Category Archives: Best Practices

Guest Post by Lisa Gedak (KPU): Book clubs for professional learning: You won’t readgret it!

EdTech organized two hybrid and online book clubs the last fall and spring semesters. Lisa Gedak, a book club participant and Teaching & Learning Strategist at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, wrote an article describing her experience and the merits of cross-institutional professional … Continue reading

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Zoom – Live Transcripts

Zoom’s Live Transcript Langara recently enabled a new Zoom feature – Live Transcript. Live Transcript provides machine-generated live speech-to-text transcription of a Zoom meeting. This feature is enabled by the host after a meeting is started. Participants only see the … Continue reading

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Discontinuing LockDown Browser

As the spring semester winds down, you may now be shifting your focus to final exams and wondering if LockDown Browser will be available for the upcoming exam period. After over six months of troubleshooting, it has become clear that, … Continue reading

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Turnitin and Student Privacy

Turnitin is a text matching tool that compares students’ written work with a database of student papers, web pages, and academic publications. The two main uses for Turnitin are: 1) for formative or low-stakes assessment of paraphrasing or citation; and … Continue reading

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Spring 2022 Ed Tech Book Club

Spring, 2022 Book Club This spring, the EdTech Book Club will be reading Should robots replace teachers? AI and the Future of Education by Neil Selwyn (2019). The author shares his research on AI and robotics in education. By exploring … Continue reading

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Padlet, What is It, and How It Will Improve Student Engagement?

Have you worked within a discussion board and wished it was more engaging? Hoped for a platform that had a visually appealing user experience? Have you longed for an intuitive space that allowed intuitive posting across all devices? Padlet may … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Sandbox Sessions

What is an Ed Tech sandbox? The Ed Tech sandbox is a small, contained space to safely learn and practice using various educational technologies and tools. Participants may explore a specific tool or a range of tools that can be … Continue reading

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Illuminate your lectures with a lightboard video

Yes, EdTech has a lightboard! Not sure what it is or what to do with it? Think weatherperson on the evening news: the lightboard is an illuminated sheet of glass that acts much like classroom whiteboards. Except that the presenter … Continue reading

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Fall EdTEch Book Club 2021

This fall, the EdTech Book Club will read and discuss The Manifesto for Teaching Online by Siân Bayne, Peter Evans, Rory Ewins, Jeremy Knox, James Lamb, Hamish Macleod, Clara O’Shea, Jen Ross, Philippa Sheail and Christine Sinclair.       … Continue reading

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Podcast Playlist

Podcast recommendations from your Ed Tech and TCDC team Looking for inspiration? Podcasts are a convenient and approachable way to pick up some new tools for your teaching toolkit. In this new feature, we’ll share a few of our favorite … Continue reading

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