Category Archives: TCDC General

2-Minute Read: Tips for Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Classroom Climate

The Universal Design for Learning Working Group (UDL WG) at Langara has invited contributions to a series called 2-minute Reads. The first selection comes from Shawna Williams, Curriculum Consultant at TCDC. “The first day of class sets the tone for … Continue reading

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Collaborating with Accessibility Services: Tip 2

Accessible Learning Environments  Visit Collaborating with Accessibility Services: Tip 1  How do academic accommodations make the learning environment more accessible?  Academic accommodations allow students with disabilities to have equal access to the same learning environment as their peers.   Academic accommodations help to … Continue reading

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Collaborating with Accessibility Services: Tip 1

Accessibility Accommodations In this article, we are sharing the what, why, when, and who of Academic Accommodations.

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Perspectives XII: Living and Learning Online: A Langara Student’s Perspective

By Long Vo (Liam), first-year student in the Supply Chain and Logistics Program Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Now, over one year later, we continue to … Continue reading

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National AccessAbility Week: Introducing Accessibility in 2 Minutes

Happy National AccessAbility Week from the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Working Group!  National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) (May 30th – June 5th, 2021) is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities and to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities, and workplaces that are actively working … Continue reading

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UDL Awareness Month: Multiple Means of Action and Expression

May is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Month at Langara. The UDL Working Group has organized a series of events and posts for the entire month of May to get our community involved with UDL in a variety of ways—big … Continue reading

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UDL Awareness Month: Multiple Means of Representation

The UDL Working Group has organized a series of events and posts for the entire month of May to get our community involved with UDL in a variety of ways — big and small. To get the UDL momentum going … Continue reading

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Perspectives XI: Offering Students Flexible Options

By Alena Buis, Art History & Mirabelle Tinio, Modern Languages Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. One year later, we continue to teach and learn in the … Continue reading

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UDL Awareness Month: Multiple Means of Engagement

May is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Month at Langara. The UDL Working Group has organized a series of events and posts for the entire month of May to get our community involved with UDL in a variety of ways … Continue reading

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UDL Awareness Month: the Plus One Approach

May is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Awareness Month! The UDL Working Group has organized a series of events and posts for the entire month of May to get our community involved with UDL in big ways and small. Each week we will … Continue reading

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TCDC’s Summer Book Club: Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)

The summer semester book club selection, Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan D. Blum, promises to give us much food for thought as we contemplate the idea of ungrading and critique the … Continue reading

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TCDC’s Online Course Design and Delivery Sprint

Last summer, TCDC worked at record speed to design and deliver an intensive workshop, Online Course Design and Delivery, now affectionately known as OCDD. In this workshop (initially three days, now extended to five), participants take on the role of … Continue reading

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Course Check Under the Hood & Course Tune-Up Challenge

Looking ahead to next semester, TCDC and EdTech have two opportunities to “gear up” for the summer semester: Course Check Under the Hood and Course Tune-Up Challenge.

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Perspectives X: Using UDL to Overcome Personal Bias in Curriculum Design

By Emma Courtney, Instructional Assistant, Recreation Studies Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Now, one year later, we continue to teach and learn in the virtual environment, … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE’s Learning Lab | Facilitating Equitable and Inclusive Student Learning Online

EDUCAUSE is offering a unique Learning Lab Experience during the month of April 2021. This four-week course, facilitated by Flower Darby–author of Small Teaching Online–consists of asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities, an application project, and culminates in the awarding of … Continue reading

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