Documentation:Faculty Resource Guide/Support
Help and Support for Students
Students may sometimes approach you seeking e-learning assistance. There are a number of useful pages on the UBC website you can direct them toward. Also, please refer to the Resources section of this guide.
The Learning Online section of the UBC e-Learning website has information on e-learning topics from computer tutorials to writing assistance.
For questions on plagiarism, the VP Academic and Provost’s Academic Integrity page provides information on UBC policies as well as the anti-plagiarism software TurnItIn. The UBC Library’s Academic Integrity Resource Centre provides resources to guide users in the research, writing and citation process.
Chapman Learning Commons (Irving K. Barber Learning Centre)
The Chapman Learning Commons is a collaborative learning space that offers tutoring, writing support, study skills workshops, learning technology and computing assistance, and access to a variety of technologies including multimedia software and hardware.
UBC’s technical support unit, UBC IT, is an important resource for students who have technology-related questions.
The UBC Library has many e-learning resources, including AskAway, which allows students to chat with a librarian online, in ‘real time.’
Help and Support for TA's
Teaching Assistants (TA’s) can contact their ISU for training, resources and support related to e-learning. The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) offers workshops and a resource guide for graduate students and Teaching Assistants. In addition, the CTLT supports graduate students who want to incorporate weblogs, wikis and e-portfolios into their teaching practice through workshops and consultations.
Instructional Skills Workshops for Graduate Students and Teaching Assistants
The CTLT regularly offers three-day Instructional Skills Workshops (ISWs) designed for graduate students and Teaching Assistants interested in developing and enhancing their teaching skills. The workshops cater to individuals new to teaching as well as those who wish to refresh and enhance their skills.
Teaching Assistant Resource Guide
This Resource Guide offers practical information and strategies to help novice and experienced Teaching Assistants assume their instructional roles and responsibilities and complements other teaching resources available on campus.
You can download this guide at:
Graduate students and Teaching Assistants are also welcome to attend other events listed earlier in this Resource Guide.
Teaching Assistant Training Program
This is a program for Teaching Assistants at UBC. This training is supported by TAG, and provided through departments and Faculties. It is funded through the Office of Associate Vice President, Academic Programs.