Category Archives: Best Practices

Using Padlet to Enhance Online Group work

Wondering how to keep your online students engaged?  EdTech Advisor and former Chair of Library Tech, Diane Thompson, suggests Padlet, a tool that facilitates interactive and collaborative creativity. Using Padlet to Enhance Online Group work The challenge of maintaining teaching … Continue reading

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Kaltura Capture for Mac (v 4.2.29)

Some instructors have reported an issue with synchronisation of audio and video when using Kaltura Capture on a Mac. We have posted below a link to the latest version of Kaltura Capture for Mac (4.2.29) which we believe solves this … Continue reading

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General Guidelines for using Zoom

Zoom is a modern web-based video communication platform that can be used to introduce a synchronous (real-time) element to online teaching and learning. For example an instructor could use Zoom to conduct online office hours or use the breakout rooms … Continue reading

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OER Publishing With Jekyll, Reveal.js, and GitLab

Learning management systems (LMS) have some great content authoring tools. Unfortunately, LMS have some limitations when it comes to OER publishing. Students typically lose access to the content once the course ends and LMS are not really designed for broad … Continue reading

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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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