February 1, 2019 : Teaching Matters Newsletter
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Are Your Students Getting It?

 We can all agree that “Feedback is considered as a vital approach to facilitate students’ development as independent learners in order to monitor, evaluate, and regulate their own learning” (Ferguson, 2011). But, we are swamped with responsibilities so we would need 48-hour days if we wanted to give the level of feedback we feel our students deserve. Are you asking yourself, “Are students getting it? How do I know?” (Moore & Arnold, 2018) Find out more.
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Teaching Students How to Manage Feedback 

Taking the Class Temperature: Cognitive and Affective Feedback

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Save The Date

All faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a day of professional development to connect with colleagues, learn tools, tips, and trends in higher ed, and grow UFV towards the future together. Save the Date - April 30, 2019 for this amazing day. 

The PD Day Workshop proposal submission window is now closed 
For those of you who submitted a PD Day Workshop proposal, we thank you and we will be in touch.

"Who Is Coming?" Keynote speaker details and the agenda for the day will be revealed soon. Please check your email and the website for more information. 


Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

Dates: February 25 - March 1, 2019
Trainer: Janice Johnson
Location: UFV Abbotsford Campus, G124.

The Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) is designed primarily for individuals who will be conducting the ISW at an institution. It is recommended that individuals participate in an ISW prior to applying for the FDW.  The FDW provides individuals with an opportunity for professional development in a challenging and supportive atmosphere and provides connections to a larger instructional development network.

For more information or to register please email:

myClass Inline Grading (Box View): Winter 2019:

Blackboard inline grading allows instructors to annotate and grade student assignment files directly within the browser. Student file submissions are stored in your Blackboard Learn instance in Canada. The inline viewer is powered by a third-party, cloud-based technology called New Box View located in the US. A copy of the submission is transmitted to New Box View for conversion. For more information, Box View.

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is committed to the fundamental values of preserving academic integrity as defined in UFV policies. Students are require to remove identifying information, such as name or student number from the text of any assignment submitted. If a instructor requires students to add identifiers, they will need to submit a consent form to the disclosure of my personal information outside of Canada. Instructors can ask students to use a anonymous name as identifiers if they do not consent.

To access consent form, click, Notification for Disclosure of Personal Information Outside of CanadaA weblink menu linking to the form can be added to your course shell if you request it through If you have questions or assistance, please contact,

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34th Annual National GREAT TEACHERS Seminar
in the Rockies, Banff Alberta


June 2 - 6, 2019

For information or to register, visit

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STLHE/SAPES Conference in Winnipeg June 11th to 14th, 2019

Book your calendars for Canada's largest teaching and learning conference.The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference is being held this year at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. 
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