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Learning and Teaching Happenings and Resources

January 2023 | Issue 1 of 2

Welcome to the start of 2023!

Start your term strong with our Term Start Guide – an excellent starting place if you are planning a course. Instructors may also supplement their in-person delivery of courses with online or virtual elements (such as holding virtual office hours, conducting online quizzes, or posting recorded content). A well-designed Brightspace course site can serve as an effective backup throughout the term.

Term Start Guide

Other resources to help you this term:

Planning for in-person absences

Using online strategies to support accessibility

Syllabus guidelines

Reminder: Apply for a learning and teaching grant

Grant funds support faculty members, sessional instructors, staff, academic units and educational leaders to design and implement course and curricular reforms in their discipline. The LTSI grants reflect the vision, values and priorities of the UVic Strategic Framework. LTSI can also help you apply for external grants requiring the assessment of learning impact.

You can review the details of each grant and apply now, the deadline for this years' grant funds is January 31, 2023.

Learn more about our grants

Teaching-Stream Faculty Learning and Teaching Development Fund 

This fund provides financial support to teaching-stream faculty who seek to participate in a range of professional development activities related to the scholarship of teaching and learning including, but not limited to, attending academic conferences, engaging in research, and making scholarly presentations. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.

Learn more about the fund

Instructor Events & Workshops

View all upcoming events in learning central

Sessional Lecturers' Orientation: Building Community

Jan 13 | 10:00am - 12:00pm


Kindness Pedagogy

Jan 16 | 1:00 - 2:00pm


Grading: Why and how?

Jan 17 | 1:00 - 2:30pm


Peer Observation of Teaching and Learning (POTL)

Jan 20 | 1:00 - 3:00pm


What Does Love Have to do with Teaching?

Jan 23 | 12:00 - 1:30pm


Decolonization, Social Justice and Care in the Classroom: Teachings, Learnings and Gifts

Jan 24 | 11:00am - 12:30pm



Jan 31 | 9:30 - 11:00am


Teaching with Love

Jan 31 | 11:30am - 1:00pm


Enhance your instructional skills:

Teach anywhere website supports faculty and instructors teaching in person and online.

Student resources and workshops

Please share the following resources, events and happenings with your students. These can be shared in class or on your Brightspace courses.

Visit Learn Anywhere

English Cafe (Access)

Jan 11 - Apr 5 | 12-1pm

Email for more info

Time Management

Jan 18 | 1-2pm


Setting up for a Successful Semester

Jan 25 | 1-2pm


Centre for Academic Communications Workshops

Visit for more info

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