New Learning Technologies

Introducing WordPress’s new theme: Twenty Nineteen

At the core of Twenty Nineteen is its simple, sophisticated typography. The theme’s aesthetic is minimal and non-prescriptive, allowing the theme to work well in a variety of applications. It can provide a modern and aesthetic layout to course blogs and . More information at

Engaging your audience in real-time with Mentimeter

Mentimeter is a classroom response system similar to clickers, where the participants can answer multiple-choice, multiple answers or true and false questions from their smartphone. You can create an account for free, create a presentation and write the questions you want to ask. Your audience goes to the voting website, enters the code for your […]

PeerScholar – Peer and Self-Assessment Tool

PeerScholar – Peer and Self-Assessment Tool

PeerScholar is currently being piloted at UBC. Fore more information, please visit the LT Hub website at What is PeerScholar? PeerScholar is a peer review and self-assessment tool for developing students’ critical- and creative-thinking skills. The tool’s review process has three phases: Creating: Students submit a written or multimedia response to an assignment and receive […]

Introduction to Canvas Basics

Introduction to Canvas Basics

In this 90-minute session, you will learn the basics features, as well as teaching strategies to help you integrate Canvas in your course effectively. Topics in this session will include general navigation of the Canvas interface, notifications and communication (Announcements, Email, Discussions), content creation and organization (Modules, Content Pages, Files), grading and assessment (Quizzes, Assignments, […]

Open Pedagogies with Canvas, UBC’s new Learning Management System

Canvas has functionalities that can be used to support open pedagogies and resource sharing.

Virtual Reality @ UBC

A Virtual Reality Lab just opened at the UBC Studios! This new lab environment is available to both faculty and staff who want to try emerging technologies such as virtual reality. The lab is equipped with 360-degree video capture equipment and software along with a HTC Vive virtual reality station, which can be used for […]

UBC Video Portal for Learning Videos

UBC IT recently released UBC Video Share, a centralized video platform powered by Kaltura. This portal can be accessed directly at Log in with your CWL credentials to access your account. Features and benefits This portal allows you to create your own video channel and share it with other users. You can upload your videos and […]

MATLAB Free for UBC Students

MATLAB is a software that supports analysis, algorithm prototyping, and application development for those that require technical computing. Built-in graphics and pre-built toolboxes with algorithms are also included for better insight and visualization of data. For more information, please visit