Category Archives: Best Practices

Meet the people supporting you as Educational Technology’s Instructional Assistants!

    Daniel Andrade Fonseca  My specialties are web development and project management; I offer technical support to instructors in Brightspace and other Langara tools, like Zoom and Kaltura.     My interest in technology started early.  I’ve loved video games since I was a kid … Continue reading

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Email your students

Need to email your students, but not accustomed to using Brightspace? Watch the video below for a how-to on using the Brightspace email tool to easily contact your students, or click here for a step-by-step PDF. Note: With the retirement … Continue reading

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Welcome to EdTech/TCDC’s New Home!

On Wednesday, January 29th,  Elder Mary Jane Joe officially welcomed people into the beautifully renovated EdTech/TCDC offices on the second floor of C Building.      Our new acronym, TLC, suits the light-filled, welcoming space, which features a recording studio, flexible furnished … Continue reading

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More than technology!

There’s more than technology in EdTech! This month, we want to introduce our EdTech Advisors, all of whom are passionate about helping faculty use analogue and digital technologies to enhance the delivery of their materials.    Sarah Bowers  One of my interests … Continue reading

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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Synchronous

To help educators in B.C. become effective facilitators of learning online, we have developed a family of courses designed to expand and enhance your online facilitation skills. The next offering is FLO Synchronous, a 3-week immersion into planning and facilitating live … Continue reading

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The Vancouver Podcast Festival: Report

The Vancouver Podcast Festival  Karen Budra and Julian Prior attended the inaugural Vancouver Podcast Festival, sponsored by the Justice Institute, CBC and the VPL and presented by DOXA, between Thursday, Nov 8 and Saturday, November 10. We attended a number of panels, workshops, … Continue reading

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Brightspace Quizzes now save automatically.

New: Auto-Save for Brightspace Quizzes You’ve always been told to advise your students to save every quiz question as they finish it, and Save All Responses before submitting. This was to make sure that in-progress quizzes would be saved if … Continue reading

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Do you or someone you know use classroom polling or another type of student response system (SRS) at Langara?

The Education Technology department wants to know how many instructors at Langara use a student response system, or SRS. Examples of popular SRS are iClicker desktop or cloud, Top Hat, Turning Point, Socrative, Quizziz, Poll Everywhere, etc.  If you do not … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn with Lynda.com

Lynda.com (by LinkedIn Learning) is an online library of over 6,000 instructional videos organized in over 2000 courses covering a wide range of business, creative and professional skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and industry experts Lynda.com is a high quality … Continue reading

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Create/Engage/Share/Reflect: Introducing Digital Media Creator

  The Digital Media Creator (DMC) is a program of professional development designed to equip you with the skills required to be confident users of digital media in the classroom and online. Sessions take place in the EdTech Lab with … Continue reading

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