Design learning opportunities

To help students learn, you must be able to teach well, and to design engaging learning opportunities for them – whether face-to-face, blended, or online, in labs, studios, field trips, workshops, classrooms, courses, and programs. Successful design for learning includes careful planning and decision-making well before you begin interacting with students.

This section offers various programs, services and resources to support you in designing learning opportunities in all contexts.

Events, programs, resources and services



Classroom Climate Series

A set of professional development workshops offered throughout the academic year.
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Course Design Intensive (CDI)

A three-day workshop in which participants work to design or re-design a course they are teaching.
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Customized workshops and training

We support members of the community and provide information on research related to teaching and learning in higher education.
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Digital Tattoo

The goal of the project is to raise questions, provide examples and links to resources and navigate issues in forming and re-forming your digital identity.
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DIY Media

Media experts, faculty support professionals, librarians and instructional designers share what they know and learn from each other.
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Integrating Indigenous content in to your course design

This workshop is designed for anyone in the UBC teaching and learning community who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course they are developing.
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Learning communities

Provide spaces for critical discussion, interdisciplinarity, learner-centered thinking, and social innovation to take place.
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Learning Technology Studio

An innovative and creative space to explore and experiment with the different tools in the UBC  learning technology ecosystem.
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Open UBC

A curated collection of resources for faculty and students to learn about the why, what and how of open education practices.
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Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment (T-BLE)

A 6-week immersive blended course aimed at instructors who are considering moving to a blended environment.
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WordPress & Wiki drop-ins

The drop-in clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki.
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