educational materials with accessibility in mind, we can ensure these resources are more useful, powerful, and accessible to all. This session will include lots of concrete examples and opportunities to apply learning.

Facilitator:

Harper Friedman (he/him) is a coordinator of Open Textbook Publishing at BCcampus. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, he is using his skills to help create OER, primarily in Pressbooks. As part of his work, Harper has been learning accessibility best practices in OER and making educational resources more accessible for a greater variety of students. To view the other events in this series, visit OER Production Series. This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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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
16
Tue
OER Production Series: Applying Universal Design for Learning to Open Educational Resources
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OER Production Series: Applying Universal Design for Learning to Open Educational Resources

This event is a part of the OER Production Series and is part two of our exploration of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in open educational resources (OER). In this session we build on what we know about technical accessibility to explore how we can go beyond minimum accessibility requirements. We dig into concepts like the social model of disability and how UDL can be applied in the design of OER. We explore multimodality as well as the benefits, challenges, and considerations of digital vs. print formats. This session will include lots of concrete examples and opportunities to apply learning.

Facilitator:

Josie Gray (she/her) is the manager of Production and Publishing at BCcampus. She manages the B.C. Open Textbook Collection and provides training and support for B.C. faculty publishing open textbooks in Pressbooks. Josie has been learning about and teaching accessibility best practices in OER for six years and completed her Master of Design in Inclusive Design degree at OCAD University in 2021.

To view the other events in this series, visit OER Production Series.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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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
22
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Create Your Course Intro Video
Aug 22 – Aug 26 all-day

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single topic, hands-on, and practical. Over the course of one week, you will have the opportunity to dip your toes 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 five to seven hours of participation over the whole week. Ideally, you would participate a little each day. A synchronous session is planned for Monday, August 22, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PT. This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend. An optional drop-in session is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Your FLO facilitators will be Helena Prins (she/her) and Gwen Nguyen (she/her), both advisors on the BCcampus Learning and Teaching team.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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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
25
Thu
OER Production Series: Advanced Pressbooks
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OER Production Series: Advanced Pressbooks

This event is a part of the OER Production Series. Pressbooks is an online self-publishing tool available to all post-secondary faculty and staff in B.C. and the Yukon. This webinar is a continuation of the introductory Pressbooks webinar, where we taught the basics of the platform. Here, we will explore various advanced features of Pressbooks. You will see a Pressbooks demonstration in real-time and learn complex Pressbooks topics in a hands-on way. Topics included are basic H5P, LaTeX, adding users and user roles, internal links and anchors, footnotes, the glossary tool, importing content, and custom styles.

Facilitator:

Arianna Cheveldave (she/her) is the coordinator of Open Education for BCcampus. She has worked with Pressbooks since 2019 and has learned many useful tips and tricks along the way that she is eager to share. Arianna is passionate about empowering faculty and staff to create their own open educational resources using Pressbooks.

To view the other events in this series, visit OER Production Series.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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
30
Tue
Curriculum MAP: Demo for Instructors and Professionals in Higher Ed
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Curriculum MAP: Demo for Instructors and Professionals in Higher Ed

UBC Okanagan recently launched a website to support curriculum mapping, analysis, and planning at the course and program levels, UBC Curriculum MAP. This website was closely inspired and informed by Curriculum Links (University of Calgary) and customized to meet UBC’s needs and priorities. However, anybody with an email address can use the site and/or its open source software for their own institution.

During this demo, you will hear from two Curriculum MAP team members: a faculty member who uses this tool for course and program planning, and a quality-assurance practitioner who uses it to support program reviews and program proposals.

Who is this workshop for?

  • Instructors looking to ideate or evaluate a course from a backward design and constructive alignment perspective
  • Program coordinators/leads looking to ideate/evaluate a program based on curriculum mapping
  • Quality-assurance practitioners looking to support instructors/faculty members with curriculum mapping for evaluation or analysis
  • Teaching and learning professionals looking to support their teams through the use of technology

By the end of this session, attendees will have a good understanding of this tool and its applications in their own context.

Facilitators

Laura Prada (she/her) has worked in higher education for 12+ years in student services and teaching and learning. She currently supports academic programs and reviews as part of the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic at UBC Okanagan. Her psychology and education degrees, as well as her university teaching certificate, inform her practices. She works closely with other units to provide holistic support to academic units and is passionate about sharing and collaborating with others for best results and efficiencies.

Dr. Anita Chaudhuri (she/her) is an assistant professor of teaching in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at UBC Okanagan. Her research interest and publications are in the areas of identity construction of language learners, their development in writing and communication, and how pedagogical practices such as writing across curriculum and culturally sustaining pedagogy impact curriculum development. Dr. Chaudhuri is part of the project development team for UBC’s Curriculum MAP and Syllabus Generator tool, which facilitates effective alignment of course and program learning outcomes to institutional strategies. By mapping course objectives, teaching and learning activities, and assessment practices using Curriculum MAP, users can engage in discussions on curriculum planning and review. She also works on a funded project that responds to the critical need for materials on academic integrity that are undergraduate-student focused, are openly accessible, and support classroom discussion on this ethical concern in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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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
31
Wed
FLO Lab: Rubrics Rubrics Rubrics
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rubrics can be used in a variety of ways to promote student learning, and they can help you effectively and efficiently give feedback and assess student learning. In this three-hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to create a rubric for a new assignment or learning activity for your course this fall. In the first hour, we will explore the different purposes and types of rubrics and recommended practices to develop an effective rubric. You will be provided with several rubric formats and select the rubric appropriate for your learning activity and purpose. In the second hour, you will work independently to draft a rubric for your learning activity. In the final hour, you will participate in a small feedback group to review the rubrics. At the end of the workshop, you will have a peer-reviewed rubric to pilot in your upcoming course. Please come to this workshop with a new assignment or learning activity for a course you will be teaching this fall.

FLO Facilitator

Jacquie Harrison (she/her) teaches in the School of Instructor Education at Vancouver Community College (VCC). Jacquie’s teaching approach centres assessment as/for learning as an essential component of creating effective learning environments in the courses she designs and facilitates. She also teaches assessment and evaluation in VCC’s Provincial Instructor Diploma and Teaching Online Certificate programs. Jacquie has a master of education in curriculum and instruction from Simon Fraser University and has been teaching in adult education since 1992.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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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.

 

Sep
2
Fri
FLO Friday: Designing for Authenticity — Aligning Assessment with Intended Learning Outcomes
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Designing for Authenticity — Aligning Assessment with Intended Learning Outcomes

This session will highlight different aspects of aligning course components with intended learning outcomes for clarity and transparency. Specifically, we will dive into discussions of creating strong intended learning outcomes and linking them to authentic assessments that support all students. This FLO Friday workshop will highlight the foundational role intended learning outcomes play in course design, the significance of checking for alignment between assessments and outcomes, and the importance of connecting with colleagues in small-group activities to apply alignment practice. Although not required, it may be helpful to have some intended learning outcomes and assessments for courses in mind in preparation for this session.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • When presented with a complete intended learning outcome statement, you will correctly identify all three defining components.
  • You will carefully reflect on how to create an authentic assessment that links to your intended learning outcomes following brainstorming in small groups.
  • Through a small group activity, you will identify approaches to assessment that are relevant to your teaching and an authentic assessment framework.

Your FLO facilitator is Gerry Gourlay. Gerry Gourlay (she/her) gratefully acknowledges the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples as the land and place where she currently lives and works. Gerry is the teaching assistant (TA) coordinator in the division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation at the University of Victoria. In this role she mentors over 800 TAs each term through TA-specific programming and professional development initiatives to ensure they support undergraduate learning. Part of Gerry’s portfolio includes supporting faculty and instructors with course design, crafting intended learning outcomes, and supporting alignment among course components. Gerry is an instructional skills workshop facilitator and trainer, and she holds a PhD in biology and a graduate certificate for learning and teaching in higher education (UVic). She enjoys supporting faculty and instructors in finding innovative ways to support student learning, reduce barriers to learning for all students, and make the implicit more explicit in learning.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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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.

Sep
9
Fri
MECC Calls for Proposals Open House
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join project managers Jonathan Orr and Ross McKerlich to find answers to your questions about open calls for the Ministry of Education and Child Care. Each session will be held online using Zoom, and CART (sign language and caption) services will be provided.  These drop-in sessions will be held on Thursdays at various times in the afternoon and early evening.

  • September 22, 2022 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT
  • September 29, 2022 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
  • October 6, 2022 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT

Please see the calendar for specific details: MECC Call for Proposals Open House dates.

No registration required; just drop in and chat about these amazing opportunities that have potential for impact.

Sep
19
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Hybrid Learning
Sep 19 – Sep 25 all-day

This FLO MicroCourse will teach you the key considerations for designing a hybrid course. Learn about creating a shared experience for students that combines online and in-person learning. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create community in an online environment.
  • Explore different types of multimedia that can enhance both course delivery and accessibility.
  • Complete a simple hybrid course-planning outline.

There will be two live and interactive sessions (also recorded): Monday, September 19, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PT, and Friday, September 23, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PT. You will also need to put aside an hour a day to work on the course materials and contribute to the course discussion.

Your FLO facilitator for this course is Kate Milne. Kate (she/her) is a post-secondary instructor at Douglas College. She also owns a consulting business where she has been designing and building online and hybrid courses for government and non-profit clients since 2011. She believes hybrid courses can be a highly effective way to deliver course material while providing flexibility to learners.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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.

 

Sep
22
Thu
MECC Calls for Proposals Open House
Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join project managers Jonathan Orr and Ross McKerlich to find answers to your questions about open calls for the Ministry of Education and Child Care. Each session will be held online using Zoom, and CART (sign language and caption) services will be provided.  These drop-in sessions will be held on Thursdays at various times in the afternoon and early evening.

  • September 22, 2022 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT
  • September 29, 2022 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
  • October 6, 2022 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT

Please see the calendar for specific details: MECC Call for Proposals Open House dates.

No registration required; just drop in and chat about these amazing opportunities that have potential for impact.