August 1, 2018 : Teaching Matters Newsletter
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Are you Ready for Fall 2018 Semester Start-up

 Motivation and engagement are the topics of interest for August and the fall semester start up.  Here are some ideas for your class, methods to engage students, and tips to start your semester.

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TLC BYTES BISTRO MENU 2018 - Freshly baked Edu-Tools

...smell the aroma of learning...the results are golden...freshly baked ideas for your teaching...liven up your courses.

UFV Teaching and Learning offers a variety of free technical knowledge sessions for you to choose from. To view menu options, or to order online, visit:

Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

August 20-24, 2018  ( 8:30am - 5:00pm )

The Facilitator Development Workshop 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 Information / Registration, please follow this link


Looking for myClass (Blackboard) Semester Start-up information or other resources? Click on the Faculty Resources Tab after logging into myClass. There you’ll find the subcategories to myClass Essential, Professional Development and Tool category.   

Upcoming TLC Workshops

Touchscreen Computer Training - Drop in 
myClass Essentials - Blackboard Learn (Abbotsford campus) 
myClass Essentials - Blackboard Learn (Chilliwack Campus)
FDW - Facilitator Development Workshop

Teaching and Learning offers a number of workshops for faculty and staff. You can book a workshop individually - in person or online. Schedule an Ed Tech for a department information session, we are here to help! How can we help?

Book online at: 
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